On 23 Dec 2008 at 1:04pm fireball wrote:
i do look forward to boxing day watching the hunt then ofthe the pub for afew beers
On 23 Dec 2008 at 1:54pm Roly Mo wrote:
Boxing Day should be cancelled if the only thing to look forward to is the Hunt.
On 23 Dec 2008 at 1:58pm fireball wrote:
and being with my friend and family
On 23 Dec 2008 at 2:10pm Dragger wrote:
I bet the fox would like another day with family and friends.
On 23 Dec 2008 at 5:15pm Nosey Parker wrote:
I like to go up and "nose" at the proceedings
On 23 Dec 2008 at 5:26pm Digga wrote:
And so the Fox Hunting thread begins,,,
On 23 Dec 2008 at 5:28pm FA wrote:
And i thought you was bought up in the countryside Roly Mo !!!
On 23 Dec 2008 at 5:32pm Smiler wrote:
When does the hunt appear?
On 23 Dec 2008 at 9:21pm Here we go again. wrote:
Since the ban,they now chase a rag laced with essence of Fox....Yeah right!
On 23 Dec 2008 at 9:30pm Roly Mo wrote:
I was FA, but I still detest this activity with a passion. Best not to talk to me about it ever, because its the one time you will see me angry.
On 23 Dec 2008 at 10:00pm Lopster wrote:
How many of the vermin get to suffer a really horrible death then? torn apart by hounds must be quite quick - ever seen a poor worm being wrenched from its hole by a Robin? or a snail being smashed on a rock by a thrush? - lets teach all birds to be vegetarian - we could set up classes - then the birds could be taught to act like tickbirds on hippos and sneak up on the hounds - lull them into a fals sense of security then while they're cleaning the dogs teeth they could pull them out - dogs could be taught to gum vegetables - by the way have you ever heard grass screaming in the quiet moonlight of a September evening
On 23 Dec 2008 at 10:18pm FA wrote:
I have no feelings either way for it RM. I love foxes and have a family in the garden i look after at work. But i understand they can be a serious problem and need culling.
On 23 Dec 2008 at 10:23pm HWGA wrote:
Good point Lop,but don't you think the fox goes through just ba tad of stress before being ripped to shreds? And being chased by umpteen foxes and horseriders...At least a worm and a snail suffer relatively quick deaths in comparison.Besides,that is nature,food chain stuff,chasing a fox is not.
On 23 Dec 2008 at 11:15pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
One of the slowest deaths would be the fate of a snail consumed by a slow worm. Did you know that the slow worm has to virtually suck the snail out of it's shell?
And, I think it is normal behaviour for domestic wolves (dogs) to catch, kill and rip apart their prey.
Don't get me started on cats..............!
On 23 Dec 2008 at 11:45pm HWGA wrote:
One of the saddest things I have seen on the tely was the whale playing with the seal it had caught...Remember that? Sure its on Google...But that is nature.Like the slow worm and the snail,bird and the snail...It's all to do with nature and the food chain...Am I alone in thinking fox hunting is a tad barbaric? Man against beast? Heck,I'm not someone who would go out and make a fuss about it,but it just doesn't seem right,man against fox,or dog against fox.Just my 2 pennurth...
On 24 Dec 2008 at 1:57am Lopster wrote:
BUt what WAS a crime was the amount of taxpayers money spent debating this over YEARS in parliament...
On 25 Dec 2008 at 11:27pm Roly Mo wrote:
Best thing that this government ever did (althought thats not saying much really).
On 26 Dec 2008 at 10:03am Lopster wrote:
what waste a bl00dy fortune of our money on midnight sittings etc. over about 5 years when there is so much disarray in our police force, hospitals and education - illiterate kids falling out of schools - disease rampant in hospitals - gun crime/knife crime in every major city - inappropriate planning strangling many of our towns - yeah I agree lets worry about the length of the grass on roundabouts next...
On 27 Dec 2008 at 11:36am sashimi wrote:
Now the Tories are going to repeal the Hunting Act when they get in so we can have the debate all over again - and again. Oscar Wilde had it about right: "The uspeakable in pursuit of the uneatable". What a waste of time.