Money well spent

I WOULD like to congratulate the RSPCA on their successful prosecution of the Heythorp Hunt.

I know it cost a lot of money, but I think it was money well spent, if only to make people more aware that hunting with dogs still goes on.

I would also like to congratulate the Government for deciding not to allow a free vote on the Hunting With Dogs Bill, even if the reason was they knew they would lose.

A recent poll shows 76 per cent of voters are now against fox hunting.

So a happy New Year for foxes and I hope a miserable one for the hunters.

Jenny Horner, Hornsey Garth, Wigginton, York.

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10:37am Mon 31 Dec 12

Micklegate says...

Foxes are vermin and a menace, killing livestock and also being pretty unique as animals in that they kill when not hungry just for the killing.

The RSPCA spent over £300k on concerns about the welfare of two foxes. I would rather have seen that money spent on keeping alive the 3,400 healthy dogs they put down last year. Yes, 3,400 dogs alive or 2 foxes, that's where I'd disagree with the letter writer. Millions of children die in the thrid world due to diseases they could be vacnated against for pence, the money could have saved hundreds of thousands of their lives.

One thing this letter and the Press coverage of the Boxing Day hunts have done though is allow comments. It's an interesting way to explain to someone not from York how unpopular the Labour cabinet is just point out to them 'well, you know how high passions are on hunting and tempers fray, well the Press will allow comments on it, but when it comes to the Labour cabinet passions go way beyond that level so they dare not'.
Foxes are vermin and a menace, killing livestock and also being pretty unique as animals in that they kill when not hungry just for the killing. The RSPCA spent over £300k on concerns about the welfare of two foxes. I would rather have seen that money spent on keeping alive the 3,400 healthy dogs they put down last year. Yes, 3,400 dogs alive or 2 foxes, that's where I'd disagree with the letter writer. Millions of children die in the thrid world due to diseases they could be vacnated against for pence, the money could have saved hundreds of thousands of their lives. One thing this letter and the Press coverage of the Boxing Day hunts have done though is allow comments. It's an interesting way to explain to someone not from York how unpopular the Labour cabinet is just point out to them 'well, you know how high passions are on hunting and tempers fray, well the Press will allow comments on it, but when it comes to the Labour cabinet passions go way beyond that level so they dare not'. Micklegate
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1:07pm Mon 31 Dec 12

pedalling paul says...

I once visited Regents Park Zoo, and saw a cage with a sign reading "The most dangerous animal on the planet" It was of course one for human visitors to enter, and be photographed from outside........
I once visited Regents Park Zoo, and saw a cage with a sign reading "The most dangerous animal on the planet" It was of course one for human visitors to enter, and be photographed from outside........ pedalling paul
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9:40am Tue 1 Jan 13

Peterwalker says...

Hows about spending over £300k on putting down the filthy stinking dog owners who allow their flea ridden mutts to pollute our streets. Now that would be money well spent!
Hows about spending over £300k on putting down the filthy stinking dog owners who allow their flea ridden mutts to pollute our streets. Now that would be money well spent! Peterwalker
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5:52pm Tue 1 Jan 13

capt spaulding says...

After reading about the court case
RSPCA v Gill I will never throw a tanner in the tin again.
After reading about the court case RSPCA v Gill I will never throw a tanner in the tin again. capt spaulding
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9:59am Wed 2 Jan 13

Yorkieand says...

Micklegate wrote:
Foxes are vermin and a menace, killing livestock and also being pretty unique as animals in that they kill when not hungry just for the killing. The RSPCA spent over £300k on concerns about the welfare of two foxes. I would rather have seen that money spent on keeping alive the 3,400 healthy dogs they put down last year. Yes, 3,400 dogs alive or 2 foxes, that's where I'd disagree with the letter writer. Millions of children die in the thrid world due to diseases they could be vacnated against for pence, the money could have saved hundreds of thousands of their lives. One thing this letter and the Press coverage of the Boxing Day hunts have done though is allow comments. It's an interesting way to explain to someone not from York how unpopular the Labour cabinet is just point out to them 'well, you know how high passions are on hunting and tempers fray, well the Press will allow comments on it, but when it comes to the Labour cabinet passions go way beyond that level so they dare not'.
There's enough money in this world to save the two foxes, save the 3,400 healthy dogs you mention and to vacinate all the children of the third world.

