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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2004 1:31 pm 
http://www.cbc.ca/cp/world/041119/w111914.html

I don't really care about the ban on using dogs to kill the prey, but what does this law do to using dogs for other parts and types of hunting?

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While it will still be legal to shoot foxes, the legislation bans all hunting with hounds, including the pursuit of hares and stags.


In the US, they frequently use dogs to retrieve ducks that were killed. This may violate the letter of the law but doesn't seem to be the intent of this law. Did they even think about other uses of dogs in hunting when enacting this, or is the law specific enough to only state the above types of hunting?

"All hunting with hounds" would probably cover tracking a wounded deer down with leashed hounds even if they aren't involved in the kill... Or even walking your dog while hunting.

Of course, it could be another one of those things where both sides have polarized and adopted an all-or-nothing attitude to the whole thing, without realizing that the best course is somewhere in the middle.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2004 2:09 pm 
This whole fox-hunting ban was just a clever ploy by the house of lords to make it a campaign issue next february-may (whenever the election is)
i'm sure whoever fox-hunts can hold on till then


Last edited by Attilla on Fri Nov 19, 2004 2:45 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2004 2:12 pm 
Ah, so yet another junk law passed for political gain.
It wouldn't be so bad, except that it seems like 95% of laws passed are junk, and frequently they end up getting enforced in new and creative ways to supress mostly unrelated things.


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