Sir - Jon Burgess is a fine one to tell others to take a measured view (WN 20.1.14)! He sees attacks on livestock farmers in slogans such as "Save a turkey - go veggie this Christmas", and promulgates plenty of misinformation himself. No-one is forcing anyone to change their diet, or forcing farmers out of business. Let's remember that the crimes against humanity, as against other animals, are carried out by humanity. Our species is the cause of most problems encountered by other animals and ourselves, but we can take personal responsibility to reduce our own part in it to a minimum.

Roberta Balfour