ON behalf of Animal Aid (dedicated to raising the status of animals), I would like to thank the people of Taunton for donating £51.34 at the street collection on January 5.

The money raised helps to fund Animal Aid's invaluable work in exposing animal abuse and suffering. Animal Aid also produces age appropriate youth information, and DFES approved classroom resources for use in schools, and school speakers.

For more information about their work contact Animal Aid, The Old Chapel, Bradford Street, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1AW telephone 01732-366533 wwww.animalaid.org.uk GAIL WOOLFENDEN The Animal Information Bureau