I WAS disgusted to read about the 30-year-old exotic catfish (June 26) which was caught in Columbia and transported to Bolton Aquarium where it is going to spend the rest of its life in a tank so that the kids feel entertained.

I wonder what type of entertainment a life in captivity can provide . . . and whether it is going to convey to the kids some right messages.

Moreover, it seems so ironical that, in a country, where for want of funds, the libraries are being closed and the safety for kids on the roads cannot be ensured, how come we can afford a state-of-the-art aquarium just for some so-called entertainment?

Isn’t it high time the things which have always been taken for granted were questioned?

Narender Singh Aintree Road Little Lever