‘Top Barrister Beats Fox to Death Wearing a Kimono’

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“Prominent barrister beats fox to death wearing a kimono.”

This, believe it or not, is the biggest news story in Britain today. It was prompted by a barrister’s arguably ill-advised announcement on Twitter that, while dressed in a kimono, he had beaten to death with a baseball bat a fox that was trying to eat the chickens in his London garden.

Normally, I would be the first to leap to this poor chap’s defence: foxes, though handsome, are vicious predators; an Englishman’s home is his castle; chickens have rights too; the circumstances – the fox was trapped in a net and it may have been dangerous to free it – were extenuating; why shouldn’t a chap wear a kimono if the mood takes him?

Unfortunately I can’t because I’m far too busy wetting myself laughing.

Read the rest on Breitbart.

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