Why is Fox Hunting Bad

What Defines Fox Hunting?

Historical and scientific evidence shows that the animals targeted in fox hunting suffer physical and mental stress when chased by a hunter, whether or not they are eventually killed which is so cruel.

Foxes have naturally escaped predators by going underground to hide their selves, but the hunters blocked their ways with some scientific techniques. If the foxes succeed in escaping from them, the hunt followers send terriers down the hole to trap them, and when the fox tries to dig they shoot them.

Fox hunting is a field-sport, in which the hunters follow a pack of well-trained dogs. As the dogs pick up the smell of foxes, they pursue them and kill them. Not only by foot but they often went in their bikes, cars, or sometimes horsebacks.

Why was Fox Hunting Banned?

It was deemed to be cruel and inhuman. Hunting with dogs was banned in 2005 because the government was strongly against the cruelty of wild animals being chased. Scientific evidence express that the animals targeted in fox hunting suffer physical and mental pressure when chased by a hunt whether or not they are eventually killed.

The government announced a “Bill” where both houses of a parliament debated whether the sport should be self-regulated, licensed, or banned. The hunting Act was banned in 2004 in England but the controversy still rages and people continue to flaunt the law. Even the hunts claim they follow artificially laid trails.

Debates About Fox Hunting

Uses
  • A natural way of preserving the countryside
  • They are killed quickly and not in agony, unlike traps
  • They have subsidiary chances of survival when hunted
  • Nobody has the right and there are no rules to ban the sport
  • Every year 15-20 foxes are slain by hunting; more than 100,000 are killed on the roadside.
  • As it is an outmoded sport, many could lose their jobs, and packs of hounds would have to be destroyed
  • Foxes are vermin and they killed extensively, and hunting controls their numbers while protecting lambs and chickens
Abuses
  • It is bloodshed sport
  • Foxes kill rabbits who destroy crops, saving a crop farmer roughly £900 a year
  • Wildlife is destroyed when ridden through by hunts
  • More lambs expire from starvation and hunger than those killed by foxes
  • It is claimed that some hunts control fox numbers to ensure that there are foxes to hunt
  • Drag hunting in which using a scent laid by humans for hounds to follow can be caused instead
  • Foxes have no natural hunter, and one fox is killed another will take its place

How can Fox Hunting Continue after Bane?

After the bane on fox hunting, hunters follow artificially laid trails or use exclusion laid out in the Act, although the association against cruel sports has alleged that breaks of law may be taking place by some hunts.

It is illegal to hunt foxes with a pack of dogs but you can use dogs to pretend hunting, for example, drag or trail hunting. Shoot the fox quickly after it’s been found. Carry the evidence that you own the land you are shooting on or written permission from the landowner.

Conclusion:

Fox hunting is a field-sport, in which the hunters follow a pack of well-trained dogs. As the dogs pick up the smell of foxes, they chase them and kill them. Not only by foot but they often went in their bikes, cars, or sometimes horsebacks.  The government announced a “Bill” where both houses of parliament debated whether the sport should be self-regulated, licensed, or banned.

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