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Boxing Day Hunt

On 23 Dec 2009 at 8:19am TT wrote:
Can anyone tell me what time the hunt gathers outside the White Hart on Boxing Day morning?
On 23 Dec 2009 at 9:18am Mr Fox wrote:
It's been cancelled due to lack of interest in an outdated, cruel form of entertainment.
On 23 Dec 2009 at 10:20am Major Fox wrote:
If they do decide to meet the Fox Fusiliers have arranged an ambush at a secret place.
On 23 Dec 2009 at 10:23am gazooks wrote:
Here we go - cue all the leftie dribblings about cruel sports etc. Let's visualise Mr Fox's lifestyle:
Guardian Reader
Shops in Charity Shops
Public Employee (so three days in the office, two days 'working' at home)
Kids public school educated - one will be called Christain
Shops at Waitrose
Drives a VW People Carrier
Owns a barbour/dryzabone and matching hat
Lounge painted in Elephants Breath by Farrow and Ball
Organic Food
Get a life matey!
On 23 Dec 2009 at 10:42am Mr Fox (female actually) wrote:
To Gazooks,
Guardian Reader...... NO
Shops in Charity Shops..PREFER BOOT SALES
Public Employee (so three days in the office, two days 'working' at home)....NO. WORK IN THE HEALTH SECTOR
Kids public school educated - one will be called Christain......NO
Shops at Waitrose...NO WAY. TESCO and PRIMARK
Drives a VW People Carrier..........NOPE
Owns a barbour/dryzabone and matching hat.....NO WAY
Lounge painted in Elephants Breath by Farrow and Ball..CLASSIC CREAM FROM HOMEBASE
Organic Food...GROW MY OWN
As with bear baiting, cock fighting, otter hunting..etc fox hunting is an outdated and cruel 'sport' for a minor/small section of the population.
On 23 Dec 2009 at 10:43am Major Fox wrote:
Cruel Gazooks, cruel but true. Don't think us foxes aren't ashamed of our supporters.
On 23 Dec 2009 at 10:55am power to the people wrote:
kill kill kill the fox!
On 23 Dec 2009 at 11:04am Gazooks wrote:
Mr Fox - I guess you're at home on a 'snow day' - don't get me started on the inefficiences of the NHS...
My point is that the majority of the twonks who object to hunting have no concept of how the country works. That Tesco meat you eat was once alive and kicking. Foxes kill lambs and fowl for sport and hunting is a way of keeping the numbers in check. I don't think that any animal should die cruelly but the hunt is no different from a pack of wolves charging around killing deer and and other mammals. The Hunt ban was just a misguided leftie attack on the county classes and it has died on its arse with few prosecutions due to Police disinterest in an unenforceable law.
So please, instead of whittering on about what you know nowt about - get back to work, answer the 'phone and try to be accountable for the public money that you and your colleagues are no doubt squandaring on our behalf!
On 23 Dec 2009 at 11:04am I love foxes wrote:
Gazooks's description sounds more like the thick upperclass twits that sit on the horses..
On 23 Dec 2009 at 11:17am FoxesRcruel wrote:
w w w.keeping-chickens.co.uk/fox-kills-one-of-our-chickens/ <-- How can you love what you know nothing about!
On 23 Dec 2009 at 11:19am Foxy Lady wrote:
Cobblers...they kill to eat..not to enjoy themselves
Oscar Wilde quote: "the English country gentleman galloping after a fox" as "the unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable."
On 23 Dec 2009 at 11:28am Modern Way wrote:
Gazooks are you one of the lower classes that the toffs on horses like to use as skivvies for such occassions?
On 23 Dec 2009 at 11:31am FoxesRcruel wrote:
See - city folk know nothing - a fox will break in and kill every chicken in a shed in a killing frenzy. They stink, they spread disease w w w.thefoxwebsite.org/disease/index.html and yet townies see them as cute little puppies!
w w w.freewebs.com/professorchickenspredators/fox.htm
On 23 Dec 2009 at 11:40am Gazooks wrote:
Modern Way - why the class thing? I don't hunt, I don't beat and I don't ride. I just haven't fallen for the new-Labour tosh about Hunting being cruel. In simple terms a hunt is a group of riders following a pack of wolves (well, their descendants) after its prey. In some areas it's foxes, in others stags. Whilst no-one likes to see an animal killed, it's what happens daily on Turkey farms this time of year and it's how your meat is produced.
In fact, MW, you've hit the nail on the head - the Hunting Ban was just a misguided attempted by the town-living Labourites to have a go at the posh folk who lived in the country and did country things.
Instead of having a go at Hunting, why not get on at Ant & Dec about the Rat that was decapitated and all the bugs and worms etc that were cruely killed so that your favourite soap stars could revitalise their careers!?!?!
