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Ooh-Aah2 BS: Fight prejudice! Fight the Ban! (217* d) RE: BS: Fight prejudice! Fight the Ban! 17 Nov 04

Gods this is a hard one. I am normally completely, viscerally, opposed to hunting ANYTHING, even for food. But I think I dislike a majority telling a minority what they can and can't do even more. I have only seen one foxhunt and the bugles, wild beauty, skill and dash took my breath away; England will be a poorer place without that. OK, why not just drag hunt and not kill anything? It is completely against my principles but I understand why very well why the POSSIBILITY of the kill is an emotional neccessity, and it is not because hunters in general like the act of killing (if this was the case they could nip down to the pet shop and buy a year's suppy of hamsters to inventively dispose of in the privacy of their own homes).

If the monstrous cruelty of battery farming, intensive beef lots and especially mass-production piggeries was gone then fox hunting would seem more like the monstrous evil of the 'antis' hyperbole. As it is, in terms of cruelty to animals the rage against fox-hunting seems an absurd red-herring. Against my usual principles and with deep misgivings about some of the people I am aligning myself with I oppose the ban. Freedom must come before foxes. Sorry about sounding pompous.

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