Residents' shock as the Beaufort hunt hurtled through Tetbury town centre last Monday

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Tetbury resident Peter Martin standing on Bath Road where the hunt hurtled up into the town centre on Monday Tetbury resident Peter Martin standing on Bath Road where the hunt hurtled up into the town centre on Monday

TERRIFIED Tetbury residents have reported the Beaufort Hunt to police after a pack of hounds ran through the town centre on Monday.

Resident Peter Martin saw the hunt come right past his house on Longfurlong Lane and said it was “completely unacceptable” for such an activity to take place in a residential area. He claims the pack had been chasing a fox at the time and followed it onto Bath Road and up to St Mary’s Church. The hunt said this week they had been trail hunting at the time.

“I was on the phone looking out the window and saw a fox legging it past my gate closely followed by a pack of hounds thundering down the road,” Mr Martin said.

“I spoke to a lady who had seen them soon after by St Mary’s Church. They had gone all the way into town. She said she had been absolutely terrified.”

Fox hunting as a sport was banned in England in 2004 and made illegal in 2005. Police confirmed that they had received a report of the incident and was investigating.

Mr Martin said most people were not prepared to report the hunt.

“People should be free to say they do not agree with the hunt, but they are afraid of being bullied,” he said. “I spoke to a clearly frightened, distressed woman who had seen the hunt, but she didn’t want to leave her name,” he said.

 

Click above to see a resident's video of Monday's hunt

Jamie Smith, owner of Bath Bridge Barbers, said: “As I was walking out to get our sign at the top of the street, I had to get out the way.

“There were about 15 dogs at least.”

Another Bath Road resident, who wished to remain anonymous, said she saw the hounds jump over her garden wall.

“They leapt into my garden from the field and then ran into the road. I’m surprised they didn’t get run over. I was quite frightened for them,” she said.

Not everyone was upset by the incident.

Brian Edge at Café Edge said it had been “a wonderful sight” with about 28 hounds in the centre of town.

“It was a bit of a commotion, but the riders had it under control,” he said.

“People here are used to the hounds coming through and I even heard tourists say they thought it was wonderful to see.”

Next door, Filly’s clothes shop owner Sue Ferguson has been a member of the Beaufort Hunt for over 20 years.

“I don’t hunt any more, but I’m a social member,” said Sue. “I thought it was fantastic seeing the hunt in town and lovely seeing people com - ing out of shops to watch.

“The hounds were as good as gold and nobody looked scared of them. There was certainly no fox in the High Street and the hunt would never chase one intentionally.”

A spokesman for Beaufort Hunt confirmed the hounds had run loose in the centre of Tetbury, but were quickly rounded up.

“It seems some hunt staff were delayed by unexpected wire but soon caught up with the hounds and collected them all,” she explained

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7:16am Thu 5 Dec 13

Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum says...

I had heard that the Beaufort hunt had ran amok through the residential streets of Tetbury.
I also know for a fact, witnesses saw a fox being chased along Longfurlong Lane up to St Marys Church by the pack of Beaufort hounds.
Come on then …. Fox hunting was outlawed in 2005 … can a member of the Beaufort Hunt explain their actions?
This was a dreadful incident that frightened residents of a quiet market town.
Those responsible should be held accountable by the police … but, as usual, nothing will happen.
I had heard that the Beaufort hunt had ran amok through the residential streets of Tetbury. I also know for a fact, witnesses saw a fox being chased along Longfurlong Lane up to St Marys Church by the pack of Beaufort hounds. Come on then …. Fox hunting was outlawed in 2005 … can a member of the Beaufort Hunt explain their actions? This was a dreadful incident that frightened residents of a quiet market town. Those responsible should be held accountable by the police … but, as usual, nothing will happen. Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum

8:59am Thu 5 Dec 13

PaulyR says...

"Not chase a fox intentionally?"
Absolute rubbish. Should be a politician!
"Not chase a fox intentionally?" Absolute rubbish. Should be a politician! PaulyR

10:13am Thu 5 Dec 13

Polly1944 says...

