DAVID Stubley’s attempted defence of the indefensible (Letters, November 28) ignores the rationale that killing a random fox somehow excuses a host of gratuitous violence and torture to foxes, from a pack of totally out-of-control dogs, aided by their warped camp followers. Having admitted to never having been foxhunting he previously states that it is difficult to force a fox to break cover. How does he know?

It is also difficult to force a fox killer to see the error and stupidity of his ways. He finds difficulty in discerning the control of non-native species such as rabbits, rats and pigeons from native mammals such as the red fox. If they must be “controlled” then let this be done by a professional, not a bunch of hooligans on horseback.

Bernard Zonfrillo,

28 Brodie Road, Glasgow.