Zetland Hunt horsemen gather for first weekend of hunting season

FIRST OF THE SEASON: The Zetland Hunt gathers in Headlam, County Durham, on Saturday, for the seventh meeting since the fox hunting ban came into force in 2005.

FIRST OF THE SEASON: The Zetland Hunt gathers in Headlam, County Durham, on Saturday, for the seventh meeting since the fox hunting ban came into force in 2005.

First published in News The Northern Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter (Darlington)

HUNDREDS of horsemen, women and children embraced the autumnal chill and gathered in the great outdoors for the first weekend of the hunting season.

Members of the Zetland Hunt, which straddles the border of County Durham and North Yorkshire, were among those to hold their first meet of the season on Saturday.

Hunt master Chris Gibbon said about 90 mounted followers joined the hunt.

The Northern Echo: Zetland HuntHuntsmen and women gather for the seventh Zetland Hunt since the fox unting ban came into force in 2005

Zetland Hunt will now hold meets twice a week, on average, between now and the end of March, with Boxing Day and New Year’s Day among the key dates in the hunting calendar.

Mr Gibbon, who is now in his sixth season as hunt master, said: “We moved off at about 11am on Saturday and there was a good turnout.

“The first meet of the season is always quite a big day and this weekend was no different.

“The hounds hunted reasonably well, although they are not quite picking the scent up yet.

“It was good to see plenty of children joining in the hunt, they are the next generation of huntsmen and women.”

The Northern Echo: Zetland Hunt houndsThe hounds about to head out on the seventh Zetland Hunt since the fox hunting ban came into force in 2005

The five-hour meet saw the hunters travel around Headlam towards Summerhouse and along the former railway line from Gainford to Piercebridge, near Darlington.

Zetland Hunt covers an area of about 20 square miles of the County Durham and North Yorkshire boundary.

On Saturday, the hunt also held its annual ball, at Forcett Hall, near Richmond, which was attended by more than 450 people and raised money for the organisation’s funds.

Bilsdale Hunt was among the other groups to hold its first meet of the season this weekend, while Bedale Hunt meets for the first time this season later this week.

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11:59am Mon 31 Oct 11

hullgodfreyshire says...

SAVE THE FOXES BAD ALL HUNTING.NOW
SAVE THE FOXES BAD ALL HUNTING.NOW hullgodfreyshire
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12:20pm Mon 31 Oct 11

Jess x says...

Have these people no other way of amusing themselves without inflicting pain on animals (and please don't tell me that they stick to the rules of the hunting ban).

Have they no empathy at all for the creatures they torment? Do they even think about the pain and terror they cause?

Yes, foxes may kill other creatures but they are just animals and know no different. What does that say about these "humans"?
Have these people no other way of amusing themselves without inflicting pain on animals (and please don't tell me that they stick to the rules of the hunting ban). Have they no empathy at all for the creatures they torment? Do they even think about the pain and terror they cause? Yes, foxes may kill other creatures but they are just animals and know no different. What does that say about these "humans"? Jess x
  • Score: 3

12:41pm Mon 31 Oct 11

bambara says...

I'm not particularly bothered about foxes. BUT the idea that you can turn the control of vermin into a spectator sport and fun day out is reprehensible.
It is no more acceptable than badger baiting, **** fighting, or bull fighting.
Move into the 21st century and stop getting your kicks by torturing animals.
Do what you have to, to control the population, but do it because you have to not because you get some perverse enjoyment out of it.
I'm not particularly bothered about foxes. BUT the idea that you can turn the control of vermin into a spectator sport and fun day out is reprehensible. It is no more acceptable than badger baiting, **** fighting, or bull fighting. Move into the 21st century and stop getting your kicks by torturing animals. Do what you have to, to control the population, but do it because you have to not because you get some perverse enjoyment out of it. bambara
  • Score: 2

2:50pm Mon 31 Oct 11

antihypocrisy says...

