heads up to georgia hunters
i saw an interesting news piece on fox smuggling last night in atlanta. here is a link to the show:
the piece focuses on a north carolina man that smuggles fox and coyote to sell to fox pens, which subsequently allow hunting by hounds. while the investigators make it clear that the transgressions reported in the segments do not deal with open range fox hunting, i thought it noteworthy to point out as there has already been negative press around the piece.
as land up and down the east coast is swallowed up by developers, more and more foxhunting communities are and will continue to look towards fox pens as a way to keep their sport alive. these reports villanize the sport, and foreshadows dark days for sport in the southeast.
I have hunted all my life.
I have gone through,battling with antis,fought to stop them throwing acid ect on our hounds,
Watched helplessly while a semi truck,headed straight for me and another whip,while we were trying to slow/stop traffic,he then ran over hounds on purpose.
Killing 2 couple..
Please dont talk to me about being aware of AR.activists,I grew up fighting them.
To me hunting is a sport.
Look at the numbers they are talking about being sold to these fox pens.
Not a lot sporting about that.
Yes there are supposed to be bolt holes,but when they are blocked off to get a better run for the hounds.
Is that sport,I think not.
I truly hate the anti's,and the loss of hunting in UK has affected me and my family greatly,part of our heritage is gone.
Hunting here is definately different,cubbing is the time we trained young hounds,alongside steady older hounds to learn their job.[in the UK]
I hope this "awakening "will put training the old fashioned way back in vogue.