Hallelujah! Having just read George Pitcher’s article on hunting (MW September 23) I felt I had to respond. Thank you both to George Pitcher and Marketing Week for publishing such a pertinent piece. The news footage over the past few weeks has been depressing and disturbing enough given the current world issues we are facing; to have then been subjected to the idiotic events of the hunting debate was enough to make me question the country’s sanity, let alone the world’s, once and for all.
After much irritated ranting at the TV in response to this over-exaggerated and unwarranted fuss, I can now just photocopy this article and pass it on to anyone who either again asks my opinion, or needs to develop a sensible one on the matter.
I think the article pretty much hit the nail on the head. The only other point I would like to make is that as a long-standing vegetarian for moral reasons of almost 20 years, I too, really couldn’t give a toss whether a minority group of toffs chase a handful of foxes around the countryside for fun or not. If people really want an excuse for a good bundle outside the Houses of Parliament then perhaps they should muster up the same kind of passion with regards to a ban on all battery farming outright (it’s horrible) or even banning futile and environmentally damaging sports such as motor racing (dare I suggest it). I could go on but I haven’t got all day and I’m not one to preach.
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