SIR – There seems to be a lot of argument around the subject of fox hunting at the moment.
Whether you support it or are against it shouldn’t matter. The hunting ban was enforced in 2004. It is the law and should be acknowledged. Why should the upper class feel that they are immune to it?
No matter how may foxes are killed, mother nature will restore the imbalance. Hunts kill about 20,000 foxes a year, but this is only 3 per cent of the fox population. Studies have shown that fox populations can survive losses of up to 70 per cent and still recover fully in the following year.
It seems to me that hunt supporters are aware of this and use their flawed ‘control method’ as a contradicted excuse to satisfy their blood lust.