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Meat Is Bad for the Earth

Pursuant to reading Nicholas Day’s reviews of The River Cottage Meat Book and The Bloodless Revolution [“The Carnivore’s Dilemma,” July 13], it was evident that he preferred “conscientious meat-eating be[ing] better for people and animals than vegetarianism.” He must have forgotten about global warming. The inhumane beef, pork, lamb, poultry, and fishing industries create massive […]

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The War on Meat

This world that is rife with violence, strife, and irreverence for life does not need more organic meat and slaughterhouses [“Please Kill Me,” June 29]. Soy- and vegetable-based foods that simulate the taste of beef, pork, lamb, and poultry are savory, fortifying, and cruelty-free. As long as we have slaughterhouses we will have wars and […]

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For the Birds

If the Chicago City Council votes to repeal the foie gras ban such a vote would be a vote in favor of cruelty to animals [“When Activists Attack,” by Mick Dumke, June 22]. Furthermore, the foie gras ban is not a universal laughingstock. Many luminaries including the Dalai Lama, Jane Goodall, Dick Gregory, Paul McCartney, […]

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Too Good to Eat

The article about saving the rare mulefoot pig via eating them was appallingly unpalatable [“Good Company and Good Food,” May 18]. Their “owners” who purportedly revere and love them while proclaiming that having them slaughtered is imperative for the species’ survival is pure rubbish. Across the United States there are several “no kill” havens for […]

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Cruel and Unusual Sculptor

It was very bemusing and unsettling to read about Rogelio Tijerina’s sculptural modus operandi [“Art Imitates Meat,” September 29]. He has a free-range farm for cattle, but he is also a slaughterer. If a calf does not “develop the right way,” he auctions the animal off to a meatpacker. He casts his finest animals before […]

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A Different Species of Sport

A headline compared ultimate fighting to cockfighting [“The Civilized Brute,” July 15]. The athletes who engage in ultimate fighting are valiant and civilized. They mutually agree to participate in a very rugged and perilous sport. Conversely, cockfighting is a heinous atrocity staged by uncivilized humans who derive pleasure from watching cruelly exploited and mistreated birds […]

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Against Animal Genocide

Accolades are merited for the humane individuals and organizations that are ardently vying to spare injured and aged horses from being killed in inglorious slaughterhouses [“How to Avoid the Dog Food Factory,” December 5]. It is outrageous that certain sinister individuals affiliated with the horse-racing industry are in complicity with heartless profiteers who earn money […]

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Sausage is Murder

Sausage Is Murder Joe Perl’s seemingly delightful advocacy of sausage [March 30] is literally a malignant propaganda campaign glorifying animal genocide, agricultural pollution, and the costly waste of energy affiliated with the meat industry’s egregious barbarism. This conveyer of sausage is an innocuous pawn of corporations directly responsible for virulent transgressions against sentient creatures, clean […]

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Meat Moguls and Poultry Profiteers

An elucidating article chronicled the sojourn of a city couple evolving into visionary agricultural paragons specializing in organic farming [June 30]. Their ingenuity and benevolent ecological ideology transformed them into nature stewards recognizing the importance of intricate biodiversity featuring soil, insects, animals, fertilizer, and healthy crops. The edifying humanitarian tale suddenly descended into the abyss […]

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Selective Extermination

[Re: “Building a Better Baby,” October 22] Genocide and slaughter! Sorry! The freedom to choose is not a cherished value; instead it is the ultimate perpetuation of irreverence for helpless, sentient beings. Abortion, slaughterhouses, genetic engineering, and animal genocide are all heinous ramifications of brazen, unabated secular humanism. We are assuming the power of Providence […]

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The Grievous Duck Tragedy

The poignant saga delving into the grievous tragedy of dead ducks in Lincoln Park [July 23] was actually encouraging. Amidst the throes and controversy emerged unanimous concern for the graceful creatures. If more people rightfully focused on animal-welfare issues, a momentous coalition could be motivated to implore legislators to recognize the importance of these ordeals. […]

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Don’t Use the L Word

comerfor.qxd Ben Joravsky summarily stereotyped gubernatorial contender John Schmidt as a stalwart liberal [Neighborhood News, August 1]. The eclectic Schmidt is an amicable moderate. A vintage liberal would denounce capital punishment, loathe abortion, and be incapable of generating ample money from the private sector. Furthermore, implacable liberalism embraces vegetarianism, animal welfare, and ecological exigencies while […]

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Dastardly Deeds Demonstrative of Depravity

The vividly gruesome expose graphically depicting brutalities endemic to cockfighting was actually a poignant profile of humanity’s depravity [“Blood Sport,” by Tori Marlan, June 14]. Anthropocentric proponents of the atrocity exhibition are emblematic of impoverished mentalities augmented by severed consciences. Their callous contempt for chickens and other birds is indicative of archaic imbecility. Ultimately, the […]