Whilst I would agree that the dispatch of a fox should be humanely managed the hunt is part of the rich pattern of countryside life which is now in danger of being legislated into extiction. The countryside act also does nothing to support the hunt as it places impossible restrictions on the control of dogs on open moorland. Threatening all dog owners with police action and fines is a nonsense as the laws are impossible to police. Education of the general public with regards to behaviour in the countryside is more important than beating them with a big stick. I hold up the New Forest as a model for educating users of it's facilities that perhaps the rest of the land owners/managers should follow. 

Why is this idea important?

To allow everyone to enjoy the coutryside with the minimum of restrictions whilst accepting responsibility for their own actions that may impact on the enjoyment of others.

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