ONLY hunters, such as Alison Latham and Jim Danbury in letters last week, could sink so low as to use the pain and anguish of the victims of terrorism in London and the victims of starvation in Africa to attempt to make pro-hunt capital.

The points they try and score by using such tactics are, as ever, totally self-interested and will leave people with normal standards of behaviour aghast.

Alison Latham said in her letter that she will be "proudly be out hunting this season, helping to show up this wicked, illiberal law for the farce that it is."

She should realiose that she is on dangerous territory.

The police and those that provide Miss Latham with insurance for her horse should be concerned at this statement.

When she describes the hunting ban as a farce, what she perhaps really means is that people like her and her hunting friends are not like the rest of us, and they are above the law and they intend to prove it.

If the police do not stand up to this mob, they will set a dangerous precedent and incur the wrath of the public, who wanted this law and to see it enforced.

The repellent nature of hunters is becoming more obvious for all to see, as they turn nastier to those who have stood up to them, and devise revolting and cruel ways to continue persecuting foxes.

While they were fighting a ban, they were aware they must keep up a front of at least a semblance of civilised behaviour when addressing the public, but now all can see their true colours.

Such people have to be restrained by law, as their standards of behaviour, in this case concerning cruelty to animals, are so abysmally low.

With people such as these in the countryside, our wildlife needs serious protection.

Foxes urgently need the same protection in law as the badger.

If this happens, Miss Latham need not manufacture toxic crocodile tears over the fate of shot foxes, and she and her odious friends will be forced to curtail their cruel and lethal predilections once and for all.

Penny Little, Oxfordshire