Letter: Farmers' suffering

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Letter: Farmers' suffering

Sir: Thanks to James Erlichman for the most accurate report yet on the current farming crisis ("Let the farmers bleat. It is their own fault they are suffering", 15 September).

Livestock and dairy farmers often contemptuously describe animal welfare campaigners as "bunny-huggers" who know nothing of the harsh realities of animal farming.

Now that they want to attract public sympathy and support, farmers are only too keen to be photographed cuddling the calves for which they have suddenly developed a doting affection.

Not much dewy-eyed love evident when they were loading them into the transporters destined for European veal-crates or the slaughterhouse.

You can fool some of the people.....

PETER ALLEN

Worthing,

West Sussex

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