Boxing Day hunt attracts crowds to Tewitfield, Carnforth

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Boxing Day hunt attracts crowds to Tewitfield, Carnforth Boxing Day hunt attracts crowds to Tewitfield, Carnforth

MORE than 300 people chose a traditional festive event over the lure of the Boxing Day sales as they supported the Vale of Lune hunt at Tewitfield.

While many in the region were still nursing hangovers from their Christmas Day festivities, crowds gathered (this morning) at The Longlands, just off the M6, to enjoy a mulled wine and cheer on those taking part.

Master of the hunt Clive Richardson raised a glass to spectators, wished them all a ‘very merry Christmas’ and sounded his bugle to get proceedings underway on what is the busiest day of the hunt season across the country.

It followed the news that environment secretary Owen Paterson has ruled out a vote on repealing the hunting ban.

His comments hit the headlines while an estimated 300 Boxing Day hunts gathering up and down the country. The ban on hunting with dogs was passed in 2005.

Mr Patterson told The Daily Telegraph: "There's only a point having a vote if you're going to win. At the moment, it would not be my proposal to bring forward a vote we were going to lose.

"There needs to be more work done on members of parliament. It is our clear intention to have a free vote but we need to choose an appropriate moment."

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3:25pm Wed 26 Dec 12

Whinfell says...

Apparently some hunts follow a trail of fox urine imported from America.
Just about sums it all up really.
You wonder why they bother to get all dressed up in silly costume to pursue a trail of animal pee.
Daft!
Apparently some hunts follow a trail of fox urine imported from America. Just about sums it all up really. You wonder why they bother to get all dressed up in silly costume to pursue a trail of animal pee. Daft! Whinfell

10:13am Thu 27 Dec 12

zaney5 says...

And thats me never frequenting the Longlands Hotel again.
And thats me never frequenting the Longlands Hotel again. zaney5

11:00am Thu 27 Dec 12

oceancloud says...

I'me sure the Longlands Hotel will be absolutely gutted by that piece of devastating news!!
I'me sure the Longlands Hotel will be absolutely gutted by that piece of devastating news!! oceancloud

11:48am Fri 28 Dec 12

MR P KENDAL says...

all the people who spout on about fox hunting want to see in the flesh the damage they cause to livestock,most of the hunt saboteurs are armchair critics who have never left the city they live in.
all the people who spout on about fox hunting want to see in the flesh the damage they cause to livestock,most of the hunt saboteurs are armchair critics who have never left the city they live in. MR P KENDAL

3:03pm Fri 28 Dec 12

zaney5 says...

MR P KENDAL wrote:
all the people who spout on about fox hunting want to see in the flesh the damage they cause to livestock,most of the hunt saboteurs are armchair critics who have never left the city they live in.
So if they have NEVER left the city they live in, how come they can sabotage hunts in the countryside?

Just asking!
[quote][p][bold]MR P KENDAL[/bold] wrote: all the people who spout on about fox hunting want to see in the flesh the damage they cause to livestock,most of the hunt saboteurs are armchair critics who have never left the city they live in.[/p][/quote]So if they have NEVER left the city they live in, how come they can sabotage hunts in the countryside? Just asking! zaney5

3:56pm Fri 28 Dec 12

lakesailor says...

They have cars.
Probably not insured.
They have cars. Probably not insured. lakesailor

12:55pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Nohunting says...

Hunting with dogs is abhorred by the majority of British citizens. Hence the introduction of the Hunting Act to criminalize such barbaric acts of cruelty. One wonders why the interests of a few who wish to torture animals for pleasure, is given front page glorified coverage.
Hunting with dogs is abhorred by the majority of British citizens. Hence the introduction of the Hunting Act to criminalize such barbaric acts of cruelty. One wonders why the interests of a few who wish to torture animals for pleasure, is given front page glorified coverage. Nohunting

2:03pm Sat 29 Dec 12

whiskeydelta says...

What about my chickens & pet rabbit all gone because of reynard!!
What about my chickens & pet rabbit all gone because of reynard!! whiskeydelta

3:36pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Whinfell says...

'Hunting with dogs is abhorred by the majority of British citizens. Hence the introduction of the Hunting Act to criminalize such barbaric acts of cruelty. One wonders why the interests of a few who wish to torture animals for pleasure, is given front page glorified coverage'

Quite agree!
Take some comfort in the fact that these geeks get dressed up in silly costumes tootle whimpish horns and end up chasing a trail of fox urine imported from the USA.
'Hunting with dogs is abhorred by the majority of British citizens. Hence the introduction of the Hunting Act to criminalize such barbaric acts of cruelty. One wonders why the interests of a few who wish to torture animals for pleasure, is given front page glorified coverage' Quite agree! Take some comfort in the fact that these geeks get dressed up in silly costumes tootle whimpish horns and end up chasing a trail of fox urine imported from the USA. Whinfell

4:26pm Sat 29 Dec 12

zaney5 says...

Whinfell wrote:
'Hunting with dogs is abhorred by the majority of British citizens. Hence the introduction of the Hunting Act to criminalize such barbaric acts of cruelty. One wonders why the interests of a few who wish to torture animals for pleasure, is given front page glorified coverage'

Quite agree!
Take some comfort in the fact that these geeks get dressed up in silly costumes tootle whimpish horns and end up chasing a trail of fox urine imported from the USA.
When you put it like that it is rather giggle worthy!
[quote][p][bold]Whinfell[/bold] wrote: 'Hunting with dogs is abhorred by the majority of British citizens. Hence the introduction of the Hunting Act to criminalize such barbaric acts of cruelty. One wonders why the interests of a few who wish to torture animals for pleasure, is given front page glorified coverage' Quite agree! Take some comfort in the fact that these geeks get dressed up in silly costumes tootle whimpish horns and end up chasing a trail of fox urine imported from the USA.[/p][/quote]When you put it like that it is rather giggle worthy! zaney5

6:05pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Whinfell says...

Well at least there is a funny side to it.
Glad it made you laugh.
Actually it was 'Nohunting' who wrote
''Hunting with dogs is abhorred by the majority of British citizens. Hence the introduction of the Hunting Act to criminalize such barbaric acts of cruelty. One wonders why the interests of a few who wish to torture animals for pleasure, is given front page glorified coverage''

Couldn't agree more!
Well at least there is a funny side to it. Glad it made you laugh. Actually it was 'Nohunting' who wrote ''Hunting with dogs is abhorred by the majority of British citizens. Hence the introduction of the Hunting Act to criminalize such barbaric acts of cruelty. One wonders why the interests of a few who wish to torture animals for pleasure, is given front page glorified coverage'' Couldn't agree more! Whinfell

6:33pm Sat 29 Dec 12

zaney5 says...

Me too.
Me too. zaney5

3:24pm Mon 31 Dec 12

churchy66 says...

Sorry we couldn't be there
Sorry we couldn't be there churchy66

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