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Thread #75688   Message #1335309
Posted By: Folkiedave
22-Nov-04 - 11:32 AM
Thread Name: BS: Foxhunting Banned.
Subject: RE: BS: Foxhunting Banned.
So fox hunting is not really about vermin control - its really about rural employment.

Well, when fox hunting was banned in Scotland there were ten hunts. Now there are ten hunts and twice as many foxes killed. Sounds to me that is an excellent argument for the Scottish system.

As for who benefits from a traditional pursuit being banned......

Well.....the same people who benefited when badger-baiting, bear-baiting, bull-running etc were banned. They were traditional sports too. As no doubt was mammoth-hunting at one time. People become civilized. It really is that simple.

Some refuse to do so. Fine. I am looking forward to the day when the hunts go out hunting without any insurance.

And I am still waiting for someone to explain the bit of the countryside I don't understand.....

Dave Eyre