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

Allen, Daniel; Watkins, Charles; Matless, David

Authors

Daniel Allen



Abstract

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.

Citation

Allen, D., Watkins, C., & Matless, D. (2016). ‘An incredibly vile sport’: campaigns against otter hunting in Britain, 1900–39. Rural History, 27(1), https://doi.org/10.1017/S0956793315000175

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Feb 7, 2015
Online Publication Date Mar 3, 2016
Publication Date Apr 1, 2016
Deposit Date Jul 1, 2016
Publicly Available Date Jul 1, 2016
Journal Rural History
Print ISSN 0956-7933
Electronic ISSN 0956-7933
Publisher Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 27
Issue 1
DOI https://doi.org/10.1017/S0956793315000175
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/34578
Publisher URL http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=10210822&fileId=S0956793315000175
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf

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