Barbarians the lot of them and, has anyone ever told them how ridiculous they all look in that silly garb?
Barbarians the lot of them and, has anyone ever told them how ridiculous they all look in that silly garb? antihypocrisy
  • Score: 3

3:18pm Mon 31 Oct 11

Vem says...

antihypocrisy...

Do you keep a bird in cage or have you ever?

Do you buy any eggs other than barn and free range?

When eating in a cafe/restaurant do you ask for the source of their eggs?

There's a lot of hypocrisy in the fox hunting debate when it was nothing more than us v them. It was an anti-toff movement that for the majority had absolutely zero to do with the welfare of animals.

I remember someone being interviewed on TV that was pro-ban with a bird sat in a cage behind her!

Bring back hunting.
antihypocrisy... Do you keep a bird in cage or have you ever? Do you buy any eggs other than barn and free range? When eating in a cafe/restaurant do you ask for the source of their eggs? There's a lot of hypocrisy in the fox hunting debate when it was nothing more than us v them. It was an anti-toff movement that for the majority had absolutely zero to do with the welfare of animals. I remember someone being interviewed on TV that was pro-ban with a bird sat in a cage behind her! Bring back hunting. Vem
  • Score: -2

4:35pm Mon 31 Oct 11

David Lacey says...

Anyone who takes pleasure from the pursuit and killing of a wild animal is a sick b*stard. That includes so called sportsmen with guns who slaughter ducks and geese on the ponds where I live and fishermen who think its clever to trick a fish into taking their bait.
.
Compassionate farming - yes. Capture/killing of wild creatures - no.
Anyone who takes pleasure from the pursuit and killing of a wild animal is a sick b*stard. That includes so called sportsmen with guns who slaughter ducks and geese on the ponds where I live and fishermen who think its clever to trick a fish into taking their bait. . Compassionate farming - yes. Capture/killing of wild creatures - no. David Lacey
  • Score: 3

5:12pm Mon 31 Oct 11

Sick As A Pig says...

Still a sport for toffee nosed idiots ? I feel so but thats not why I disagree with it, Tourturing defenceless animals is just wrong and its not just Foxes, Rabbiting "lamping" is wrong too.
Still a sport for toffee nosed idiots ? I feel so but thats not why I disagree with it, Tourturing defenceless animals is just wrong and its not just Foxes, Rabbiting "lamping" is wrong too. Sick As A Pig
  • Score: 4

5:59pm Mon 31 Oct 11

Copley23 says...

Vem wrote:
antihypocrisy...

Do you keep a bird in cage or have you ever?

Do you buy any eggs other than barn and free range?

When eating in a cafe/restaurant do you ask for the source of their eggs?

There's a lot of hypocrisy in the fox hunting debate when it was nothing more than us v them. It was an anti-toff movement that for the majority had absolutely zero to do with the welfare of animals.

I remember someone being interviewed on TV that was pro-ban with a bird sat in a cage behind her!

Bring back hunting.
Nicely put.
[quote][p][bold]Vem[/bold] wrote: antihypocrisy... Do you keep a bird in cage or have you ever? Do you buy any eggs other than barn and free range? When eating in a cafe/restaurant do you ask for the source of their eggs? There's a lot of hypocrisy in the fox hunting debate when it was nothing more than us v them. It was an anti-toff movement that for the majority had absolutely zero to do with the welfare of animals. I remember someone being interviewed on TV that was pro-ban with a bird sat in a cage behind her! Bring back hunting.[/p][/quote]Nicely put. Copley23
  • Score: -3

6:12pm Mon 31 Oct 11

Ann O'Mie says...

Vem:

Do you keep a bird in cage or have you ever?

No.

Do you buy any eggs other than barn and free range?

No.

When eating in a cafe/restaurant do you ask for the source of their eggs?

Yes, I do. And their chicken. (Though generally I simply don't eat chicken in restaurants, because the waiters don't know where it comes from.)

