I have read recently with dismay of your paper's evident support for the Game Fair at Blenheim Palace. Obviously, the moral repugnance felt by many at this sickening promotion of wildlife abuse is not a matter of consideration, especially when considerable sums can be made from advertising it.

I now understand the meaning of the term 'blood money'.

No doubt, if David Cameron gains power at the next election, you will support his intention to reverse the ban on hunting with dogs by subjecting your readers to your former propaganda of sanitised chocolate box images of people in fancy dress, in much the same manner as you recently showed the sickening spectacle of bullfighting.

It seems that any realistic portrayal of the gross cruelty and suffering involved in both these depraved pastimes is out of the question.

STAN FRANCIS Kingston Road Oxford