22 OCTOBER 1954, Page 6

Poachers' Delight '

The British contributions to the international sporting exhibition which opened at Diisseldorf this week are said to be impressive; they include the head of a red deer from' Queen Elizabeth I's collection at Hampton' Court and the head of another shot at Balmoral by Queen Elizabeth II. Since one of the main purposes of the exhibition is (in the words of The Times Bonn correspondent) ' to enforce the need for vigilance that the world of nature may not suffer permanent harm,' it is perhaps as well that Great Britain was not invited to exhibit copies of the .laws and regulations with which she seeks to protect the interests of the largest of her native fauna. There aren't any.