SIR - Recent letters concerning the RSPCA reminded me of one of its uniformed officials who lived near me many years ago. He did not seem very sympathetic towards foxes, and this was hardly surprising, for one had wreaked havoc in his fowlpen.

But even before that I knew he had the highest regard for the hunting fraternity, whom he frequently visited in the course of his work. I gained the impression that they supported the RSPCA.

Times have changed and nowadays few people panic when a fox appears. I have heard that there are some who actually welcome and feed it.

JOHN HINTON, Worcester.