On 23 Dec 2009 at 11:40am Foxy Lady wrote:
Yes they would kill every chicken...so would you if you didn't know when you would be able to find food again....to say they do it because they are cruel is a stupid statement and shows you know nothing about wildlife.
Why do foxes kill for pleasure?
They don't. However, when the opportunity arises, foxes kill surplus prey even if they are not hungry and cache (bury) it for later use. This is a very sensible strategy in the wild, since there are likely to be some days when hunting is a lot less successful, and so the fox can eat the prey killed earlier. However, in an unnatural situation such as in a hen house, where the prey cannot escape, this behaviour, called "surplus killing", leads to the fox killing far more prey than it could ever consume.
On 23 Dec 2009 at 11:51am FoxesRcruel wrote:
Hmmm - I'm sure their reaction is natural but it's still seen as cruel and to say that it means that I'm ignorant is unnecessary. I noticed you skirted the disease issues.
And now they're in our cities - how long before a small child is killed (no doubt for food) by one of these opportunistic killers?
On 23 Dec 2009 at 11:52am Foxy wrote:
Er, can't you just snare / shoot / poison them if they are such a problem? Bit labour-intensive all that getting dressed up, keeping horses and 40 dogs just to get one fox?
On 23 Dec 2009 at 11:56am Foxy Lady wrote:
He He He, ye jests methinks, ....(surely you are???)
by the way the reason there are so many foxes in cities is due to human activity.....we provide lots of waste food for them e.g. litter
On 23 Dec 2009 at 11:57am Foxy Lady wrote:
To FoxesRCruel
He He He, ye jests methinks, ....(surely you are???)
by the way the reason there are so many foxes in cities is due to human activity.....we provide lots of waste food for them e.g. litter
On 23 Dec 2009 at 12:02pm sashimi wrote:
Mr Fox - I guess you're at home on a 'snow day' - Gazooks so why do you have so much time on your hands today?
On 23 Dec 2009 at 1:26pm Working at home wrote:
I work at home alot of the time. It's called telecommuting and us professionals are able to do it, unlike you oiks that clean the loos, work in call centres and serve in shops. You are just jealous.
I work for an enlightened company that it not still in the dark ages and has trust in its employees...but then we all are highly qualified...
On 23 Dec 2009 at 1:50pm Brush tail wrote:
I'm evil, i smell and i want to eat your chickens and little Christians pet rabbit in the garden yum yum. And if you are kind to me i will reward you with a lovely disease. Watch out for your small pets i am waiting for dinner!
On 23 Dec 2009 at 1:52pm PAGANESS wrote:
On 23 Dec 2009 at 1:55pm Brush tail wrote:
I have seen your mad rituals with chickens, they are not a patch on my kill, kill, kill approach!
On 23 Dec 2009 at 2:00pm Paganess wrote:
May the winter wind wither your knackers..
Hope you enjoy your Christmas crackers...
Watch out the devil is about...
Too much port gives you gout...
On 23 Dec 2009 at 2:59pm leaf wrote:
So Gazooks please tell me as someone who has lived in the countryside all their life and does actually know how it all works exactly what is it you enjoy about seeing an animal get ripped to shreds by a pack of hungry dogs?
When I was younger the hunt would show no respect what so ever to the land owners where I lived and frequently trespassed, mistreated their own dogs, were rude to my partents because they pointed out they had no buisness being on land that was not theres.
On 23 Dec 2009 at 3:24pm anti-working-at-home wrote:
You ring these plinkers up on their days working at home and they're skiving - loose women (on TV) on in the background and no work being done. That's most of ESCC and it's our firking Poll Tax that's payying 4 it!
I agree - Hunts need to clean up their act but killing foxes is only naturual selection. Keep the townies out of them Country Ways!
On 23 Dec 2009 at 3:32pm Brush tail wrote:
Catch me if you can! i can be a sly devil.
On 23 Dec 2009 at 3:39pm Sensible Answer wrote:
11 am outside the White Hart. Watch out for the great brainwashed though - lefty's have fired them up so much that they'll drag themselves away from their WII's and shout abuse at the so-called Toffs!
On 23 Dec 2009 at 5:02pm Spelling Bee wrote:
6/10 see me!
On 21 Dec 2015 at 1:18pm quietly anti wrote:
Just looked at this thread after hearing some strong and aggressively expressed opinions in favour of this tradition in Lewes.
I'm a right wing blue and blue throughout but unlike the stereotypical view of my political leaning I am not pro hunt in its past or present form as I find the whole tradition of hunting a very distasteful class ridden concept .
Now that hunting live prey is banned I would not seek to deny the participants the right to take part I am just a little bit puzzled why they want to parade through Lewes beforehand . So I won't be going to watch . I would urge any anti hunting angry folk out there to stay away too as your protests will only fuel loud criticism , just leave them to it and be happy no animal is going to die in abject fear for the entertainment of humans on 26th. I hope.....

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