Sinn Féin Councillor Eric McGinley has described as ‘brutal’ the killing of a fox in Ballymagroarty in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Cllr. McGinley said: “A number of residents were awoken this morning by the sounds of a fox being savagely killed by dogs in Ballymagroarty.
Whilst this type of practice does take place – and there is an ongoing debate on the rights and wrongs of this – I don’t believe it is at all appropriate to use hunting dogs in built up residential areas such as Ballymagroarty.
People were subjected to the sights and sounds of a fox being viciously killed by hunting dogs and I would appeal to those who are engaged in this practice not to bring it in to residential areas.”