luckycat68

LOVING MY LIFE
Hunts
Yes and what a beautiful sight it is -- love to see - love the dogs
but hate the fox killing bit !
 

KKOB

Completely Chillaxed
Hunts
I really used to enjoy a day out in the countryside with The Pytchley Hunt.

I was out with them 3 or 4 days a week during the 1996 season when I was their official photographer.

It was great fun galloping across fields, jumping fences AND trying to take good photos at the same time.
 
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jcrian

Member
Hunts
Yes they are out here in Wales today, although most hunts are out every week during winter...............

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pineapple1

I Love Kleopatra Beach !
Hunts
Yes and what a beautiful sight it is -- love to see - love the dogs
but hate the fox killing bit !

I feel exactly the same ..Love to see the Horses and dogs and the riders red jackets ..Very British scene . But the fox ..Maybe because when benji the corgi was little the Huntsman said keep him indoors my dear the dogs may mistake for a fox .. Its the ears and colour . Corgi's should look fox like ...Diane
 
Hunts
I find it hard to understand how anyone can like or support the brutal killing of an animal, any animal! No one would support chasing a dog or a cat and letting it be torn to shreds. Riding horses across a field in one thing but hunting!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and I thought we were a civilised nation.
Can't say any more too disgusted at the thought.
 

jcrian

Member
Hunts
I find it hard to understand how anyone can like or support the brutal killing of an animal, any animal! No one would support chasing a dog or a cat and letting it be torn to shreds. Riding horses across a field in one thing but hunting!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and I thought we were a civilised nation.
Can't say any more too disgusted at the thought.

If you'd seen a lamb with it's face ripped off while the ewe was giving birth or the result of a fox going into a hen house and killing everything just for the sake of it, maybe you would understand why fox numbers have to be controlled.
 

perfect1949

i just love my clique
Hunts
I find it hard to understand how anyone can like or support the brutal killing of an animal, any animal! No one would support chasing a dog or a cat and letting it be torn to shreds. Riding horses across a field in one thing but hunting!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and I thought we were a civilised nation.
Can't say any more too disgusted at the thought.

i agree with you lesley well said
 

Smiler

Member
Hunts
There are also whole communities in rural areas who rely upon hunting to provide them with work and wages, not to mention the conservation of the countryside provided by people reliant upon hunting and field sports.
 

pineapple1

I Love Kleopatra Beach !
Hunts
The decision on Hunting has already been made .. However i expect one day it will be reversed .. Even so i hope its a totaly British Choice NOT european . What right would Spain have for example with thier history of Bull Fighting ????? I like to see the Hunt but wish skilled marksman would kill the foxes instantly and humanely .. but i couldn't watch it ! These days many fox'es are in peoples back gardens . One used to come into mine and i fed him on dog food in the hope he'd keep away from the hen house .....Diane
 

Tess

Member
Hunts
It is a classic case of different strokes for different folks.
I would never go to watch, however there are those who do.
At a venue near here it is almost always interrupted by protesters, thus spoiling the day for supporters.
Nowadays I don't get myself into a stew about things that will happen regardless of my thoughts on it or things that I cannot change.
I find it upsets me, gets me into bad form and for what ? It will happen regardless of my ideals and thoughts.
I have made a conscious decision now only to challenge my energies into things I can change and make a difference on.
Happy New Year.
 
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les&Tasha

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Hunts
David Cameron has pledged to repeal the hunting ban legislation. So on Boxing day next year the traditional hunt can return!
 

parrot

Member
Hunts
Whilst not agreeing with hunting I know there's a need to cull foxes,cities are now over run with them.The ban came as a result of Prescots war against the tories this was one of the battles he was determined to win.Remember this was the dyed in the wool socialist photographed playing polo at Dorny wood,his country pile as Deputy prime minister,another case of double standards.There have been many demonstrations held outside Parliament none put done by the excessive violence as used against "the countryside alliance"on the orders of our champagne socialist government.Nothing more than the politics of envy.
 
Hunts
If you'd seen a lamb with it's face ripped off while the ewe was giving birth or the result of a fox going into a hen house and killing everything just for the sake of it, maybe you would understand why fox numbers have to be controlled.

OK, if foxes do need to be culled let us pay people with guns to do the work, let's not let barbarians enjoy it. Would you like volunteers to carry out capital punishment or would you rather we paid a professional? [No need to go into whether we approve of that punishment or not]
 

parrot

Member
Hunts
I have just read that Hilary Benn,another nepotistic socialist following in daddies footsteps,has thrown in his two pence worth against hunts supported by some socialist thespian luvvies
 

giglets

Member
Hunts
I was born and bred deep in the Scottish countryside and, although I have worked in cities for most of my adult life, I have resided in rural areas most of the time.

There is more hot air talked about the country/city divide on this subject, than just about any other.

All my friends in the small villages around here, as well as in the nearby urban areas, universally detest "The Hunt".

I, personally, have thrown them off a nearby farmer's field, where they had absolutely no right to be in the first place. The sheer arrogance of these people has always astounded me, and I grew up amongst them!

I also do not give any credence to the usual excuses that so much of the "rural economy" depends on these barbaric activities - if it did, the people involved would change and adapt to accept that modern sensibilities no longer are willing to tolerate ripping an animal to shreds, whilst still alive (cos I have witnessed it at first hand), and would abolish the "kill" element, leaving the spectacle intact.

There is absolutely no argument at all, which can be put forward to uphold this act of unspeakable cruelty, which is either rational or defensible, apart from satisfying some sort of primeval blood-lust.

If foxes are to be deemed as vermin, by some, then they should be humanely culled, as other species are already.

The number of foxes killed by Hunts is small, so they are patently ineffective, if this is the "rationale".
I have said before, on this Forum, that I am totally against the "nanny state" introduced by Labour over the last 12yrs, however, I personally would make an exception in the case of the ban on hunting and would introduce severe penalties, including incarceration, for those who continued to ignore this particular law! And I would ensure that the Police made enforcement a priority!

I cannot believe the continued facile, ridiculous and frankly laughable excuses for keeping these things going and honestly do wonder whether the "vermin" are actually in the saddle rather than on the ground during the whole sorry spectacle!!!



Rant over - for now!




Dave
 
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jcrian

Member
Hunts
OK, if foxes do need to be culled let us pay people with guns to do the work, let's not let barbarians enjoy it. Would you like volunteers to carry out capital punishment or would you rather we paid a professional? [No need to go into whether we approve of that punishment or not]

In the woods at the bottom of our fields once a year an organised shoot by local farmers takes place. The wood is surrounded by farmers with shot guns and the foxes are driven out by dogs. Usually 15 to 20 foxes are culled this way. There are parts of the countryside round here that this isn't possible so when the law was in force they were hunted by dogs.

Farmers don't do this for pleasure as they have more than enough things to do looking after their livestock.Foxes spread disease as well as killing other animals(for pleasure not because they are hungry) and if they weren't kept in check they would over run the countryside.
 

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