Subsidising blood sports while people starve

Fear and loathing in Great Britain

14_august_2016

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,522

Sunday 14 August 2016.

Dear Mrs May,

It’s a curious thing, why do the privileged like to kill living creatures for fun? I know it is not the sole province of the privileged, but the privileged seem to have a particular avidity for killing and luxury, making it more of a blood feast than a sport or pastime. I confess I have no understanding of killing for sport although I acknowledge that I would attempt to hunt for food if circumstances provided no other means of feeding myself. I cannot imagine ever taking pleasure from blasting innocent creatures of nature out of the sky for sport.

The 12th of August is known as the ‘Glorious 12th’ (what’s in a name eh?), the date when the grouse shooting season opens and there have been calls to ban grouse shooting and a government…

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