‘An incredibly vile sport’: campaigns against otter hunting in Britain, 1900–39

Allen, Daniel and Watkins, Charles and Matless, David (2016) ‘An incredibly vile sport’: campaigns against otter hunting in Britain, 1900–39. Rural History, 27 (01). pp. 79-101. ISSN 0956-7933

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Otter hunting was a minor field sport in Britain but in the early years of the twentieth century a lively campaign to ban it was orchestrated by several individuals and anti-hunting societies. The sport became increasingly popular in the late nineteenth century and the Edwardian period. This paper examines the arguments and methods used in different anti-otter hunting campaigns 1900–1939 by organisations such as the Humanitarian League, the League for the Prohibition of Cruel Sports and the National Association for the Abolition of Cruel Sports.

Item Type: Article
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Geography
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0956793315000175
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2016 11:12
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2017 20:57
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/34578

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