HOW I wish that I could echo Gemma Siret’s hope that Prime Minister David Cameron will “continue to let sleeping dogs lie” with regard to the Hunting Act (Oxford Mail letters, May 24).

However, as a keen hunt supporter himself, he will not let the matter rest, and with pressure from the Countryside Alliance, alongside the fresh eager-to-please new Tory MPs, there is little hope that the unspeakably cruel, morally indefensible relic of past times, hunting wild animals with dogs, will not once again be the scourge of the countryside.

The mayhem and distress that existed prior to the passing of the Act will all be re-visited and any notion that this is an advanced nation proudly leading the way for unity and compassion will be discarded dross.

BEA BRADLEY, Cuxham Road, Watlington