I FEEL strongly, as does 75 per cent of the population, that fox, deer, hare coursing and hunting should be regarded as cruel history. Secondly, most people do not wish to see weird animals performing in a circus. These animals are kept often in cramped and unsuitable conditions. Heaven knows how these creatures are trained to perform! These Victorian pastimes are not part of the 21st century.

PAMELA TREADWELL (Mrs), Dodgson Road, Cowley, Oxford