Sunday, January 02, 2005

Hunting with hounds humane

The BBC has a report on a report that in 1969 Scottish ministers considered lifting a ban on gin traps which were considered too cruel.

Eventually they refused because of fears of an outcry from the animal "rights" lobby.

Instead they advised landowners to use more "humane" methods of culling
foxes such as hunting with dogs, shooting, snaring, poisoning or gassing.