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Mike Byers BS: Should foxhunting be banned? (148* d) RE: BS: Should foxhunting be banned? 29 Nov 01

When I lived in northern Virginia several years ago, the Orange hunt was active and there was always criticism of the notion of fox hunting along with plenty of people who defended it as a fine sport. It seemed to me that with all the lawyers, telephone solicitors and politicians around, hunting these would have been more useful to society than chasing foxes which, I admit, never did seem like it would be much of a challenge to me. Chasing Siberian tigers from horseback--now that would be interesting. I used to hunt when I was a kid, but after several years in the military, mostly hunting people, shooting ducks wasn't much fun and I gave it up. But I'd go back to it for politicians, lawyers, etc. Do we have foxes in the US? You bet! Here in western Indiana I've seen both grey and red foxes. People used to shoot them for the $3 bounty (that was a long time ago) but since they're not a threat to livestock (most people don't raise chickens, ducks or geese anymore and only have the concrete, fox-proof ones in their yards)as far as I know nobody hunts them. I've seen some fairly big red foxes, too: big enough to catch a groundhog, which as anybody who knows groundhougs will tell you is not easy. Groundhogs may be vegetarians, but they can give you a serious bite. And if they weren't almost as tasty as suckling lawyer when roasted, I wouldn't fool with them at all. I've never tried roasted fox...

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