ALTHOUGH I welcome ministers’ decision to scrap a manifesto promise for a fox hunting vote in Parliament (Echo July 5), for the next two years, I believe hunting will still continue under the guise of trail hunting, Autumn hunting or whatever hunters call it to throw us off the scent.

Let us not be hoodwinked into believing animals are now safe, far from it.

It is still important we should keep our eyes and ears open and camera phones at the ready should we come across what we believe is illegal hunting.

Investigators from the League Against Cruel Sports uncovered enough evidence for a conviction of illegal hunting by a Scottish hunt recently.

We are lucky there are professionals out there doing this dangerous work on a regular basis.

M Embling, Crook