Your conclusion is "Bring back hunting", but I don't see how you got there.
Vem: Do you keep a bird in cage or have you ever? No. Do you buy any eggs other than barn and free range? No. When eating in a cafe/restaurant do you ask for the source of their eggs? Yes, I do. And their chicken. (Though generally I simply don't eat chicken in restaurants, because the waiters don't know where it comes from.) Your conclusion is "Bring back hunting", but I don't see how you got there. Ann O'Mie
  • Score: 2

8:53pm Mon 31 Oct 11

kristal27 says...

ok -its irrelevant if you are a vegetarian or a rampant carnivore -hunting with hounds is an outdated and now illegal 'sport'. the changing landscape and differing farming methods means vast areas of plough or stubble no longer exist and the hunts are forced into semi urban areas where invariably accidents happen -both to hounds who are regularly killed on main roads, and to the odd cat who ends up being shredded alive by said hounds. I own and ride horses and am sick of being tarred with the same brush - no i hate hunting with a vengence - I have hunted in the past - a neccessity as I was working as a groom for people who hunted - I disagree its about the killing - its not even about sport - its about social status and social climbing, outdated attitudes and rampant snobbery. I now volunteer as a hunt monitor and the abuse we get is unbelivable and the filth that comes out of these so called ladies and gentlemens mouths would make a skerne parker blush. go into any rural pub in the Zetland area of a saturday night and earwig the hunting set bragging how they managed to get away with a kill that day - ridiculous!
ok -its irrelevant if you are a vegetarian or a rampant carnivore -hunting with hounds is an outdated and now illegal 'sport'. the changing landscape and differing farming methods means vast areas of plough or stubble no longer exist and the hunts are forced into semi urban areas where invariably accidents happen -both to hounds who are regularly killed on main roads, and to the odd cat who ends up being shredded alive by said hounds. I own and ride horses and am sick of being tarred with the same brush - no i hate hunting with a vengence - I have hunted in the past - a neccessity as I was working as a groom for people who hunted - I disagree its about the killing - its not even about sport - its about social status and social climbing, outdated attitudes and rampant snobbery. I now volunteer as a hunt monitor and the abuse we get is unbelivable and the filth that comes out of these so called ladies and gentlemens mouths would make a skerne parker blush. go into any rural pub in the Zetland area of a saturday night and earwig the hunting set bragging how they managed to get away with a kill that day - ridiculous! kristal27
  • Score: 3

11:13pm Mon 31 Oct 11

sablepoot1967 says...

Vem wrote:
antihypocrisy...

Do you keep a bird in cage or have you ever?

Do you buy any eggs other than barn and free range?

When eating in a cafe/restaurant do you ask for the source of their eggs?

There's a lot of hypocrisy in the fox hunting debate when it was nothing more than us v them. It was an anti-toff movement that for the majority had absolutely zero to do with the welfare of animals.

I remember someone being interviewed on TV that was pro-ban with a bird sat in a cage behind her!

Bring back hunting.
Agree with everything you say Vem!
[quote][p][bold]Vem[/bold] wrote: antihypocrisy... Do you keep a bird in cage or have you ever? Do you buy any eggs other than barn and free range? When eating in a cafe/restaurant do you ask for the source of their eggs? There's a lot of hypocrisy in the fox hunting debate when it was nothing more than us v them. It was an anti-toff movement that for the majority had absolutely zero to do with the welfare of animals. I remember someone being interviewed on TV that was pro-ban with a bird sat in a cage behind her! Bring back hunting.[/p][/quote]Agree with everything you say Vem! sablepoot1967
  • Score: -2

8:54am Tue 1 Nov 11

Jess x says...

To the people who hunt: I can understand that you are pretty much immune to our comments as you have heard them all before and have all your arguments and justifications firmly in place.

You are, I would think, intelligent sorts which makes what you do even more baffling to the rest of us. Your sport seems so primitive somehow, and, amongst my many other feelings connected with this topic, is a kind of surprising embarrassment for you.

If it transpires that an acquaintance of mine hunts, the respect and positive feeling I have for that person sadly dissipates as I see them in a totally new light.

I would ask you, especially the young ones like those we see in the photo, to see your sport as others see it. And then imagine, REALLY imagine, the panic, fear and desperation of that terrified fox that is being chased to its death.

