hunting with hounds


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hunting with hounds

the traditional British country sport which is now a criminal offence in many circumstances under legislation in both legal systems of the UK, particularly where dogs are involved. In England, hunting with dogs is an offence unless it is exempt. It is an offence to assist a hunt by allowing use of one's land or dogs. Hare coursing or permitting hare coursing is also an offence. The legislation in Scotland has similar aims but the details are different.
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LIP SERVICE: The Country Land and Business Association feels the Government may be ignoring the facts about hunting with hounds and is in danger of allowing 'ignorance and prejudice' to criminalise the pastime
November 1997 - Labour MP Mike Foster puts forward a Private Member's Bill on banning hunting with hounds. It was killed off due to procedural moves.
Sure,many think we should concentrate on other things,but that does not in any way legitimise hunting with hounds. The same points were raised before we finally banned dog,cock fighting and bear baiting.
IN open defiance of the new law which bans hunting with hounds, 250 fox hunts took place across the country last weekend.
A powerful coalition of peers will today ask the House of Lords to back a call for licensed hunting with hounds.
A ban on the cruel and barbaric pastime of hunting with hounds is long overdue,and if any hunt chooses to ignore the ban they should be tr eat ed in the same way as badg er baiters , who also think the law is unjust to their ``pastime.''Hopefully,any fine the Countryside Alliance might be given for incitement to break the law after the ban can be passed onto rural groups who deal with real countryside issues,not bloodsports.
Ferry and four others were still in custody at a London police station last night, following Wednesday's disruption to MPs' debate in the House of Commons on the future of hunting with hounds in England and Wales.
The Bill already proposes bans on hare coursing and stag hunting, while fox hunting with hounds would be strictly licensed.
The Government was urged to tackle threats of civil disobedience by pro-hunt groups yesterday after a protest at Westminster over this week's vote to ban hunting with hounds.
``The idea of a licensed scheme is really a fudge that is absolutely unacceptable to us and that fox hunting with hounds should be able to carry on.
Hunting with hounds is illegal from today and we give three hearty cheers to the ban.
If you do not believe me read the Burn Report and form an unbiased opinion as to the rights and wrongs of hunting with hounds. Better still go hunting yourself and see what actually happen.