The green satin kimono assassin

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The green satin kimono assassin

Postby Samoan » 02 Jan 2020, 13:14

Perhaps some of you in the UK heard about Jo Maugham, the Boxing Day fox and the subsequent Twitter storm and RSPCA involvement.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/dec/26/prominent-lawyer-jolyon-maugham-tweets-about-clubbing-a-fox-to-death

https://twitter.com/JolyonMaugham?ref_s ... r%5Eauthor

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/dec/27/rspca-investigates-after-lawyer-jolyon-maugham-kills-fox?CMP=share_btn_link


It's made me think, what would I do in a similar situation if I was an Inner City chicken keeper ? ((I think I may have an appropriate/humane solution ...))

What would You do ?


I suppose it also goes to show that eventually, Everyone in life shows their Hand.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/dec/28/jolyon-maugham-qc-was-a-hero-to-many-then-he-beat-a-fox-to-death?CMP=share_btn_link

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Re: The green satin kimono assassin

Postby Deebank » 02 Jan 2020, 15:16

If you’re a livestock keeper it’s your responsibility to make sure they’re safe.

Battering a natural and native predator to death is not really a viable response.

My parents have chickens and while they do all they can to protect them, they do occasionally lose a few to foxes. That’s nature innit.
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Re: The green satin kimono assassin

Postby Samoan » 02 Jan 2020, 15:56

Deebank wrote:If you’re a livestock keeper it’s your responsibility to make sure they’re safe.

Battering a natural and native predator to death is not really a viable response.

My parents have chickens and while they do all they can to protect them, they do occasionally lose a few to foxes. That’s nature innit.


I completely agree with the first two points.

Do you have any thoughts on how you might have handled the situation, better than Maugham, based on your parents sad losses ?



My cousin in Arizona has been trying to keep chickens for about 6 months now but I think she may have to admit defeat as she's up against Bobcats - I had to google them -
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobcat.

Just before Christmas she had to tear outside, gather the whole flock up in her arms and rush them safely indoors and into the thankfully large bathroom. The whole room's a mess of bird poop and pee, towels, straw and eggs from the look of her Facebook photos #Keeping it Real.
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Re: The green satin kimono assassin

Postby Deebank » 02 Jan 2020, 15:57

Samoan wrote:
Deebank wrote:If you’re a livestock keeper it’s your responsibility to make sure they’re safe.

Battering a natural and native predator to death is not really a viable response.

My parents have chickens and while they do all they can to protect them, they do occasionally lose a few to foxes. That’s nature innit.


I completely agree with the first two points.

Do you have any thoughts on how you might have handled the situation, better than Maugham, based on your parents sad losses ?


I’d have let the dog scare the fox away probably.
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Re: The green satin kimono assassin

Postby Samoan » 02 Jan 2020, 16:26

Yes, keeping a small dog conjointly might be the sensible thing to do

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Re: The green satin kimono assassin

Postby Deebank » 02 Jan 2020, 18:11

Samoan wrote:Yes, keeping a small dog conjointly might be the sensible thing to do


Our dog is a (westie) terrier so we’d have to make sure she didn’t chase the chickens first of course.
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