If Jim Arthur wants to see the last blood sport to be finally banned in Britain reinstated (letters, Aug 26), he has only to vote Tory in the general election. It is still a manifesto commitment of the Conservative Party that this will be so.

But Jim should rest assured farmers still legally kill foxes. It’s just that as a civilised people, we no longer permit such necessity to be treated as a sport fancily dressed up as a need by horsey types.

And rightly so in the opinion of most, the same old Tory pests notwithstanding.

John Haran
Broadway West