Fur trade cruelty
• Mary Kenny suggests we should feel "gratified" that while a quarter-of-a-million minks will continue to spend their entire lives confined to tiny cages where they are denied the opportunity to engage in natural behaviour such as climbing, burrowing and swimming, they will now be observed by inspectors – while still not doing any of these things – a few extra times a year.
We suggest that Ms Kenny should watch the videos at www.peta.org.uk (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) that show minks as they are gassed and have the skin ripped off their tiny backs after a lifetime of anguish and frustration in captivity. This may help correct the many misconceptions that she holds about the immoral trade. Fur is only natural on the animal that was born with it.
PETA, Society Building,
8 All Saints Street, London