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Mike Huckabee And Tony Blair’s Great Turkey Shoot

by | 26th, December 2007

hunting-huckabee.jpg MIKE Huckabee, US presidential wannabe, has shot a pheasant. Deliberately.

“The truth is hunters are the ones who preserve the species,” says he. “In many cases extinction comes from not having some level of hunting. It’s the hunters who actually keep the wildlife alive. A lot of people think that when you hunt you’re destroying the wildlife.”

He adds: “See that’s what happens if you get in my way.”

Over here the BBC reports that the Boxing Day hunt attracted over 250,000 participants. Hunting with dogs was banned in 2005. Under the ban, dogs can still be used to follow a scent but cannot be used to kill the fox. People still hunt, but now with the added thrill that they might be breaking the law.

Since the ban came into force, no foxes have been saved. But new Labour found a cause it could win, and it won. It showed the world that it was radical more radical than all Labour politicians that had passed before. Ban the bomb? A referendum on a united Europe? A paedophile amnesty? No, what we really wanted was to

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