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A threat to more sports?

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: November 27, 2012

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IT is uncivilised and dangerous to ban other people's sport.

Civilisation began with farming, before that we were all hunters, that is why we all like sport. Farming and sport require animals; some are domesticated to provide food and sport, others are culled to prevent them eating crops, chickens and lambs. Since hunting was banned, foxes are so numerous they have invaded towns. Fox hunters have not given up, they are waiting for government to ask them back. If a sport can be banned because some MPs don't like it your sport could be next. Some are already calling for a ban on racing, starting with the Grand National.

Gwilym Levell

Whittington Street, Tonna

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  • Jiffy  |  November 29 2012, 7:13PM

    If we allowed free rein to these idiots with guns, we'd probably soon end up like Belgium. On a recent trip, I was amazed to notice there are practically no wild birds to be seen in the town where I was staying. I know they are a filthy, disease ridden pest, but not one pigeon lived in the town square and no ducks swam in the canal. The gun mad Belgians had shot the lot. I can only hope they've started on themselves now.

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  • Neathboy234  |  November 29 2012, 2:03PM

    Portia123 well said. Perhaps we should send fox hunters off to Afghanistan as they like killing so much. they should fit in well there it's in their nature, and i'm sure they would love all the blood.

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  • Portia123  |  November 29 2012, 2:01PM

    In answer to the post which states foxes kill huge amounts of lambs and chickens and are over running towns. The short answer would be ********, but a more scientific approach may be better appreciated.The reality is that there are about 250,000 foxes in Britain, and the numbers haven't changed since records began. Foxes do not take a significant number of free range chickens, or lambs to be termed pests, and hunters do not kill enough foxes to be called pest controllers. Foxes keep the rabbit population under control, they also eat rats and other small rodents. They clean up carrion and they eat insects and earthworms, supplementing their diet with the odd bird's egg. In winter foxes are practically vegetarian. Fox numbers are regulated by nature, not by hunters. If there is no food they don't produce cubs, or they only produce one which will likely be sickly and die. They also take over unused earths or badger sets when the previous occupants have died. A fox in the wild lives for around two years. More are killed on the roads than are killed by hunters and shooting put together. Your bloodthirsty attempts to demonise a beautiful British mammal are pathetic at best. Hunters will do and say anything to get this vile sport back up and running. The Countryside Alliance have even told hunters to complain about hunt monitors and lie about being attacked. They even dressed a dead piglet in a babygrow and put it out in a pushchair in the garden. God knows how long they had to let the camera roll before a fox came along, smelled the rotting pork, and dragged the 'baby' out of the pram. This was a ridiculous attempt to frighten people into thinking that foxes will steal your children if they aren't hunted down. Foxes are beautiful, exciting animals. We must protect them from cowards who never evolved out of the Stone Age. Bring back hunting?? NEVER.

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  • Portia123  |  November 29 2012, 1:53PM

    Hunters are recidivist killers who should be given ASBOs and made to do community service. They should also have to undergo mandatory training to see if they can discover any traces of their humanity. Fox hunting is against the Law, and you need to get over the fact that it isn't coming back. The Act needs strengthening, and that will happen, meanwhile we just need to keep catching you psychopathic cowards and relieving you of lots of money.

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  • Neathboy234  |  November 27 2012, 5:39PM

    no more Levell, from now on name and address supplied , please

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  • Gwyddno  |  November 27 2012, 5:24PM

    Binge Levelling can be Shock Horror Scare. by Daily Scar reporter. Doctors at the Clinic for Odd Disorders have discovered that levels of Levell in South Wales have reached epidemic levels that will not level out even amongst the level-headed. A large quantity of Levell over a period of time can erode the immune system leading to surgeons having to remove the immune organ surgically using surgery. An immunectomy leaves the patient with life long empty space in the immunospheric area leading to bouts of grim face and a morbid fear of S4C and Gorsaf signs. Death does not follow quickly, unfortunately. Doesn't look good. Ah well. Never mind.

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  • Neathboy234  |  November 27 2012, 4:36PM

    His not a Lib Dem i know that, lol

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  • Dooyah  |  November 27 2012, 4:29PM

    Neathboy234 Thought sourcrat was an out of work LibDem. High levels of Levell are harmful - Reduce dosage.

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  • Neathboy234  |  November 27 2012, 4:02PM

    sochat i did not suggest that animal right activists in any way harm levell. What i was pointing out that such people have done so in the past. There have been several occasions where men and women have been forced at assume new identities and live under police protection for haveing the same views as our Tonna friend. Please learn to read what others say, clearly you do not have the intellect to understand what i written. BTW if you don't think it's foolish to put ones name and address on a controversial subject please feel free to do so yourself. Being the coward that most extreme right wingers are i suspect u will not reveal your name and address, lol.

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  • sochat  |  November 27 2012, 1:13PM

    Neathboy234 The great democrat.Suggesting that animal rights activists should cause bodily harm to the writer of this letter.On another subject i regard you as the resided clown (sic).

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