Hunters are thuggish, says minister

10 September 1999

Hunters are ‘thuggish’, says minister

THE thuggish behaviour of some hunt supporters is alienating public opinion and hastening the demise of the sport, said countryside minister, Elliot Morley.

Mr Morley accused hunt supporters of adopting such “extreme tactics” that they were undermining their own cause.

He also likened their behaviour to old-style militant trade union officials.

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