Further to the issue of fox culling, I quite agree with Tom Keightley, who proposes a 75% cull (Letters, September 1).

Foxes are fine in moderation but their numbers have increased and they are losing their appeal.

It has got worse because of the growth in housing, taking away much of their natural habitat.

The worst thing is they are fouling private and public pathways – even on our front doormat – and it is very unpleasant.

Dog owners are told to clear up after their dogs.

Culling would be an asset if there is no other deterrent.

Helen Peters, Ashenground Close, Haywards Heath