Sophie Wilkinson, of the RSPCA, appears to be knowledgeable about sentencing of people whose dogs attack other creatures or a person (Oxford Mail, August 9).

She quotes a maximum six-month prison sentence and/or a £20,000 fine.

I would be interested to know, perhaps via her organisation, whether fox huntsmen have ever been prosecuted when their hounds invade private property and destroy family pets.

I suspect the answer is no. Perhaps the victims' owners could comment.

Perhaps your correspondent, Bea Bradley, knows. If she does know or can find out, any available figures - or lack of them - could be used by her and the anti-hunting lobby.

Embarrassment can be a useful tool if wielded correctly MICHAEL HEAVEY Oxford Road Old Marston Oxford