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Compounds for the training and trialing of hunting dogs

Position Statement
CFHS is opposed to compounds for the training and trialing of hunting dogs because they cause significant stress, injury and sometimes death to the prey and dogs.

Definition of compounds for the training and trialing of hunting dogs
Fenced compounds are stocked with wildlife for the purpose of training or trialing hunting dogs. The wildlife species most often used are coyote, fox and rabbit.

Background/Rationale

  • CFHS is opposed to any hunting of animals with the help of dogs to harry captive animals.
  • CFHS is concerned that the wild animals, confined to the compound with no way of escape, are subjected to extreme stress, injury and sometimes death caused when chased by dogs.
  • CFHS is concerned that captive-bred wild animals are used to stock these compounds
    Such animals have reduced flight response and instincts with which to defend themselves.
  • CFHS is concerned that there is no way for animals to escape from these compounds.

May 1996

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