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So can we get over this 'foxes are cute' schtick now?

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banned6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
Can we bring back fox hunting and cut down on the number of foxes in general? I can't be the only one who has noticed more foxes in their area, especially at night making a heck of a lot of noise.

Plus this awful story about the nine month old twins.
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banned6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
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banned#2
Cruelty to animal's to be brought back.

No, thanks
banned#3
DLM
Cruelty to animal's to be brought back.

No, thanks


They're vermin - I put down mousetraps and not the humane ones. The ones that snap their spine.

Foxes are not just annoying, but they actually kill other animals people keep.
#4
What actually though is the point of fox hunting? Serious question as I honestly dont know - and cant see what fun can be had doing this?
#5
So because a fox attacks somebody you want to start killing them. Lets kill all tigers, lions, crocs as these attack people as well, in fact lets kill all animals just in case they rear their ugly head. Just humans left.... Hang on humans attack humans. Time do drop the bomb i think. :p
banned#6
FilthAndFurry
They're vermin - I put down mousetraps and not the humane ones. The ones that snap their spine.

Foxes are not just annoying, but they actually kill other animals people keep.


Let's shoot them all then :roll:
banned#7
csiman
what about the parents taking some responsibility

fancy leaving a ground floor outside door open all night 'because of the heat' with two 9 month old babies in the house!


I don't think you can say they were going to leave it open 'all night' for certain. I know I leave the doors open when it's hot and then close them before I go to bed.

Have you noticed more foxes in your area? They make a heck of a lot of noise, like a cat being throttled.
banned#8
wow must be better in london than i thought, my doors are never left open even in the day
#9
Fox hunting in east london tally ho lol,
#10
FilthAndFurry
They make a heck of a lot of noise, like a cat being throttled.


They are only making love when you hear the noises.... :w00t:
banned#11
DLM
Let's shoot them all then :roll:


scoff
So because a fox attacks somebody you want to start killing them. Lets kill all tigers, lions, crocs as these attack people as well, in fact lets kill all animals just in case they rear their ugly head. Just humans left.... Hang on humans attack humans. Time do drop the bomb i think. :p


Actually, I'd like to kill them because of the noise they make and the damage they can do to other animals that people keep - to me that's a good enough reason.

I just think this horrid story might open a few naive people's eyes to the fact that foxes aren't all cute wittle animals. They're vermin and I'd treat them like any other vermin like rats, mice etc.
#12
yep, these regular fox attacks must be stopped..............................
banned#13
waterloo
Fox hunting in east london tally ho lol,


Maybe a few residents or even the council could employ urban fox hunters/removers/whatever the correct term for them is.
banned#14
Alfonse
yep, these regular fox attacks must be stopped..............................


I know my neighbour got attacked by a fox recently, NOT :p
banned#15
FilthAndFurry
Let's start with the imaginary ones first:thumbsup:


Yes, let's.

Go for it :thumbsup:
banned#16
I for one am sick and tired of foxes eating our babies! I am sickened by this outrage and may start at online petition to ban foxes.

If anyone wants to start a Facebook group too, that would be great. Maybe something like "Killer foxes shud b hung and shot. lol"

Also, foxes give you cancer.
[helper]#17
Fox hunting has never been banned. You can still go out and shoot foxs if thats your thing. What you are not allowed to do is chase them for a mile and laugh as your dogs tear the fox apart, all for a "jolly good wheeze"..... You can't argue that there aren't enough shotguns in the UK - there's supposed to be 1 million of them.

If hunting foxs with dogs had been a "working class" sport it would have been banned 100 years ago.....
banned#18
DJ1
I for one am sick and tired of foxes eating our babies! I am sickened by this outrage and may start at online petition to ban foxes.

If anyone wants to start a Facebook group too, that would be great. Maybe something like "Killer foxes shud b hung and shot. lol"

Also, foxes give you cancer.


I see what you did there - you tied it into a Daily Mail 'blah blah give you cancer' type thing. That's very clever.:)

But my main point was that we should be getting rid of foxes because they're annoying vermin who seem to be growing in numbers in areas they weren't previously.

I just added the other story because it was somewhat related and in today's news.

But I certainly think you've put the scares into satirists around the world - mocking the Daily Wail, whatever next you card:thumbsup:
banned#19
gari189
Fox hunting has never been banned. You can still go out and shoot foxs if thats your thing. What you are not allowed to do is chase them for a mile and laugh as your dogs tear the fox apart, all for a "jolly good wheeze".....

If hunting foxs with dogs had been a "working class" sport it would have been banned 100 years ago.....


5 points for making it a class thing.
[helper]#20
FilthAndFurry
5 points for making it a class thing.

It is a "class" thing - (its also a "townie/country" thing). Why was badger baiting outlawed then but fox hunting was allowed to continue?
#21
FilthAndFurry
Maybe a few residents or even the council could employ urban fox hunters/removers/whatever the correct term for them is.

Maybe they could have a "BBQ A FOX DAY" type of advent that would go down well in east London.
banned#22
FilthAndFurry


But I certainly think you've put the scares into satirists around the world - mocking the Daily Wail, whatever next you card:thumbsup:



It wasn't a dig at you at all. I was pre-empting what most people on here were going to say.
#23
It's amazing how callous the human race is, as soon as something like this awful and tragic event happens, there is an outcry to destroy the species (in this case foxes). The animals instinct is to survive, and to do this it often has to kill, and whilst we think we are superior and evolved, you only have to look around you and read some of the moronic comments on here to realise there are still neanderthals amongst us.
banned#24
gari189
It is a "class" thing - (its also a "townie/country" thing). Why was badger baiting outlawed then but fox hunting was allowed to continue?


