‘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.
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