Sir: Polly Toynbee's amusing monologue uses far too many euphemisms. Make no mistake, ripping to pieces any animal is cruel, sadistic and tells a little too much about the society in which we live. There is an alternative to this barbaric so-called sport - drag-hunting. An alternative which allows "rural pleasure" without the distasteful murder of the fox. Surely a compromise the hunting lobby can stomach?
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire