no surprises that a ban will come into place.
In 2001 Lord Burns concluded that hunting with hounds is NO crueler than other forms of killing foxes.
here is the link to the report.
No method of killing anything is humane. i wonder how many people have ever been in an aboitoir? that is a very gruesome place.
Now that hunting with hounds will be banned. what is the alternative? shooting foxes. Shooting vermin myself, and working withpeople who shoot foxes, i regret that not every shot at a fox is a clean kill. the fox will often get away and die slowly in a bush. Events like this are also more likely to happen.
with foxhunting with houds, the fox either gets away TOTALLY skotch free, or is killed almost instantly. No injured foxes. No foxes running around with legs missing, as they have been caught in a snare.
Someone further up the page mentioned, the "toffs on hourseback in silly clothes, enjoying killing the foxes, where as forrest wardens etc, do it as part of their job." I suppose if these "toffs wore jeans, and hunted foxes with a miserable face, that would be ok then would it?"
I hunt mainly because i enjoy it. i offer to shoot vermin as i enjoy being outdoors, hutning is instinctive. Do other animals get "banned" from hunting? or told they are cruel because they hunt?
the people riding horses, dont kill anything, the dogs do that, as it is in their instincts. Are we going to arrest dogs for killing a fox or a squirrel?
I think you will find most people could not care less if fox hunting is banned, after all, it doesnt affect them in any way. this foxhunting debate has put back hospital and pension bills.
Tony Blair is a liar. He promised hunters that it would NOT be banned, and before his election, said that he would ban it.
However, he also promised Education education education, better healthcare etc etc, but he hasnt done any of these yet.......presumably he has been too busy banning fox hunting.
Foxhunting is very english. sadly we are not allowed to be english any more, and what remains of it now?
Most of these animal rights people are weirdo's. Girls with silly coloured hair, that stick up posters of "cute" foxes. They live in towns and havent got a clue about how the countryside works, so they should keep their nose out.
i wouldnt dream of banning something just because of my personal oppinion. Who are affected by the ban, people in the countryside, who are anti-hunt, people living in the cities. sorry to break the bad news people, but animals die all the time in the countryside.
Why not ban cars? cars kill far more foxes than hounds. What harm has foxhunting ever done to anyone not involved?
all the best