I’ve been very concerned about my health since I read the letter (Dec. 5, Moore) about pigs and swine flu. I was most fortunate to have been born on a small farm in Wayne and pigs, along with sheep, hens, cows, etc. were all a large part of our diet.

Now at 88 years old I find I was all wrong and should have died long ago. I am also concerned about this illness called PETA. It apparently affects the brain and causes people to think strangely.

I do have to wonder why someone in Norfolk, Va., would be worried about us up here in Maine. Surely, Virginia has a lot of unsolved problems Moore should be looking after.

Ezra Smith, Winthrop