Hunt ban not a class issue
Sir -- To claim that the Irish anti-hunt campaign is class war (Letters, December 27, 2009) is an attempt to introduce a red herring. The issue of class has never been part of a campaign to end animal suffering on Ireland's killing fields.
The abuse of animals is an injustice. The philosophy of animal rights demands the abolition of abuse in all forms and shapes. It is not the details of unjust exploitation that must be changed. It is exploitation itself that must be ended, on the hunting field, the farm, in the laboratory and in the wild.