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Jim and Judy Cox, a Warwick, Pennsylvania couple who live in the vicinity of Dark Hollow Park, are once again campaigning to ban foxhunting in the park. Four years ago the couple sued the Huntingdon Valley Hunt and huntsman Richard Harris, MFH, claiming that hounds knocked Judy Cox down while walking her dog and bit them both.

Foxhunting in the park was suspended briefly, then allowed to continue. The Coxes (Jim is a township supervisor) now claim that the hunt has not conformed to the terms of the 2012 agreement.

Supervisors Chairwoman Judith Algeo agrees with the Coxes, voicing her “concerns that the continuance of these fox hunts are a safety risk to the residents.” Town Manager Gail Weniger says the township is no longer “quite as rural as it used to be.”

The hunt has scheduled ten hunts in the 770-acre park and claims it has followed the rules.

Foxhunting permits are issued by the county Parks and Recreation Department. For more details, click for Justine McDaniel’s story in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.

Posted December 2, 2016

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# Olga Danes-Volkov 2016-12-09 09:29
Oh dear, not in the US as well..
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# Joan Poskey 2016-12-09 11:08
You give up one venue than they will be after closing another.
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# Guest 2017-04-13 04:35
Wow, people love creating problems where there needn’t be. Our new motto is “America: Be Offended. And Sue Everyone.”
Future “incidents” can be avoided with simple signs at entrances to the park saying: NOTICE. ORGANIZED FOXHUNT SCHEDULED FOR (upcoming date). YOU MAY WISH TO AVOID BRINGING DOGS TO THE PARK AT THAT TIME. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.
Could also argue that people live EVERYWHERE, but areas feasible for foxhunting are scarce. Just walk your dog somewhere else a few times a year. (Literally anywhere else! Bucks County is beautiful on the whole.) There’s more than one park in that area. It’s NOT that big a deal. We should all try to accommodate each other… Or shall we discontinue the Iditarod next if someone is inconvenienced?
(By the way, this “incident” wouldn’t have become so exaggerated if the woman didn’t happen to be the wife of a township supervisor. Entitled b**ch much? Just sayin! lol)
Play nice kids. Learn to share.
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