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Sunday, July 30, 2006

 

Purported Animal Activist Forces English Fishing Village to End Annual Dead Eel Tossing Contest

`For more than 30 years, crowds have flocked to the small English fishing village of Lyme Regis to watch an annual tradition – two teams of fishermen standing on wooden platforms as human bowling pins, hurling a dead giant eel at each other. But the ritual was abruptly abandoned after an animal rights activist threatened to draw negative publicity to the latest tournament, organizers said Saturday.

The practice, known as conger cuddling, is the annual highlight in the small coastal town about 155 miles southwest of London. The object of the game is to knock the opposing team off the platform by swinging a 25-pound eel at them.’




One Response to “Purported Animal Activist Forces English Fishing Village to End Annual Dead Eel Tossing Contest”

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