Instead of whatever positive feeling you get when you see it running for its life, ask yourself - where is your sympathy, your shame and your disgust at what is happening? Where is that milk of human kindness?

Like others, I can understand the need to control numbers, but a swift clean shoot where the animal knows very little about it is the way. There is no argument for what you do - none at all.

Thank you for reading.
To the people who hunt: I can understand that you are pretty much immune to our comments as you have heard them all before and have all your arguments and justifications firmly in place. You are, I would think, intelligent sorts which makes what you do even more baffling to the rest of us. Your sport seems so primitive somehow, and, amongst my many other feelings connected with this topic, is a kind of surprising embarrassment for you. If it transpires that an acquaintance of mine hunts, the respect and positive feeling I have for that person sadly dissipates as I see them in a totally new light. I would ask you, especially the young ones like those we see in the photo, to see your sport as others see it. And then imagine, REALLY imagine, the panic, fear and desperation of that terrified fox that is being chased to its death. Instead of whatever positive feeling you get when you see it running for its life, ask yourself - where is your sympathy, your shame and your disgust at what is happening? Where is that milk of human kindness? Like others, I can understand the need to control numbers, but a swift clean shoot where the animal knows very little about it is the way. There is no argument for what you do - none at all. Thank you for reading. Jess x
  • Score: 2

5:27pm Tue 1 Nov 11

David Lacey says...

Perfectly put Jess.
Perfectly put Jess. David Lacey
  • Score: 3

6:42pm Tue 1 Nov 11

spragger says...

Why did Labour waste so much time and money on this sham.
This is just like Mobile phone use by drivers, the Police do not exercise the law on perpetrators.
MP's messing around, forming more and more useless legislation
Why did Labour waste so much time and money on this sham. This is just like Mobile phone use by drivers, the Police do not exercise the law on perpetrators. MP's messing around, forming more and more useless legislation spragger
  • Score: 2

6:42pm Tue 1 Nov 11

spragger says...

Why did Labour waste so much time and money on this sham.
This is just like Mobile phone use by drivers, the Police do not exercise the law on perpetrators.
MP's messing around, forming more and more useless legislation
Why did Labour waste so much time and money on this sham. This is just like Mobile phone use by drivers, the Police do not exercise the law on perpetrators. MP's messing around, forming more and more useless legislation spragger
  • Score: 0

10:09pm Tue 1 Nov 11

always right says...

Ahh,,well. Why doesn't the foxes reprisentitive play the "human rights/Racist card for it. im sure that would be excepted in this stupid world.
Ahh,,well. Why doesn't the foxes reprisentitive play the "human rights/Racist card for it. im sure that would be excepted in this stupid world. always right
  • Score: 0

2:24pm Wed 2 Nov 11

youngdock89 says...

I Say Overturn the ban.
Get rid of the Vermin that is the Fox, Which night after night causes havoc, ripping through chicken coups taking out every single bird and in the spring savages lambs which have only been sent out to graze.
But i guess its quite ironic the "Townies" dont really see that, but if they were on the recieving end of the havoc that one fox alone can cause would be the first to complain.
I Say Overturn the ban. Get rid of the Vermin that is the Fox, Which night after night causes havoc, ripping through chicken coups taking out every single bird and in the spring savages lambs which have only been sent out to graze. But i guess its quite ironic the "Townies" dont really see that, but if they were on the recieving end of the havoc that one fox alone can cause would be the first to complain. youngdock89
  • Score: -3

4:21pm Wed 2 Nov 11

countryside says...

I keep horses, and the hunt hunt the field next to me. They used to leave me a note, but they don't now and that's cos I tip off the RSPCA when they are coming. They have threatened me. pulled up fence posts, said that if their out of control dogs trespass on my land chasing fox, tough, I have to keep my horses in (9 of them) cos the hunt upsets them. Whose it fun for? They were cubbing 15/10. digging up fox cubs and throwing them to young hounds - this is fun? They filled in Badger sets so the cubs could not escape. Do you wanna hear more?
I keep horses, and the hunt hunt the field next to me. They used to leave me a note, but they don't now and that's cos I tip off the RSPCA when they are coming. They have threatened me. pulled up fence posts, said that if their out of control dogs trespass on my land chasing fox, tough, I have to keep my horses in (9 of them) cos the hunt upsets them. Whose it fun for? They were cubbing 15/10. digging up fox cubs and throwing them to young hounds - this is fun? They filled in Badger sets so the cubs could not escape. Do you wanna hear more? countryside
  • Score: 2

4:21pm Wed 2 Nov 11

countryside says...

