When he lived in Australia, the Rev. Colin Craven-Sands thought highly of British fox hunting. "I had seen pictures of hunting scenes," he remembers, "and I liked the pretty dress worn by hunting folk." Shortly after taking up his duties in a small Cornwall parish, Mr. Craven-Sands one day saw the local Four Burrow Hunt bring a fox to ground. What he thought he saw and heard changed his mind about fox hunting.

The vicar wrote to the Daily Herald: "I hardly expected to find half a hundred gaily attired men & women enjoying a display of such revolting cruelty."...

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