Many letters appear in the readers section of the Chester &
Flintshire Chronicle Ė a newspaper that has never once belittled me and,
unlike an occasional past Scottish counterpart Ė appears always anxious
to give fair and accurate accounts concerning readers and their personal
priorities. Indeed, I consider such a newspaper to be a credit to
British journalism. However, that is but personal comment in passing.
What Iím here out to do is to highlight an abridged form of a letter
published last month by a local stalwart for our animal cause. Please
HOW CAN PEOPLE IGNORE THEIR PAIN?
THIS is some rotten world we live in! When Governments ignore the
suffering of animals destined for live exports, vivisection, intensive
farming, the slaughterhouse and the obscene fur trade. Even killing for
sport has been allowed to continue because ot the lack of law
However, I blame the public for not caring enough in the first place.
Collectively we have the power to force change, but most lack the
willpower to do anything. You leave it all to people like me who are
often ignored and reviled by the media because they think we are too
radical. They think we are bonkers tor giving our time to try to stop
the awesome suffering of animals, which really do feel pain and suffer
mental anguish. But what do you care? So long as you have your soap
operas to watch and your fast food outlets to take the kids to.
Then there are those of you who just don't care anyway and would
probably say what right have I to criticise? What does it matter if
animals are screaming out in agony and despair so long as you can't hear
them? Well some of you will have seen the terrified faces of dogs and
cats in China being prepared for skinning and the heartbreaking screams
- if you watched Paul and Heather McCartney's TV programme about China's
horrific fur trade.
But do you really think animals don't suffer in this country? Well
dream on, because they do. If any of you feel the slightest guilt about
how animals are being mistreated in this God forsaken world, then do
something about it. For a start boycott any product made in China. Stop
eating meat and on the plus side you might just avoid some of those
diseases connected to a meat diet. Write your own protest letters to the
Press and tell them how you feel about the cruelty going on in your
name. But for goodness sake do something!
North Wales animal rights campaigner
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