The weird thing is, as Foxes are still legally vermin..
its ok to batter them to death with a spade if you can stop one.
but not ok to hunt them with hounds.
What usually happens to foxes now is that they get shot, which brings them down (its quite hard to kill a fox with a single shot),..
and then get battered with a spade.
thats the new LEGAL - RECOMMENDED - way to do it England.
of course, with all the townies in England owning and driving more 4x4's than those in the country, they are best placed to know how to manage the countryside. This is their approved way.. farmers aren't fussed.. as long as the foxes get killed.
cruelty to Foxes... ???? don't make me laugh, you want to see what happens to Pigs, Cows, Sheep etc etc.
They need to look at how they are treated WAY BEFORE they look at how foxes are treated... but then they wouldn't get cheap meat at Tesco's would they !! so.. sort of ignore that one...