OI, I DON'T REMEMBER STARTING THIS THREAD!!There was a recent case here in Scotland you might have heard about...if not, hunting with dogs has been banned under Scottish law for a while now, however the first test of the 'teeth' (excuse the pun) of this law came when a farmer, and hunt co-ordinator was taken to court for using dogs to kill a fox. He clamed that he was simply walking the dogs when they flushed out a fox and destroyed it. Which, for some reason, it not illegal. In England the same loop hole exists, however there can only be 2 dogs attacking any fox for it to be 'accidental' death. The farmer walked from the court a free man. This just goes to show how this bill is utterly unenforceable. Hunters in England and Wales will be able to continue almost unimpeeded, and make a mockery of the law. All this I feel in any case is a smoke screen obsquring the important issue of Iraq, and Blair's role in manipulating facts to justify an illegal invasion. We almost never hear about this on the news and it's safe to say he's got away with it again. I'm not denigrating the importance of the hunting with dogs bill, but I do feel that we are arguing over something which is taking the country round and round in circles. And all this retoric about 'class war', and incidents like the dead cow tipping at the Labour party conference are irrational and imflammatory. If it's class you want to fight, know your enemy. Most of the people who support the hunt, are people dependant economically on it's survival. It's not the days of the British Raj anymore!