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Letter: Unfair to shellfish

Sir: We were heartened to see the space given on your letters page to our co-campaigners in the Shellfish Network (3 September). Despite the admitted lowly position of shellfish in the league-table of public sympathy, we at the recently launched Housefly, Parasitic and Biting Insect Support Group believe our constituency to be lower still.

Nonetheless, it might interest your readers to hear that we, too, will shortly be launching a Europe-wide campaign to outlaw the use of the unlicensed fly swat and remove barbaric fly-paper from sale, along with neurotoxin- laced sprays and lotions employed in the mass murder of innocent flies, wasps, fleas and parasites, both human and animal.