Hunting hounds in a cage
By Prior Beharry
HUNTERS have received permission from the commissioner of police to stage a rally aimed at securing permission to hunt during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The rally starts at the Caroni Bird Sanctuary car park at 8.30 am on Wednesday.
Supporters are asked to carry empty dog cages as a symbol of their struggle.
One of the organisers of the event, Simon de Freitas said the rally will be a peaceful one that will ask for the hunting season to be opened.
De Freitas said, “Hunting is healthy exercise. It has a lot of physical and mental advantages.
“When we hunt we social distance and we would observe all the Covid protocols.”
He said hunters would be in groups of six or seven with social distancing being observed.
The hunter said if gyms, beaches and restaurants could be opened, then why can’t hunters do what they love.
He noted that the Hunting Season which is usually from October in one year to February in the next has not been opened due to Covid-19.
De Freitas reminisced about going hunting with his father and said he wanted the same experience for his children.
He added that hunting was not just about the kill but about the camaraderie involved in training the hounds, enjoying a meal and sharing stories.