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Ballard asserts "There is no absolute proof that wounded foxes suffer" (11.9.05)

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The RSPCA and the Middle Way Group

 

A PDF of Ms. Ballard's letter to Lembit Opik may be downloaded HERE

Jackie Ballard responds to Lembit Opik enquiry about the consequences of the Hunting Act with regard increased shooting and wounding.In her response to Lembit Opik Ms Ballard implies:

  • that the Middle Way's research into wounding is flawed, despite its appearance in a peer reviewed scientific journal.

 

She states that:

"There is no absolute proof that wounded foxes suffer, yet it is a basic assumption of the Middle Way Group's position that they do. The RSPCA errs on the side of caution, and has an a priori assumption that long chases by a large pack of noisy predators, aggressive conflicts abd attack underground, and being bitten or torn to death arelikely to cause considerable suffering.

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