SIR – For once, Jon Burgess is correct regarding the freedom of the press to cover hunt meetings (Worcester News, January 14).

If people wish to dress up, have a social meeting and ride into the countryside – and can afford to do so – good luck to them.

However, where I disagree is what they want in return – to inflict cruelty and satisfy their bloodlust.

Rather than the Hunting Act being discredited, it is those who wish to return to barbarity who face being discredited.

The Government has too many other issues to deal with at present such as cuts, university fees and now a housing crisis, to pander to the 27 per cent of the population who are against the ban.

Lower Wick