Author Topic: Boxing day hunt  (Read 985 times)

April

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Re: Boxing day hunt
« Reply #30 on: 18:45:25, 08/01/19 »
Just a thought April.  The Lake District landscape is the product of animal farming.  If we all went veggie/vegan, what would happen to the countryside?

Oh  :o I've not heard this argument before  :o

Well only about a dozen times  ;)

Everyone going veggie/vegan is extremely unlikely so this isn't anything I spend time worrying about. There are some who would like the "woolly locusts" removed from the fells so "re-wilding" can happen. This has already happened in parts of the Lakes with areas of land being fenced off to keep sheep out. There is an ongoing debate about the rights and wrongs of how the landscape should be managed, me being a veggie or vegan isn't going to make a difference to what happens to it.

"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong

mananddog

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Re: Boxing day hunt
« Reply #31 on: 08:32:15, 09/01/19 »

Back to the OP. As has been mentioned, the landowner can permit access. However, the hunts around here do not give a toss for permission. A local wood I am involved in and 5000 acres  of land has repeatedly asked the local hunt NOT to hunt there. The whole area was minced up by the hunt which had obviously been surrounding the wood and besieging it - this is not the action of a drag hunt. If it was a drag hunt they could avoid all the areas they are asked to keep out of but they do not. Make your own conclusions as to what they are doing.


The hunt was in my village yesterday so I went walking well away from them. I used to be able to check where both the Quorn and the Cottesmore were hunting and avoid them but the meets section has gone off line and is only available on a password protected site. I have been caught up in them when out on my MTB and being suddenly surrounded by 20 skittish horses when your head is at the perfect height for a lashing hoof is not nice. I even got hit in the face by a horse whip, not on purpose, the guy was not paying attention as I tried to overtake him and get out of the way, but he did not apologise.




phil1960

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Re: Boxing day hunt
« Reply #32 on: 13:35:06, 09/01/19 »
Well said, both of you  :)
Touching from a distance, further all the time.