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Urban Fox Hunting

Fox hunting in the inner circle of the M25. Televised.
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What better than to get government backing for fox hunting, than to bring it into the city and televise it. Turn it into the biggest gameshow since 'Running Man'.

Team up a load of hunting hopefuls in Barbour jackets and range rovers with a serious aresenal of shotguns and other fancy new-age weaponry. Then let them loose on unsuspecting 'urban' foxes which are continually causing a nuisance. No holds barred action, a free pass for the hunters to go wherever they please...(within the M25) imagine stting in front of your telly watching this spectacle, when they pass through your own back garden shooting after a fox.

I know i'd watch it.

ebola, Sep 26 2002

Urban deer hunts http://www.agfc.com...agfc_ao_030602.html
No Range Rovers - this is Arkansas! [phoenix, Sep 26 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Urban fox hunt courtesy of the BBC http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/1525177.stm
Again, no Range Rovers.... [phoenix, Sep 26 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Audi Fox http://www.typ82.info/pics/leaudi.jpg
Easy target [thumbwax, Sep 26 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Volkswagen Fox http://wj2d.100megsdns.com/vwfox.html
ditto [mrthingy, Sep 26 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]


       Bit violent. What about urbanising other rural activities such as sheep-herding?   

       "One Man and his Quad".
sild, Sep 26 2002

       What is that people often eat in Scotland?
bristolz, Sep 26 2002

[ sctld ], Sep 26 2002

       They don't shoot the fox in a fox hunt. The hounds break its neck (cruel sounding, but actually faster than most slaughter methods in abattoirs).   

       They do use guns in deer hunting, because the hounds would not be able to kill the prey cleanly - in fact hounds that break this rule are no longer allowed to hunt. But even then, they do not use a shotgun, which would undoubtedly be far more likely to wound than kill (as it would for a fox, for that matter).
yamahito, Sep 26 2002

       Not a bad idea. We have foxes prowling around in the daytime where I live, rooting through people's bins.
hippo, Sep 26 2002

       <cruel sounding, but actually faster than most slaughter methods in abattoirs> I thought cattle in slaughterhouses were electrocuted prior to slaughter, probably about as fast as neck-breaking. Besides,abattoirs are operated to supply food, not for "fun." That's what makes fox hunting more barbaric.
mrthingy, Sep 26 2002

       Well, I don't know whether we're talking about the same country (I only know about the UK), but electrocution isn't an option here, I believe: there are three accepted methods of termination - dislocation of the brain, stopping the heart (can't remember technical term), or breaking the neck. They have three seconds to kill the animal. I think those last three seconds can be a very long time in some circumstances.   

       I'd rather have meat slaughtered by someone I know, really, for these reasons.   

       Also, fox hunting is not just for fun, although that's an undenyable part (I've been told - not really my thing, I'll admit). It's also about pest control, but perhaps most importantly (and most often ignored), dispersion.
yamahito, Sep 26 2002

       To me it's exactly the same as a bunch of psychos chasing and murdering your pet dog.
mrthingy, May 13 2004

       Can we hunt DesertFox?
tchaikovsky, May 14 2004

       I love hearing about these trouble foxes. I presume these are all in Britain - I never hear about trouble foxes in the states. Perhaps the raccoons occupy that niche? There is no shortage of foxes, but they do not eat trash in my experience. I think it is interesting how the foxes in Europe are adapting to humans.
bungston, May 15 2004



       Can we transmogrify tchaikovsky and hunt him?
DesertFox, May 15 2004

       I am thriilled that a fox finally moved into our woodsy neighborhood. He has kept the bunnies out of my garden all year.
dentworth, May 15 2004


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