Letter: The `right' to hunt

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Sir: Your leader on the hunting issue ignores precedent. Over the years cockfighting, the baiting of bear and badger and the hunting of otter have all been banned. Sending small children up chimneys has also been outlawed. All these activities involved a minority of the population and represented cruelty, as does hunting with dogs.

The majority decided that such activities were unacceptable and democratically ended them, simultaneously contributing to the moral development of our population as a whole. The same democratic process is going to overtake hunting with dogs, and not before time.


Ampthill, Bedfordshire