I WAS one of the eight protesters at the Boxing Day Ledbury Hunt.

The government is threatening to repeal the hunting ban because, they say, it is unenforceable.

The police are certainly doing little to enforce it, leaving charities such as the RSPCA to prosecute illegal activity, often successfully.

There was a large crowd but several people came to say they agreed with us, and is it not possible, since ‘support is getting bigger and bigger’, that many were there because they believed there would be no dead animal at the end?

The vast majority of the British public are against hunting wild animals with dogs. It is only to be hoped that the Ledbury Hunt confined their activity to following the trails laid, although if the dogs found a real one they might follow that, the huntsmen might follow after, and who would ever know?