Cheese eating surrender monkeys come good

They aren’t much chop at fighting wars, only winning when not led by a frenchman or when the Americans do the fighting.

But at least the cheese eating surrender monkeys have got some things right.

France has the largest hunting community in Europe, with 1.2 million registered hunters, one-third more than in Britain and four times as many as in Germany. And unlike the traditional English fox hunt (now banned), the practice in France is class blind.

At the start of the French Revolution, hunting, until then an exclusive privilege of the nobility, was opened to all. Today, nearly half of French hunters are workers and farmers. (It is still, however, a male thing — only 2 percent of hunters are women — and for the elite, as important a way to do business as golf is in the United States.) 

The country has two satellite television channels devoted to hunting and fishing. Hunting magazines are sold at nearly every kiosk. Nov. 3, the feast day of St. Hubert, the patron of hunting, is celebrated with local banquets and country fairs. In some parts of France, hunters call in sick and shops close when pigeons and ducks fly their way.

Though hunting with dogs or on Sundays has been banned in much of Europe, French hunters have no such hindrances. In fact, obstructing a hunter is a national offense punishable by a 1,500-euro fine. (A political party called Hunting, Fishing, Nature, Tradition lobbies hard for the rights of rural France.

 


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  • conwaycaptain

    Now that Les Pommes are now finding wild foxes in the cities and children being bitten by them and the problem with badgers I think that these hunting laws will be relaxed.
    It is only the city living greenies that want the ban, like here the greenies get most of their support in the cities. I believe that the largest vote for them came from Te Aro in Welly

    • OhopeBeachBugger

      The apples?

      (just kidding I know what you meant!)

    • AnonWgtn

      According to Rellies in rural South they follow the railways lines to the city pausing en route to pillage whatever they can from dustbins and the like.

  • Dick Brown

    I’ve long wondered why NZ hadn’t marketed itself as a hunters paradise. Maybe a select few do it here on the quiet but it seems like a untapped fountain of $$$ to me.

  • LabTested

    ‘hunters call in sick and shops close when pigeons and ducks fly their way’

    Pigeons!! please I can whack a pigeon with a stick outside my bedroom window here in europe. It does not make me a hunter, just grumpy

  • cows4me

    Good on the French, nice to hear that Liberal disease hasn’t shut down the sport of hunting in France. Looking at the pictures of the tour of France there must be some great hunting in that country. I find it sad that as the world becomes more urbanised many will never get the chance to hunt. Some call hunting cruel and hunters destroyers of nature, in most cases hunters are better conservationists then the bloody idiots that go by the name of Greenies.

    • Kopua Cowboy

      Amen. It’s because there’s something in it for them. Greenies lack real passion because their ideas are founded on a load of bollocks.

      • LabTested

        There is an organisation in Canada called Ducks Unlimited. Huge wetland conversation group based on the idea that better habitat for water fowl means better hunting

        I was up there recently & there is another conversation group (name forgotten) actively raising money from hunters to buy marginal farm land & turn it back into swamp with the aim of increasing water bird hunting opportunities

        http://www.ducks.org/

    • Mr_Blobby

      The reason given by that gay cunt Chris Carter, when he was conservation minister, for allowing hunting was that recreational hunters did for FREE what his department would have to pay professionals for.

      So why are we not going out of our way to encourage hunting.

  • Col

    So you could say France is Green Free.

  • Whanga_Cynic

    They also ignore most of the stupid EU rules about properly shaped veggies. If you go to a market in rural France, the vegetables are all sorts of shapes (totally banned of course by the EU dickheads).

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