Hunting: France's divisive pastime

France's third-favourite pastime, just after football and fishing, is hunting. The ancestral activity is a divisive one today, with passions running high between those who defend hunting traditions and a growing number of animal rights activists. Though the hunting lobby is strong, a majority of French people have an unfavourable view of hunting. In recent years, hunters have been on a mission to change hearts and minds and defend their rural way of life. So is it working? We take a closer look in this edition of French Connections.

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