These supposedly 'posh' Bastards think they are above the Law. Who the Hell do they think they are?.......set the Hounds on them for a change.
These supposedly 'posh' Bastards think they are above the Law. Who the Hell do they think they are?.......set the Hounds on them for a change. Polly1944

11:01am Thu 5 Dec 13

Jagvegan says...

Of course they were chasing a fox intentionally - do they really think we 'plebs' are that thick? They know nothing will be done to uphold the law - funny how there were enough police to tackle the sabs before the ban, but not enough to monitor the hunts. One law for them ----
Of course they were chasing a fox intentionally - do they really think we 'plebs' are that thick? They know nothing will be done to uphold the law - funny how there were enough police to tackle the sabs before the ban, but not enough to monitor the hunts. One law for them ---- Jagvegan

11:40am Thu 5 Dec 13

IknowIamright says...

I will not be going in your shop now Sue Ferguson
I will not be going in your shop now Sue Ferguson IknowIamright

11:40am Thu 5 Dec 13

IknowIamright says...

I will not be going in your cafe now Brian Edge
I will not be going in your cafe now Brian Edge IknowIamright

1:55pm Thu 5 Dec 13

Lil'one says...

Not only would this be frightening for some people, but, it would undoubtedly be a hazard for motorists! This should be investigated by the police.
Also, what if some poor cat or dog happened to have been in their path; there has recently been a case where a dog was torn to pieces by a hunt pack.
This sort of behaviour is not acceptable & those that condone it should be ashamed of themselves & more than afraid to exclaim their acceptance of this occurrence and anything associated with it.
Not only would this be frightening for some people, but, it would undoubtedly be a hazard for motorists! This should be investigated by the police. Also, what if some poor cat or dog happened to have been in their path; there has recently been a case where a dog was torn to pieces by a hunt pack. This sort of behaviour is not acceptable & those that condone it should be ashamed of themselves & more than afraid to exclaim their acceptance of this occurrence and anything associated with it. Lil'one

2:43pm Thu 5 Dec 13

Nebcop says...

I bet it was a glorious sight seeing the hounds and riders in the town, there would be some that didn't approve but it's not just the hunting, some don't like the idea of people riding horse as they feel it is elite and object because of that, I'm sure the Beaufort will continue for many years to come
I bet it was a glorious sight seeing the hounds and riders in the town, there would be some that didn't approve but it's not just the hunting, some don't like the idea of people riding horse as they feel it is elite and object because of that, I'm sure the Beaufort will continue for many years to come Nebcop

4:37pm Thu 5 Dec 13

Jessica Rabbit says...

All you hunting idiots are a bunch of murderous tossers... not intentional my arse. I can't believe how these idiotic people can find terrorising an innocent creature fun... you are the lowest of the low. I hope karma comes to you all and one day you find yourself running for your life.
All you hunting idiots are a bunch of murderous tossers... not intentional my arse. I can't believe how these idiotic people can find terrorising an innocent creature fun... you are the lowest of the low. I hope karma comes to you all and one day you find yourself running for your life. Jessica Rabbit

7:43pm Thu 5 Dec 13

Pippaheaney says...

Your site terms state do not post anything that is "false, abusive or malicious" which most of the above comments are. The video on your page shows horses being trotted along the road with several riders politely acknowledging the person taking the video. How can this be "terrifying". Once again the media is exaggerating an incident out of all proportion to sell newspapers. I would suggest that if a fox was disturbed by the hounds being in the area the witnesses were not qualified to say whether the hounds were hunting it or not.
Your site terms state do not post anything that is "false, abusive or malicious" which most of the above comments are. The video on your page shows horses being trotted along the road with several riders politely acknowledging the person taking the video. How can this be "terrifying". Once again the media is exaggerating an incident out of all proportion to sell newspapers. I would suggest that if a fox was disturbed by the hounds being in the area the witnesses were not qualified to say whether the hounds were hunting it or not. Pippaheaney

8:23pm Thu 5 Dec 13

Mr.Fox says...

