It is wrong to condemn circus owner Bobby Roberts for causing unnecessary animal suffering, as covered in the news recently, when most of us inflict “unnecessary” suffering on animals.

A vegan diet is much better for our health and the planet, yet most of us continue to consume meat, dairy and eggs.

Dairy cows and egg-laying hens generally live longer than “meat” animals, but are treated worse. They all end up at the same slaughterhouse to become meat anyway.

This has been publicised many times in the media. Most of us also have access to animal rights websites if we wanted to know what happens to farm animals.

It was wrong for Bobby Roberts to cause animal suffering.

But, morally, we are exactly the same as him.

Sarah Smith, Halland Road, Brighton