IT WAS refreshing to see the concerns people showed for the whale stranded in the Thames recently.

What a contrast to the callous disregard shown for the millions of farm animals suffering the miseries and horrors of British factory farms and slaughterhouses.

It is said we are a nation of animal lovers but perhaps it would be more accurate to say we are a nation of selective animal lovers, for surely you do not kill what you love.

Those readers with concerns for the sufferings of all animals may wish to obtain further information from Compassion in World Farming, 5a Charles Street, Petersfield, GU32 3EH.

Alternatively, call 01730 264208 or visit

Chris Pope, Nurstead Road, Erith