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Boxing Day fox hunts in Britain draw crowds

Updated: December 27, 2006, 1:20 PM ET
Associated Press — Dec. 26, 2006

LONDON (AP) — More than 300,000 people thronged the British countryside Tuesday for the annual Boxing Day fox hunts, organizers said, two years after Parliament passed a law banning traditional fox hunting in which dogs chase and kill the prey.

Fox hunting, which dates back centuries in Britain, historically involved groups of riders following a pack of hounds trained to track down and kill foxes. The new law restricting the use of dogs in hunts was passed after a bitter fight in ...

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