The Fur (Mostly) Flies

I am writing to congratulate you on an excellent editorial on "Animal Research is for Human Welfare."1 I was born and bred in the countryside but have lived and worked in an around several major cities, including London, since 1965. Over the years I have seen the disconnection between city and countryside that you mention grow and grow. Fewer and fewer of our students, for example, have any sort of rural background, and there is no easy answer to their ignorance. My belief is that if you grow up in a small country village you can learn city ways, but to do vice versa is much more difficult. Employment patterns mean that few need to attempt it anyway.

City folk are unaware of this disconnection, but at least it will help if they start to become aware of it, and your editorial will be a...

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