IN answer to D Welburn's letter about magpies "It's nature", which was in answer to Heather Causnett's letter, one answer might be for all adults to respect all sentient beings, including animals. Then maybe kids will follow suit.

Another answer is for the courts to take animal cruelty seriously and give longer jail sentences for animal cruelty, and ban them for life from owning any animal.

The Tory's are the cruel party. Don't forget, they will try to sneak in a vote on repealing the hunting ban. Let's keep fox hunting where it belongs - in the past.

D Fillingham, The Crossway, York