Just checking on Tony's plan to use the introduction of a fox hunting ban as a sop to the labour Loyalists this autumn I came across this:
Scotsman.com News - Latest News - Hunter 'Mistook Wildlife Watcher for Fox'
A badger spotter was left fighting for his life after a hunter mistook his night vision goggles for a fox's eyes and shot him in the chest, a court heard today.
Conservationist Trevor Lawson spent two days in intensive care and had to have a lung removed after being shot while out watching wildlife on farmland in April last year.
Anthony Burns, 52, fired a high-powered hunting rifle after a friend's red filter lamp picked up what appeared to be a "massive set of eyes".
Well that is another good reason for keeping fox hunting, in crowded England it is saferto use hounds rather than "high powered hunting rifles" (unless, of course, you are Mr FM obviously).