Has the ban been successful does anyone know? Or does it still go on.
Bloody waste of time - there are much better things the government could be spending its time trying to sort out, most of which probably wouldn't require them pulling out the Parliament Act and bypassing the House of Lords.
yeh good idea, coz i'm not sure but i remember after it had been banned they were saying on the news about those being the methods to be used now and i was thinking, well that seems just as creul! Maybe they were talking about it in the context of it would be done illegally...
Shooting them's fine if they crack them in the head, out cold in one, but if they get them in the leg/abdomen, they're likely to crawl away into a bush and slowly bleed to death. As scary as it might be, when the dogs catch them they are dead in seconds, without a doubt.
Just thought id say that, for the majority of farmers etc, 'lamping' is the preferred method of dispoosal of foxes. It involves passing a strong torch beam across the hillside at night, the foxes eyes reflect a red/orange colour in the light, whereas farm livestock/cats/badgers eyes reflect differently, so theres no chance of shooting the wrong thing!