Friday, December 03, 2004

Man Bites Fox

"Performance artist Mark McGowan, who counts among his feats pushing a peanut along the road to Tony Blair's Downing street home with his nose, has eaten a fox, in protest at the public fixation with a government ban on fox hunting," Reuters reports from London:

He described the roast fox, which he ate in public, as quite tasty, although he admitted to nearly vomiting at times. "It was a bit like rack of lamb," he told Reuters on Wednesday. "The trouble was the retching noises from the other people in the room."

There's nothing more annoying than people who can't stop coughing during a performance.

Noting that the fox hunting ban in England is only a ban on hunting foxes with hounds, it is still legal to hunt (and eat if one is so inclined) them with guns. The ban is sillyness to appease TB's back benchers, but I doubt the country people really have the power to resist it.

(Hit tip to James Taranto).

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