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Weak Brits, Tough French

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Submitted by Ron Scheinberg (United States), Jul 13, 2005 at 13:38

A very good article with insight into the French and British attitudes towards terrorism and the British hopeless weakness on this front.

But I hope you don't imply there is anything wrong with the British banning of fox hunting. That is a most barbaric practice which is to their credit to ban it. The British attitude in general of a more humane treatment towards animals than the U.S. and other countries is also to their credit. If holding on to one's traditional culture means retaining barbaric practices such as fox hunting in Britain (and to my mind any kind of hunting such as in the U.S. or factory farming) it is better to let it go. I hope you realize the cruel treatment of animals is surely a factor in creating the hardened and brutal attitudes that leads some deranged minds into becoming terrorists and all kinds of criminals for that matter.


Ron Scheinberg

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