We’re constantly told the debate about hunting is a matter of rural opinion vs urban opinion.
Well not according to this opinion poll by IPSOS MORI.
According to their survey, exactly the same percentage of rural inhabitants – 80% – are against fox hunting as urban inhabitants – also 80%.
And even more surprisingly, slightly more people who live in the country (89% and 94%) are against hare coursing and badger baiting than townies (87% and 92%).
The truth is that the Countryside Alliance and the National Farmers Union are NOT representative of rural opinion.
In fact the NFU is not even representative of farmers – they only represent a mere 18% of them, mostly the richest landowners:
But the question is, if the public in both rural and urban areas is so solidly against fox hunting, why…
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