1 JULY 1905, Page 23

[To as EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR:] SiR,—A propos of the

letter you published on June 17th appealing for funds for the "Naples Society for the Protec- tion of Animals," I venture to suggest that charity begins at home, and that we had better abolish the torture of bearing-reins on horses in this country before we turn our attention to cruelty to animals abroad. The headquarters of the Anti-Bearing-Rein Association are at York House, Portugal Street, Lincoln's Inn, London.—I am, Sir, &c.,