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Staghunting Banned in Ireland

Wednesday, June 28, 2010 marked a sad day for hunting in Ireland when a coalition government lead by the majority Ward_Stag.smallparty Fianna Fail, the minority Green Party, and some Independent members of Parliament voted to end a 180-year-old tradition by banning the only pack of staghounds on the island, the Ward Union Staghounds. It is all the more remarkable, considering the extremely serious economic problems that Ireland has at the moment, that the Green Party chose to make staghunting a central issue in their renegotiated program for government.

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