MRS W P Carter (Letters, August 8) should check her facts before writing. It is impossible to rear red grouse “in their thousands” – let alone release them into a highly territorial environment.

Red grouse are produced by wild birds responding to skilled management in a natural habitat. Perhaps she is confusing red grouse with pheasants?

Red grouse are a prized delicacy and they are certainly not buried. Her “reliable source” is perhaps as reliable as her other facts?

J David Jackson, Retired game consultant, Normanby, Sinnington.