Cury Hunt leads Boxing Day meet in Helston

Falmouth Packet: Cury Hunt leads Boxing Day meet in Helston Cury Hunt leads Boxing Day meet in Helston

Spectators lined the streets of Helston yesterday to see Cury Hunt lead its annual Boxing Day meet.

Resplendent in their colourful jackets, the huntsmen and women stopped in Coinagehall Street to allow the public to meet the horses and hounds.

After about half an hour the hunt gathered at the bottom of the street before the horns sounded and the horses, led by joint master Adam Tiffin, and with the excited hounds a tangled blur at their feet, left en mass for a four-hour run.

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11:35pm Sun 29 Dec 13

molesworth says...

Excellent stuff! Glad to see the 'hun' is still going.
Excellent stuff! Glad to see the 'hun' is still going. molesworth
  • Score: 1

2:52pm Tue 31 Dec 13

meerkats says...

Dont like to see it myself.
Dont like to see it myself. meerkats
  • Score: 6

3:05pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

I like to see the hunt, it is an exhilarating sight, I just do not like the idea if and when one lone real fox is chased for miles until it is exhausted and then killed, however, I suppose that makes me a hypocrite.
I like to see the hunt, it is an exhilarating sight, I just do not like the idea if and when one lone real fox is chased for miles until it is exhausted and then killed, however, I suppose that makes me a hypocrite. Gillian Zella Martin 09
  • Score: 2

3:55pm Tue 31 Dec 13

molesworth says...

I thought that they chase a rag now. Most foxes live in towns now in any case...
I thought that they chase a rag now. Most foxes live in towns now in any case... molesworth
  • Score: -3

6:44pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

molesworth wrote:
I thought that they chase a rag now. Most foxes live in towns now in any case...
They ought to come up with some sort of remote controlled fox, a bit like a radio controlled car or plane. It could be full of dog biscuits so when the hounds catch it and rip it to pieces they could all eat the biscuits, that way they would be able to control how long the hunt lasts and no animal would be harmed.

If the hunts at present, just follow a trail, what exactly do the land owners gain? I thought the idea was they were invited onto land to control the fox population!
[quote][p][bold]molesworth[/bold] wrote: I thought that they chase a rag now. Most foxes live in towns now in any case...[/p][/quote]They ought to come up with some sort of remote controlled fox, a bit like a radio controlled car or plane. It could be full of dog biscuits so when the hounds catch it and rip it to pieces they could all eat the biscuits, that way they would be able to control how long the hunt lasts and no animal would be harmed. If the hunts at present, just follow a trail, what exactly do the land owners gain? I thought the idea was they were invited onto land to control the fox population! Gillian Zella Martin 09
  • Score: 2

3:38am Wed 1 Jan 14

molesworth says...

Didn't the Labour Party ban hunting with dogs? I seem to remember loads of debate in parliament a few years back.
Didn't the Labour Party ban hunting with dogs? I seem to remember loads of debate in parliament a few years back. molesworth
  • Score: -2

9:02am Wed 1 Jan 14

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

molesworth wrote:
Didn't the Labour Party ban hunting with dogs? I seem to remember loads of debate in parliament a few years back.
Yes I believe they banned hunting a live fox, that what makes me wonder why the land owners still presumably invite them onto the land, I thought they claimed previously they were invited onto land to control the fox population, if that is no longer happening then presumably the hunt is just for enjoyment.
[quote][p][bold]molesworth[/bold] wrote: Didn't the Labour Party ban hunting with dogs? I seem to remember loads of debate in parliament a few years back.[/p][/quote]Yes I believe they banned hunting a live fox, that what makes me wonder why the land owners still presumably invite them onto the land, I thought they claimed previously they were invited onto land to control the fox population, if that is no longer happening then presumably the hunt is just for enjoyment. Gillian Zella Martin 09
  • Score: 7

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