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Letter: Keep a sense of proportion over fox issue

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Letter: I am not surprised Mr D Evans took advantage of all the tabloid coverage of the (alleged) fox which bit two young toddlers in a cot in their bedroom.

Letter: I am not surprised Mr D Evans took advantage of all the tabloid coverage of the (alleged) fox which bit two young toddlers in a cot in their bedroom.

Mr Evans is a member of the pro-hunting brigade and would like to use this horrific incident to try and reverse the ban on fox hunting with hounds.

I have sympathy for the parents of the toddlers but I would never leave my door open at 10pm for it is an open invitation to human predators and burglars. Have we not learned anything from the McCann case?

How many children have been attacked by a fox in the last ten years and how many children have been savaged and killed by dogs which have often been family pets?

I love cats but they are predators for they have killed thousands of birds over the years. Would Mr Evans suggest we cull dogs and cats?

My little cross terrier was very docile and children often stroked him but I would never have left him alone with a small child. I have seen a photo of a four year old child feeding a fox. Why did the photographer allow that to happen?

Humans have built on some fox hunting grounds, and humans put food out in rubbish bags (chicken carcasses etc) which is a temptation for foxes and stray dogs - which often do more damage.

I never let my little dog (deceased) off the lead on the road but I have seen large dogs walking or running down the street with their owner on a bicycle!

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We must keep a sense of proportion and if foxes need culling in certain urban areas then let's do it humanely and remember humans are the worst predators and prey on and kill many forms of wild animals.

Ray Williams

Shifnal

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