But this is a vastly important matter. It is important to the overwhelming majority of voters - 71 per cent according to the most recent MORI poll. The issue is not, as you selectively emphasise, fox-hunting, but all hunting with hounds. It is cruel and barbarous. It is also unsportsmanlike. There can be no fair contest between any wild creature and a pack of hounds, horses and self-styled humans in pursuit. Let us get rid of this shameful business now once and for all.
Dr RAY RACY