Originally Posted by gunslinger
I thought the liberals banned fox hunting.....
What a great tradition.....it's on my "to do" list.....
The 'liberals haven't been in office in the UK for many years - they are now known as the Liberal democrats and are in a coalition government with the Conservative Party
The Fox hunting ban came into force when the UK had a Labour party in power but it was a majority vote across all parties.
The ban wasnt on Foxhunting in general only that it became illegal to allow the hounds to kill the fox - the fox has to be shot. The anti fox hunting campaign ran for many years and was driven by animals rights under the cruelty to animals act and supported by the majority vote who saw even a vermin animal being ripped apart while still alive as inhumane and barbaric. (I am quoting the way it was presented and not my own personal thoughts)
Hunts are now mostly run by someone laying an artificial scent which in fact does make for a better ride for the average supporter just wanting to enjoy a good gallop and jump across country and I think the number of followers has probably increased
Foxes are still shot, trapped and sometimes poisoned though as many live in towns/cities now as they do in the countryside as they find easier scavenging there
I hope you do get to go - its the best!!!!