End practice of selling animals
Sadly, uncaring pet owners continue to abandon their pets. ("Wardens to take action over strays", Mercury, October 5).
Although the Mercury article concerned stray dogs in Blaby, abandoned pets, particularly dogs and cats, are a national problem. There is an over-population of pets and too few people to adopt them.
Rescue centres are full, irresponsible owners fail to have their pets neutered or spayed and, worse still, some people breed animals for the pet trade and financial gain.
In the same Mercury as the article, there were two columns advertising puppies for sale for hundreds of pounds.
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Cats are a less lucrative investment, but there were pedigree kittens for £150 each.
With the exception of specific breeds of dog such as guide dogs, I believe breeding animals solely to make money is immoral and unacceptable. People wanting a pet should go to a rescue centre.
Elizabeth Allison, Aylestone.
With regard to the letter from B. Henze ("Theatre hard to find for outsiders", Mailbox, October 2) the most straightforward way of getting to the Rutland Street car park is to work round the ring road to St George's Way and follow the signs down Charles Street. I agree Curve is badly sited, and always havethought it would have been better built on the (still undeveloped) plot of land next to the Highcross car park on Vaughan Way.
R. Tilley, Braunstone Town.