IF ANY of your readers wonder why animal charities have been crying out for every abattoir across the country to have CCTV cameras, just watch the footage from Bowood lamb abattoir in Thirsk, then you will k now why (Abattoir workers suspended after being filmed by hidden cameras, February 3).

The cruelty carried out on theses poor sentient beings (i.e. lambs) is barbaric.

This will be happening up and down the country. If any of these people have a family pet it should be taken off them. Then they should have a lifetime ban from owning any animal. Then close the abattoirs down.

Mr D Fillingham The Crossway York.