Perhaps the hunt should publish their trail hunt route in advance, and then residents will be forewarned to keep their pets inside and shoppers can choose to avoid the town on that day? The hounds are allegedly highly trained working dogs, which is why they are exempt from being on a lead on the public highway and their owners do not have to clean up their dog mess when they foul the footpaths and roadways. I'm not really sure what kind of "work" they are doing. In my mind, a working dog is a guide dog for the blind, a police dog or shepherd dog. Hounds out being exercised on a trail hunt is not "work". If the local constabulary knew in advance that the trail hunt was going to pass through the town, you'd like to think they would have blocked the application on grounds of public safety? I'm sure this was an isolated incident and 99 times out of a hundred, the hunt follows their trail hunt route to the letter, and if any foxes are spotted along the route, the highly trained hounds ignore it and carry on regardless. I somehow doubt it...
Perhaps the hunt should publish their trail hunt route in advance, and then residents will be forewarned to keep their pets inside and shoppers can choose to avoid the town on that day? The hounds are allegedly highly trained working dogs, which is why they are exempt from being on a lead on the public highway and their owners do not have to clean up their dog mess when they foul the footpaths and roadways. I'm not really sure what kind of "work" they are doing. In my mind, a working dog is a guide dog for the blind, a police dog or shepherd dog. Hounds out being exercised on a trail hunt is not "work". If the local constabulary knew in advance that the trail hunt was going to pass through the town, you'd like to think they would have blocked the application on grounds of public safety? I'm sure this was an isolated incident and 99 times out of a hundred, the hunt follows their trail hunt route to the letter, and if any foxes are spotted along the route, the highly trained hounds ignore it and carry on regardless. I somehow doubt it... Mr.Fox

9:24pm Thu 5 Dec 13

hot potato says...

Sue Ferguson stated: "There was certainly no fox in the High Street and the hunt would never chase one intentionally.”
Doe she also beleive in Father Christmas. Sue Ferguson, who was a member of the hunt, knows perfectly well what was going on. Stragen how the public saw the fox yet hunt supporters did not? Dogs out of control in a public place is breaking the law, are the police asking why a 'trail' was laid via the main high street?
Trail my a****se!
Time these arrogant animal abusers got their come uppance but with their friends in high places, it is unlikely. The police should be explaining to the public why they did not do their job and police the Hunting Act and convict thesse law breakers.
Sue Ferguson stated: "There was certainly no fox in the High Street and the hunt would never chase one intentionally.” Doe she also beleive in Father Christmas. Sue Ferguson, who was a member of the hunt, knows perfectly well what was going on. Stragen how the public saw the fox yet hunt supporters did not? Dogs out of control in a public place is breaking the law, are the police asking why a 'trail' was laid via the main high street? Trail my a****se! Time these arrogant animal abusers got their come uppance but with their friends in high places, it is unlikely. The police should be explaining to the public why they did not do their job and police the Hunting Act and convict thesse law breakers. hot potato

2:24am Fri 6 Dec 13

Petrus G Ferreira jnr. says...

Chasing a fox or not chasing a fox...

If that's your biggest concern in life, then you don't have any worries at all!

Get of your high horse and back on your vegetarian diet. That should tire you enough to keep you quiet for another year.

Kind regards

P
Chasing a fox or not chasing a fox... If that's your biggest concern in life, then you don't have any worries at all! Get of your high horse and back on your vegetarian diet. That should tire you enough to keep you quiet for another year. Kind regards P Petrus G Ferreira jnr.

7:00am Fri 6 Dec 13

ron angel says...

I am sure it was not against the law, you can ride a horse on a public road and take dogs on a public road.
I am sure it was not against the law, you can ride a horse on a public road and take dogs on a public road. ron angel

12:58pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Doesitreallymatter? says...

Had prince charles been amongst the riders I believe everyone would have been applauding the hunt and the fox would have been forgotten about.
Had prince charles been amongst the riders I believe everyone would have been applauding the hunt and the fox would have been forgotten about. Doesitreallymatter?

