I AGREE with the points raised in Adrian Taylor’s letter. The small fine given to the Heythrop Hunt is meagre and will not affect the wealthy huntsmen.
The penalties must be at a level which deters and shows that this cruel, outdated practice is unacceptable.
Secondly, it is unfair that the RSPCA has to spend large amounts of money to pursue a matter of animal law. Justice appears to be on the side of the rich.
Hunting foxes became illegal in 2005. Despite the ban, all packs continue to hunt. Some follow artificial scent trails, while others carry on hunting as before, totally ignoring the intention of the law.
Pamela Treadwell, Dodgson Road, Cowley, Oxford