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Gentlemen And Poachers

Author : Munsche
ISBN : 0521232848
Genre : History
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The eighteenth-century English game laws have long been synonymous with petty tyranny. By imposing a property qualification on sportsmen, they effectively denied all but country gentlemen the right to take game or even to possess a gun. Those who challenged the gentry's monopoly were fined or imprisoned, usually after only a summary hearing by the local justice of the peace. In the early nineteenth century, it was claimed that one out of every four inmates in England's prisons was an offender against the game laws. Bitterly denounced at the time, they have continued to be condemned by historians as arbitrary, savage and unjust. This book is the first full scholarly examination of the English game laws. Based on material drawn from over two dozen archives - including judicial records, estate correspondence and personal diaries - it attempts to explain what the laws actually were, why they were passed, how they were enforced and why they were eventually repealed. The picture which emerges from this investigation challenges the conventional wisdom about the game laws in a number of important respects.
Category: History

The History Of Opposition To Blood Sports In Twentieth Century England

Author : Michael Tichelar
ISBN : 9781315399768
Genre : Social Science
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An interdisciplinary social history, this book examines the major pressures and influences that brought about the remarkable growth of opposition to hunting in twentieth century England. With public opinion consistently deciding from the middle of the century onward that hunting mammals for sport was cruel and unacceptable, it would appear that the controversy over hunting has all but been decided, though hunting yet remains ‘at bay’. Based on a range of cultural, social, literary and political sources drawn from a variety of academic disciplines, including history, sociology, geography, psychology and anthropology, The History of Opposition to Blood Sports in Twentieth Century England accounts for the change in our relationship with animals that occurred in the course of the twentieth century, shedding light on the manner in which this resulted in the growth in opposition to hunting and other blood sports. With evidence comprising a mixture of primary and secondary historical sources, together with documentary films, opinion polls, Mass Observation records, political party archives, and the findings of sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists and geographers, this book will appeal to scholars and students across the social sciences and historians with an interest in human–animal relations.
Category: Social Science

Black Poachers White Hunters

Author : Edward I. Steinhart
ISBN : 0852559607
Genre : Big game hunting
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A study of hunting and poaching during the colonial era in Kenya.
Category: Big game hunting

The Ivory Poachers

Author : Linda Pfotenhauer
ISBN : 0435893629
Genre : English language
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Japala, a young Botswani girl, wants to become a wildlife game scout. Her family and friends are horrified, but Japala attains her goal and helps capture a gang of ivory poachers.
Category: English language

On A Shiny Night

Author : Stephen John Ridgwell
ISBN : OCLC:1064649902
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