Please could we have a nice factual debate without the slanging and repetitive thread the GD one seems to have turned into As an opener i am personally pro hunting. Despite the 'horific' statistics banded about there seems comparatively few accidents compared to other horse based sports. I personally dont see a problem with chasing a fox around the countryside for enjoyment. I dont see a valid and harmless alternative to killing the foxes with hounds. I agree that not many as a proportion of the total foxes are killed in hunts but you must realise that a large proportion are killed on roads and live in urban areas where hunts are just not practical. Fire away boys and girls.