Allen, DN, Watkins, C and Matless, D (2016) An incredibly vile sport: Campaigns against Otter Hunting in Britain, 1900-39. Rural History: economy, society, culture, 27 (1). 79 -101. ISSN 1474-0656

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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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Additional Information: © 2016 Cambridge University Press, This is the accepted author manuscript (AAM). The final published version ALLEN, D., WATKINS, C. & MATLESS, D., 2016. “An incredibly vile sport”: Campaigns against Otter Hunting in Britain, 1900–39. Rural History, 27(01), pp.79–101. The version of record is available online via Cambridge University Press at Please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Physical and Geographical Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2016 12:28
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2017 08:12

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