Cruelty without beauty

What I do not understand about the hunting enthusiasts ("A passion for hunting", 18 March) is their inability to enjoy drag hunts. I sympathise with their love of galloping over the frosty countryside on beautiful beasts and enjoying the challenge of jump and chase. But why can't these pleasures be had from a skilfully crafted course, worked out on a computer by someone who knows that neck of the woods, and then "scented" for the hounds?

ea serpell