As long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other.
A helpless terrified fox was dragged from a badgers’ set, where she had hidden to escape six men and their dog, and was viciously slaughtered in front of three children.
As you can see from the photograph below three children look on as the poor animal meets a cruel end at the hands of terrier men and their dog.
A shot was fired and another unfortunate fox was dragged from the hole and laid before the children.
“This horrific incident of animal cruelty shows not only a total disregard for the dogs and foxes but also for the welfare of the children. Terrier work is abhorrently cruel.”
Joe Duckworth, chief executive of the League Against Cruel Sports
The RSPCA is now investigating to see if it breaches the laws which govern huntsmen. The 2004 Hunting Act, which banned hunting foxes with a pack of hounds, doesn’t cover the use of dogs to flush out animals underground.
Don’t know what a terrier man is:
“Terrier Men – This unsavoury character will ‘dig out’, shoot or ‘bolt’ the fox when it has gone to ground using terriers. Terrier men are recognisable by their flat caps, Landrovers and leers! Many of them double as pest controllers, and have connections with badger digging.”
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An unsavoury character indeed though that is putting it mildly, such persons to my mind are sadistic, cruel and probably sociopaths – really what kind of mentality enjoys killing another living creature for pleasure, hardly normal or rational is it. In this instance the vile deed is compounded further as these reprehensible excuses for human beings allow three young children to watch.
Child abuse? In my opinion most defintely. Animal abuse ? Most certainly.
Fox hunting or more precisely hunting with hounds was banned on the 18th February 2005, a day celebrated by most decent people and those who genuinely care about animals. It was a day that many thought would never come when finally decency and morality would prevail and such barbarism would finally be consigned to history where it rightfully belongs, and where future generations would cringe in horror that an advanced civilisation in the twenty-first century should allow those who sadly seek pleasure via the pain of other sentient creatures to have the choice to indulge in their sickening perversion.
Sadly despite the ban fox hunting continues and many Tories would like nothing better than to see the ban rescinded.
This is my no means an isolated occurence. Hunts all over the country have been flouting both the spirit and letter of the law ever since the Hunting Act was passed. Partly because of weaknesses and loopholes in the Act and partly due to weak enforcement they can almost always get away with it. They’re allowed to use a full pack of hounds to ‘search’ for their quarry, then, surprise, surprise, the hounds start chasing it. But they can escape conviction unless it can be proved that one or more of the hunters INTENTIONALLY ‘engaged or participated’ in the chase of the unfortunate wild mammal. This is extraordinarily difficult to do. Their standard get out is to claim that they were ‘trail hunting’ – a ‘sport’ invented after the Hunting Act was passed specifically to make it easy for them to make it look like the hounds are following a pre-laid scent trail when what they’re really doing is hunting live quarry much as they ever did. Then, if the fox goes to ground, the thuggish terrier-men are called in to dig-out and shoot [if it’s lucky] the terrified fox, a process that can take hours [I’ve seen that often pre-ban] with the fox and terrier underground squaring up to, and often biting one another. This is allowed by an exemption in the Hunting Act – all they really require is landowner’s permission. Hunts will continue getting away with bloody murder until the Hunting Act is significantly strengthened to make enforcement easier and increase deterrence. See www.powa.org.uk
Commentor Alan Kirby from Protect Our Wild Animals Mirror comments section
Many Tories want fox hunting reinstated regardless of the overwhelming public support for the ban to continue.
According to RSPCA chief executive Gavin Grant “The Prime Minister has said the hunting law is unenforceable and has no place in a civilised society.”
So ripping foxes apart has a place in a civilised society does it Mr Cameron?
The cruel and barbaric pastime of Fox hunting or indeed any hunting has no place in any civilised ethical society. The fact that Cameron seems to think it has says a lot about this man who has brought about such suffering and misery to the lives of many people here in the UK, particularly concerning the vicious welfare reforms and the introduction of Workfare and sanctions plunging people into poverty, driving many to suicide and despair, destroying lives and hope.
We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals
What does Cameron’s passion for hunting say about the character of this unpopular prime minister whose callous indifference to the suffering he has caused during his term in office is beyond comprehension for those of us who endeavour to be compassionate.
This article provides good insight into his intense like of this blood “sport”
“I have spent all week in a state of complete fury.
Like a man possessed with an advanced case of Tourette syndrome, I have been shouting at traffic and assailing my fellow men (and women).
What has brought on this demented state? The hunting debate
It is difficult to explain why this one issue makes me so furious.
Read more of this insane rant:
And my entry here on this blog about this tirade:
Action to take
Fox hunting has been banned lets keep it that way
Click the following link to see how you can strengthen the hunt ban:
Read the full story – Digging Out: the hidden shame of hunting
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To report a wildlife crime :
Wildlife Crimewatch Line: 01483 361 108
Support the league of Cruel Sports End Hunting Campaign
A selection of quotations about hunting and animal cruelty
“Most people accept there is no place for animal cruelty in a civilised society.
Mary Creagh MP
“Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.”
James A. Froude
“Cruelty to animals is contrary to man’s duty to himself, because it deadens in him the feeling of sympathy for their sufferings, and thus a natural tendency that is very useful to morality in relation to other human beings is weakened.
If [man] is not to stifle his human feelings, he must practise kindness towards animals, for he who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals”
“Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.
We need a boundless ethics which will include animals also.
The thinking [person] must oppose all cruel customs no matter how deeply rooted in tradition and surrounded by a halo. When we have a choice, we must avoid bringing torment and injury into the life of another…”
“There will be no justice as long as man will stand with a knife or with a gun and destroy those who are weaker than he is.”
Isaac Bashevis Singer
“Killing animals for sport, for pleasure, for adventures, and for hides and furs is a phenomenon which is at once disgusting and distressing. There is no justification in indulging in such acts of brutality.”
His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Whenever I see a photograph of some sportsman grinning over his kill, I am always impressed by the striking moral and esthetic superiority of the dead animal to the live one.
Edward Abbey (1927 – 1989), A Voice Crying in the Wilderness
When I was twelve, I went hunting with my father and we shot a bird. He was laying there and something struck me. Why do we call this fun to kill this creature who was as happy as I was when I woke up this morning.