Very honest and open-minded post.No worries jer, I was referring to the concept of full on fox hunting & not the incident. I don't believe such things are the norm & I don't think that the hunting community find such behaviour acceptable. I believe that the majority, knowing the scrutiny they're under and being ethical will operate within the law
My discomfort is with the idea of a pack of dogs chasing down and shreading a fox. It just doesn't seem that sporting to me. And from a numbers point of view I'm struggling to see how it could have a meaningful impact on keeping fox numbers down. From a physical and technical aspect it'll be exciting for the horsemen, exciting for the dogs & handlers but terrifying for the fox. Where as a bullet is instant lights out
But .... I've never been involved with a hunt or a village / community that supports one so I have no idea how correct or ill conceived my preconceptions are. Under those short comings it'd be pretty unfair / ignorant of me to come out against it. So I try to keep an open mind and I content myself with the hope that the hunting community will operate within the ethical and the legal parameters laid out for them.