Sir, - All praise and thanks to the R.S.P.C.A., which is to launch a
campaign against the religious slaughter of animals to provide meat for
the Jewish and Islamic communities. As we know, it is a terribly cruel
way of slaughter and the animals suffer appallingly.
The campaign will also show the distress caused to animals such as
mink and foxes which are kept for the purpose of being killed to provide
fashion furs. Explorations are being made to render experiments on
animals unnecessary altogether. This will take time. But it is good
At present five million animals a year are killed in experiments.
There is a deafening silence from the Church. Surely it is time a voice
(Rev.) H.E.S. Newbold,
Go on to Slaughter (12/10/84) - Margaret E. Lawson
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