In defence of 'annoying' correspondent
I feel sad for Glyn Calow that he is so upset by letters written by Elizabeth Allison, a caring lady who would appear to have more compassion in her little finger than a large majority of the population who are content to sit at the table and enjoy a meal, despite the fact that innocent animals have suffered greatly to provide it ("A most annoying correspondent," Mailbox, March 8).
How many people actually know what goes on in abattoirs or are anxious to find out?
Generally, meat-eaters bury their heads in the sand about the fact what they are eating was a creature which had emotions, could feel pain and had been deprived of its life far too soon.
The one thing, sadly, animals have not been given is a voice. Their only hope therefore is people such as Elizabeth who can speak on their behalf.
ENJOY YOUR EVE WITH FREE ENTRANCE & 20% OFF YOUR FOOD BILL WITH...View details
NEW LEBANESE HOME BUFFET EVERY DAY @ CEDARS LEBANESE REST £ 6.99 pp STARTING @ 11 AM TILL 16:00 PM
Terms: LIMITED VOUCHERS AVAILABLE BOOK IN ADVANCE ONLY & PRINT THIS VOUCHERS CALL NOW : 01162519057
Contact: 0116 2169184
Valid until: Saturday, May 25 2013
It is so hypocritical to profess to love some animals and, with no regard whatsoever, happily eat others.
Elizabeth always writes letters which contain fact. I suggest Mr Calow reads them in an unbiased fashion and accepts what she is trying to put across is that we should treat animals in a humane way.
They were put on this Earth in the same way human beings were. What right do we have to abuse them?
Yes, I too am a vegetarian and I will defend the rights of animals as long as I am able.
J Tansley, Barrow upon Soar.
So, George Osborne went swanning off to Brussels to fight the corner of the bankers.
It's a clear indication of what interests this Government is looking after – and it's not the interests of the British people.
All Osborne is doing is looking after the people who bankrolled him. Let us not forget it was the banks that caused the problems with the economy in the first place, pure and simple, yet they still want millions in bonuses.
The EU is right to cap bonuses. When you think about it, £1 million a year and then a £1 million bonus can't be bad.
It says all we need to know about the Tories when they try to defend the indefensible yet punish the poor and vulnerable.
Let's also not forget this nasty Tory Government is a rich Government for the rich by the rich.
To conclude, on the very day this Government will turn the thumbscrews that bit harder – April 1 – it will give its multi millionaire friends up to £100,000 in a tax rebate.
Eddie Sentance, Thurcaston.
We and our neighbours recently had graffiti sprayed on to our garage doors.
My wife reported this to Leicester City Council and a team from the cleaning department removed the offending graffiti the next day.
What an excellent service. Many thanks for the prompt response.
David Eden, Western Park.