HOW clearly Mary Dodd's letter headed Hunt should chase its own' (Citizen, last week) illustrates the fact that the issue for many of the anti hunt lobby was not animal welfare but a warped idea of class warfare.

Not content with the hunting ban, she continues to rant in frustration that people still ride horses and wear red coats to follow a false trail.

The telling comment that she and her friends would go along just this once' is an indication that they never bothered to discover what hunting was all about, preferring not to open their firmly closed minds.

Michael Bowker, Arkholme.