The Fellowship of Life
Sir, - I would refer to your article in the March 23 edition of your newspaper concerning the salmon which were caught in the River Eden by the Rev. Cecil Newton. You describe Mr Newton as saying that the day he caught these salmon was one of the happiest days of his life. May I suggest that this is a most unfortunate comment. Can any of us human beings imagine what it is like to have a barbed hook forced through one's mouth.
So often it seems that animal welfare is one of the subjects that the Church so often prefers to remain silent on. As a Lay Reader may I be forgiven for refering your readers to the beautiful thought that is given to us from the 65th chapter of the prophecy of Isaiah and especially the end of the 25th verse, it says "They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the Lord."
Frank E. Tebbutt,
Church of England Newspaper (31/3/69)
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