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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-04 04:16 PM
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7. I think that foxhunting should be allowed but
Edited on Thu Nov-18-04 04:20 PM by CottonBear
perhaps they could modify the hunt to be like those in the US. Here the fox or coyote is tracked but not killed. I am a horse owner and have participated in events with the local hunt in my area. Fox hunting promotes rural land conservation for agriculture and wildlife. Surely they have more important issues to debate. The Iraq war comes to mind.

edit: There is a huge industry associated with fox hunting: horse boarding and breeding farms, farm hands, grooms, vets, farriers, exercise riders, trainers, horse feed suppliers, saddlers and tack makers, equestrian apparel makers, hay farmers etc. I wonder how a ban would impact the rural/equine economy?
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  -Britain bans fox hunting with hounds quaoar  Nov-18-04 04:04 PM   #0 
  - So should we expect riots?  Pirate Smile   Nov-18-04 04:07 PM   #1 
  - Yes  Maple   Nov-18-04 04:10 PM   #2 
  - No  Zero Gravitas   Nov-18-04 04:13 PM   #3 
  - It's not just the 'upper class'  Maple   Nov-18-04 04:15 PM   #5 
  - Only the most genteel kind of riot.  tsuki   Nov-18-04 04:41 PM   #16 
  - Blow up Iraqi babies with bombs--ban hunting foxes with hounds  mistertrickster   Nov-18-04 04:13 PM   #4 
  - "The unspeakable in hot pursuit of the inedible" - Oscar Wilde  TahitiNut   Nov-18-04 04:16 PM   #6 
  - I think that foxhunting should be allowed but  CottonBear   Nov-18-04 04:16 PM   #7 
  - How do you stop the hounds killing the fox?  muriel_volestrangler   Nov-18-04 04:37 PM   #12 
     - The huntsman who is in charge of the hounds  CottonBear   Nov-19-04 01:46 PM   #34 
  - No 'hitting on' good lookin' babes?  signmike   Nov-18-04 04:21 PM   #8 
  - Good  random fox   Nov-18-04 04:22 PM   #9 
  - Much of Europe is way beyond us with environmental and humane issues  JudyM   Nov-18-04 04:33 PM   #10 
  - Good. And if they keep yelling about it,  Dem2theMax   Nov-18-04 04:35 PM   #11 
  - I laugh when I hear the word "sport" attributed to hunting.  Bigleaf   Nov-18-04 04:38 PM   #13 
  - The usual way of killing the fox isn't guns  muriel_volestrangler   Nov-18-04 04:40 PM   #14 
  - Oh, for heaven's sake, it doesn't even save the foxes!  DemBones DemBones   Nov-18-04 04:49 PM   #21 
  - Ha! Good idea!  Coventina   Nov-18-04 04:42 PM   #17 
  - Some people know nothing about the  DemBones DemBones   Nov-18-04 04:40 PM   #15 
  - Um, it's the cruelty  Coventina   Nov-18-04 04:45 PM   #18 
  - It's cruel to allow animals to become overpopulated,  DemBones DemBones   Nov-18-04 05:02 PM   #23 
  - but...  random fox   Nov-18-04 04:46 PM   #19 
  - Nice to have a random fox drop into this thread. . .  DemBones DemBones   Nov-18-04 04:56 PM   #22 
     - it is good to have someone who cares say something  random fox   Nov-18-04 05:20 PM   #28 
  - It's not important to the economy  muriel_volestrangler   Nov-18-04 05:03 PM   #24 
     - You're a citydweller, I take it. The rural people  DemBones DemBones   Nov-18-04 05:08 PM   #27 
        - Well, I live in a town  muriel_volestrangler   Nov-18-04 05:41 PM   #30 
  - looks like they will just have to start trapping them where the  ekhunter   Nov-18-04 04:48 PM   #20 
  - Maybe they can just enact a ban to stop  DemBones DemBones   Nov-18-04 05:04 PM   #25 
  - Damn PETA!  The Stranger   Nov-18-04 05:06 PM   #26 
  - see this  Ima   Nov-18-04 05:25 PM   #29 
  - At last good news in this world of brutes  BonjourUSA   Nov-18-04 05:44 PM   #31 
  - Fox hunting is no better than bear baiting or bullfighting or  thebeaglehaslanded   Nov-18-04 05:57 PM   #32 
  - this is anti-freedom, unconstitutional, and it makes Wayne LaPierre mad  Lefty48197   Nov-18-04 06:27 PM   #33 

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