I read the Soapbox article written by Ronnie Reed of the Sussex Wildlife Trust (The Argus, February 22).

I had to quickly double-check my calendar to make sure it wasn’t April 1.

How can Sussex Wildlife Trust consider some animals (badgers) worthy of life, yet others (rats) worthy of death?

Is it because the rat isn’t cute like the badger? Is it because the rat has no cute little white stripes on its face?

I eagerly await their reply.

Emma Richards, Halland Road, Brighton