Originally Posted by speedy da fish
'if you ban hunting we are not going to have a use for our hunters, so they have to be slaughtered'
Is right, I remember when the ban on hunting with hounds came in someone emailed me and demanded that I protest against the ban or thousands of horses and hounds would have to be destroyed as they would have no use any more :roll:
I told her it was nothing to do with me as I live in Ireland
Originally Posted by lacyloo
Was it for fox hunting or (stag?) hunting ??
Originally Posted by ridergirl23
isn't this is in england? I think its for foxhunting because theres not a lot of deer in england........
Any form of hunting with hounds has been banned, fox, deer/stag, and otter hunting were the 3 main type of hunts where people chased an animal across country with a pack of hounds, supposedly as a method of controlling the populations of these 'vermin'...
According to some reports there are now more urban foxes in the UK than rural foxes ... odd how the hounds never come through towns to cull those foxes.
Nowadays they can chase something but the hounds aren't allowed to kill it - but there's no law stopping someone shooting the animal, or using a bird of prey. Hunting hasn't stopped at all, in fact it's apparently more popular than ever. So this ridiculous claim that horses will be killed as a result of the ban is clearly wrong...