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Saturday, November 06, 2004

Defiant Fox Hunters Open Season That Could Be Britain's Last if Government Bans Sport - from TBO.com

Defiant Fox Hunters Open Season That Could Be Britain's Last if Government Bans Sport - from TBO.com
This is a typical example of the "Nanny State" that we so hope to avoid. I used to think the NRA was extreme. However, every time I hear about types of hunting being banned in other countries the NRA looks to be the rational force to protect gunowners and hunters.

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Blogger sp3ccylad said...

I used to have this problem with my US-born wife - that the British word "hunting" doesn't equate to any American understanding of the word, and hence things get mixed up. What is being referred to here is maybe 30-50 people chasing down a single fox on horseback with a pack of hounds delivering the killer blow. The fox is chased until exhausted and then torn to pieces by the hounds. Fields are trampled, property is violated - I've known kills take place in people's back yard in full view of horrified kids.

I've been hunting in the US, and it's a different matter - a skilful, stealthy thing that combines guile and skill with respect for nature. British "hunting", on the other hand, is closer to bear baiting or cock fighting.

A sizable majority of Brits want to consign this nasty, sadistic "sport" to the history books. Yet few of us have any problem with the US definition of hunting. Another example of two cultures separated by a common language, I feel!

November 8, 2004 at 12:15 PM  

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