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Latest Comments
  • Lazy Fat Wizard
    Re: Arguments For Hunting
    Lynn said "Just a reminder that "Foxes are vermin" for those that seem to forget!" You're vermin :) See, it's a meaningless…
    18 June 2015
  • ecky
    Re: Arguments For Hunting
    Fox hunting has absolutely nothing to do with controlling the fox population. In fact the last thing any hunt wants is a reduction in fox…
    14 June 2015
  • RuralSports
    Re: Shooting Seasons
    @DB1983. Thanks, we've corrected the article now.
    2 June 2015
  • DB1983
    Re: Shooting Seasons
    The information displayed above is wrong - hunting of curlew was banned under the Wildlife and Natural Environment Act (Northern Ireland) 2011.
    30 May 2015
  • Lynn
    Re: Arguments For Hunting
    Just a reminder that "Foxes are vermin" for those that seem to forget!
    28 May 2015
  • Peter
    Re: Arguments Against Hunting
    Only the slow, injured or elderly foxes are killed. So it's better for the fox population. The hounds are looked after as pets…
    21 May 2015
  • NorthWest
    Re: Arguments For Hunting
    I am appalled and shocked to the core that people actually think that hunting defenceless animals is a 'sport' and that we should…
    11 May 2015
  • suz
    Re: Badger Baiting
    Hi @ANNE THE MAN. You can send information on badger digging to Scottish Badgers @ ian@scottishbadgers.org.uk, the SSPCA or the Police. If you do…
    19 April 2015
    Re: Badger Baiting
    I have had people digging up badger sets on my farm.
    4 April 2015
  • MattyG14
    Re: Arguments For Hunting
    Hunting is done for a reason, because foxes eat chickens and lambs which farmers need to produce things for the community. People say ban…
    2 April 2015
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