fox hunting


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fox′ hunt`ing


n.
a sport in which mounted hunters follow hounds in pursuit of a fox.
fox′ hunt`er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fox hunting - mounted hunters follow hounds in pursuit of a foxfox hunting - mounted hunters follow hounds in pursuit of a fox
hunting, hunt - the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport
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I am not suggesting that fox hunting is at all retaliatory, but am merely pointing out that foxes are not the cute and cuddly creatures a city dweller might imagine them to be.
Blyth Valley MP Ronnie Campbell last night retaliated after a pro-hunting survey suggested the Government was wrong to push ahead with banning fox hunting.
Opponents of fox hunting are scenting victory as the Government attempts to mend fences with rebellious backbenchers following the Iraq war.
NEWPORT East Assembly Member John Griffiths has called on assembly Agriculture Minister Carwyn Jones to support calls for an end to fox hunting in Wales, describing it as "outdated and barbaric".
THERE will be no ban on fox hunting until after the publication of the inquiry led by Lord Burns, the Commons has been told by North Warwickshire MP Mike O'Brien.
TONY Blair promised yesterday that he would not allow angling and shooting to be scrapped along with fox hunting.
Animal rights campaigners are hoping the gruesome clip will prompt legislators to ban fox hunting.
I don't like fox hunting either, but now that it has come right down to it I have a real problem with outlawing it.
The Commons vote to ban fox hunting sparked the usual divide among readers, while the European Working Hours Directive was another issue prompting calls to the Talkback line.
Sir, - I am appalled at the total ignorance of country living displayed by Tony Blair and all those demanding a total ban on fox hunting.
GAY nightclubs are "far more morally reprehensible than fox hunting," TV chef Clarissa Dickson-Wright claimed yesterday.
The statement, published on Facebook, stressed Nutini "in no way supports fox hunting or any other type of animal blood sports and doesn't endorse the hunting of any animal".