I FIND it appalling that animals are neglected and cruelty treated.

The latest example is how some workers have treated poor terrified animals in a slaughterhouse in Thirsk (Echo, Feb 10).

It is good that Animal Aid has brought conditions in the slaughterhouse to the attention of the general public and the press.

I watched animals punched, kicked, a pig struck by an iron gate, a cow hung up by one leg mooing as its throat is cut.

How, when we have the best animal laws in the world, can this be?

Everyday we hear of animals being treated cruelly.

Slaughterhouse or domestic house, punish these evil people and make them never own or work with animals ever again.

M Walton, Newton Aycliffe.