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In pictures: Hare coursing
Dogs chase a hare at the start of the Waterloo Cup
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The three-day Waterloo Cup hare coursing event began in Lancashire on Tuesday
Waterloo Cup at Altcar in Lancashire
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Crowds turned out to watch the oldest hare coursing event in the UK in what could be its final year before being outlawed
Campaigners at the Waterloo Cup
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About 150 protesters staged an hour-long demonstration
Protesters at Altcar in Lancashire
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The sport will be banned if the Government's Hunting Bill eventually becomes law

The BBC's Kevin Bocquet
"Supporters claim only one in eight hares is actually killed"

In pictures: Hare coursing
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