I keep horses, and the hunt hunt the field next to me. They used to leave me a note, but they don't now and that's cos I tip off the RSPCA when they are coming. They have threatened me. pulled up fence posts, said that if their out of control dogs trespass on my land chasing fox, tough, I have to keep my horses in (9 of them) cos the hunt upsets them. Whose it fun for? They were cubbing 15/10. digging up fox cubs and throwing them to young hounds - this is fun? They filled in Badger sets so the cubs could not escape. Do you wanna hear more?
I keep horses, and the hunt hunt the field next to me. They used to leave me a note, but they don't now and that's cos I tip off the RSPCA when they are coming. They have threatened me. pulled up fence posts, said that if their out of control dogs trespass on my land chasing fox, tough, I have to keep my horses in (9 of them) cos the hunt upsets them. Whose it fun for? They were cubbing 15/10. digging up fox cubs and throwing them to young hounds - this is fun? They filled in Badger sets so the cubs could not escape. Do you wanna hear more? countryside
  • Score: 0

4:23pm Wed 2 Nov 11

bong_eye says...

there is a huge differance between keeping a pet , feeding it ,looking after it and setting your other pet on it to tear it limb from limb ....
are you people really that simple to use the old bird in a cage v's the torture of an animal for no other reason than sport line ....i have myself hunted game , i have taken a gun and shot a rabbit and sometimes a nice fat wood Pigeon for the purpose of eating it ... but never have i allowed either to suffer

antihypocrisy.....i think not ...well at least not with your agument Vem ...try again maybe you'll convince us all on your next go
there is a huge differance between keeping a pet , feeding it ,looking after it and setting your other pet on it to tear it limb from limb .... are you people really that simple to use the old bird in a cage v's the torture of an animal for no other reason than sport line ....i have myself hunted game , i have taken a gun and shot a rabbit and sometimes a nice fat wood Pigeon for the purpose of eating it ... but never have i allowed either to suffer antihypocrisy.....i think not ...well at least not with your agument Vem ...try again maybe you'll convince us all on your next go bong_eye
  • Score: 1

7:13pm Wed 2 Nov 11

Spy Boy says...

If fox hunting were enjoyed by people from council estates, it would have been banned. As it's all run by people with money and status, it's not banned. Being at the hunt is to be seen. It's a social event and I must admit it is very colourful. As long as they just chase dragged targets and leave the wildlife alone, no problem.

If the rich ran dog fights, then that would be acceptable too and all the old arguments would come out. Let's bring back hare coursing then and **** fighting and bear baiting. After all, they are all traditional pursuits.

If foxes need to be controlled, then do it simply and cost effectively with a gun. As for townies not knowing much about it. It would appear that we have lots of urban foxes these days. Why not have the Darlington Hunt. They could chase foxes down Bondgate and around the Pedestrian Heart. Tally Ho !

Here's a thought ! Why not everyone at the hunt draw straws. The short straw gets to be the fox for the day. I'm sure that the hunt will have someone on hand to stop the hounds before too much pain is induced.

