Letter: Vegetables in pain

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The Independent Culture
Sir: Please, no more laboured whinings about vegetables, animals and pain (letter, 3 August). Mankind has control over both;, both taste nice; mindless cruelty is not acceptable; hunting or shooting for sport is neither mindless nor cruel.

Whilst on the subject, can we dispense with the ridiculous term "animal rights"? Animals do not vote, do not pay taxes and are not subject to the mores of human society - therefore, they do not have "rights". As a tax-paying citizen in a country with no constitution, I do not have proper rights, much less any animal!

M P ADAMS

Little Eversden, Cambridgeshire

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