Guest Posted March 10, 2006 Share Posted March 10, 2006 (edited) It appears to me that many of you are concerned over the foxhunting debate, mainly because you view the death of the fox as being destructive as it wastes the fur etc. An interesting point that would have PETA totally short circuited!!!!! However let me assure you. The few foxes I have seen caught in 20 years I have made a point of examining. Their coats were without exception mangey and in one case the animal was being eaten alive by maggots until intervention by the hounds. You really wouldnt want the fur. If the ripped apart problem is because of some possible cruelty, let me assure you the end is quick and the chase actually means such a high degree of adrenalin present that the fox does not suffer. A healthy fox would indeed always get away. I have even seen conscientious huntsmen rescue healthy foxes from the hounds if they have been unfairly cornered and its a good fox for another day. However now things are rather different. Technically, all flushed foxes must now be shot, and that is indeed a tragic waste as it means good foxes are being shot. This is not wanted by anybody in hunting, but it has been imposed on them by the government. I have seen huntsmen in tears.The only way to reverse this tragic state of affairs is to elect an mp with a pro hunting stance. Not all Tories are, but most. Not all Labour arent; some are. Choose. The same anti hunting mps are also anti fur. Many hunting folk I hear saying fur is cruel; many fur wearers I hear saying hunting is cruel. Remember. The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Edited March 10, 2006 by Guest Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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