Animals: Stag Hunting

In the House of Commons last week, a bill was introduced to prohibit stag hunting in England. John Alexander Lovat-Fraser, 62-year-old Laborite, representing the Lichfield Division of Staffordshire, a member of the National Council of Maternity and Child Welfare, contended that his bill would end "a practice that subjects the stag to the grossest and most terrible cruelty. . . ." His bill was backed by the Royal Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. A Conservative M.P. objected to the Lovat-Fraser Bill on the ground that if passed it would set...

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