SIR – I refer to the Green Party’s very sensible letter regarding the Conservatives intention of repealing the Hunting Bill.

I should like to remind everyone that it will not only be the fox that will be torn to pieces, but it will be the hare which will be terrorised and killed. Then there will be the stags which will be chased to exhaustion and torn to pieces, all in the name of sport, for people who have nothing better to do and are so inadequate that they need the spectacle of conspicuous cruelty.

Helen Smart