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Supporters turn out in force for annual Wymondham Hunt

PUBLISHED: 13:48 26 December 2011

The Wymondham hunt arrives in the Market Place on Sunday

The Wymondham hunt arrives in the Market Place on Sunday

Archant

A crowd nearly 1,000 strong packed into Wymondham Market Place this morning to see off the traditional Boxing Day hunt.

Organisers the Dunston Harriers believed the crowd could have been a record turnout, proving the hunt’s popularity with the rural community despite a ban on fox hunting introduced by the Hunting Act in 2005.

Brad Webb, master of the Dunston Harriers, said: “It is a great turnout. You can see how important it is just by looking about today and we are a small percentage of the people attending hunts across the country today.”

10 comments

  • well said bookworm. blame cavemen.....they started it

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    canaryboy71

    Monday, December 26, 2011

  • foxes need to be culled. i have witnessed how brutal they can be. nobody ever complains about how other animals are killed to put meat on their plates. the world is so p.c now its unbelievable.

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    canaryboy71

    Monday, December 26, 2011

  • Bookworm, I find it rather poor taste to have innocent wild animals needlessly hunted and ripped to pieces for the amusement of the upper classes. I find your comment both small minded and offensive.

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    Thunderchild

    Monday, December 26, 2011

  • Its all very festive with the horses and hounds but what about the hounds injured during the chase and what happens to them when they are too old to take part? A turkey leg by the log fire or 'humanely dispatched'?

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    smalltownboy

    Monday, December 26, 2011

  • Wish they pick that horse poo up.

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    nrg

    Wednesday, December 28, 2011

  • thunderpants--good.

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    bookworm

    Wednesday, December 28, 2011

  • I used to hunt alot with the Dunston Harriers and we never caught a thing, foxes are too clever and cunning.Now I live in Australia I see the distruction that foxes do, new born lambs chickens anything they can kill so please dont feel sorry for them, they carry diseases aswell,we have a bounty on them now so the more you shoot the the better the country is.

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    Amanda.T

    Tuesday, December 27, 2011

  • the left in this country are always choosy about what they want to ban and while they demonstrate against the BNP and EDL they ignore muslim groups who call for the death of gays and Jews and in the same way they will condemn hunting as cruel but never campaign against the increasing use of Halal killing of animals or the slow death of rats ad other animals we consider as pests

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    blister

    Thursday, December 29, 2011

  • I've listened to the many and various arguments put forward by both sides about the issue of fox hunting and have never been persuaded that hunting a fox with hounds is justifiable. Fox hunting as we know it is generally attributed to Hugo Meynell, Master of the Quorn Hunt between 1753 and 1800. However, fox hunting was not conceived as an effective method for keeping fox populations under control but rather for sport by the landed gentry. Many of the arguments for and against hunting fox's on horses ultimately round on arguments about class. Given the cost of horse ownership and the number of affluent people who indulge in supporting fox hunting then this argument seems to have some merit. However, in the end the argument should begin and end in is fox hunting an effective way of controlling fox populations? The scientific arguments seem to support that it most certainly isn't. Secondly, does terrifying an animal by hunting with dogs cause the animal distress and alarm? The argument that it doesn't seems almost too unbelievable to deny? In the end though the real reasons for wanting to reinstate fox hunting appear to be that those with the money and will to carry out this 'sport' want to, nothing more.

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    Douglas McCoy

    Monday, December 26, 2011

  • listen at it... nothing wrong with hunting animals.

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    bookworm

    Monday, December 26, 2011

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