A crimson red fox runs through woods and farms all covered with undergrowth, with its heart beating wildly. While a huge pack of dogs, chase this lone fox. The dogs normally belong to the foxhound breed. And that’s not all these dogs are joined by huntsmen who ride their own horses.
One tiny little fox chased by massive dogs and massive men on towering horses, that’s what fox hunting, is all about. The chase goes on till this group of blood thirsty hunters finally jump upon and destroy the tiny fox. Normally when the fox escapes into the burrow, terriers are brought in, to dig the fox out, so that the group of dogs can hunt it down and attack it together. Sometimes, if lucky, the hunter eases the fox of all this pain caused by the sharp mouths of the dogs, by silencing it with a bullet.
This is what fox hunting is. I can’t believe anybody would have the heart to participate in a cruel and painful sport like it. Just thinking about it in my mind, gives me nightmares and scares me a lot, I wonder what the poor little fox is thinking when its running through the woods, its home, where it has been attacked by encroachers in the form of dogs and humans.
This cruel sport inspired me to write the book “Learning to be a Fox.” Learning to be a Fox is a fictional children’s story that revolves around a foxhound called Rob.
Rob’s a two month old foxhound, who is taken into the woods by the humans along with Rob’s parents. At the woods, Rob gets lost and is found by a family of foxes and not by his parents. This family of foxes welcome him with open arms and he’s raised by them. He grows up to be a fox.
After he grows up he’s found by humans again. After going home, he becomes the leader of the pack. Now he’s got two choices – He can either hunt foxes with his pack or protect them, as he’s one of them….