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Today the British Parliament bans hunting with dogs

 
 
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 11 Nov, 2005 07:17 am
That certainly is something antipodal.
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msolga
 
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Reply Fri 11 Nov, 2005 07:19 am
<nodding> Yes, you could say that!
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 5 Aug, 2006 01:47 am
· Private prosecution leads to £500 penalty
· Campaigners hope police will launch cases

The Guardian of today: Rethink ahead as huntsman is fined for breaking ban

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Backstory

If hunting is a religion to many supporters, those who follow the Exmoor Foxhounds are fundamentalists. Tony Wright followed his father Sam into hunt service. He worked with the Heythrop in the Cotswolds and the Quorn in Leicestershire before moving to the south-west to refine his skills under legendary Exmoor huntsman Captain RE Wallace in 1982. Wright lives at the kennels with wife Jill and more than 100 hounds. He says the two horses he rides are his "best mates" and when his wife is out shares his sofa with favoured hounds to watch racing. His house and car are owned by the hunt; he works 60 hours for a minimum wage. But "I've got a millionaire's lifestyle without the money."
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Mon 7 Aug, 2006 08:55 pm
Now they have a fox problem. Surprise surprise. Idiots.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 7 Aug, 2006 10:57 pm
cjhsa wrote:
Now they have a fox problem. Surprise surprise. Idiots.


You could hunt them, for instance without foxes, like it is done everywhere else.
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Tue 8 Aug, 2006 08:00 am
Walter Hinteler wrote:
cjhsa wrote:
Now they have a fox problem. Surprise surprise. Idiots.


You could hunt them, for instance without foxes, like it is done everywhere else.
Did you mean without dogs Walter?

cj the fox problem was always to do with urban foxes which were never controlled by a pack of dogs and horses. Pest control was not at issue here. The central debate was whether society should legislate against people who chase and kill wild animals purely for the fun of it. It is a despicable practice and those indulging in it are despicable people but if thats what they want to be let them...and let them be seen for the disgusting people they are.
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Tue 8 Aug, 2006 08:48 am
Personally I find clueless urbanites to be really disgusting.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 8 Aug, 2006 08:51 am
Steve 41oo wrote:
Did you mean without dogs Walter?


Of course Embarrassed

Quite interesting: we don't have urban foxes* here .... and after they stopped killing foxes for pest control, hunters are glad to get one now and then for shooting.

*They've got in Berlin, however, urban wild bores - similar problem to the urban foxes in the UK
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Tue 8 Aug, 2006 08:53 am
Wild boar and coyotes are everywhere here in the U.S. When they invade urban areas is when the proverbial critter-**** hits the fan.

The solutions proposed by the city dwellers usually range from the idiotic to the downright stupid.

"Let's dart them and give them vasectomies". Laughing
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