It was a distraction, a massive waste of time to appease 'old labour' idiots who wanted to get one over the 'toffs'. But that's another debate.

Has anyone else noticed more foxes in urban areas?
#25
not sure that anyone ever suggested they were "cute"-the anti hunting brigade are against it for reasons of cruelty.

I agree they are vermin,and the population needs to be controlled and if thats done humanely I have no objection. My problem is with a bunch of sad,inadequate hooray henrys dressing up in red coat tails and hunting them on horseback with dogs-their "controlling the population" argument just doesnt wash imho.

As for the story in the news about the twins,its terrible,a tragedy,but as has already been said,what kind of parents leave their doors open with babies in the house? Hopefully the police will charge them with neglect or reckless endangerment(altho I doubt it)
banned#26
Humphman
It's amazing how callous the human race is, as soon as something like this awful and tragic event happens, there is an outcry to destroy the species (in this case foxes). The animals instinct is to survive, and to do this it often has to kill, and whilst we think we are superior and evolved, you only have to look around you and read some of the moronic comments on here to realise there are still neanderthals amongst us.


Yes humans are bad, we kill more than any other animal, we're only animals etc.

But doesn't change the fact that foxes are vermin, they kill animals we keep either as pets or 'useful' animals and they seem to be growing in numbers. They make a lot of noise and in summer when you need the windows open that can be a huge annoyance.
banned#27
barky

As for the story in the news about the twins,its terrible,a tragedy,but as has already been said,what kind of parents leave their doors open with babies in the house? Hopefully the police will charge them with neglect or reckless endangerment(altho I doubt it)


This is mental.

So all houses that contain children are to have all doors and windows closed at all times? The parents have done absolutely nothing wrong here.

Who on Earth would expect a fox to enter a house, climb up the stairs and eat a baby??
banned#28
barky
not sure that anyone ever suggested they were "cute"-the anti hunting brigade are against it for reasons of cruelty.

I agree they are vermin,and the population needs to be controlled and if thats done humanely I have no objection. My problem is with a bunch of sad,inadequate hooray henrys dressing up in red coat tails and hunting them on horseback with dogs-their "controlling the population" argument just doesnt wash imho.

As for the story in the news about the twins,its terrible,a tragedy,but as has already been said,what kind of parents leave their doors open with babies in the house? Hopefully the police will charge them with neglect or reckless endangerment(altho I doubt it)


It was hot, it was 10pm....without knowing the full story, I wouldn't want to judge straight away. That's just me though.
#29
DJ1
This is mental.

So all houses that contain children are to have all doors and windows closed at all times? The parents have done absolutely nothing wrong here.

Who on Earth would expect a fox to enter a house, climb up the stairs and eat a baby??


I didnt suggest they should expect a fox,but plenty could have happened-an abduction for instance-why not shut the door to the twins room and open the window? This was reckless stupidity by the parents.
#30
sassie
wow must be better in london than i thought, my doors are never left open even in the day


Must admit - I always have the back door open here when weather is nice - love the fresh air coming through the house - but I live around loads of farms and believe it or not we have had deer round her loads of times. Last time was a fortnight ago and first I knew they were out back was when Haggis came sprinting in looking absolutely petrified!!
#31
Sad story, don't know what the right answer is. Don't think we should kill foxes, just be more careful about leaving doors/windows etc open. But then they'll get through even a small window if they wanted and we can't totally seal the houses!!
banned#32
FilthAndFurry;8778733
It was hot, it was 10pm....without knowing the full story, I wouldn't want to judge straight away. That's just me though.

maybe you should heed your own words before starting threads like this then lol

Nine-month-old twin girls are seriously ill in hospital after apparently being mauled by a fox
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#34





are these pictures taken in your own garden!! It looks like its well settled and happy there!!!!
#35
Benjimoron


Foxes are cute :thumbsup:
#36
bossyboots
are these pictures taken in your own garden!! It looks like its well settled and happy there!!!!


yep, taken about a year ago I think. You can stand around 3 metres away from the sleeping fox before it will get up and move away.
banned#37
Benjimoron


So Benji (or would you prefer Mr Moron?) I take it you've never lost animals to a fox?

They don't come across as quite so cute - and yes I know it's nature and animals kill other animals. But mouses looking for food in houses is 'natural' too and we have no problem destroying them either.
banned#38
barky
I didnt suggest they should expect a fox,but plenty could have happened-an abduction for instance-why not shut the door to the twins room and open the window? This was reckless stupidity by the parents.


Because on a balmy evening when there's little breeze, that really doesn't do much:?
#39
FilthAndFurry
So Benji (or would you prefer Mr Moron?) I take it you've never lost animals to a fox?

They don't come across as quite so cute - and yes I know it's nature and animals kill other animals. But mouses looking for food in houses is 'natural' too and we have no problem destroying them either.


Call me either for now.

I've never lost animals to a fox.
#40
FilthAndFurry
So Benji (or would you prefer Mr Moron?) I take it you've never lost animals to a fox?

They don't come across as quite so cute - and yes I know it's nature and animals kill other animals. But mouses looking for food in houses is 'natural' too and we have no problem destroying them either.


I just have cats and let nature take its course i.e. the food chain :thumbsup:

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