Letter: Let farm animals live

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The Independent Online
MICHAEL Gordon's selective vision (Letters, 18 September) of 'the beauty of our grasslands and the animals grazing them' overlooks the blemishes of livestock markets and slaughterhouses increasingly occupying greenfield sites and the eruption of sheds and hangars confining intensively-reared pigs, poultry and dairy/beef cows.

A nation pleased to keep 15 million unproductive dogs and cats as pets can surely afford the maintenance of feral populations of the species so ferociously exploited to indulge and sate human appetites.

Alan Long

London SE3