Does the rab­bit (24 No­vem­ber) know Bill Bai­ley is no longer a veg­e­tar­ian?

Jem Moore Tims­bury, Bath

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How re­fresh­ing to read a pos­i­tive ar­ti­cle about ve­g­an­ism (Grow­ing Up Green, 24 No­vem­ber), with­out the back­handed “other side” com­ments from the meat and dairy in­dus­tries. I’ve been ve­gan for 10 years, watch what I eat, take B12 sup­ple­ments and have never been health­ier. Stephen Ward Stok­ers Sid­ing, NSW, Aus­tralia The ve­he­mence and ig­no­rance shown in read­ers’ com­ments on your fish­ing ar­ti­cle (All At Sea, 24 No­vem­ber) are ex­tremely dam­ag­ing to a very frag­ile in­dus­try: as a fish­ing fam­ily, we have never re­ceived EU grants. Name and ad­dress sup­plied I can iden­tify with the ex­is­ten­tial ques­tions of mor­tal­ity and hered­ity Louis mulled at night (The Man Who Had 200 Chil­dren, 24 No­vem­ber). Ten years ago, as a sin­gle gay man at 40, I’d long since con­cluded I was the end of the ge­netic line. That changed un­ex­pect­edly when two girl­friends ex­plained how fraught their known-donor-ver­sus-un­known-donor fam­ily plan­ning had been. With­out hes­i­ta­tion, I of­fered to help and, when asked about my mo­ti­va­tion, said, “I don’t want to be a fa­ther. I just want my genes to carry on. If not, what’s the point?” They now have two boys. I love see­ing them and won­der much less about the mean­ing of life. Alan H Lon­don It’s prob­lem­atic that we call a po­tent, highly ad­dic­tive drug such as GHB “recre­ational” (The G-Spot, 24 No­vem­ber) be­cause it makes it sound as if you’re pop­ping down the gym, rather than risk­ing coma and death. You can’t stop peo­ple tak­ing it, but can keep an eye open and call 999 if you need to. Don’t de­lay. It does not take much to save some­one’s life. Name and ad­dress sup­plied Week­end picked up two ma­jor awards at the British So­ci­ety of Mag­a­zine Ed­i­tors last week: best news­pa­per sup­ple­ment and best art di­rec­tor. The judges said: “In an ex­cep­tion­ally strong cat­e­gory, the win­ning ti­tle stood out for its great sta­ble of writ­ers, flair, sharp de­sign and the abil­ity to keep evolv­ing.” Week­end art di­rec­tor Mag­gie Mur­phy was praised for a mag­a­zine in which “there was al­ways a fris­son of sur­prise”. Email week­[email protected]­guardian.com or com­ment at the­guardian. com by noon on Mon­day for in­clu­sion. Let­ters are sub­ject to our terms and con­di­tions; see http://gu.com/let­ters-terms. To con­trib­ute to A let­ter to, email fam­[email protected]­guardian.com

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