Letter published in The Guardian:
Seeing the anti–hunt bill recycled yet again (Blair warns of all or nothing vote, June 27) reminds me that, as a vegetarian, I find much of the anti–hunt lobby deeply hypocritical. They seem to say it’s dreadfully cruel for men and dogs to chase occasional foxes, but acceptable to have animals serially killed to bloat their stomachs. If that attitude was expressed in law, smacking would carry a heavier sentence than murder. It doesn’t, because the law knows killing is worse than cruelty. Any meat–eater supporting the anti–hunt bill is a hypocrite.