Some twats think that this is a "sport". In a sport you have two sides who engage in fair competition. Give the fox a fucking machine gun and a pack of supporters and it would be a "sport".
A crazed mob of rich rural toffs riding on horses while loudly blowing on large phalluses, the purpose of which is for a fox to be violently and painfully ripped to shreds by a pack of dogs after being chased to exhaustion.
In the event that the fox "wins" and goes to earth, the hunters, who are too fucking posh to concede defeat, send a dog down the burrow to kill it.
The "sport" was invented by rich landowners in the Middle Ages as a way to enforce their authority over small peasant proprietors, because it provided a good excuse for showing who's boss by trespassing loudly and intrusively on small farmers' property. A significant number of country dwellers oppose the "sport" because of its intrusiveness and destructiveness towards small farmers.
The Cunt ryside alliance is a campaign set up to defend fox hunting, but it is sold to its rural supporters as a general campaign to defend the countryside. As a result, Cunt ryside alliance demonstrations regularly include around 30% of marchers opposed to fox hunting.
Hunts are for cunts!
Derek: "Hell yeah man! I need to find me a hot bitch."
Hippies do not realise the importance of this aspect and the income it provides for serfs.
The hunt generally kills off the older or weaker foxes, as a healthy fox can easily outrun them. These older and weaker foxes are the ones more likely to kill chickens and the such as they cannot find food any other way.
With the ban of hunting, the culling of foxes will not stop. Since the population is not controlled by the hunt, more people will start shooting them, which can lead to injuries as a moving target is quite hard to kill cleanly. Also, it will be the healthier foxes that are culled aswell. People might even start snaring again, which a particularly cruel way of dealing with vermin and dangerous to other animals, but what other choices are there?
I am not an upperclass "toff".
I have seen the way anti-hunt protesters have behaved towards hunters, for example a small girl on horseback was surrounded by jeering antis and terrified. People have had their tyres deflated or cars scratched for supporting a rural service which few of the antis understand.
Get your facts right, give a worthwhile arguement, and then we might take you seriously.