Picture this, you as a red fox or any ordinary fox is being chased by the mounted huntsmen or
woman accompanied by their hounds in the forest. After an hour or so, BAM! You have been snared
and you will instantly feel the agonizing pain in your legs. You can still fight the pain and try to
escape, until the hunters come and shoot you with a shotgun that is. Then you will die. Welcome
to the fox hunting world people. Fox hunting is an activity that involves tracking, chasing and
sometimes the killing of a fox. Most people in United Kingdom have been against it for many years.
People have campaigned against it. This activity became banned in November 2004 and the law
was enforced from February 2005. Many of the fox hunters carry guns, just in case the fox manages
to escape with injuries. Apart from being a sport that is enjoyed by rich people, fox hunting is a
tradition that was influenced by the Greeks and Romans. But I don’t see that there is a reason for
why fox hunting should not be banned.
Those people who are against this have no real argument!
All their arguments are based on their opinions and are purely emotional. One of their points would
be “Fox hunting is killing an innocent fox and it is a very cruel practise.” I strongly disagreed with this
as in my opinion; fox hunting is no different from eating beef/pork or lamb. It also helps conserve
the countryside and assists the farmers. Apart from preventing other animals from being killed
by the fox, fox hunting is the most effective method of killing foxes. Some foxes die from natural
causes. However about 100,000 dies by shooting and snaring. During a fox hunt, a fox suffers little
pain as it is usually killed from the first bite. Others sports, such as fishing are far crueller! Fish are
pulled out of the water, still alive after being hooked and then pulled...
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