3:06pm Fri 6 Dec 13

aflek 123 says...

the sad fact is such pretentious morons who follow this pursuit seem to think they have the right to break the law on the basis that its an old established country pursuit. time and education will show them to be misguided idiots as with other outdated so called barbaric sports
the sad fact is such pretentious morons who follow this pursuit seem to think they have the right to break the law on the basis that its an old established country pursuit. time and education will show them to be misguided idiots as with other outdated so called barbaric sports aflek 123

4:48pm Fri 6 Dec 13

weareallovines says...

"This was a dreadful incident that frightened residents of a quiet market town"

Really? A few people on horseback and hounds frightened people? Perhaps they need to move to a big town away from the dreadful countryside

Hounds are not robots, and do you really think they planned to go through the centre?
"This was a dreadful incident that frightened residents of a quiet market town" Really? A few people on horseback and hounds frightened people? Perhaps they need to move to a big town away from the dreadful countryside Hounds are not robots, and do you really think they planned to go through the centre? weareallovines

5:37pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Dave676 says...

Well said, weareallovines
I will be making a point of supporting Cafe Edge - we are all free to express our opinions. Viewing the video I cannot see anything that would 'frighten or distress' me. If they came along my street I would pleased to see them.
Having said all that hounds should not be running along busy roads and, I imagine, this was not intended. I have noticed that generally drivers seem to travel at reckless speeds on country roads and are not prepared for the unexpected appearance of any animal. Many overtake riders, cyclists and horse, too closely and quickly. Deer, foxes, badgers, rabbits and the poor old pheasants don't stand a chance.
Well said, weareallovines I will be making a point of supporting Cafe Edge - we are all free to express our opinions. Viewing the video I cannot see anything that would 'frighten or distress' me. If they came along my street I would pleased to see them. Having said all that hounds should not be running along busy roads and, I imagine, this was not intended. I have noticed that generally drivers seem to travel at reckless speeds on country roads and are not prepared for the unexpected appearance of any animal. Many overtake riders, cyclists and horse, too closely and quickly. Deer, foxes, badgers, rabbits and the poor old pheasants don't stand a chance. Dave676

6:35pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Olly Cromwell says...

Mr Brian Edge is also a pantomime dame who recently stood for Tetbury Town Council, but lost under the UKIP banner.

That probably upset the horses.
Mr Brian Edge is also a pantomime dame who recently stood for Tetbury Town Council, but lost under the UKIP banner. That probably upset the horses. Olly Cromwell

6:48pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Gravehopper says...

Petrus G Ferreira jnr. wrote:
Chasing a fox or not chasing a fox...

If that's your biggest concern in life, then you don't have any worries at all!

Get of your high horse and back on your vegetarian diet. That should tire you enough to keep you quiet for another year.

Kind regards

P
It's not anyone's biggest concern in life, but it is a concern if you don't agree with fox hunting and don't want a gang of bloody- minded bastards charging up and down your street. Just because people don't like this, doesn't mean they aren't bothered about other more pressing matters.
You're extremely patronizing aren't you, Petrus? In your mind, all people who hate animal cruelty are sandal wearing vegetarians who ride a fold up bike to their IT jobs and cry at photos of kittens, which I assure you is very far from the truth. I suggest that YOU go away for a while and chow down on a bit of foie gras until you, I dunno, just burst or something.
Yours very affectionately, Mrs G.
[quote][p][bold]Petrus G Ferreira jnr.[/bold] wrote: Chasing a fox or not chasing a fox... If that's your biggest concern in life, then you don't have any worries at all! Get of your high horse and back on your vegetarian diet. That should tire you enough to keep you quiet for another year. Kind regards P[/p][/quote]It's not anyone's biggest concern in life, but it is a concern if you don't agree with fox hunting and don't want a gang of bloody- minded bastards charging up and down your street. Just because people don't like this, doesn't mean they aren't bothered about other more pressing matters. You're extremely patronizing aren't you, Petrus? In your mind, all people who hate animal cruelty are sandal wearing vegetarians who ride a fold up bike to their IT jobs and cry at photos of kittens, which I assure you is very far from the truth. I suggest that YOU go away for a while and chow down on a bit of foie gras until you, I dunno, just burst or something. Yours very affectionately, Mrs G. Gravehopper

6:49pm Fri 6 Dec 13

stfcred1972 says...

