Discounted video footage
Horseback fox Hunting or drag hunting is often viewed as a typically traditional british activity, but hunting with hounds takes place all over the world. Plenty of other european countries have their own long tradition of hunting foxes with hounds. France, Italy and Ireland, for example, have thriving fox hunts.
It is an activity involving the tracking, chase and, if caught, the killing of a fox, traditionally a red fox, by trained foxhounds or other scent hounds, and a group of unarmed followers led by a “master of foxhounds” (“master of hounds”), who follow the hounds on foot or on horseback.
The sport is controversial, particularly in the UK. Proponents of fox hunting view it as an important part of rural culture, and useful for reasons of conservation and pest control, while opponents argue that it is cruel and unnecessary.
In conclusion, considering its cruelty, this form of hunting is nowadays banned in almost all countries and is replaced by drag hunting, where mounted riders hunt the trail of an artificially laid scent with hounds.
The footage were shot at a simulated equestrian fox hunting in Lomellina countryside, Pavia, Italy.
The Lomellina is a geographical and historical area in the Po River’s valley of northern Italy, located in south-western Lombardy between the Sesia, Po and Ticino rivers. It is one of three areal divisions of the Province of Pavia. Lomellina is Land of Rice. The economy of the entire area is still dependent upon rice production. Historically, the cultivation of rice took place in water, but it is now rapidly changing into a “dry” cultivation, which the experts claim reduces costs while still creating a product that is comparable in both quality and taste. To learn the secrets of “risotto” and other rice dishes, cooking classes can be arranged in this area taught by both home cooks and professionals. The gastronomy of the Lomellina is also famous for its goose breeding and various goose preparations. It’s here that you can taste fresh goose and naturally cured goose meat prepared with local spices and herbs. The most sought-after product is its NATURAL foie-gras – which exceeds expectations in every possible way.