18 JANUARY 1957, Page 20


SIR,-1 was indeed glad to read the letter from Mr. Solomon on rats and poison.

The thought of the agony suffered by these un- happy animals by the administration of these terrible poisons is to many of us a distressing one.

As one who has had experience, I can endorse the statement by the committee mentioned : the rat is an intelligent and highly sentient creature, there- fore far more prone to suffering on that account.

Have animals no rights?

All Life is one. This is too vast a subject to be discussed in a short letter. One can only say that those who -truly love all animals wish that under present conditions the whole race of them could become extinct.--Yours faithfully,