COMPASSIONATE people will be sad to learn about the fishing tackle fair that took place recently in Redditch (“Fishing tackle fair reels in hundreds of visitors”, Advertiser, May 25).

Fish are sensitive, aware creatures who experience pain and there is nothing sporting about spearing living animals on a hook, dragging them out of the water and leaving them struggling for life as they suffocate.

Nor is there a need need for fish to be caught and killed for food, as we can live healthily without consuming them or any other animals or animal products.

Thankfully, an increasing number of people are becoming vegan or vegetarian and many others are reducing their consumption of meat, fish, eggs and dairy out of concern for the animals, the environment or their own health.

Worcestershire Vegans & Veggies exists to help people switch to a more humane diet and lifestyle and we can be contacted at info@worcs on 01562 700043 or via

Ronald Lee