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whipper-in

a person employed to assist the huntsman managing the hounds
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Before the Fox Hunting Act, local hunts used to kill on average 5070 foxes mostly old foxes, now you have a new type of hunter who goes out at night with high powered rifles with night vision telescopic sights costing PS10,000 upwards, all perfectly legal it seems, which would make any unit of the British army green with envy.
Asked on yesterday's BBC1 Andrew Marr Show if she still supports hunting, May said: "I've never fox hunted and there won't be a vote on fox hunting during this Parliament.
I think there was a clear message about that, and that's why I say there won't be a vote on fox hunting during this Parliament.
Some 84 per cent of people were in support of keeping the ban on fox hunting.
A Downing Street source described the report as "pure speculation", but reiterated the Government's position: "There is no vote that could change the current policy on fox hunting scheduled in this session of Parliament", which ends in 2019.
As the campaign arrived in the city centre, members claimed they represented the voice of the 84% of the population who want fox hunting to remain illegal and want to see animal cruelty punished with higher sentences.
Yet still hunt supporters will cry foul play and tell you that fox hunting is necessary for wildlife management.
The fact is that the issue of fox hunting with hounds concerns us all because it's about animal cruelty which crosses borders, as do foxes.
EW issues in public life are as incendiary as fox hunting.
CELEBRITIES including Stella McCartney, Ricky Gervais, Morrissey and Sadie Frost have called on MPs to keep the fox hunting ban intact ahead of a vote in Parliament.
CELEBRITIES including Ricky Gervais, Morrissey, Sadie Frost and Stella McCartney have called on MPs to keep the fox hunting ban intact ahead of a vote in Parliament.