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date: 20 July 2019


Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport
John LowersonJohn LOWERSON

Described by some as a union of humans and animals in the beauty of nature’s setting, and by others as cruel and unnecessary, foxhunting is a controversial and divisive sport, particularly in the United Kingdom, where it was partially banned in 2004 (foxes must now be killed by shooting rather than by dogs). Traditionally associated with the upper classes in England, foxhunting involves the tracking and chase of a fox (or other similar “quarry”) by trained hounds and a group of hunters usually on horseback. ...

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