Compassion for humans?

BRIGITTE BARDOT did not attend an animal rights demonstration in Cherbourg, France last weekend, where such marches had previously been unknown.

However, she certainly generated a lot of publicity at Jill Phipps’ funeral in Coventry Cathedral on February 14, even if only by her inane comment that “Jill will go down in history as the Joan of Arc of veal.”

British journalism, so obsessed with sex and celebrity, ‘forgot’ to mention that Bardot’s husband is a member of Jean le Pen’s fascist National Front. Remember le Pen’s remark about the Nazi death camps being a mere detail of history? Ms Bardot would perhaps have chosen another man if veal calves had gone to the gas chambers. But human life is apparently not so important.

Arthur Lawrence