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Break the ban

THE points in Maria Lai's letter (South China Morning Post, March 24) regarding the inhumanity of a ''Feeding Law Ban'' are entirely supported and endorsed.

Obviously, strays are the victims of human neglect. It is unconscionable that a law stipulates that these unfortunate victims be condemned to starve to death.

Many strays can be saved with some nourishment and care, and indeed many have proved to be grateful and faithful companions to their saviours.

It is also inconceivable that people should be penalised and judged to be ''acting illegally'' if they show compassion to these unfortunate victims. If a law prohibits people from acting compassionately and extending aid to suffering or starving creatures, this law is an infringement on human rights.