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A Matter of Life, Not Death

I disagree that the “best-case scenario” is “a small and conscientious slaughterhouse, a gently handled and minimally stressed cow” [“The Carnivore’s Dilemma” by Nicholas Day, July 13]. The true best-case scenario would be an unsuspecting big-game animal being killed quickly with a single well-aimed arrow from a hunter. Next best would be the “field slaughter” […]

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Let Nature Be Your Dietitian

I don’t think the bullying analogy [“In Defense of Foie Gras,” Letters, July 6] is relevant, because humans can be too conflicted to always make the simple, sensible choice. Note the stories about battered significant others who return to their tormentors, sometimes at the cost of their lives. Even if all the fowl facts were […]

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Greenspeak

I can’t tell you how heartened I was to read in this article [“They Need It. We Waste It,” January 13] about people in addition to myself who seriously want the Chicago River to be restored to its natural direction and South Branch headwaters! I’ve always thought this “engineering feat” of reversal was an abomination, […]

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Go to a Powwow

Dear Editor: Does Bennie M. Currie still use the term “redskin”? [“The N-Word and How to Use It,” December 19.] It’s time to deny the myth that jazz is “this country’s only original musical art form.” Before this country even existed, hundreds of original musical art forms were created by the indigenous peoples. Many still […]