If a woman chooses to end her pregnancy that is her right and her body, whereas when orders are made by humans to target and kill other species that is a whole other matter.

There are far-reaching effects on fragile ecosystems with these culling policies.

In addition, regarding Anna’s statement ‘it appears that sharks and animals are much more important today than human life’, that is just not true.

Society’s treatment of animals is still bad and abuse is in evidence everywhere (live export, factory farming and animal experimentation).

The ‘minority pressure groups’ referred to are trying hard to change attitudes regarding animals (not brainwash) and society is hopefully evolving in this area.

Gandhi’s words: “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated’ are to remember and reflect on.