The recent Ipso Mori poll demonstrated that 80% of the British public were against fox hunting but since 2005 there have been only 3 successful prosecutions of individuals involved in the hundreds of illegal hunts that have taken place. It doesn’t take a genius to work out what is going on. During the miners’ strike thousands of police officers were drafted in to control the movements of the mining community and their supporters because there was a political will to contain members of the public on the suspicion that they would be committing a future crime. Huntsmen and women proudly thwart disdain for the law by ignoring it, whilst their shire county MPs say they cannot control these blatantly illegal acts (3 government ministers have recently attended hunts). This clearly demonstrates the old maxim that there is one law for the rich and powerful and another for the rest of us.