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Fox Hunting

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by hydride, Dec 26, 2013.

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  1. hydride

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    Major Fox Hunt Going on today. What are your thoughts?

    Im all for fox hunting (although i have never tried it.) I just think that its been a tradition for so long, let it be!
     
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    IMO it's a good idea I like to watch the hunt and keeps the foxes down
    Look at some of the things they have done to humans

    keep it going I say it's a good sport and great to see an old tradition still going
     
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    Foxes will breed with parents or their young and a hunt helps move young onto new ground
     
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    Lot more humane than shooting imo no half measures no injured fox it either lives another day or dies a fast death aswe would if a pack of hounds attacked us think the hunting ban in general isa joke only people affected by it wasthe common man with his terriers and lurchers now its illegal u get chavs doing it as a sort of status bit like the pit bull status u onlyhaveto look on the face book pages of young lads what havnt a clue with no welfare to there dogs or quarry very sadstate of affairs now the urban fox population is through the roof so much babys have been attacked in there cots not coincidence that fox numbers have rose. To out ofcontrol numbers scince the ban alot of working class men used to control foxfor free every weekend shame only ireland saw the benefit these men contributed and lifted the ban
     
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    Well myself, my wife and daughter went along today a very large turnout in support
    of the hunt. My friends daughter took part in her 1st hunt the other day and my daughter
    even showed interest today, so I for one support it.

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    It should still be legal. It would certainly keep the fox numbers down.
    I'd love to go watch one with all the horses and hounds
     
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    Just shoot the feckers.
     
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    Some great replies here. Glad there was a big turnout mate. Was there a turnout of protestors or were they to busy eating bellydraft sandwich LOL
     
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    Im for it and they are still doing it despite the ban so alls good
     
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    i'm for it :up:
     
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    is that the foxes or the hunters?
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    so, got any handguns you're still using despite the ban? all's good, feck the law.

    the democratic process in this country passed a law, maybe not the best piece of legislation ever, but law passed by our process. the flouting of the law is typical of the arrogance displayed by my local hunt, who seem to think they have some given right to go where, and act how they want.
     
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    Two ways of looking at fox hunting.
    1. It's a long stressful chase for the fox and a cruel and horrible way to die.
    2. If humans hadn't had wiped wolves out it would happen naturally with wolves hunting them in the same way.
     
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    I m for it personally but do not agree with the digging out, if charlie goes to ground then he has won, move on. The law says you can use two "dogs" to flush an animal to waiting guns, be it deer or foxes, who here would feel comfortable with taking a shot at a panicking target, I for one would not, and that is just one part of a farcical law passed by Labour as they did not like the people who attend the hunts, its not a law to stop fox hunting, its a law to stop the way of the countryside. Dont get me wrong, i do not enjoy seeing a fox caught but it is quick and it does take the weaker/older ones out, and I have no money either but am a person who does not care if you have inherited money or claim on the dole, it should not be a class argument
     
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    The true mentality of the uk public how many fox are injured every year due to shooting and left to suffer ?... Yet this seems acceptable
     
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    There doing it legal if you botherd to look in to it nothing illegal about it nothing like owning a hand gun
     
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    I'm not against fox hunting as they are not the cute loveable animals people would have you believe, hunting foxes with dogs is no better or worse than hunting rabbits with a lurcher, but I don't believe it's a quick and easy death for the rabbits or foxes, I do think a proper shot is more humane
     
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    I agree a proper shot on is instant put thats the problem not every shot one is properly shot ive seen thousands of fox killed by dogs agree if the fox dosnt bolt it can be a lengthy procces but a fox hit by a running dog is instant and a pack of hounds is over in seconds once caught if not caught it lives another day no ones ever going to see eye to eye on this subject but the labour goverment didnt have fox in there eyes was just a vote winner with the masses now look what a mess the country is in with the rise of urban foxes babys been attacked pets killed disease amongst foxes not a coincidence that thecommon man cantgo out on a sunday and do his hobby now only the rich can do it on horse back legally


    We usec to get called to roblem foxes taking chickens ect most these problem foxes were injured fox ie 3 legged foxes half blind foxes ect caused by snare traps or amature shooting foxes are resilient animals and will chew its own leg off if snared and many foxes survive bern shot when shot by shot gun or smaller cal live rounds
     
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    You have to have an hand gun you leave yourself open to prosecution without one.
     
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    The fox has no concept of it's own mortality, if you look at any animal being chased in the wild if it gets away it puts it's head down and starts eating ie it doesn't dwell on it.
    There's no in between with fox hunting the fox is killed or gets away, the kills quick in the manner of a rat being killed by a terrier
     
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