Rare books gift withdrawn over hunting ban

Charles Davis writes “from The Daily Telegraph: The National Trust’s ban on staghunting on its land has cost it the ownership of one of Britain’s finest collections of books on country houses. The £500,000 collection of more than 2,000 books, which belonged to the country sports enthusiast David Clegg, will be auctioned rather than left to the Trust, which owns many of Britain’s stately homes…. [The donor] was so angered by the Trust’s ban on
staghunting on its land, which was imposed in 1997, that he changed his will.”

Various U.K. Hunting Bills have created some very feisty arguments.