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LETTER: Killing habit

AFTER reading Simon Midgley's piece on bloodsports "One nation, two minds" (5 March) I'm wondering if I should reconsider my (strongly anti-) position, purely in the interest of self-preservation. The defenders of "countryside pursuits" have been so effectively desensitised by "the realities of animal husbandry" that they have turned into zombie-like serial killers of animals. So determined are they to go on killing that I fear that, should their activities be seriously curtailed, they might turn their attention to the human species instead.

Ruarc Gahan

Hollywood, Co Wicklow