31 July, 2005

Berkshire Hunts

The Countryside Alliance tried to use European human rights laws to overturn the ban in England and Wales. The ban was upheld by two judges on Friday but the pro-hunt group plans to appeal against the judgement. They said the ban robbed people of the right to work, destroyed businesses and ruined people's social lives. Full story

The Countryside Alliance isn't. It is not an Alliance. It is not a group of people coming together behind an idea, or a manifesto. For a more accurate picture imagine a clearing house of bitter Daily Mail housewives aligned with country-set bigots, "I'm not a racist, Geoffrey has a client who once spoke to a black man, I just think there are too many coming here". Each with a different selfish pot to bang, the pound, the darkies, the right to kill animals.
Half the reason they have failed in their aims is that each one who gets to do vox pop to camera in the street gives a different reason. Usually hog-whimperingly stupid. The other reason is that when a character like Otis Ferry pipes-up in a plummy voice, even if he has a fair point you still want to slap him about - it's unfair but there it is.

The destroying jobs argument is cute. I don't know how many people are employed in the businesses of looking after hunting dogs and making red coats and little trumpets, but I'm going to guess it's a couple of hundred, tops. Funnily enough during the miners strike, I don't remember the huntsmen coming out in solidarity for their countrymen. When Margaret Thatcher was breaking the coal industry and destroying thousands of jobs, the huntsmen were at home poring over the Telegraph pictures of strict nanny Thatcher fantasising about her sending in the SAS.

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Blogger Richard shout your mess

Abso-fucking-lutely spot on there matey.

The other argument is that they'll have to kill lots of doggy-woggies. Funny lie that one. They get rid of the dogs when they're 4 years old by either shooting, drowning, poisoning or beating them to death. My mother knows all to well about the horrors of fox hunting from her horsey days in her youth.

They are all liars and violent thugs. Argh!!!!!

August 01, 2005 12:14 am

 
Blogger Chris shout your mess

I was particularly tickled by the argument that the ban ruined people's social lives.

Well fuck-a-doodle-do.

August 01, 2005 9:19 am

 
Blogger Taoski shout your mess

What about their human rights?
Surely they have the RIGHT to hunt a poor defenseless animal?

Tradition, yes. Right, no.
Give a toss, i do not.

August 01, 2005 11:13 am

 
Blogger Chris shout your mess

Whilst I do have opinions about hunting, I carefully didn't mention them. I'm more fascinated by the complete mess the C.A. makes of forming a united front.

Person A on Radio 5Live: "It's the only way to control this enormous pest problem"

Person B on Breakfast TV: "Well you know most of them get away, hardly any get killed"

etc

August 01, 2005 1:09 pm

 
Blogger bigfootcookie shout your mess

You know what, I do believe you have hit the nail on the head. I want to feel sorry for them, as some people are loosing their livelihood, but, even when I try as hard as I can, I still can't. And I didn't know why. Now you have help me reason the fact that not only are their reasons "hog-whimperingly stupid", they also do not give a toss about anyone else other than themselves.

August 03, 2005 11:59 am

 
Anonymous Anonymous shout your mess

it is cruel what did they ever do to you/us they should get a life and find a blooming better hobby cos there lifes are obviously boring if they can't find anything better to do than kill harmless animals i hope they rot in hell

November 23, 2006 8:45 pm

 
Anonymous Anonymous shout your mess

it is cruel what did they ever do to you/us they should get a life and find a blooming better hobby cos there lifes are obviously boring if they can't find anything better to do than kill harmless animals i hope they rot in hell

November 23, 2006 8:45 pm

 
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