Friday, 19 June 2015
The debate over whether fox hunting with dogs in the traditional way should be allowed to continue in a civilised society continues to baffle me. Kill foxes if one must but do it as humanely as possible.
The one argument that comes across time after time is that it is simply a necessity rather than a sport and that foxes are vermin to be controlled and that hunting in the traditional way is the most effective.
So why, I ask, were foxes introduced into Australia? The answer is specifically to provide sport.
Cruelty is one thing. Hypocrisy is hardly any better.