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In defence of Alfie

I WOULD rather have Alfie Fitzpatrick living next door to me than any person from Huntingdon Life Sciences (Solihull News) as I would know all my animals were safe.

I WOULD rather have Alfie Fitzpatrick living next door to me than any person from Huntingdon Life Sciences (Solihull News) as I would know all my animals were safe.

It has been judged that what he did was wrong but what this firm does is not right either. Taking other species and breeding them for cruel experiments is not how humans should behave. It has been proved that there are other efficient methods of dealing with cures for illness which do not need animals to be used, so why are we persisting with these outdated methods of torture? I hope the community service Alfie has to perform is arranged with cruelly treated animals so that he can develop the injustice he feels is done to animals by humans in a positive way that does not involve criminal acts.

As for the cost of criminal damage costing £12.6m, it just shows how profitable the trade in cruelty to animals is if HLS can afford to pay this amount and still function as a going concern.

Linda Brown, Devitts Close, Shirley

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Alfie’s actions were right

ALFIE Fitzpatrick is right to try and close an animal testing lab, the Huntington Life Sciences. This young man is trying to help animals, so why should he be sent to jail. The HLS should stop harming animals, it is they who should be sent to jail for harming animals. Animals have a right too, so well done Alfie Fitzpatrick, I agree with you, I am an animal lover and the law is all wrong.

Katherine

Alderbrook Road, Solihull

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Freedom’s fought for

RE THE LETTER by John Edwards; first of all I would like to say I think Ann Polson is always on the money - her beliefs are spot on, nice lady, and anyway John what’s got you so hot under the collar? It’s called freedom of the press.

I think it’s time to put your money where your mouth is - give us your philosophy on life.

Freedom is what was fought for in two world wars, and trying to control the press is the first step to anarchy.

God bless you all

P Thomas,

Baxters Road, Shirley

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A good Samaritan

I AM writing to publicly thank the good Samaritan who returned my elderly mum’s purse intact when she lost it in the centre of Solihull. The purse had all her Xmas savings, pension and the money for all her weekly bills. The lady traced my mother through a hairdressing appointment card in her purse. (I would also like to thank Shirley of Cudmore & Co for her help in the return of the purse.)

We hear such depressing stories of greed and theft but this incident has renewed my faith in human nature. The mystery Miss Marple would not accept a reward and even drove out of her way to return the purse to my mother.

Debbie Assinder

Dorridge

 

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