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Is it time to REALLY ban hunting with hounds?


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Initial post: 23 May 2012 14:54:20 BDT
Down here in sunny Sussex we have just had three people successfully prosecuted for hunting. However the very fact the these people still dress up in red and black and ride about with a pack of hounds is absurd. Surely the time has come to go further? Let's make the owning of hounds for hunting an offence.

The hunting types are getting away with breaking the law because the police are overstretched and simply cannot send officers out to see if the hunts are actually hunting and killing wildlife. The only way to end this barabaric practice once and for all is a ban at the source.
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In reply to an earlier post on 23 May 2012 15:15:14 BDT
Last edited by the author on 23 May 2012 15:19:23 BDT
TomC says:
Oh, say not so, Simon! I see no need to abandon a great British tradition; they just need to change the quarry.

Can you honestly say that the fat porker in the middle of this picture would not derive enormous benefit from a bit of exercise? Just give him a mile start on foot, sound the horn, and when he heard the baying of hounds and the pounding of hooves, I think he'd show a turn of speed that would surprise you.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/8978204/Record-numbers-turn-out-for-Boxing-Day-hunt-after-boost-for-campaign-to-overturn-ban.html

In reply to an earlier post on 23 May 2012 15:36:11 BDT
Tom C...you are right!

Posted on 23 May 2012 21:02:42 BDT
Last edited by the author on 23 May 2012 21:03:03 BDT
Kelp Bed says:
Simon "the fount" Boyd says:
Quite agree with you..
The time for animal cruelty and law breakers must stop

Posted on 23 May 2012 22:20:51 BDT
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Posted on 23 May 2012 22:32:44 BDT
Mr B Tonks says:
Good post that C,
I remember a few years back there was a Bristol council worker who obstructed a local hunt with a digger to let the fox escape and nearly ended up losing his job as some big wig from the local council was a member of the hunt,
he was saved though (as well as the fox) because most of Bristol council's staff threatened a strike if any action was taken against him,

In reply to an earlier post on 24 May 2012 14:24:31 BDT
doctor_jeep says:
To answer the question: No. There was no point to the original ban, let alone any extension, save for the spite of a few tiny minded "class warriors" and pandering to the vermin of the "animal rights" movement.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 May 2012 14:30:35 BDT
Pendragon says:
Hi Tom

Under the Hunting Act 2004, stalking or flushing out a fox for the purpose of preventing or reducing serious damage to (amongst a long list) livestock, game birds or wild birds, using not more than two dogs, with the flushed fox being shot dead by a competent person, is permitted hunting (with landowner permission).

There is no limit on the number of riders who may follow this procedure at a gallop, leaping tall hedges at a single bound!

In reply to an earlier post on 24 May 2012 15:13:23 BDT
doctor jeep is a wise and caring human...

In reply to an earlier post on 24 May 2012 17:06:03 BDT
C. A. Small says:
Simon- yes it is. It is a barbaric custom.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 May 2012 17:09:09 BDT
Thanks C.A.

Posted on 24 May 2012 20:16:13 BDT
Kelp Bed says:
Barbaric with a dose of sadism, I would say.....

In reply to an earlier post on 24 May 2012 20:19:47 BDT
C. A. Small says:
If they are allowed to do this I think I should have the right to defend the fox with me being armed with a Steyr Aug.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 May 2012 20:22:18 BDT
C. A. Small says:
A large dose.

For the record, I was born and bred in the countryside, still live there, have asmallhoding, horses and a few sheep goats etc.

Most people in the countryside are anti-hunting. The ones tend that tend to be pro are either the land owners ( it is a social thing- like badger baiting ) or the inbred numpties that work for them.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 May 2012 22:16:16 BDT
Charlieost says:
Hi Dav45. Thanks for the comment on the post which Amazon has chosen to delete. Well the woman did order the man to open the f***ing gate and I presume our observant censor decided that she did not mean flipping. She could have done though.

Note to amazon. I would like to apply for the job of censor though I do think I would be f***ing useless at it. :)

In reply to an earlier post on 25 May 2012 22:20:27 BDT
Any rider worth her salt won't have to order someone to open a gate for her, a turn on the forehand is the most convenient way to get the horse to negotiate such an obstacle without having to dismount.

Why don't you try riding sometime, you might find it interesting.

Posted on 25 May 2012 23:54:11 BDT
Charlieost says:
Hi C. E. Some time ago I was working at a hotel in the Tamar valley and went horse riding one afternoon. That evening I could hardly stand never mind cook anything. It really hurt. I notice those midgits don't actually sit on the saddle when they are racing. Very sensible.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 May 2012 07:49:49 BDT
C. A. Small says:
Charlie "Note to amazon. I would like to apply for the job of censor though I do think I would be f***ing useless at it."- you should fit in nicely then!

In reply to an earlier post on 26 May 2012 07:52:47 BDT
C. A. Small says:
HI Charlie- I do not think men are designed to ride horses. I had the same experience as you. It does confirm my views on the hunting fraternity- not a b.ll.ock between them. Gutless, cruel and moronic.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 May 2012 09:06:41 BDT
Mr B Tonks says:
Hi Charlie,
one of the few times I actually manage to catch a post before it is deleted,
perhaps our Amazon censor is a hunt supporter as I have seen similiar insinuations on other posts left untouched :)

Posted on 26 May 2012 10:06:58 BDT
Charlieost says:
Hi Dav45. It would be interesting to set some suitably qualified person on to the censor in order to work out a profile and eventually an identity. Whoever they are, one thing is for sure. Either they don't like f***ing or it was the comment on the royals that drew their ire.

Anyhow it is a lovely morning in Ireland and the lake is no distance away so I may take the boat out. I wisha good day to you.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 May 2012 10:13:09 BDT
Jockeys have to pitch themselves forwards to help the horse go faster, as all the power comes from the rear end, its not because they can't sit! I was at Windsor Races once (and only once actually) and was evaluating horses in the collecting ring, saying 'that one has a good strong rump' etc., someone took my advice and won the Grand Slam that day. Unfortunately I didn't take my own advice a lot of the time as I tend to lack the courage of my convictions I think.

Caroline

In reply to an earlier post on 26 May 2012 10:24:27 BDT
C. A. Small says:
The sooner it is banned the better.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 May 2012 10:26:00 BDT
Mr B Tonks says:
Morning Charlie,
I made do with walking along the local canal yesterday, plenty of narrowboats out on there with people sunbathing on top of the cabins,
The censors do seem to operate oddly, I can't make my mind up if they are American Amazon censors operating in accordance with American sensibilities and therefore some of their censor decisions seem strange to UK and Ireland users or they are British with a quirky sense of humour.
Anyway another grand day, hope the weather is keeping up in Ireland.

Posted on 27 May 2012 14:28:26 BDT
I support any cause that upsets the toffs!!!
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