FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Thank you to Alasdair Mitchell for his thoughtful piece about animal rights (Sharpshooter, 19 December). Not all antis are “activists” and we must respect their point of view. I tend to ask if they are vegetarians and find they seldom are, at which point I ask if they are aware that the supermarket chickens they enjoy eating are now brought to the shelf within six weeks of hatching.
They are usually surprised by this and, I hope, given food for thought.
K. Salad, Lancashire