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NH – Hunting/Wildlife – Battle Brewing Over Rabbit ‘Hounding’, Using Live Animals To Train Hunting Dogs

NEW HAMPSHIRE UNION LEADER.COM June 14, 2018 – The paddle-footed snowshoe hare has become the latest icon in the ongoing battle between New Hampshire’s hunting and trapping community and animal-rights activists. First it was bear-baiting with chocolate in 2015, followed by an intense debate over the bobcat hunt in 2016. Animal rights groups won those battles and are now are pushing to end the practice of hare hounding, in which live-caught rabbits are released to be chased by hunting dogs in training exercises and competitions known as field trials.  [full article]

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