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Immorality of fox hunting; Views of the North.

IF ever there was an example of someone utterly missing the point, it was Tim Bonner, from the Countryside Alliance ('Hunters vow to carry on', The Journal, December 26).

The membership of the League Against Cruel Sports is neither here nor there, neither is the issue of fox control (although the last thing any hunt ever wanted was to run out of foxes to kill, which is why they encouraged them by providing coverts and other cover - and in some cases imported them).

The issue, Mr Bonner, is the immorality of chasing a wild animal with dogs in order to tear it to pieces.

All civilised, 21st century people find this repugnant, and that is why Parliament voted comprehensively to ban this barbaric practice; not for some red coat, class-related red herring.

It isn't about politics. It's about basic decency and leaving killing for pleasure where it belongs - in the Middle Ages.

Craig Connor Wylam, Northumberland

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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Dec 31, 2014
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