Drag hunting is not a blood sport in that no animal is hunted or killed and as such may become more popular in jurisdictions where blood sports, such as fox hunting, have been banned. In the United Kingdom, where fox hunting was banned in February 2005, drag hunting has often been advocated as an alternative sport by anti-hunting campaigners, such as the League Against Cruel Sports. A number of former fox hunts have announced the adoption of drag or 'trail' hunting. It is also popular in areas where hunting in the traditional sense could not exist, for example, it is possible (but sometimes unsafe) to drag hunt on land close to busy roads as the scent is laid where it is safe for the hounds to go.
Inside Travel: The Thrill of the Chase, Italian-Style ; Hounds, Horses and Hills - but It Can't Be Britain Because the Coffee's Good. Frances Kennedy Goes Drag Hunting
Jan 19, 2002; Horse riders in Italy are embracing the quintess-entially British sport of hunting, but they're doing it on their own terms. They...