I WOULD like to express my sincere thanks to Labour MP, Andrew Smith, for finding the time to reply to me regarding animal welfare.

Although it was his busiest time campaigning for the elections, he took the trouble to write two letters with the promise of further help.

How refreshing to hear about someone caring about animals and wildlife, unlike our new Prime Minister.

If you have no respect for the feelings of animals you have none for humans.

R BENTERMAN Hunter Close Oxford