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veryborednow
Sep 15th, 2004, 06:03 PM
Woo Hoo!!

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JonBcn
Sep 15th, 2004, 06:33 PM
Hoorah! Have you seen all those twats in central London today? Hunt them with animals, I say...

the cat
Sep 15th, 2004, 06:53 PM
This is some very good news. :D Not only are Fox' safer now but so are peoples cats and other pets who have been savaged in the past by hounds on a Fox hunt. The hunters keep talking about keeping the Fox population under control. But that excuse doesn't carry much weight anymore and I'm gald the Fox hunting ban in England has been passed. :)

Princess Fiona
Sep 15th, 2004, 07:01 PM
YES!! *very big :yeah: indeed*

Hoorah! Have you seen all those twats in central London today? Hunt them with animals, I say...
I could not watch it, I just could not watch it... *seethe* I could NOT watch them on the news today!! Grrrr...

*abby*
Sep 15th, 2004, 07:11 PM
this is fantastic!i am so pleased that this ban finally got passed its a great result!
im really into the whole animal rights thing at the mo

*abby*
Sep 15th, 2004, 07:15 PM
actually if anyone is interested there is a big push at the minute to stop the building of a primate research centre in Oxford, England
http://speakcampaigns.org.uk/index.php
check it out if you get chance
also i am in the process of boycotting the company proctor and gamble they ake products like charmin toilet roll, febreeze, head and shoulders, max factor, olay, pringles and vidal sasoon.

Gallofa
Sep 15th, 2004, 07:17 PM
So is hunting of all other animals forbidden too now? Or is this just a way of the "little people" getting back to the "snobs"? Because I can't tell the difference between killing an animal for fun (fox hunting) and killing an animal for fun (say fishing)?

*abby*
Sep 15th, 2004, 07:19 PM
which is why i dont do either :D
i would never go fishing bcos in my eyes it is just as barbaric

Barrie_Dude
Sep 15th, 2004, 07:23 PM
this is fantastic!i am so pleased that this ban finally got passed its a great result!
im really into the whole animal rights thing at the moIs it still okay for me to come to England and hunt for a little fox named Abby?:drool:

*abby*
Sep 15th, 2004, 07:25 PM
haha sorry the ban has been made :devil:

Barrie_Dude
Sep 15th, 2004, 07:28 PM
haha sorry the ban has been made :devil::bigcry: :bigcry:

CondiLicious
Sep 15th, 2004, 07:36 PM
This is excellent news. I spent 6 years living in the Cheshire countryside and a hunt went past our house every other weekend and it was horrible. I saw them chasing a fox in the field behind our house one day... The poor thing was still a baby and it was running for its life. There's no need for it. I can appreciate that they can be a total nuisance... a fox killed all my rabbits one night but there are more humane ways to keep their populations down than having them scared shitless by hounds... chased until they are so exhausted they can't move and then having them ripped to shreds.

Halardfan
Sep 15th, 2004, 09:36 PM
Its good news, though soured by the fact that enforcement is 18 months away...

I think its wrong for people to make a grand social event, and gain immense pleasure from the 'sport' of killing an animal...there are plenty of other things I dislike about it, but that is front and centre...

As to fishing...when I was a kid I was taken fishing once or twice...which I regret...but in most of the fishing that goes on the fish are put back in the river, albeit after various amounts of pain and suffering...

Needless to say I would like to see fishing banned too, but recognise there is no majority in the people or in parliament for that.

Fox Hunting on the other hand, has a massive majoirty in parliament and a majority in the country wanting it banned, meaning todays step is long overdue.

Britian has always styled itself as an animal loving nation...but Fox Hunting and the like have been a blot on our record, made us hypocrites...hopefully, once we are free of it, we can go on and speak on a European stage about animal cruelty with more authority, and seek to get practices like Bull-fighting banned too. :)

kes
Sep 15th, 2004, 11:23 PM
Great news!!!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

:)

Luna_Angel_84
Sep 15th, 2004, 11:29 PM
Wow, this is fantastic news! :bounce: I went horse-riding for 7 years and I was always so disgusted by the fact so many people wanted to go hunting and were so surprised when I objected to it so much. Makes you wonder what sort of people there are in the world that get a thrill out of it............