This is a pretty good documentary about the foxhunting controversy in the UK.
I’m not actually much of an animal rights activist, so some scenes, like where they kill dairy bull calves with a bolt gun to feed the hounds really don’t get me going.
I don’t think this documentary makes the hunt saboteurs look very good. Covering up their faces like that reminds me of the Shining Path terrorists in Peru.
Or the Klan.
These people have created a cult where the fox is like the sacred cow of India. Don’t ever kill a fox! Fox hunting is dog fighting!
Anyone who has ever seen how dogs, even very nice ones, react to the sight of a fox will tell you that dogs don’t think of foxes as being the same species.
Plus, even if it were two members of the same species, it’s not fighting at all. The fox almost always gets away without a dog laying a fang on it.
But when you have a Labour Party that decided to stab its most hardcore supporters in the back in the 1980′s, then have Tony Blair come in and continue the job as a “socialist” prime minister, the only bone it could throw to its “base” was to come up with convoluted foxhunting ban (which is full of loopholes).
And then St. Tony of the Foxes proceeded to join the Great Texan Liberator into the clusterfuck and outright crime that was the Iraq War.
He was more willing to push for the perceived rights of foxes than for the rights over how many people were killed in Iraq.
And that is the story of how perverse the modern political world is.
The left is left protesting badger culls and signing petitions to save the life of giraffes while the whole damned project of building decent societies based upon social democratic principles is being eviscerated.
If you want to know the big reason I don’t care too much for animal rights activism, it’s because it’s a giant distraction.
And it allows scumbags like Tony Blair to claim to be for progressive ideals while doing the exact opposite.