Thursday, 25 August 2011

Hunting with dogs again!

I am hearing that Westminster is thinking of repealing the Hunting with Dogs Act.  I have to say that fox hunting is not a conservation issue as far as I am concerned so I will not lose much sleep on that score.

Red Fox

What I am concerned about though is that hare coursing is allowed back.  Our Brown Hare population is not as healthy as it was and coursing could push it to the brink.  It is bad enough that there is still a considerable amount of illegal coursing in our countryside and the police are working hard to eradicate this problem.

Brown Hare

I guess we will have to wait and see when this matter gets debated but I do not hold out much hope that it will be dropped.

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