As I understand it the Government Bill to ban it has been passed and now
looks odds on to become law. The House of Lords look set to delay it by
Hunt supporters seem resigned to the fact that it is only a matter of time
before it is banned and are signing up en masse to publicly declare their
intention to ignore the law when it becomes final.
Many hunts will be be prefaced by speeches containing some or all of the
following: I fought in world war two, city folk don't understand country
matters, the fox enjoys it don't you know.
Gangs of protesters, many with brightly coloured Mohican haircuts and
camouflage clothing (go figure), will be involved in violent clashes with
hunt participants. Protesters spraying aerosols to desensitise the hounds
sense of smell. Hunt supporters beating the crap out of hunt saboteurs if
they can get them off camera. All this drama acted out against a backdrop of
thatched cottages and leafy lanes. Book early to avoid disappointment.
And they say us Brits have no sense of fun :-)
Ah, the picturesque Pommy countryside with all those rustic local
characters and traditional charm - and that's just the protesters of
course. Looking forward to renewing my acquaintance with it all next
year. I well remember those farm lad friends of my youth who used to
follow the hunts in the East Midlands because they reckoned that all
those upper class gels were quite recreational after a couple of
hours on a horse. The unspeakable in pursuit of the....
Of course, those mad pink hunt types could all just come out here on
hols - we normally just shoot foxes. Demn nuisance they are too. They
could have a crack at the feral pig problem as well - much more
challenging, the dogs are bigger and the results are edible.
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