PaulyR wrote:
"Not chase a fox intentionally?"
Absolute rubbish. Should be a politician!
more than likely is a politician or good friends with one to keep the police off there back......They think they above the law and judging by the in actions of the police right across the country I guess they are
[quote][p][bold]PaulyR[/bold] wrote: "Not chase a fox intentionally?" Absolute rubbish. Should be a politician![/p][/quote]more than likely is a politician or good friends with one to keep the police off there back......They think they above the law and judging by the in actions of the police right across the country I guess they are stfcred1972

9:12pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Tallyhoe says...

all i can say was i had a great time. nothing better then going flat out through a quiet town which we were not doing hardly breaking out of a trot your in the countryside these things happen its not done intentionally.the media all ways makes things seem worse then what they actualy are, people are clueless when it comes to hunting and have no idea what goes on people work hard to make sure we stay inside the law! Hounds of many generations have been bred to do what is natural to them and there animals at the end of the day and like all animals they are unpredictable everything is always blown out of proportion if a ryal was out hunting this day im sure the headline would of been positive and the so called fox would of been forgotten all about
all i can say was i had a great time. nothing better then going flat out through a quiet town which we were not doing hardly breaking out of a trot your in the countryside these things happen its not done intentionally.the media all ways makes things seem worse then what they actualy are, people are clueless when it comes to hunting and have no idea what goes on people work hard to make sure we stay inside the law! Hounds of many generations have been bred to do what is natural to them and there animals at the end of the day and like all animals they are unpredictable everything is always blown out of proportion if a ryal was out hunting this day im sure the headline would of been positive and the so called fox would of been forgotten all about Tallyhoe

9:39pm Fri 6 Dec 13

hot potato says...

Same old, same old from the blood sport brigade, if we abhor this cruelty we 'are clueless about hunting, ,arrogant is their middle name. Well as hunt monitors we clearly are NOT!! We are fully aware what goes on, filling in badger setts, sending the poor terriers down them, throwing the terrified fox to the hunting dogs (whom themselves are abused,(bagging foxes so they can then be chased and also breeding them for hunting, many of the hunting hounds have pressure sores as they have to bed down on hard floors, they are also full of worms due to what they are given to eat. There is NOTHING about hunting that is harmless, it is all a disgusting way to treat animals be they the hunted mammal or the dogs they use. As for the comment that hunts 'stay inside the law', that gave me the best laugh I've had all day!
As for Petrus's comment, again same old stuff, if we don't have better things to do we are sad, hmmm where have I heard that before, oh yes, parliament, no time for the Hunting Act, we must have better things to do, well we got it made illegal didn't we!!! There can be nothing better than standing up against wrongdoing, but as a hunter/supporter I doubt someone of Prtetrus's ilk would ever understand that, he/she needs to try to find a conscience.
Same old, same old from the blood sport brigade, if we abhor this cruelty we 'are clueless about hunting, ,arrogant is their middle name. Well as hunt monitors we clearly are NOT!! We are fully aware what goes on, filling in badger setts, sending the poor terriers down them, throwing the terrified fox to the hunting dogs (whom themselves are abused,(bagging foxes so they can then be chased and also breeding them for hunting, many of the hunting hounds have pressure sores as they have to bed down on hard floors, they are also full of worms due to what they are given to eat. There is NOTHING about hunting that is harmless, it is all a disgusting way to treat animals be they the hunted mammal or the dogs they use. As for the comment that hunts 'stay inside the law', that gave me the best laugh I've had all day! As for Petrus's comment, again same old stuff, if we don't have better things to do we are sad, hmmm where have I heard that before, oh yes, parliament, no time for the Hunting Act, we must have better things to do, well we got it made illegal didn't we!!! There can be nothing better than standing up against wrongdoing, but as a hunter/supporter I doubt someone of Prtetrus's ilk would ever understand that, he/she needs to try to find a conscience. hot potato

11:01pm Fri 6 Dec 13

MR DOBBY says...

