May I compliment Big Eye in his column (Lynn News, March 10) concerning fox hunting.
A masterpiece of ignorance and stupidity reeking of political bigotry.
The Fox – Charlie round here, by the way, not Reynard – is a vicious wild animal that will kill anything in its path. Chickens, geese, lambs, the odd cat or small dog.
Some otherwise sane people actually put food out for urban foxes – and then wonder why their cat is missing.
Does Big Eye propose they be left to breed without some sort of culling?
How would he cull them ? Poison ? Definitely not. Shooting ? A shotgun needs to be fairly close to get a clean kill otherwise the fox is merely wounded and could die in agony from gangrene. A rifle? Does he know the killing range of a rifle ?
The quickest and cleanest method is by foxhounds.
The lead hound goes in and with one quick snap the fox is dead. This “tearing to pieces” is of a corpse.
If Big Eye is concerned with cruelty perhaps he could have a go at halal butchery. Now that is cruel.
Tilney St Lawrence