Image of the Day – 88

The image of the mounted hunter, resplendent in his red jacket, is one that hangs on the walls of a million pubs, thousands of homes, and countless biscuit tins. It’s a scene of tradition, of yesteryear.

The side of hunting they never show you, and which never sits well with the idyllic hunting image, is that of terrier work, where terriers are sent down a hole into which a fox has bolted, to fight with the fox until it makes a run for it but ends up being killed by the hounds. If the fox were another dog, it’d be dog fighting.

Here you can see a terrier following in a fight underground with a fox, his nose blooded from the fight.

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    gilesbradshaw said,

    And the League against cruel sports claimed in their Parliamentary briefing that the Hunting Act has exemptions allowing for ‘humane pest control’ and guess what that ‘humane pest control’ allowed by the law includes terrier work as well as gunning down deer as they flee from dogs.

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