Maybe town planners should be included in the drawing of straws ?
If fox hunting were enjoyed by people from council estates, it would have been banned. As it's all run by people with money and status, it's not banned. Being at the hunt is to be seen. It's a social event and I must admit it is very colourful. As long as they just chase dragged targets and leave the wildlife alone, no problem. If the rich ran dog fights, then that would be acceptable too and all the old arguments would come out. Let's bring back hare coursing then and **** fighting and bear baiting. After all, they are all traditional pursuits. If foxes need to be controlled, then do it simply and cost effectively with a gun. As for townies not knowing much about it. It would appear that we have lots of urban foxes these days. Why not have the Darlington Hunt. They could chase foxes down Bondgate and around the Pedestrian Heart. Tally Ho ! Here's a thought ! Why not everyone at the hunt draw straws. The short straw gets to be the fox for the day. I'm sure that the hunt will have someone on hand to stop the hounds before too much pain is induced. Maybe town planners should be included in the drawing of straws ? Spy Boy
  • Score: 2

9:54pm Wed 2 Nov 11

always right says...

Spy Boy wrote:
If fox hunting were enjoyed by people from council estates, it would have been banned. As it's all run by people with money and status, it's not banned. Being at the hunt is to be seen. It's a social event and I must admit it is very colourful. As long as they just chase dragged targets and leave the wildlife alone, no problem. If the rich ran dog fights, then that would be acceptable too and all the old arguments would come out. Let's bring back hare coursing then and **** fighting and bear baiting. After all, they are all traditional pursuits. If foxes need to be controlled, then do it simply and cost effectively with a gun. As for townies not knowing much about it. It would appear that we have lots of urban foxes these days. Why not have the Darlington Hunt. They could chase foxes down Bondgate and around the Pedestrian Heart. Tally Ho ! Here's a thought ! Why not everyone at the hunt draw straws. The short straw gets to be the fox for the day. I'm sure that the hunt will have someone on hand to stop the hounds before too much pain is induced. Maybe town planners should be included in the drawing of straws ?
lol,,,i like that one.
[quote][p][bold]Spy Boy[/bold] wrote: If fox hunting were enjoyed by people from council estates, it would have been banned. As it's all run by people with money and status, it's not banned. Being at the hunt is to be seen. It's a social event and I must admit it is very colourful. As long as they just chase dragged targets and leave the wildlife alone, no problem. If the rich ran dog fights, then that would be acceptable too and all the old arguments would come out. Let's bring back hare coursing then and **** fighting and bear baiting. After all, they are all traditional pursuits. If foxes need to be controlled, then do it simply and cost effectively with a gun. As for townies not knowing much about it. It would appear that we have lots of urban foxes these days. Why not have the Darlington Hunt. They could chase foxes down Bondgate and around the Pedestrian Heart. Tally Ho ! Here's a thought ! Why not everyone at the hunt draw straws. The short straw gets to be the fox for the day. I'm sure that the hunt will have someone on hand to stop the hounds before too much pain is induced. Maybe town planners should be included in the drawing of straws ?[/p][/quote]lol,,,i like that one. always right
  • Score: 0

8:32pm Thu 3 Nov 11

Sick As A Pig says...

youngdock89 wrote:
I Say Overturn the ban.
Get rid of the Vermin that is the Fox, Which night after night causes havoc, ripping through chicken coups taking out every single bird and in the spring savages lambs which have only been sent out to graze.
But i guess its quite ironic the "Townies" dont really see that, but if they were on the recieving end of the havoc that one fox alone can cause would be the first to complain.
If a Fox does that then shoot it, dont use dogs and gimps on horse back to chase it down and rip it apart But I guess its quite ironic the "Hunt" dont really see that But if they were on the recieving end of the havoc that these idiots can cause, they would be the first to complain. Easy "innit". Fool.
[quote][p][bold]youngdock89[/bold] wrote: I Say Overturn the ban. Get rid of the Vermin that is the Fox, Which night after night causes havoc, ripping through chicken coups taking out every single bird and in the spring savages lambs which have only been sent out to graze. But i guess its quite ironic the "Townies" dont really see that, but if they were on the recieving end of the havoc that one fox alone can cause would be the first to complain.[/p][/quote]If a Fox does that then shoot it, dont use dogs and gimps on horse back to chase it down and rip it apart But I guess its quite ironic the "Hunt" dont really see that But if they were on the recieving end of the havoc that these idiots can cause, they would be the first to complain. Easy "innit". Fool. Sick As A Pig
  • Score: 3

10:19pm Thu 3 Nov 11

The old giffer says...

