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First hunt

A HUNTSMAN prepares to lead the pack of hounds in the annual Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire Boxing Day hunt.

The traditional meet set off from Houston, which has been the location for the opening meeting of the season since 1850.

Thousands of people attended around 250 hunts yesterday. A poll by the League Against Cruel Sports and the RSPCA found that eight out of 10 people believe fox hunting should remain illegal.

Picture: Nick Ponty,

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