The Scottish Mail on Sunday - - News -

There are a num­ber of for­mer hunt sabo­teurs and pas­sion­ate op­po­nents of hunt­ing who have, through in­ti­mate as­so­ci­a­tion with the whole is­sue, come to the con­clu­sion that the wel­fare of the ac­tual fox is best en­sured by a con­tin­u­a­tion of hunt­ing, al­beit with some changes to the way it’s cur­rently or­gan­ised and reg­u­lated. Such peo­ple have re­alised that their fel­low op­po­nents are chiefly driven by agen­das other than the wel­fare of the fox – namely their an­tipa­thy to the type of per­son who they think goes out hunt­ing.

There is also com­plete be­wil­der­ment that the Gov­ern­ment is ap­par­ently re­spond­ing to calls to ban some­thing which is gen­uinely en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly, which uses no mod­ern tech­nol­ogy, which does not pol­lute the coun­try­side, which is com­pletely nat­u­ral – in that it re­lies en­tirely on man’s an­cient and, in­deed, ro­man­tic re­la­tion­ship with dogs and horses...

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