Town vs. Country

To those outside Britain — and many inside it — the fury that exploded last week over foxhunting, which the House of Commons voted to ban, doesn't make much sense. The lopsided vote, which starting July 2006 will make it a crime to hunt wild mammals with dogs, is supported by 70% of Britons — including more than half of those living in the countryside. But some 10,000 passionate prohunting demonstrators came to London to denounce what they contend is an arrogant, citified government trampling their human rights as part of a cynical ploy by Prime Minister Tony Blair to mollify...

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