AS MANY of us celebrate National Butchers Week I would like to ask that people think of what they are eating and how the animal was killed in order to put food on their plate.

There is no humane way of killing animals and some even have to go through the process of ritual slaughter – which I believe should be banned in this country.

People need to realise that lots of these animals live confined and unnatural lives with many suffering mutilations and other mistreatment.

It is easy to be vegetarian today which is a much better option.

Mary Windebank

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