vulpicide


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vulpicide

(ˈvʌlpɪˌsaɪd)
n
(Hunting) a person who kills a fox or the action of killing a fox without the use of hounds
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vulpicide

1. the killing of a fox by methods other than by hunting it with hounds.
2. the killer of a fox.
See also: Animals
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As Trollope says, "Many things are, no doubt, permissible under the law, which, if done, would show the doer of them to be the enemy of his species--and this destruction of foxes in a hunting country may be named as one of them." (90) Even setting traps or using poison on one's own land for the purpose of protecting one's own animals was beyond the pale: it was called vulpicide, and not always in jest.