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November 29, 1997 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a showdown between town and country, the British Parliament on Friday demanded the death sentence for "Tallyho." Hunting with hounds should be criminalized, the House of Commons voted, 411-151, after debate fraught with passion and history. The spectacle of red-coated riders and packs of hounds coursing through the winter countryside is likely to survive another year or two, but the vote means that it may not outlast the millennium.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1986 | MARCIDA DODSON, Times Staff Writer
Red foxes, which are preying on dwindling populations of two endangered bird species at a Seal Beach wildlife refuge, will be trapped and sent to zoos or released to the wild as soon as a relocation plan is devised, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman said Monday.
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December 5, 1990 | Associated Press
Safeway Inc. will go ahead with construction of a giant regional warehouse, despite a warning from the federal government that the project could threaten the endangered San Joaquin kit fox, a company spokesman said Tuesday. Grading has started on a 171-acre site in Tracy for the 1.6-million-square-foot distribution center that would employ up to 1,200 people. But the U.S.
NEWS
November 3, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The leaders of Prince Charles' favorite hunt resigned after animal rights campaigners produced a videotape showing the bloody killing of fox cubs. The secretly filmed video showed that a recent meet broke the rules of hunting by digging a fox cub out of its hole so that it could be torn apart by a pack of baying hounds. The rules of the Master of Foxhounds Assn. state that when a fox has gone to ground, it should be humanely killed before being given to the dogs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1999 | GARY POLAKOVIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was the feather that proved it. The golden eagle shed the tell-tale bronze plume beside a pile of fur on the headlands of San Miguel Island. For the past five years, scientists have watched helplessly as once robust populations of island foxes have declined on the rugged chain of islands that comprise Channel Islands National Park. Now they have a pretty good idea what is causing their demise.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1996 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Since last April, Ralph "Bud" Matthews has trudged up the Santa Ana Mountains three times a week in search of foxes. Matthews is completing a research project on the gray fox, but in recent weeks the work has undergone a tragic metamorphosis: The foxes, already imperiled by development, are facing a new threat.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1991 | MARLA CONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Capturing Orange County's freeway foxes cost the California Department of Fish and Game about $25,000 by tying up 33 state officials on the project, including many of the agency's top administrators in Sacramento, according to an estimate calculated Thursday by state officials.
NEWS
May 6, 1993 | PHILIP BRANDES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"We're a very close family," Uncle Ben, the patriarch of the Hubbard clan, tells a Chicago entrepreneur visiting their small Alabama town. And he's right. Ben and his two siblings involve themselves in each others' lives to a degree rarely seen in modern families. Then again, with relatives like these, who needs piranhas? Written in 1939, Lillian Hellman's "The Little Foxes" revealed the all-consuming avarice that strips away any trace of humanity in the Hubbards.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 1999 | GARY POLAKOVIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wild foxes could become extinct at Channel Islands National Park by the end of the year unless immediate and drastic measures are taken to save their fast-dwindling population, experts warned Friday. After a series of emergency meetings in Ventura this week, scientists are urging the National Park Service to remove many of the island foxes remaining in the wild and put them in a kennel to protect the few that are left.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 1995 | PHUONG NGUYEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fauna, a rare Santa Catalina Island fox found partially blind and wandering near Avalon Airport 11 years ago, underwent experimental laser surgery at UC Irvine on Wednesday for cancer in an ear. The five-pound fox, who became a local celebrity after she was rescued in 1984, recently developed a tumor the size of a golf ball in her right ear. For her human friends, the cancer discovery was upsetting, because Fauna, at age 13, is the oldest known living urocyon littoralis catalinae.
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