I REALLY am at a loss to understand how Michael Bowker can say that it is a class war issue for anyone to be anti-hunting (Citizen letters last week).

For all my 71 years I have hated cruelty of any kind.

Over the years I have had friends from the titled to their tenants and I know for a fact that the Countryside Alliance is made up from people of all classes, whatever that may mean.

Far from ranting in frustration at the hunt following a false trail, I would be delighted to take up this method of exercising their horses and hounds without killing one of God's creatures.

Mary Dodd, Lancaster.