SIR – Once again Jon Burgess (Worcester News, February 22) has to malign anyone who tries to help fellow creatures with whom we share the earth.

I have been an animal rights campaigner for 40 years.

The only violence and threats I have seen in this time were against ourselves.

I have suffered verbal abuse by huntsmen and been threatened by farmers. All this on my own property!

The newspapers very seldom report the many animal rights campaigners who go to court on charges and are found not guilty.

Why can’t people understand that animal abuse in all forms is unacceptable in our modern society?