SIR – Will it ever dawn on Mr [Jon] Burgess that he is alone in his crusade to support the morally indefensible; ie, chasing foxes with hounds?

Quite simply, the law of the land prescribes the parameters under which we all live and I am happy to conform with both the laws I agree with and those I don’t.

That’s what democracy is about.

Doubtless Mr Burgess is the first to complain about those aspects of human behaviour he finds to be anti-social.

I find fox hunting and all cruelty to animals and humans to be anti-social and happily, the law is on my side.

I do happen to think that fox hunting is uncivilised having experienced it at first hand and that Mr Burgess could surely find more productive things to do with his time.