Calling Off The Hounds

Foxhunting isn't for everyone, but banning it chips away at Britain's heritage

I feel about foxhunting the way I do about smoking. I wouldn't do it myself, but as long as no one's brandishing his lifestyle in my living room, why should I care? The British, by and large, have long taken this view of odd behavior, which is why my homeland is still a relatively free and often eccentric place. "The unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable" was Oscar Wilde's timeless description of the hunt scene, and it is impossible, as always, to better Wilde. If a bunch of aristocrats want to get dressed up in pink suits and silly hats,...

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