THERE ARE TWO SIDES TO THIS STOREY,
IF YOU SURPORT THE HUNT ITS OK TO GO ANY WHERE YOU WANT INCLUDING PRIVATE PROPERTY.
IF YOU DO NOT SURPORT THE HUNT THEN YOU CANNOT GO ANY WHERE.
BUT THE POLICE SHOULD UP HOLD THE LAW FOR EVERYONE.
AND ITS ABOUT TIME THEY DID, SORRY WE HAVE NOT GOT MANY TO DO ANYTHING ANYWAY.
THERE ARE TWO SIDES TO THIS STOREY, IF YOU SURPORT THE HUNT ITS OK TO GO ANY WHERE YOU WANT INCLUDING PRIVATE PROPERTY. IF YOU DO NOT SURPORT THE HUNT THEN YOU CANNOT GO ANY WHERE. BUT THE POLICE SHOULD UP HOLD THE LAW FOR EVERYONE. AND ITS ABOUT TIME THEY DID, SORRY WE HAVE NOT GOT MANY TO DO ANYTHING ANYWAY. MR DOBBY

6:29am Sat 7 Dec 13

Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum says...

hot potato wrote:
Same old, same old from the blood sport brigade, if we abhor this cruelty we 'are clueless about hunting, ,arrogant is their middle name. Well as hunt monitors we clearly are NOT!! We are fully aware what goes on, filling in badger setts, sending the poor terriers down them, throwing the terrified fox to the hunting dogs (whom themselves are abused,(bagging foxes so they can then be chased and also breeding them for hunting, many of the hunting hounds have pressure sores as they have to bed down on hard floors, they are also full of worms due to what they are given to eat. There is NOTHING about hunting that is harmless, it is all a disgusting way to treat animals be they the hunted mammal or the dogs they use. As for the comment that hunts 'stay inside the law', that gave me the best laugh I've had all day!
As for Petrus's comment, again same old stuff, if we don't have better things to do we are sad, hmmm where have I heard that before, oh yes, parliament, no time for the Hunting Act, we must have better things to do, well we got it made illegal didn't we!!! There can be nothing better than standing up against wrongdoing, but as a hunter/supporter I doubt someone of Prtetrus's ilk would ever understand that, he/she needs to try to find a conscience.
This needs requoting ......
[quote][p][bold]hot potato[/bold] wrote: Same old, same old from the blood sport brigade, if we abhor this cruelty we 'are clueless about hunting, ,arrogant is their middle name. Well as hunt monitors we clearly are NOT!! We are fully aware what goes on, filling in badger setts, sending the poor terriers down them, throwing the terrified fox to the hunting dogs (whom themselves are abused,(bagging foxes so they can then be chased and also breeding them for hunting, many of the hunting hounds have pressure sores as they have to bed down on hard floors, they are also full of worms due to what they are given to eat. There is NOTHING about hunting that is harmless, it is all a disgusting way to treat animals be they the hunted mammal or the dogs they use. As for the comment that hunts 'stay inside the law', that gave me the best laugh I've had all day! As for Petrus's comment, again same old stuff, if we don't have better things to do we are sad, hmmm where have I heard that before, oh yes, parliament, no time for the Hunting Act, we must have better things to do, well we got it made illegal didn't we!!! There can be nothing better than standing up against wrongdoing, but as a hunter/supporter I doubt someone of Prtetrus's ilk would ever understand that, he/she needs to try to find a conscience.[/p][/quote]This needs requoting ...... Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum

6:35am Sat 7 Dec 13

Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum says...

