He also challenges her assertion that baby seals are "innocent" and told her that she should save her concerns for people not animals.
Yes, it's the same Roger Helmer, East Midlands Member of the European Parliament, who is today being welcomed back into the Conservative fold following "intense pressure" by David Cameron.
The Lincolnshire schoolgirl wrote to Mr Helmer to canvas his support to stop the culling of "innocent baby seals".
But in what she describes as a "rude" reply, Mr Helmer wrote back:
"I am not prepared to join the seal campaign, because while I agree that the culling of seals by beating them over the head is not very pleasing and aesthetic, I think it is probably fairly quick and humane...
"I challenge the use of your term "innocent baby seals", because
(A) Seals are not morally competent, and therefore cannot be innocent or guilty;
(B) I think it is mawkish, sentimental and unhelpful to adopt a "Bambi" attitude to animals, or to seek to anthropomorphise them - I wonder if you would have the same sentimental view of rats or tarantulas? - if not, why not?
(C) In one sense the seals are guilty (without any moral responsibility), for damaging fish stocks and the livelihoods of local fishermen.
"Your sympathy for dumb animals does you credit, but my advice would be that you save your concerns for people rather than animals."
The father of the schoolgirl believes that Mr Helmer's reply deserves a wider audience.
Happy to oblige...