I started hunting in 1941 and never stopped.
I was blooded very shortly thereafter, not sure exactly when.
Frankly, I never cared for it, but there are also a lot of other customs in foxhunting and in fact in life in general that I don't care for.
However, it never has occurred to me to criticize practices that others consider a passage.
Nor to even comment on the customs others consider important.
So long as it harms no one, and I doubt that it harms a dead fox, it is not that important.
So I say again:
If we do not wish to lose our freedom, we must learn to tolerate our
neighbor's right to freedom even though he might express that freedom
in a manner we consider to be eccentric.
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We also must accept the freedom of others to express disapproval in our customs. You cannot simply say that you must have your right to do what you want and deny someone else the right to do what they want - as long as what you want does not harm anyone and what they want does not harm anyone. Here, we are speaking of nothing that harms anyone else (save the fox).
So, do not spout the need for preserving freedom while wishing to deny someone theirs.
You are correct that good manners and the admirable ability to mind one's own business are at times in conflict with the 1St Amendment.
Like in so many other cases where there are choices, some people have trouble determining which choice to make.
OP, please retitle this thread to "The taxonomy of vascular plants" so people will stop reading it and it can die!