I CAN understand farmers killing foxes with guns or traps because foxes don’t just kill one hen they kill all the hens and, maybe, just eat one.

I’d do the same if I was a farmer just protecting his living.

Fox hunting is a different matter. It’s cruel.

What if one of the huntsmen was let loose on foot and chased by the hunt and a pack of hounds? Then, when they were exhausted, they would be ripped apart by the hounds.

What would the hunter think about fox hunting then?

David Simpson, Darlington.