How uplifting to see a ten-year old enjoying the outdoors rather than being hunched, as most of her contemporaries are so much of the time, over a computer!
When is it wrong for a child to be taught discipline, responsibility and a love and understanding of the traditional ways of British country life?
When that lesson involves guns and game fowl, apparently.
Hence the story in today’s Daily Mail in which we are invited to be shocked by the fact that author and TV presenter Susannah Constantine has put up photographs on Instagram of her ten-year old daughter Cece beaming proudly, her face smeared in the blood of the first mallard duck she has shot and is pictured holding round its neck.
“Depressing”, “irresponsible” and “dangerous” claim the various animal rights campaign groups quoted in the article.
But for me – and, I would hope, the vast majority of Breitbart readers – the messages sent out by that charming photograph are the exact opposite of the ones that the animal rights fascists would like to impose on it.