Re: ''Double standards in the animal world'' (Life, June 26).
The writer suggests that people selling or eating dogs are seen as barbaric. I am a dog lover myself and have three dogs at home. Although I would never eat dog meat, I am not against other people eating it. That is a personal choice. What is barbaric though is the dog meat trade itself and the conditions under which the dogs are obtained (sometimes stolen from their owners), transported and treated before slaughtering. This definitely has to be stopped and violators have to receive the highest penalties possible.
All animals raised for consumption deserve our utmost respect. The conditions for raising, transport and slaughter should be as stress-free and humane as possible.