If you would like to submit a contribution to our Readers Blog section then follow this link. Be sure to include your full name, address and contact number otherwise your submission will not be considered for publication. We will contact you prior to publication.

Leave rabbits alone

British writer Jeanette Winterson has surrendered what could have been a strong point about the horrors of animal farming with her latest "a rabbit ate my veggies" strop.

Rabbits foraged off the land long before humans did. They take only what they need to survive. And unlike Winterson, they don’t kill to eat. Rabbits are nature’s pruners.

Their gentle browsing actually encourages growth in many plants.

There are far more humane methods of dealing with so-called “pests”, whose land Winterson has encroached on in order to grow what she fancies.

Jodi Minion

Wildlife Issues Manager

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

501 Front St

Norfolk, Virginia

USA


Breaking Stories

Idea of completing Dublin Metro by 2027 'farcical' - Fianna Fail TD

Work needs to be done to convince undecided voters - Abortion Rights Campaign

Work needs to be done to convince undecided voters - Abortion Rights Campaign

Man rescued after his dinghy capsizes off Galway Bay

Lifestyle

The biggest cancer killer will take your breath away

Hopefully she had an idea...

Power of the press: Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks discuss 'The Post'

More From The Irish Examiner