Letter: I back the fox

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Sir: I have always tried to take a broad view of fox-hunting, but if anyone wished to turn me against hunting by illustrating the driving force behind it then Geoff Stovold (letter, 24 November) has certainly succeeded. "Pleasure" is what it is all about and the poor old fox is the unwitting provider. Thanks for your input Geoff. I am now firmly off the fence and rooting for Reynard.

We have had a family of foxes living at the back of our houses for some years now and they seem to have muddled along quite nicely; in the light of what I now know about proper regulation I can't wait for Geoff and his dogs to come "barrelling" over our garden wall in hot pursuit.

MIKE PILKINGTON

Newton Abbot, Devon

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