First, I am not a townie, and I have shot and eaten wild birds and animals, so please don't label me as some sort of veggie eating pacifist. Hunting is purely and simply the snobs of the area parading about in their finery, showing off to their like minded friends. Real country people, people who actually do the work on the land, are dragged into this charade by some sort of misplaced loyalty to the buffoons on horses. If we added together all the monetary damage done by foxes, -hens killed, lambs savaged? which we know is vastly exaggerated anyway, it would not pay for a single horse/tack/box/pinks
/ set-up needed to hunt with the crowd. Stop giving us that old argument, the maths shows you up.
First, I am not a townie, and I have shot and eaten wild birds and animals, so please don't label me as some sort of veggie eating pacifist. Hunting is purely and simply the snobs of the area parading about in their finery, showing off to their like minded friends. Real country people, people who actually do the work on the land, are dragged into this charade by some sort of misplaced loyalty to the buffoons on horses. If we added together all the monetary damage done by foxes, -hens killed, lambs savaged? which we know is vastly exaggerated anyway, it would not pay for a single horse/tack/box/pinks / set-up needed to hunt with the crowd. Stop giving us that old argument, the maths shows you up. The old giffer
  • Score: 1

10:30pm Thu 3 Nov 11

The old giffer says...

I forgot to add that the horsey buffons also use the hunt as a sort of dating event, to show off their young gals, hoping to attract an inbred chinless rupert of the right pedigree to breed with. One of the luminaries of the Zetland didn't have a hyphenated name when I met him 30 years ago, it was adopted to fit in. You know who I mean Gaz.
I forgot to add that the horsey buffons also use the hunt as a sort of dating event, to show off their young gals, hoping to attract an inbred chinless rupert of the right pedigree to breed with. One of the luminaries of the Zetland didn't have a hyphenated name when I met him 30 years ago, it was adopted to fit in. You know who I mean Gaz. The old giffer
  • Score: 2

8:54am Fri 4 Nov 11

loopeyloo75 says...

it seems the poll gives a different opinion to the comments.
it seems the poll gives a different opinion to the comments. loopeyloo75
  • Score: 1

10:08am Fri 4 Nov 11

Sick As A Pig says...

Lol, inbred chinless Rupert, Love it.
Lol, inbred chinless Rupert, Love it. Sick As A Pig
  • Score: 2

5:20am Wed 23 Nov 11

rockfordIL says...

I kept free range chickens, and never lost a one to foxes. That's because I fenced against them and had a dog which would see them off. I also kept ferrets and must have caught hundreds of fluffy little bunnies over the years. By gum,.....I do miss a rabbit pie!
I kept free range chickens, and never lost a one to foxes. That's because I fenced against them and had a dog which would see them off. I also kept ferrets and must have caught hundreds of fluffy little bunnies over the years. By gum,.....I do miss a rabbit pie! rockfordIL
  • Score: 0

4:41pm Wed 23 Nov 11

flatbattery says...

why dont we start na sport where we can chase all the hunters and then kick them where it hurts, these are so called intelligent people !!
why dont we start na sport where we can chase all the hunters and then kick them where it hurts, these are so called intelligent people !! flatbattery
  • Score: 2

9:04pm Wed 23 Nov 11

G Harris says...

"the unspeakable in pursuit of the inedible" .Anyone who gains pleasure from hounding another living thing to exhaustion then watching it be ripped to shreds by a pack, is one very sick and twisted puppy. There's a link between animal cruelty and child abuse- makes you think about these psychos.
"the unspeakable in pursuit of the inedible" .Anyone who gains pleasure from hounding another living thing to exhaustion then watching it be ripped to shreds by a pack, is one very sick and twisted puppy. There's a link between animal cruelty and child abuse- makes you think about these psychos. G Harris
  • Score: 3

5:52am Thu 24 Nov 11

flatbattery says...

hunters are animals themselves, lets all hunt them
hunters are animals themselves, lets all hunt them flatbattery
  • Score: 1

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