Even more distorted is your idea of freedom which appears to have no limits. Am I free to torture animals to death in the privacy of my own home? After all this harms no one. Why is cruelty to domestic animals not permissible but cruelty to wild animals allowed?
My freedom is already curtailed by hunting. It dictates where I live and it prevents my friends the simple pleasure of being in their garden. No one feels like pruning the roses when you can hear hares screaming on the other side of the hedge.
The government need not be distracted by fox-hunting; a simple amendment to the Wild Mammals statute will rid our society of this menace once and for all. I for one, believe that anything less is an attenuation of morality and contrary to your conclusion that only foxes benefit from anti-hunting policy. I believe that many people in this country would jump for joy if hunting were banned.
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