Dave676 wrote:
Well said, weareallovines
I will be making a point of supporting Cafe Edge - we are all free to express our opinions. Viewing the video I cannot see anything that would 'frighten or distress' me. If they came along my street I would pleased to see them.
Having said all that hounds should not be running along busy roads and, I imagine, this was not intended. I have noticed that generally drivers seem to travel at reckless speeds on country roads and are not prepared for the unexpected appearance of any animal. Many overtake riders, cyclists and horse, too closely and quickly. Deer, foxes, badgers, rabbits and the poor old pheasants don't stand a chance.
God God ... blinkered view or what?

That wasnt a video of the actual incident whereby huntsmen rode through Tetbury without any care or thought for residents.
[quote][p][bold]Dave676[/bold] wrote: Well said, weareallovines I will be making a point of supporting Cafe Edge - we are all free to express our opinions. Viewing the video I cannot see anything that would 'frighten or distress' me. If they came along my street I would pleased to see them. Having said all that hounds should not be running along busy roads and, I imagine, this was not intended. I have noticed that generally drivers seem to travel at reckless speeds on country roads and are not prepared for the unexpected appearance of any animal. Many overtake riders, cyclists and horse, too closely and quickly. Deer, foxes, badgers, rabbits and the poor old pheasants don't stand a chance.[/p][/quote]God God ... blinkered view or what? That wasnt a video of the actual incident whereby huntsmen rode through Tetbury without any care or thought for residents. Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum

12:57pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Dobunna says...

I was 'shocked' when I went to shut up my hens last night and found that a fox had removed every single one of them despite a fully charged battery on the electric fence unit. I would be delighted were the hunt to 'hurtle' through my garden as often as they wish.
I was 'shocked' when I went to shut up my hens last night and found that a fox had removed every single one of them despite a fully charged battery on the electric fence unit. I would be delighted were the hunt to 'hurtle' through my garden as often as they wish. Dobunna

12:57am Sun 8 Dec 13

Mr.Fox says...

Petrus G Ferreira jnr. wrote:
Chasing a fox or not chasing a fox...

If that's your biggest concern in life, then you don't have any worries at all!

Get of your high horse and back on your vegetarian diet. That should tire you enough to keep you quiet for another year.

Kind regards

P
...and you sir are an idiot. Let me know when you have something of value to add to this exchange of views.
[quote][p][bold]Petrus G Ferreira jnr.[/bold] wrote: Chasing a fox or not chasing a fox... If that's your biggest concern in life, then you don't have any worries at all! Get of your high horse and back on your vegetarian diet. That should tire you enough to keep you quiet for another year. Kind regards P[/p][/quote]...and you sir are an idiot. Let me know when you have something of value to add to this exchange of views. Mr.Fox

1:03am Sun 8 Dec 13

Mr.Fox says...

Dobunna wrote:
I was 'shocked' when I went to shut up my hens last night and found that a fox had removed every single one of them despite a fully charged battery on the electric fence unit. I would be delighted were the hunt to 'hurtle' through my garden as often as they wish.
...I'm sorry for your loss, but as a fellow chicken owner, perhaps you should take responsibility for your own actions, and learn how to secure your chicken run from predators, instead of taking the easy option of blaming the fox for your own incompetence?
[quote][p][bold]Dobunna[/bold] wrote: I was 'shocked' when I went to shut up my hens last night and found that a fox had removed every single one of them despite a fully charged battery on the electric fence unit. I would be delighted were the hunt to 'hurtle' through my garden as often as they wish.[/p][/quote]...I'm sorry for your loss, but as a fellow chicken owner, perhaps you should take responsibility for your own actions, and learn how to secure your chicken run from predators, instead of taking the easy option of blaming the fox for your own incompetence? Mr.Fox

1:09am Sun 8 Dec 13

Mr.Fox says...

weareallovines wrote:
"This was a dreadful incident that frightened residents of a quiet market town"

Really? A few people on horseback and hounds frightened people? Perhaps they need to move to a big town away from the dreadful countryside

