Mudcat Café message #1334489 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #75688   Message #1334489
Posted By: Keith A of Hertford
21-Nov-04 - 12:18 PM
Thread Name: BS: Foxhunting Banned.
Subject: RE: BS: Foxhunting Banned.
Fox hunting. Not for meat or pelt, but vermin control.

If cruelty is your concern, gassing and shooting cause more suffering.
The fox population will not be allowed to increase.

You may not approve the sport, but by what right do you judge?

Real ecology is not like Beatrice Potter. A spared fox will not die peacefully in its bed. A lingering death by starvation or by scavengers when weakened is all that awaits them, and life is short.

If you really care about animal suffering, this is a distraction.
Campaign against habitat destruction that is starving so many thousands that whole species are becoming endangered.
Campaign against industrialised livestock production.
Campaign against the torment caused by the export of live animals, and barbaric slaughter methods.
All these things matter.
Fox hunting does not.