Backfire of the Year

Posted: January 22, 2018 in Response
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If you’ve been keeping up with developments you’d have read my blog entry from last week that was in response to a statement the Fitzwilliam Hunt put out. Well interestingly they’ve responded and this made me very happy indeed.

Firstly thanks for the extra hits guys, I really appreciated it. It’s nice to know my blog is being read by both sides.

Secondly (and most amusingly) they’ve chosen to respond regarding the use of Citronella. Now my original blog post highlighted many issues regarding the illegal activities of the Fitzwilliam. The questionable use of a Bird of Prey, the presence of terrier men, the blocking up of Badger setts, the legality of trespass and access to private land and the laying of non-existent trails. Are we then to assume that they have conceded on all the above points I raised as truth, and they have nothing else as a counter argument? I wonder if they will issue another statement? Do you think they will hire a lawyer (they can certainly afford one) or get another deluded and indoctrinated teenager to write a heartfelt but ultimately nonsensical response?

There statement on the use of Citronella can be seen below.

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It’s fairly clear they gave someone the job of doing a bit of research on citronella and they’ve quoted chapter and verse from the data sheet. However this has backfired on them in a pretty significant way. The response from the fabulous British general public was spectacular.

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So OK for use on children. Good to know.

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Some nice science there. I like science.

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Everything carries a potential hazard notice. It clears the manufacturers of any possible claims in the unlikely event of any reaction.

Response 4

I agree, not even neat Citronella can cover their desperation.

Response 5

Embarrassing indeed.

The above comments as only a small selection of the responses, the vast majority anti-hunt, factual and highly critical. If hunting is to survive it needs to take a long hard look at itself. Stop hunting live quarry, adopt the clean boot or drag, show some respect to other people and their  property and get with the times. Its a tiny minority pastime and the British public are deeply ashamed of what you do and what you represent. This archaic tradition is no excuse for cruelty, it’s time to adapt or go the way of the Dodo.

Comments
  1. Simon Watson says:

    This is intensely funny and very embarrassing for the hunt. These people are desparately out of touch with reality.

  2. Sally kingham says:

    Really are getting desperate and showing their ignorance as well.

  3. Denise Doherty says:

    Good morning,

    Whilst this is hopefully a further nail in their coffin, I still do not understand why the hounds could not be fitted with muzzles?

    I know this would not prevent them rampaging and causing mayhem, but perhaps it should be enforced anyway.

    Kind regards,

    Denise

    • Many animals which have been hunted over long distances will die later of exhaustion even if they don’t get caught. Also hounds can do serious damage even when muzzled if they did catch an animal, effectively bludgeoning it to death. Muzzles are no solution to the hunting problem.

  4. Sadly it’s people like them who did for the Dodo. And before they argue with that, I simply mean ignorance.

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