The major supermarket chains over the years have convinced us to buy our meat from their large display cases. This takes business away from butchers. We can all admit to going along with it. Did you know that the two major supermarket chains are now serving up meat that is prepacked in Victoria? The stores had their own on-site butcher who prepared local Tasmanian beef for sale, but no longer. One can assume that the meat that we see in these major supermarkets originates from that state. From my personal experience, the meat I have been buying is not up to the mark. I explored the local butchers and they are certainly offering very good local meat, grown here not there. I recommend that you check out your local butcher and give them a go. The flavour is amazing. You might pay a little bit more, but boy it is certainly worth it. Support our local farmers and butchers, they work really hard to give us the best they can Gil Sellars, Launceston I write in response to the Route of Responsibility, (Adv., Oct. 1). Forth Road certainly needs maintenance and has been the route for heavy vehicles from Forth to the Bass Highway for some 40 years. The c grade Leith Road Forth becomes a 60km/h speed limited and 10-tonne weigh limited residential zone at Leith, some 1.2km before intersecting with the Bass Highway. Leith is built on mud flats and close to the Forth Riverbank where protected flora and fauna exist and both are essential to the health of the Forth River estuary. Tourists can and do use Leith Road to travel to Cradle Mountain and no upgrade to the road is necessary. Removing the 10-tonne weight restriction from Leith Road, Leith comes with dangers to pedestrians, cyclists, school buses and school children. As it is used from 5.30am daily heavy trucks passing poses significant risks. It would be far better to spend money maintaining Forth Road. Lesley Lyons, Leith During the 2019 federal election campaign some media railed against Bill Shorten's plan to cut Australia's emissions 45% by 2030. It was a target that was widely labelled as recklessly expensive and economy wrecking. Now that the NSW state government has just announced a 50% reduction by 2030, all of a sudden media are portraying the decision as a sensible and pertinent shift that follows low carbon markets emerging. Explain to me why politics in this country is not a complete joke? Jack Gray, Devonport I seriously think that the University of Tasmania would be better off bulldozing what they have built at West Burnie for the bands into the drink, and listen to what they were told by the bands themselves. We were on Parsonage Point long before UTAS wanted our position. King Canute will do it for them anyway in a few years so it may as well be done before they go any further. Rex Blackwell, Burnie Have your say by sending a letter to the editor using the form below.