Letters - November 30, 2011

Laboratory rabbit awaiting testing : Cosmetic testing on animals will end from today (Wednesday), Home Office Minister Lord Williams announced. See PA Story POLITICS Animals. (Mandatory Credit : National Anti-Vivisection Society) (Please note this picture is for one use only). PA Photos.
Laboratory rabbit awaiting testing : Cosmetic testing on animals will end from today (Wednesday), Home Office Minister Lord Williams announced. See PA Story POLITICS Animals. (Mandatory Credit : National Anti-Vivisection Society) (Please note this picture is for one use only). PA Photos.
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IN response to Carol Foley (Letters November 19), I agree with her totally.

For too long, companies and certain charity support has made animal experiments possible.

My mother and father both died as a result of cancer, but I am still opposed to any kind of animal testing.

It is unethical to test on animals – why make them suffer?

Drugs such as Thalidomide may seem safe during experiments, but later turn out to be unsafe when used on humans.

It is unsatisfactory on all counts to test on animals, and as the results are inconclusive, it is mostly unnecessary.

JEFFREY BILHAM

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ONCE again I am writing to thank all the supporters of my charity garage sales, held throughout the summer at Archers Farm, Peel Road.

The total raised was just over £3,000.

The sales would not be possible if I did not have a generous group of friends, who make donations of unwanted but saleable items. Thanks to all of you.

Equally to be thanked are the people who come down the drive looking for, and mostly finding, bargains. Do keep coming!

Finally, a thank you to the Letters Page for helping to get my sales known.

Now I’m looking forward to next year’s sales!

SUE ASHTON

Archers Farm, Peel Road

Blackpool

I WAS very interested to read the article on Fylde’s Unsolved Murders (Gazette November 21).

In 1947, I had just turned 11 and was in my first year at Fleetwood Grammar School.

A young girl called Florence Port, from the Heathfield Road area of the town, was found murdered near to my school.

On the school bus going home at teatime, we were stopped near Broadwater, just leaving the town. Police boarded our bus and had a look round. Names and addresses were taken.

Pathologists were able to determine the last food the girl had eaten, but despite extensive investigations, her killer has never been traced.

Safe to say, I suppose, that 64 years on, they never will be traced.

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