‘Putting Animals into Politics’: The Labour Party and Hunting in the First Half of the Twentieth Century

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  title={‘Putting Animals into Politics’: The Labour Party and Hunting in the First Half of the Twentieth Century},
  author={Michael Tichelar},
  journal={Rural History},
  year={2006},
  volume={17},
  pages={213 - 234}
}
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