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Elizabeth Hurley in Hot Water With Animal Rights Groups After Admitting Her Dogs Kill Foxes

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Elizabeth Hurley is foxy, no doubt. But some remarks she made about letting her dogs loose on foxes have riled some animal lovers.

Outraged animal rights activists are slamming the erstwhile Austin Powers star after she casually crowed to Sky News in a recent TV interview that she lets her three "naughty" Labradors run wild on her English country estate and "kill foxes."

Per The Huffington Post U.K., the 48-year-old Hurley also said her pooches formed a "vicious little pack" to carry out their hunt and suggested they also stalked sheep as well.

That didn't go over so well with some animal rights organizations.

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In a statement to E! News, a spokeswoman for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals noted there are no bad dogs, "just bad 'owners.'"

"Liz is a predator herself, who butchers the piglets and lambs she names and raises and also blithely steals the fur of animals who have been confined to tiny cages before being skinned, so it's hardly surprising that she apparently takes no pains to stop her dogs from tearing foxes apart, dismissing the behavior as 'naughty,'" said the spokeswoman. "Of course, foxes have the very same capacity to feel pain and suffer as any animal."

The Britsh-based National Fox Welfare Society meanwhile told the Daily Express that the actress-model's comments were "despicable."

A rep for Animal Aid also told the paper: "Anyone with dogs liable to attack wild animals would do well to attend training classes or muzzle them."

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A publicist for Hurley was unavailable for comment.

When she's not upsetting animal rights folks, Liz has been making headlines regarding whether she officially split from her cricketer fiancé, Shane Warne, especially after she issued a not so subtle hint on Twitter that the two had gone their separate ways.

"Apologies to loyal followers for Twitter silence on recent events. Too raw & personal to share right now," she tweeted a week ago.

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