Gervais Slams 'Inbreds' Foxhunters.... Animal-loving funnyman Ricky Gervais is disgusted by fox-hunting, claiming the blood sport is carried out by "inbreds".Hunting with dogs was banned in England and Wales in February 2005, but the activity is still carried out illegally by hunting groups who claim they have found loopholes in the law.Extras star Gervais is disgusted the sport still goes on in his country, and is also incensed by bullfighting in Spain.He says, "I can't stand blood sports or any cruelty to animals. I've never understood why anybody would get off on seeing a bull speared. I wanted to batter those people with a f**king spade."I don't understand why loads of inbreds get the f**king horn when they see a fox cowering in fear. And all this s**t claiming it's a cull because foxes are a pest - if so, shoot them, cleanly and humanely."The hunters wouldn't get off on it if it was a robot fox, so I know I'm right on that."(Bullfighting) is disgraceful, like any culture that exploits children or women. I just think, 'F**k that.'" Meanwhile the comedian's Flanimals Of The Deep has been nominated for the children's book prize at the Galaxy British Book Awards later this month (Mar07).The illustrated work - about strange animals with weird habits - is a collaboration between The Office star Gervais and comic-strip artist Rob Steen.
Other books up for awards include funnyman Peter Kay's The Sound Of Laughter, which has been nominated for Best Biography and Book Of The Year, while The Devil Wears Prada writer Lauren Weisberger is nominated for Film And Tv Book Of The Year, competing against Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth.
Voted for by the British public and organised by Publishing News, the winners will be announced on 28 March.