Eddie Holden writes on fox hunting and hills!

PUBLISHED: 13:24 25 February 2011 | UPDATED: 14:33 25 February 2011

How is Mr Paice going to deal with the problem of urban foxes, not with huntsmen and dogs in built-up housing estates? Does he live in cloud cuckoo land like most of our MPs.

OUR MP says he got it wrong in selling-off our forests and woodlands to the highest bidder, now perhaps James Paice will also admit he got wrong in culling badgers for no reason at all. No one has ever proved that they give TB to cows or any other animal as all animals carry the TB virus. He also wants fox hunting to be reintroduced so how can he claim that hunting by horsemen and dogs, keep the foxes from becoming a pest, when each hunt only kills one fox so that’s a complete waste of time. How is Mr Paice going to deal with the problem of urban foxes, not with huntsmen and dogs in built-up housing estates? Does he live in cloud cuckoo land like most of our MPs. Yes at times different birds and animals have to be culled because of over-breeding in some areas, but there are humane ways of doing it and not running an animal into the ground till it dies, that’s barbaric. When will we ever learn?

I WRITE in reply to Gerald Rolf’s letter last week. I may have got some facts wrong, but not all. I was a retained leading fireman at Ely Fire Station and at that time also was working for the Ely Urban District Council and at that time it only covered Stuntney and Prickwillow. The rest of the area was part of Ely District Council, which was in the building that is now Young’s Accountants in Lynn Road. The old urban council was in the building next to the court house and the headquarters for the fire service at that time was at Wisbeach. The county council was based at March.

As for telling me there are no hills in Huntingdon try telling that to former Prime Minister John Major who lived on the top of hill on the outskirts of the town. There are also other big hills in Alconbury also St Ives and how about that big hill on the way to Molesworth.

EDDIE HOLDEN

Ely Road

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