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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:46 pm 
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A prominent hunt saboteur is bringing a landmark discrimination claim – after he was allegedly sacked by a garden centre because of his "philosophical" objection to blood sports.

http://www.fromdusktildawn.org.uk/News/ ... boteur.htm


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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 2:36 pm 
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Taken at face value, this does seem unfair.


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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 5:16 pm 
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That he was fired for his beliefs or fired for his actions?

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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 5:25 pm 
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We may have to research this...


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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 6:22 pm 
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/mar/0 ... ark-ruling

An animal rights activist whose long-running campaigns made him notorious in hunting circles has won a landmark ruling that his anti-hunting beliefs should be protected from discrimination in the same way as religion.

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The judge rejected the argument and said that Hashman's beliefs about fox-hunting and hare coursing fell within the parameters of his general beliefs. Quoting Hashman, he held that he believes that "people should live their lives with mindful respect for animals and we all have a moral obligation to live in a way which is kind to each other, our environment and our fellow creatures."

Hashman was cross-examined for two hours, in which he was asked about his attitude to slicing worms in half – "he drew a distinction between vertebrates and other animals" – and about the most humane way to rid a garden of large white butterfly caterpillars, which was, according to an article he had written under the Dirty Nails , to "rub the little fellows out between his thumb and fingers".

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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 12:24 pm 
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From a one day poster over 7 months ago. Why dredge up garbage?? :crazy:

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:40 am 
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I just got around to actually looking at it, Johnny. :oops:

I may not agree with someone but they should have the right to voice a view without fear of losing a job.


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