Hounds are not robots, and do you really think they planned to go through the centre?
... I was lead to believe these hounds were highly trained animals, worthy of their working dog status. If that is not the case, perhaps we should review their status and insist they are kept on a lead like all other dogs while out on the public highway?
[quote][p][bold]weareallovines[/bold] wrote: "This was a dreadful incident that frightened residents of a quiet market town" Really? A few people on horseback and hounds frightened people? Perhaps they need to move to a big town away from the dreadful countryside Hounds are not robots, and do you really think they planned to go through the centre?[/p][/quote]... I was lead to believe these hounds were highly trained animals, worthy of their working dog status. If that is not the case, perhaps we should review their status and insist they are kept on a lead like all other dogs while out on the public highway? Mr.Fox

1:14am Sun 8 Dec 13

Mr.Fox says...

Nebcop wrote:
I bet it was a glorious sight seeing the hounds and riders in the town, there would be some that didn't approve but it's not just the hunting, some don't like the idea of people riding horse as they feel it is elite and object because of that, I'm sure the Beaufort will continue for many years to come
... I don't approve of animal cruelty. If the Beaufort hunt want to run around on horseback playing glorified kiss chase, I've no problem with that. They can leave their hounds at home...
[quote][p][bold]Nebcop[/bold] wrote: I bet it was a glorious sight seeing the hounds and riders in the town, there would be some that didn't approve but it's not just the hunting, some don't like the idea of people riding horse as they feel it is elite and object because of that, I'm sure the Beaufort will continue for many years to come[/p][/quote]... I don't approve of animal cruelty. If the Beaufort hunt want to run around on horseback playing glorified kiss chase, I've no problem with that. They can leave their hounds at home... Mr.Fox

2:30pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Jessica Rabbit says...

I'm loving Mr.Fox!
I'm loving Mr.Fox! Jessica Rabbit

6:10pm Sun 8 Dec 13

hot potato says...

Yes well said mr fox, we have heard all their tired old arguments before, made of course, so they can carry on with their bloodlust. Facts are anyone who thinks that chasing a wild animal to the point of exhaustion then setting a pack of hounds on it is acceptable in the 21st century must surely be sick sadists!
Yes well said mr fox, we have heard all their tired old arguments before, made of course, so they can carry on with their bloodlust. Facts are anyone who thinks that chasing a wild animal to the point of exhaustion then setting a pack of hounds on it is acceptable in the 21st century must surely be sick sadists! hot potato

12:36am Thu 19 Dec 13

Not Postman Pat says...

Just shows how many of the contributors know the area or are true Tetburians, Tetbury has never had a High Street, it is Long Street, or is that something else the latest city dwellers want to change
Just shows how many of the contributors know the area or are true Tetburians, Tetbury has never had a High Street, it is Long Street, or is that something else the latest city dwellers want to change Not Postman Pat

8:15am Thu 19 Dec 13

Mr.Fox says...

Not Postman Pat wrote:
Just shows how many of the contributors know the area or are true Tetburians, Tetbury has never had a High Street, it is Long Street, or is that something else the latest city dwellers want to change
The only person to refer to it as the "High Street" was Sue Ferguson, a member of the Beaufort Hunt for over 20 years :

“There was certainly no fox in the High Street and the hunt would never chase one intentionally.”

**** city dwellers....
[quote][p][bold]Not Postman Pat[/bold] wrote: Just shows how many of the contributors know the area or are true Tetburians, Tetbury has never had a High Street, it is Long Street, or is that something else the latest city dwellers want to change[/p][/quote]The only person to refer to it as the "High Street" was Sue Ferguson, a member of the Beaufort Hunt for over 20 years : “There was certainly no fox in the High Street and the hunt would never chase one intentionally.” **** city dwellers.... Mr.Fox

9:21am Mon 30 Dec 13

Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum says...

I am interested to know, did the police come to any conclusions?

and any arrests made?
I am interested to know, did the police come to any conclusions? and any arrests made? Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum

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