Welcome to the new Independent website. We hope you enjoy it and we value your feedback. Please contact us here.

Letter: Fox-hunting long overdue for reform

Sir: The line you take in your leader about fox-hunting seems a sensible one. There are, indeed, numerous activities which can be a nuisance to non-participants. However, my vote would at present still be for the abolition of fox-hunting because of the falsehood of it all.

I used to teach in a fox-hunting area, and amongst my pupils were the kennelman's sons. It was quite clear from their diary work that the hunt bred foxes.

At about the same time I saw demonstrated a fox trap. This large device, holding bait, shut when a fox entered. The animal was free to move about until shot the next morning. As a cheap and efficient device, it could not be bettered.


Denbigh, Clwyd