I WAS dismayed to learn that Blenheim Palace has again hosted its annual game fair where thousands of people are indoctrinated into the abuse of our wonderful wildlife.

The website advertised so-called country ‘sports’, including falconry, ferrets, gundogs, shooting and hounds and hunting.

Hunting with hounds of course is an illegal activity, although this seems to have escaped their notice.

It is a sad reflection on our society that in 2011, so many people still choose to indulge in recreational violence against sentient creatures.

SUSAN SMITH Banbury Road Oxford