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The scrapbook has a long history and it's more popular than ever.
November 23, 2010
Or as Oscar Wilde said, "The unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable."
Although Phil and Susie Audibert don't seem to think so, whose photographs of foxhunting in Virginia are the focus of a new coffee table book, which you can display to irritate your friends.
The purpose of "The Art of Foxhunting" is to introduce this "often misunderstood sport" to the non-foxhunting public.
It hopes to dispel the myth that foxhunters kill foxes, instead of merely chasing them.
Foxhunting or "foxchasing," as it's called, is alive and well in America, as is the fox, with currently over 200 hunt clubs scattered over many states.
Naturally, it's done a little differently across the pond.
It soon became a tradition; the attire pushing it over the top.
(The Red coats are often called Scarlets or "Pinks," after a London tailor named Pink.)
Today in Britain, animal-rights groups are seeing both red (and pink) and the lower house of Parliament has voted overwhelmingly to outlaw foxhunting, but needs approval of the House of Lords.
Tony Blair, former prime minister, says introducing the Bill to ban foxhunting was one of the measures he most regretted.
Since he didn't fully understand the issues at the time.
The red fox, a small predator, is the main prey of European and American fox hunts, but is deemed foxier in Europe than its slightly larger American cousin.
Although that just may be European pride.
The crux of the ongoing debate seems to be this:
According to conservative estimates, there are over 450,000 wild foxes in England.
In an article in the Wall Street Journal-Europe, author Frederick Forsyth points out that after munching on wild rabbit, they will, in winter, turn to poultry and baby lambs and it's "indisputable" farmers have to do something about it.
The question, then, is what?
Traps, neck snares, gas, poison, shotguns, rifles?
Not entirely humane.
Foxhunting “has gone beyond a mere eco-necessity,” Forsyth continued, “It has become a rural society event clothed in ritual and pageantry which drives the political left wing to transports of rage."
Opponents argue that unleashing a pack of foxhounds to pursue and kill a fox (at least in Europe) is the height of cruelty.
Supporters say that nothing less than the future of the British countryside is at stake.
Whether you care for foxhunting or not, the debate unleashes deeper issues.
How do we reconcile banning foxhunting while allowing other kinds of hunting to exist?
As a society where do we draw the line? Who do we allow to be the arbiters of morality?
Care to chase some answers.
Call for new debate on UK hunting ban bigpondnews.com/ Take a look at an interesting article we found.
A Short History of Foxhunting in Virginia freedomfields.net Take a look at an interesting article we found.
The History of Fox Hunting greenacres-stud.com/ Take a look at an interesting article we found.
Should all hunting be banned?