Tuesday 21 February 2017

Stag hunters are leading the way

Published 18/10/2010 | 05:00

WHILE I agree with Aideen Yourell (Letters, October 16) that any unnecessary distress caused to deer for "sport" is indefensible, I can't help thinking how low stag hunting has been brought by the ban.

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Instead of terrorising the deer, the hunters can only bring the animals for a walk or a trot in the countryside and then get the hounds to pursue the scent trail. That is drag hunting in all but name, the difference being that a live deer is creating the scent.

I wonder if fox hunters could be persuaded to follow the example of their fellow sportspeople in the Ward Union.

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