'Not just the rainforests - we’re destroying habitats here too'

A correspondent is concerned about the loss of wildlife habitat
A correspondent is concerned about the loss of wildlife habitat

I mourn the loss of my hedgehog, who lived peacefully in the garden for three or four years.

His shelter now gone, along with the homes of generations of sparrows who lived amongst the old ivy, covering a rickety fence.

This also protected many living plants, creatures and insects from the wind.

Gone too, hacked down with an axe, the little tree and home of the wren.

Every living proof of nature - birds, bees, butterflies, frogs, trees and bushes - are all gone for concrete, for cars, yachts and garages. It’s not just the rainforests - it’s here, now, next to you and me.

Pauline Smithson

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It’s great how people are waking up to animal suffering in terms of meat eating (although I believe reducing meat and dairy consumption and opting for free range and organic alternatives when we do is an easier alternative to full veganism). Now I wonder when will people wake up to the destruction of wildlife habitat by excess building of roads and houses?

Jane via email