The few foxes hunted by a pack of hounds each day, if they are not caught, suffer nothing more serious than fear and exhaustion. Of the many birds and other animals (sometimes thousands) shot at by a single shooting party, a significant proportion will be left to a slow death.
A ban on fox-hunting ought logically, therefore, to be accompanied, or quickly followed, by a ban on shooting. Why not start the debate now?
PETER TALBOT WILLCOX
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