I was disgusted to see your huge coverage given to the Game Fair at Blenheim Palace.

I despaired also of the huge numbers of people visiting this event, but wasn't surprised to see that arch animal abuser Prince Philip patronising this celebration of recreational violence.

I understand that he is still blasting away at wildlife, despite his poor eyesight.

No doubt his wife, as patron of the RSPCA, sees no contradiction in supporting him in dolling out awards to gamekeepers, many of whom are in all probability among those responsible for the decline in birds of prey and the general decimation of wildlife.

SARAH MORRIS Banbury Road Oxford