Fox Hunting - Right or Wrong
Fox Hunting – Right or Wrong
Fox hunting is an extremely gory sport in which a group of posh hunters slaughter an innocent fox for fun.
Up to 30 dogs and a large group of mounted hunters chase the poor fox for miles, tormenting it all the way. The dogs do not attack it all at once and put it out of its misery. Instead they are trained to disable it, so that it can not escape and then the hunters can kill it and parade its head and tail around like a trophy.
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The fox is not only outnumbered but it also has nowhere to run or hide. The reason that the fox has nowhere to run is that the hunters have filled in all it’s holes, not considering that it might have it’s young in there. Now it does not have time to hide so it decides to run and if it runs the hunters know that they will catch it.
To make one fur coat you must kill sixty-five wild mink, thirty-five mink, forty sables, eleven lynx, forty-two red fox, eleven silver fox, one hundred chinchillas, thirty-five rabbits, nine beavers, thirty muskrats, fifteen bobcats, twenty-five skunks, fourteen otters, one hundred and twenty-five ermines, thirty possums, one hundred squirrels and twenty-seven racoons for one fur coat. So for every fur coat in the world fifty-four foxes have been killed and stripped of their fur. Is it fair that animals may have their fur taken away and it is not a crime but if someone cut off all our skin they would get charged with murder?
Do they deserve it? Hunting is often justified by the claim that it rids the countryside of vermin. Vermin is the name given to animals that are regarded as pests- rats because they spread germs, foxes- they kill chickens and hens. If so why do they set dogs on the foxes, rather than just gas or shoot them?
In conclusion foxes are living animals that do not deserve to be hunted just because when they are hungry they eat .