Sunday Express, October 15, 2017

Here is a refreshing piece speaking up for spiders and other less popular creatures but, as ever, the writer or sub has not been able to resist the knee-jerk adjective ‘pesky’. Let’s talk about animals in a sensible and adult way instead of treating them all as either cuddly or ‘scary’ (awful childish word), and referring to insects and other small things as ‘creepy-crawlies’. It is kindergarten language, and in my opinion everything deserves respect.

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