I wonder how many of the distressed objectors of Henfield, concerned at the planning application for a slaughterhouse in Wheatsheaf Road (The Argus, December 27), are prepared to mount the ultimate objection?

I cannot marry up the mindset of one who buys chunks of bloody, dismembered animal and eats it with that same person's wrenched-gut reaction of horror about smells and noises of animals brought to their doorstep to die.

If nobody bought their corpses for food, fewer slaughterhouses would make money. Since 1950 and the intensification of farming, meat consumption has doubled (per person). The time has come to put that trend into reverse.

-V Paynter, The Drive, Hove