posted on Nov, 20 2004 @ 05:50 AM
I live in the country. I've lost about 50 birds to foxes in the last year- chickens, geese and ducks.
We called the local hunt in to get the fox and although they didn't catch him, they flushed him out and he has't returned.
Would you like to tell me how to get rid of the fox if he does come back and fox-hunting is banned?
Sure, fox hunting may be cruel to some, but just what alternatives is the government offering to deal with the problem?
The way I see it, I have two options. I can either poison them - could be a long and slow death and may kill other wild life. Or I can try and shoot
them - but foxes are hard to hit and even if I do manage to get one, the chances are that I will only wound it. Add to that the fact that firearms
aren't exactly falling off trees in the UK these days and shooting is not really a credible option.
So the alternatives are far more cruel and totally inefficient. The government hasn't thought this through at all. They've bowed to pressure from
the city dwellers who just want to see hunting banned but don't realise that they are going to put the fox through a lot more pain and agony because
they have provided no other method of fox control.
So as the poster said previously - foxes are a menace and need to be controlled. Never a truer statement. Just tell me how to contol them and I'll
agree with you.