Briefing 908: Arguments for hunting with hounds

This paper is taken from ‘Hunting, wildlife management and the moral issue’, a joint publication from the Veterinary Association for Wildlife Management and the All Party Parliamentary Middle Way Group

Year of Publication2009

The Hunting Act causes greater animal suffering when it should have set out to improve the welfare of wild mammals. The aim of wildlife management is crucially different from pest control. Hunting with hounds, and those many unpaid “eyes and ears” of its supporters, are a valuable and natural component of this management process. Hunting is the natural and most humane method of control. A re-assessment of hunting with hounds and its place in wildlife management should be made

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