Once again an innocent creature, this time a cat, has been killed by a thug with an air rifle.

Why are these weapons allowed to be on sale? The only reason why anyone should wish to own one is to fire at wildlife and pets in order to harm them.

I urge all animal lovers to contact their MP to urge the government to ban these deadly weapons from sale.

Sylvia Harwood, Old Shoreham Road, Hove