fox hunting

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fox′ hunt`ing

a sport in which mounted hunters follow hounds in pursuit of a fox.
fox′ hunt`er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: 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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Hunting with hounds was banned in Scotland in 2002.
Lion hunting with hounds outside the Black Hills Fire Protection District will remain under the same structure.
Opinion polls repeatedly show that the vast majority of the British public oppose hunting with hounds.
Onekind Director Harry Huyton said: "Despite a law which supposedly prevents foxes from suffering negative welfare impacts from hunting with hounds, this unprecedented postmortem of a hunted fox makes it clear that suffering continues.
One thing should be certain in any future vote - hunting with hounds for foxes, stags, otters, mink, hares or any other wild mammal, must be outlawed.
THE issue of fox hunting with hounds has revealed how difficult it is to find issues that are English only.
Yet Mr Cameron refuses to acknowledge democracy by attempting to reverse the hunting ban when 80% of people are against hunting with hounds.
When hunting with hounds was banned, pro-hunting groups feared the sport could disappear, endangering thousands of rural jobs, from dog breeders to stable hands to blacksmiths.
Hunting with hounds has been a controversial subject in the last few years.
IN your editorial on hunting (Journal, December 27) I note your comment about "urban dwellers who wanted the ban but had little real concept of what hunting with hounds meant to those in the country".
Their calls to axe the Labour-introduced ban on hunting with hounds are supported by Conservative Party headquarters.
They did eventually stop hunting with hounds, but now, apparently, Tory David Cameron, if elected, intends to restore fox hunting, an exclusive so-called country sport, regardless of public opinion.