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Thread: Eradication of farm animals in Surrey

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    Eradication of farm animals in Surrey

    I've noticed for some time round here in south west Surrey that the nearest thing you ever see to a farm animal is a llama or an alpaca. recently there are huge expanses of pasture given over to posh horses (where in previous years you would have seen many family groups of roe around now).
    Clearly this trend will continue to spread....
    What will be the effect on stalking? Or do people already live with it?

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    Standard 'Gin & Jaguar belt' the deer are about but normally found lounging in the front garden next to the duck pond, was like this in Farnham & surroundings some years back.

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    If there's less sheep, then there should be more deer? Look harder!
    For Gods sake - don't tell her how much I've spent

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    Fields near me will soon be full of nodding donkeys, the test well is four miles away.

    maybe I should sink an oil well in the back garden?
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    Oil found in England
    Now don't go and get ideas about having a referendum on independence
    "Don't say I didnae warn ye !"

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    Don't get me started.... f***ing horses...they are everywhere round here. So many small farms round here now all post and rails, crappy shelters/stables and nags. Many thousands of acres now taken from food production to horses and nobodies even eating them. Reasons to hate horses encroaching on our countyside:

    1. Cause congestion on the roads with some ex Post Office lorry converted to horse box driven by a late middle aged female nutter.
    2. Property prices gone through the roof. Impossable for a normal person to get a bit of land and do something useful with it.
    3. It's not just the land that these animal are left on all year that used to be farmland that is the problem but the other milions of acres put over to hay etc for feeding the damn things.
    4. It would be alright if they actually got ridden anywhere or did something useful, a vast proportion hardly do anything and they live for ever as well......don't start me on donkeys.
    5. They poach the ground, eat hedges and generally ruin good ground.
    6. They are the most unenviromentaly friendly thing..you thought running a Ferrari was bad forget it. You've got to run you 4x4 around to and fro daily to sort your horse then tow it around in a trailer then feed (fertiliser ,diesel, transport involved) it and shelter it etc etc They are the ultimate consumer item.

    I have decided not to make it personal and get stuck into horsey people as that is a whole other subject. Needless to say there are some good ones and some bad . I will say that horse ownership does not make you a country person as many think.

    With regards to deer, the horse thing imo generally cocks it up. To much disturbance particularly where the poor sods are left out all winter leaving he ground bare and people about all the time. Horsey places can't leave anything alone, gone will be the rough bit of ground in the corner etc.
    The only good thing is one of my best bits of ground is a small farm which is put over entirely to hay for horses this is good for roe.
    Last edited by liongeorge; 11-04-2015 at 08:55.

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    +1 regarding horses - we need to have a more Italian perspective on them l tartare....

    And bloody solar farms - expensive silicon backstop!
    For Gods sake - don't tell her how much I've spent

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    Quote Originally Posted by private fraser View Post
    Oil found in England
    Now don't go and get ideas about having a referendum on independence
    They drilled for oil on my stalking ground in Sussex and capped the well. There was a well up on the South Downs producing oil when i left England

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jagare View Post
    They drilled for oil on my stalking ground in Sussex and capped the well. There was a well up on the South Downs producing oil when i left England
    How do we know it's English oil?.
    There might be a Really long pipe heading North.
    "Don't say I didnae warn ye !"

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