Funnily enough a lot of this money is in the hands of the type of people that support Fox Hunting and many of them couldn't give a t@ss for anyone but themselves.
[quote][p][bold]Micklegate[/bold] wrote: Foxes are vermin and a menace, killing livestock and also being pretty unique as animals in that they kill when not hungry just for the killing. The RSPCA spent over £300k on concerns about the welfare of two foxes. I would rather have seen that money spent on keeping alive the 3,400 healthy dogs they put down last year. Yes, 3,400 dogs alive or 2 foxes, that's where I'd disagree with the letter writer. Millions of children die in the thrid world due to diseases they could be vacnated against for pence, the money could have saved hundreds of thousands of their lives. One thing this letter and the Press coverage of the Boxing Day hunts have done though is allow comments. It's an interesting way to explain to someone not from York how unpopular the Labour cabinet is just point out to them 'well, you know how high passions are on hunting and tempers fray, well the Press will allow comments on it, but when it comes to the Labour cabinet passions go way beyond that level so they dare not'.[/p][/quote]There's enough money in this world to save the two foxes, save the 3,400 healthy dogs you mention and to vacinate all the children of the third world. Funnily enough a lot of this money is in the hands of the type of people that support Fox Hunting and many of them couldn't give a t@ss for anyone but themselves. Yorkieand
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3:07pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Big Bad Wolf says...

Yorkieand wrote:
Micklegate wrote:
Foxes are vermin and a menace, killing livestock and also being pretty unique as animals in that they kill when not hungry just for the killing. The RSPCA spent over £300k on concerns about the welfare of two foxes. I would rather have seen that money spent on keeping alive the 3,400 healthy dogs they put down last year. Yes, 3,400 dogs alive or 2 foxes, that's where I'd disagree with the letter writer. Millions of children die in the thrid world due to diseases they could be vacnated against for pence, the money could have saved hundreds of thousands of their lives. One thing this letter and the Press coverage of the Boxing Day hunts have done though is allow comments. It's an interesting way to explain to someone not from York how unpopular the Labour cabinet is just point out to them 'well, you know how high passions are on hunting and tempers fray, well the Press will allow comments on it, but when it comes to the Labour cabinet passions go way beyond that level so they dare not'.
There's enough money in this world to save the two foxes, save the 3,400 healthy dogs you mention and to vacinate all the children of the third world.

Funnily enough a lot of this money is in the hands of the type of people that support Fox Hunting and many of them couldn't give a t@ss for anyone but themselves.
The RSPCA catch urban foxs and treat them then release them onto local farmland .... These fox's have no knowledge of fending for themselves in a rural setting... This is a very cruel act.
Fox's are vermin.
[quote][p][bold]Yorkieand[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Micklegate[/bold] wrote: Foxes are vermin and a menace, killing livestock and also being pretty unique as animals in that they kill when not hungry just for the killing. The RSPCA spent over £300k on concerns about the welfare of two foxes. I would rather have seen that money spent on keeping alive the 3,400 healthy dogs they put down last year. Yes, 3,400 dogs alive or 2 foxes, that's where I'd disagree with the letter writer. Millions of children die in the thrid world due to diseases they could be vacnated against for pence, the money could have saved hundreds of thousands of their lives. One thing this letter and the Press coverage of the Boxing Day hunts have done though is allow comments. It's an interesting way to explain to someone not from York how unpopular the Labour cabinet is just point out to them 'well, you know how high passions are on hunting and tempers fray, well the Press will allow comments on it, but when it comes to the Labour cabinet passions go way beyond that level so they dare not'.[/p][/quote]There's enough money in this world to save the two foxes, save the 3,400 healthy dogs you mention and to vacinate all the children of the third world. Funnily enough a lot of this money is in the hands of the type of people that support Fox Hunting and many of them couldn't give a t@ss for anyone but themselves.[/p][/quote]The RSPCA catch urban foxs and treat them then release them onto local farmland .... These fox's have no knowledge of fending for themselves in a rural setting... This is a very cruel act. Fox's are vermin. Big Bad Wolf
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