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Fox Hunting should be left alone by slereescoopay on 15 September 2004 11:12pm
 
I feel I should express my view upon this subject with the deep passion that I feel for this issue. Fox Hunting should be left as it has been for the past 400 years. This tradiditon plays a core role in many English and Welsh villages, it would be a disgrace for it to disappear. Not only are we heading towards a nanny state - with a ban on smoking in public looking likely, what is becoming of our democracy?. For many people (usually townies - who have little idea of the countryside and its values) fox hunting is considered a brutal sport that slaughters thousands of foxes. The enviormental consequences if fox hunting were to be banned would be catastrophic. Thousands of hounds, horses and even more foxes would have to be put down. Foxes would be killed in different ways such as shooting or poisoining. Many people in the countryside would lose there jobs. 59% of the British public do not wnat a ban. Yet a ban will come - as the liberals will win in there bid to destroy our countrysides traditions. I currently face losing my job and home if the ban is given the go a head. Surely the protests seen outside the Houses of Parliament reflects the mood of the nation
From
Lord Charles Barker
 
Re: Fox Hunting should be left alone by slereescoopay on 15 September 2004 11:18pm
 
Let me guess you are a townie! You probably do not have the first idea about the countryside and its problems that people like you cause
 
Re: Fox Hunting should be left alone by irishmanufan on 16 September 2004 12:22am
 
one thing i have always wanted to ask a person who hunts . i love the idea of taking a horse and going for a ride in the country thats cool but i don't understand the attraction in watching and listening a fox getting torn to bits . maybe you would explain ? i am neither pro nor anti hunting as i really don;t know enough about it . i am a total townie .
cheers
Linda
 
Re: Fox Hunting should be left alone by sminobe on 16 September 2004 12:41am
 

It's a shame to hunt & kill such cute little creatures. Wouldn't it be more fun to hunt & kill something you really hated -- like burglers? Love to get *his* last expression stuffed & mounted on my wall... (E.Degeneres)
 
Re: Fox Hunting should be left alone by irishmanufan on 16 September 2004 12:53am
 
what about politicians you really hate . we have a great lot in power at the moment here in ireland .
cheers
Linda
 
Re: Fox Hunting should be left alone by amordue on 16 September 2004 7:38am
 
I'm not a townie and have had the rare privelege of having the Beaufort hunt ride through my garden, scatterig chickens, geese, goats cats and children on thier merry traditional way. There must be other things that they can do besides tearing foxes apart. I can see the joy in tearing across the countryside in a large mob - I used to be in a motorcycle gang and we used to do the same thing. Let's face it - it's not a very efficient extermination method and the environment consequences could hardly be described as catastrophic. Global warming is catastrophic.

safari njema
Alan
 
Re: Fox Hunting should be left alone by Spursfan on 16 September 2004 10:59am
 
I totally agree that fox-hunting, along with all other blood sports, should be BANNED. After all, when you get down to it, fox-hunting is done for the pleasure of the few, not matter what they say about controlling vermin, etc etc.

And no, I'm not a townie either. I live in the country, and am middle-class, well -educated (to BA Hons standard). That's for all those in the Countryside Alliance who believe that protestors are working-class, uneducated townies!!!!

B A N F O X H U N T I N G N O W !

Anne
 
Re: Fox Hunting should be left alone by Gedhab on 16 September 2004 12:07pm
 
Fox hunting is purely a decadent passtime for the upper-classes in rural england. It is not at all constructive and benefits no one. I am not an animal lover, but animals should not be mindlessly killed as a result of a few peoples whims.

GedHab
 



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