Protestors guilty of bullying (Letter, Dominion Post 15 May)
The standover tactics employed by the noisy rabble outside Wellington’s Le Canard restaurant (May 12-13) are repellent in the extreme.
As self-styled “professional people with sensible jobs”, they should know that the concerns they have with the production of foie gras lie with producers in France, not with a restauranteur going about his legitimate and “sensible” business.
They are not only creating a public nuisance but are also guilty of bullying, an action that shows a lack of probity greater than that involved in over-feeding a farmyard bird.
The arrogance of [members]… of Speak up for Animals, … those who know what’s best for everyone else, including all non-human organisms (although apparently excluding micro-organisms) should be resisted at every turn, irrespective of their warped beliefs.
Letter to Editor by Allen Heath, Woburn. (Dominion Post, p. B4 Abridged)