18 May 1999
Letter-writers back veggie
Welsh farm minister

TOO many agriculture ministers in the past have been closely connected to livestock or dairy farming, observes a letter writer to The Times.

He remarks that the appointment of a non-farming vegetarian to that post in the Welsh Assembly is a “refreshing change”.

Another letter writer in The Guardian approves of the appointment on the grounds that most of the animals whose welfare the new minister will be in charge of are also vegetarians.

  • The Times 18/05/02/99 page 21 (Letters)
  • The Guardian 18/05/99 page 19 (Letters)