Displacement activity? Hunting foxes with hounds becomes illegal in England and Wales today. Good. I take the stereotypical urban liberal view (but lots of country people also oppose fox-hunting) that it's nasty and aggressive and distressingly redolent of lingering feudal rural social structures.
But is everything else going so well that the long struggle to secure this legislation is really the best use of government resources, the most worthy subject for passionate public debate?