That was where hunting foxes and hares with packs of hounds worked so well. Because it was such a thoroughly inefficient way of killing the wildlife, it worked as a highly effective culling system – generally catching only the very old, the sick and the infirm.
If I’m not mistaken this is the same argument they make in The States for deer hunting. It’s always for the good of the animals.
In Britain, they’re right up there with the best of them when it comes to justifying.
And contrary to what the Antis would like you to think, hunting is not the preserve of toffs, but a totally levelling occupation, with packs of hounds kept by hill farmers and Welsh miners, all with that shared love of the chase.
I’m not sure if I understand the word “toff,” but in the picture above I dont’ see any coal miners or hill farmers, do you?