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Stan Moore, columnist, Kildare Times:

"Are foxes different from every other creature on earth, including ourselves? Are they immune to stress, panic, terror? Have we distanced ourselves from our fellow creatures so much that we need proof that animals have feelings, emotions? You don't have to be an expert to know when an animal is scared or happy or depressed. When a fox is running from a pack of hounds it is not thinking "Hey, this is a cool and a great way to exercise". It is running for its very life and in almost all cases the fox loses the race. It is only natural that an animal is extremely stressed after such a terrifying experience should it survive the ordeal." Kildare Times, 13th April, 1999

Cliff Richard on foxhunting:

"I couldn't hunt, but I don't feel strongly enough about it to stop it. The fox is a horrible animal. At my place in Portugal, a fox ripped 20 chickens' heads off and didn't eat any."

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