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Horse Deaths Put Beloved Race Under Scrutiny

Steeplechase runs today in England

(Newser) - Might Britain's beloved Grand National steeplechase—the one made famous in this country by the Elizabeth Taylor movie National Velvet—go the way of the fox hunt? Parliament banned the latter on animal cruelty concerns, and a spate of horse deaths has activists calling for the same fate for... More »

Wounded Fox Shoots Hunter

Animal flees, hunter is in hospital

(Newser) - A wily fox turned the tables on a pursuing hunter and shot the man as the two battled in the woods. The Belarusian hunter was about to finish off the fox, wounded by one shot, with the butt of his rifle. But as he raised his gun, the animal leaped... More »

Forget Foxes: Brits Now Hunt Men

You can no longer hunt foxes, but humans are OK

(Newser) - Fox hunting was banned in England, but you can still enjoy a sporting day on your horse, with a pack of dogs hunting a slightly different type of game: man. The Coakham Hunt began its manhunts—“for fun,” its website reassures—long before fox hunting and other types... More »

Giant Foxes Stalking England

Cat-snacking vixen prowling nabes

(Newser) - Maybe it's revenge for fox hunting. Nervous Brits are reporting neighborhood stalkings by new "giant" foxes, apparently growing fat on easy pickings like garbage and pets. A 27-pound, 4-foot-long fox was recently killed in one town after killing a cat. Some 34,000 urban foxes live in Britain, reports... More »

London Foxes Attack Twin Baby Girls in Bed

Pair creep in as parents watch TV

(Newser) - Twin British baby girls were mauled by a pair of foxes that entered their home during the night and crept upstairs to their beds. The 9-month-old babies were listed in serious but stable condition after suffering bite wounds on their arms in the attack in a trendy neighborhood in Hackney,... More »

Fox Hunters Try for More Populist Image

(Newser) - Britain's beleaguered fox hunting crew is undergoing media training to stop acting so bloody "toff," as the Brits say, in order to curry favor with the hoi polloi, reports the Independent. Hunters should always climb off their horses before speaking to the press and refrain from wearing their... More »

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