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whipper-in

a person employed to assist the huntsman managing the hounds
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This has been demonstrated by last week's farcical banning of fox hunting.
Mr Foster, a former sponsor of a Private Member's Bill which would have banned fox hunting outright, also wants a total ban on hare hunting and on cubbing, the practice of setting hounds on young foxes.
If rural Wales is to gain marketing advantage by portraying itself as clean and green, valuing and protecting the environment and nature, recreational fox hunting clearly has no place, " Mr Griffiths said.
But Blair's pledge will have no effect in Scotland, where Mike Watson's Private Member's Bill to outlaw fox hunting has already been lodged in Parliament.
Ms Yourell added she hopes the footage will prompt Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney to reconsider his decision not to ban fox hunting with packs of dogs.
The only people who can oppose fox hunting without being accused of hypocrisy are full-blown vegans who do never allow a morsel of meat, fish, milk or eggs to pass their lips -- but somehow I doubt they can summon up the energy.
Lord Watson, MSP for Glasgow Cathcart, has vowed to wipe out "cruel and barbaric" fox hunting in Scotland.
We suspect they hope to allow a ``regulated'' form of fox hunting to continue.
We warmly welcome the Government's formal acceptance that fox hunting for sport is cruel and unnecessary.
He spoke out after it emerged Labour MSP Mike Watson and the SNP's Tricia Marwick are planning a Bill to stop fox hunting.
I HOPE the attack by a fox on the Koupparis babies does not add fuel to David Cameron's attempt to bring back fox hunting.
They also know the hounds they use are safe -unlike the estimated 20,000 dogs and bitches which face certain death if fox hunting is outlawed.