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September 14, 2020 - The Mirror (UK)

UK: Tories bail out 'barbaric fox hunters' with £50,000 cash to survive coronavirus crisis

UK: Tories bail out 'barbaric fox hunters' with £50,000 cash to survive coronavirus crisis
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A Tory council has given £50,000 to support despised hunters through the Covid crisis.

MPs and campaigners have slammed Shropshire County Council’s “disgraceful” use of public funds. While the businesses receiving funds are drag hunts, they are surrounded by controversy. The council has declined to disclose hunts involved – classed as businesses under the Government’s emergency rate relief scheme.

The Hunting Act of 2004 outlawed the killing of wild animals including foxes, deer and hares with packs of dogs. But campaigners accuse hunts of exploiting loopholes which allow drag hunting – where dogs follow an artificial scent but can pick up a real scent.

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