Todhunter is the master of a Lake District foxhunt, a position he has craved since childhood, but his attempt to persuade suburban softies that hunting is a clean, healthy and humane pursuit may stir more emotion among his fellow enthusiasts. Certainly, he deserves to be congratulated for his candour. Most hunts would be reluctant to allow the filming of a kill, but to Todhunter it is a source of pride and exhilaration, and nothing to be ashamed of. And when it comes to the practice of sending in terriers once their quarry has gone to ground, again the proud huntsman shows it as it is, hopelessly failing to grasp that his heartfelt advocacy for the defence could hardly offer a stronger case for the prosecution.
Thankfully, Todhunter and his ilk are in a hole - and sanity is about to send in the terriers.Reuse content