AS an animal-friendly country, we should be ashamed that we allow 3.7million animals to be experimented on every year.

In one such experiment it is reported that a beagle dog is pumped full with high quantities of green tea, killed and dissected. Why? To see what affect it had on the poor dog.

Kittens have their eyes stitched closed; thousands of mice are turned into alcoholics. More than 60 per cent of animal experiments are done without anaesthetic.

An animal dies every 12 seconds in a laboratory in the UK every year. Cats, mice, dogs, hamsters, guinea pigs, horses, monkeys, sheep, pigs, rabbits, snakes, this is what we allow to be killed and tortured every year.

Future generations will never forgive our country.

D Fillingham, The Crossway, York.