Let animals be allowed to live their lives naturally

your say June 24, 2018 01:00

In his letter on June 21, “The genesis of misperception,” ‘SD’ wrote of Eric Bahrt: “Your value of compassion for other beings is sacred enough.” I agree, and include Jenny Moxham’s letters, which reject all animal cruelty.

All the biblical talk has nothing to do with the way animals are treated in industrial factory farming and how Thailand’s elephants lead lives of deprivation, are mercilessly beaten and have their spirits broken. Many of the world’s wild animals are nearing extinction and we should be respecting and allowing them to live their lives as naturally as they can. Australia is not blameless for the slaughter of our iconic kangaroos.

Diane Cornelius

South Australia