I see pest controller Tom Keightley says extermination of foxes is essential to stop their proliferation (The Argus, February 12).

Surely, as someone who knows wildlife, he should also know that foxes, by territory, regulate their own numbers. When individuals are killed, others will soon take up that empty territory.

He says fox numbers are a big problem in Brighton and across Sussex. They are an essential part of Britain’s wildlife and most of the general public enjoy their presence in our gardens.

At Roger’s Wildlife Rescue we get phone calls every week (including from schools) on all aspects of fox behaviour and we give successful advice on many occasions and in no circumstances would we advocate the services of a person who earns a living from destroying them.

Anyone who studies fox behaviour knows they do not attack cats or humans and, as Mr Keightly rightly says, they are more likely to leave a dropping in your garden than attack children.

Because of this last statement maybe schools should save their precious funds by not employing pest controllers.

We are always here to help anyone with advice on foxes. Like us, animals only have one life.

Why shouldn’t they be allowed to live it as nature intended?

Roger Musselle, Roger’s Wildlife Rescue