You'd be surprised. If even a weak old fox gets into a hen house it will kill every bird - most animals predated by foxes aren't fast or strong enough to escape, and foxes hunt by stealth rather than brute force.
(Original post by blinkbelle)
Surely if they're killing off the weak old ones, the whole idea of killing them to prevent death to livestock goes out of the window - if they're so weak and old I don't think they'd manage to kill that many livestock..
Fox hunts never actually killed that many foxes - many times more are simply shot. And as much as people like to be classist and pain huntsmen as posh toffs laughing over foxes 'getting ripped apart', they're normal people who have no desire to cause too much suffering to the animal. There's a respect for the quarry.
Last edited by Preasure; 15-05-2009 at 19:42.