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When Ducks Cry

A writer of July 6 tells us that foie gras production is not cruel [Letters, “In Defense of Foie Gras” by Aaron Samuels]. Nedim C. Buyukmihci, professor emeritus of veterinary medicine, University of California at Davis, Dilley, Texas, with 30 years experience, writes as follows in Fortune International, May 16, 2005, “Coup de Gras”: “As […]

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State-Supported Religion

Dear Letters: $54 million dollars given to Loyola University [The Works, July 7] is an outrage. Loyola is a tax-exempt, religious institution. More importantly, it is a violation of Article X, Section 3, of the constitution of the state of Illinois. The article states, clearly, that “neither the General Assembly nor any county, city, town, […]

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News of the Disgusting

To the editors: In Section Three of the Reader of Nov. 3, 1989, was a column headed “News of the Weird” by Chuck Shepherd. Mr. Shepherd reported that a school in Odessa, Missouri, dissected kittens, removed their intestines, tied them together & jumped them as if they were jumping rope. There is nothing funny in […]