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N Higgins (Letters, 8 July) is absolutely right in his reply to Elisa Allen from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Letters, 6 July) to point out that “we would save a lot of water if we stopped eating meat but that’s like saying we could save energy if we switched all the lights off”, and we could conserve water by closing “waterparks, swimming pools and car washes”.

My water supplier, United Utilities, pointed out in A guide to using water wisely, distributed recently to its customers, that “a third of the water we use each day goes straight down the toilet”.

It would appear, therefore, that it is suggesting we could conserve water most effectively by flushing toilets less often. Would Ms Allen favour this?

Martin D Stern

Hanover Gardens

Salford

I always thought Peta stood for “People Eating Tasty Animals”!

John Dorward

Brechin Road

Arbroath

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