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Microsoft not responsible for foot and mouth

Alfred F Wheeler has a bone to pick regarding our recent piece:

I had just finished reading a vet's harrowing story of personally having to destroy over 100 spring lambs due to foot and mouth, some as little as ten minutes old, while slaughtermen around him destroyed their mothers with explosive bolt guns.

Then I read your excruciatingly funny contribution to the situation.

We all like a good laugh - sick jokes are the norm I agree, and I chuckle along with everyone else at the "Concorde Gets You To Your Hotel Fastest" puns along with the rest. After all, you get on a plane you know the risks right?

But to make fun of hundreds of thousands of innocent animals being slaughtered through no fault of their own, and not even understanding why?

Do us all a favour - try to write something worth reading - or even better go see some of the farmers and vets whose terrible situation you are poking fun at.

Then see if you still find it funny.

Let me get this straight. It's ok to have a chuckle at innocent air-crash victims because it doesn't affect me directly and I have no personal interest in the people involved. However, to chuckle at the innocent victims of foot and mouth is a no-go area because I like animals and it upsets me to see them suffer.

Do me a favour - try telling your Concorde joke to the victims' families. Then see if you still find it funny.

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