Letter: Foxes and lobsters

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The Independent Culture
Sir: By suggesting that a proponent of animal rights must consider the lives of humans and woodlice to be of equal value Alasdair Mitchell (letter, 21 July) is clouding the issue.

While the capacity of a woodlouse to suffer is open to question, the same can certainly not be said of our fellow vertebrates, so many of whom are eaten, pursued by hounds or experimented upon.

PAUL REES

Whitstable, Kent

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