Thursday, October 28, 2004
Fox hunters turn violent
One is always tempted in these situations to start off with the assertion that the Government Minister concerned has been left with egg on his face again. However, the spectacle of fox hunters throwing eggs at Peter Hain and punching his aide is not funny nor should it be taken lightly. These people appear to have given up on the democratic process and decided that violence is the only way to advance their cause. That decision will lose them what public support and sympathy they had left. It seems that a sport that demands cruelty and barbarism from its participants is also capable of producing thugs incapable of acting in a civilised way in advancing their cause.