The object of hunting is not, as some fondly suppose, to keep down the number of foxes; it is to keep up the supply, in order to provide plenty of ‘sport’. The ruling motive behind all the operations of fox hunts is to ensure that there shall be enough foxes to provide a few hunting days a week for the small minority who can take pleasure in, and spare time and money for, chasing a wild animal to its death.

If the foxhunter really wishes to get rid of foxes (as he pretends) then the method is very simple. He must stop breeding and preserving them for ‘sport’.

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