In the UK, you can’t shoot hares, rabbits or other game animals on Sundays or Christmas Day. And I’d give up my Toyota Tacoma to own a pair of Purdey shotguns — after which I’d sell one of the guns and buy a better truck. There. I’ve done the UK gun bit. ‘Cause this story is about hunting with dogs . . .
The Hunting Act 2004 banned wild animal hunting with dogs in England and Wales.(The British PM promised a “free vote” on repeal — and then changed her mind.) But hunting dogs remain, mostly occupying their time with howling, eating, reproduction and relatively bloodless “drag hunts.”
As we all know, tree huggers are known cat hoarders. And so the Mirror reports that the twain met: More than 20 cats missing after “out of control” hunting dogs rampage through animal sanctuary. . .
“Out of control” fox hounds ran wild at a cat sanctuary for an hour-and-a-half after rushing onto their land during a hunt, horrified staff have claimed.
More than 20 cats are still unaccounted for at Celia Hammond Animal Trust’s Greenacres branch near Hastings after staff claimed it was swarmed by “large” fox hounds yesterday afternoon.
Staff say they were forced to fight off the fox hounds with broomsticks as they tried to protect the 130 cats and one goat that live on the sanctuary set over woodlands and fields in East Sussex.
Footage recorded at the scene shows a large hound bound across woodland as it is chased off by one of the four members of staff on site at the time.
“Last night the sanctuary recorded 60 cats as missing but near 40 have returned, although many have been left traumatised by their experience, staff say.
Celia Hammond, [former model and] founder of the sanctuary claimed the hounds had split into two groups, one chasing a deer and the other a fox.
In his 1993 book HypnoHealth, RF profiled Ms. Hammond in a chapter entitled “Obsession.” I wonder if he can hypnotize traumatized cats. OK, back to shooting things with bullets . . .