'A city man can't understand our life'

Help

Hunting live animals with dogs is banned in several European countries, including the UK, but in France, the tradition is alive and well. Some 400 hunts face little or no challenge now from politicians or animal rights activists - but French society is slowly changing.

BBC News spent the day with a hunt in the Foret D'Eu in the Somme region.

Hunt Master Mathieu Berge explains that while he accepts hunting is "cruel", he believes it is a part of country life that "a city man will never understand".

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.