ALICE Barnard of the Countryside Alliance Foundation’s letter (SA, October 22) wants our young people to engage with the countryside and rebuild people’s passion for our open spaces.

What she did not say was that the Alliance is a very rich and powerful organisation which will do almost anything to bring back the hunting and killing of foxes, deer and hares etc for sport, which is semi-civilised.

They hope by the Foundation to encourage young people to join them.

(Rev) H W JONES Priors Hill Wroughton Swindon