From the horse's mouth; You Say Email:email@example.com.
IF only horses could speak andwhat would they say to Gary O''Neill (ECHO, April 25) regarding the shooting of horses at the Grand National? Perhaps they would argue that other cruel sports like hare coursing or badger baiting should be resurrected? I suppose it''s like a lot things. If those who support the Grand National had to personally shoot the injured horses themselves perhaps they wouldn't be so keen? Likewise with those Union Jack waving people who cheer on every war, would they really be so keen if they had to nurse an Iraqi child dying from cancer caused by the depleted uranium bombs we dropped on their country? I suppose it's about whether humanity wants to stay at the barbarian Neanderthal level or make the leap to a more civilised society? Mark Holt, via email