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Purported animal activist forces English fishing village to end annual dead eel toss

Updated: July 31, 2006, 7:46 PM ET
By Katie Fretland | Associated Press — July 31, 2006

LONDON — For more than 30 years, crowds have flocked to the small English fishing village of Lyme Regis to watch an annual tradition — two teams of fishermen standing on wooden platforms as human bowling pins, hurling a dead giant eel at each other.

But the ritual was abruptly abandoned after an animal rights activist threatened to draw negative publicity to the latest tournament, organizers said Saturday.

The practice, known as conger cuddling, is the annual highlight ...

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