SIR – I would like to reply to Paul Greenwood (Diet helps resources, Letters, August 5).

Our digestive tract is much longer than other animals, therefore, meat stays in the intestine too long and causes problems. We are not designed to eat meat; it’s just a blip in evolution.

Meat-eaters are generally angry with people who don’t eat meat. That anger is from deep in their hearts; they too think it is wrong but cannot believe that they will live if they don’t eat meat.

Logically, it seems wrong to eat creatures who feel pain and show care for their babies. They have so many qualities like humans, it is barbaric to kill them, akin to cannibalism.

Mrs M Imeson, Deanwood Crescent, Sandy Lane, Bradford