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Risible attempt to justify hunting

JUST when we thought the tally-ho brigade's defence of hunting couldn't get any more ridiculous, Liam Cahill of RISE -- or should that be RISIBLE?) -- told the nation on Myles Dungan's 'The Sunday Forum' (RTE Radio One) that participation in fox and stag hunting was as beneficial to human health as modern medicine.

Oh dear! It was somewhat reassuring, I suppose, when, in response to a listener who enquired if Mr Cahill was being facetious or just plain stupid, Myles Dungan assured us that he wasn't being facetious.

Nuala Donlon
Rooskey, Co Roscommon

Irish Independent