31 MAY 1930, Page 21


[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.]

SIRS I write to'teli_ you hovi yery glad I am to see, on my return from a short Stay in Italy; that Sir W. Beach Thoinas his raised the , queition of the close season for birds and


I wondered- if he had heard the case of the otter who, after being hunted for four hours, gave birth to two little cubs. She was hunted for another two hours sbefore, being killed. It would scarcely seem necessary to add a word to this, were it not that " man who has no pity " still considers sport the most important thing in life, and apparently believes that the whole animal world was created merely for his personal

entertainment.—I am, Sir, &c., MABEL ONSLOW. Mount Severn, Llanidloes, Mont.