I write regarding the article (January 23) on shooting a goose.

I find all taking of life in the name of sport immoral. Indeed it mocks the meaning of the word.

Those responsible for the killing are sadly lacking in compassion. Children should be encouraged from an early age to respect and care for all sentient beings.

It will be many decades before society is fully civilised in this respect, but we can all hope for an enlightened future.

RE Leadbitter Sloane Court Park Street, Brighton