Talk about give ammo to the antis ......the minute all dog work goes , the next in line is the gun ....then the rod ....if that's todays acceptable society leave me out . Enjoy doing what you do & leave everyone else to do the same ,slagging another mans sport is a recipe for disaster ..
The trouble with today' society is that when you look back through history it was always live and let live.
Now many of the left of society believe their way is the right way and they have the right to dictate how other people should live.
If they don't like guns, they're shouldn't be guns. If they don't like private landowners, then they should have the right to trample over their land even though most of the land concerned has never been open to the public. If they don't like big houses, then builders should have a new standard of building smaller houses so they fit more in and build estates more like theirs.
Now I'm not saying everyone of a certain political persuasion is like this as I don't intend to turn this into a party political debate. But my real point is that elements of society have lost the concept that just because you don't agree with everything personally, it doesn't mean its not right, and it doesn't mean others shouldn't have the right to enjoy it.
I mean to give another non shooting example - fireworks. Anyone in the UK will know that some people love them, some people hate them. But over the last few years, those that hate them instead of accepting others enjoy them, have been going all out to get them banned, essentially on the basis that they don't like them because they scare animals, they make too much noise etc etc.
In fact I'm going to throw a couple more examples in, not long ago a long established butchers shop that had been there 40 or 50 years from memory, was banned from cutting meat in a morning because a new tenant upstairs objected to the sound of the cleaver. There have been examples of people moving into the countryside and then making noise complaints over farm animals and tractors tilling crops.
That is what society has come down to...
my neighbour is like that. they brought/inherited a house in the countryside. the field next to them was muck spread. so they complained to the farmer of the smell!!!!!!