Letter: Double standards

YOUR shocking front page story rightly condemns the horrific blow pipe attacks on the ducks at Pells Pond in another sad example of mindless cruelty inflicted upon defenceless animals for ‘fun’.

However, when turning to your letters page, I discover a letter thanking the ‘hundreds of well-wishers’ that turned out to support the hunt on Boxing Day in Lewes. These people should be ashamed of themselves and their selfish support for and promotion of a pastime that was made illegal because of public revulsion at the inherent cruelty involved. What example does this set with regard to the humane treatment of animals?

Cruelty is cruelty and it should not be condoned for any reason, least of all pleasure, in any civilised society.

Samantha Dawes,

Ringmer