REGARDING the report in The Press of December 26 about the Boxing Day hunts, an overwhelming majority of people still want to keep the ban on hunting foxes with dogs in place, despite claims of support by the hunts.

This ban is ignored by many hunts. Hunts are on their best behaviour when under the gaze of the media, but when they aren’t some still continue to hunt foxes with hounds and not follow laid scent trails as claimed.

Hunting with dogs and taking pleasure from watching a fox being torn to pieces is barbaric and anyone partaking should be ashamed of themselves.

David March, Tadcaster.