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Re: [vegan-440] Animal Cruelty and Letters to the editor

From: L. S.
Sent on: Friday, November 25, 2011 10:22 AM
Thanks to Rick and Laura for their well written, heartfelt LTE.  Such letters may be like the proverbial water on the stone, but, in my view, just writing and submitting them is a political and spiritual necessity.


Linda Spiegler
P.O. Box 4211
Boulder, CO 80306

"Compassion is the foundation of everything positive, everything good. If you carry the power of compassion to the marketplace [buy cruelty-free products] and the dinner table [eat a plant-based diet], you can make your life really count." Rue McClanahan  

---- Original message ----
>Date: Fri, 25 Nov[masked]:52:37 -0500
>From: [address removed] (on behalf of lisa <[address removed]>)
>Subject: [vegan-440] Animal Cruelty and Letters to the editor  
>To: [address removed]
>   Happy Fur Free Friday everyone. I  am happy that the annual
>   celebration of the Turkey Holocaust is over, well, at least that one
>   tragic day is. But I do hope everyone had a compassionate holiday and
>   didn't have to defend your non violent ways too much.;-)
>   As many of you know, LTE are an excellent way to get the animal's
>   issue in front of a broad spectrum of people bc it is one of the most
>   widely read sections of a paper. And since animals are brutalized in
>   every which way imaginable there are always ways to weave the animal's
>   voice in every day news stories. Below is an excellent letter that
>   Rick and Laura wrote regarding the 3 college sociopaths that gleefully
>   bludgeoned an innocent raccoon to death. It didn't get published, but
>   i wanted to send out to our community to read and share and possibly
>   give some ideas on how we can all write these kinds of LTE.
>   Thanks to Rick and Laura for taking the time to write this up and all
>   they do for our community and our  animal friends.
>   lisa
>       Begin forwarded message:
>         From: Rick and Laura Bruess <r>
>         Date: November 19,[masked]:03:07 PM MST
>         To: "[address removed]" <[address removed]>
>         Subject: Animal cruelty
>         Anyone who sees that it was wrong for three men to kill a
>         raccoon with a baseball bat should consider the similar plight
>         of farmed animals.  Standard everyday animal agriculture
>         practices would warrant felony cruelty charges if done to cats
>         or dogs.  Every year hundreds of thousands of animals actually
>         suffer to death.  The 20,000 farm animals killed every minute
>         in the US are kept invisible, allowing otherwise humane people
>         to participate in inhumane practices.  Most of us, at our core,
>         do not condone gratuitous violence toward other sentient beings,
>         so let's align our values with our actions and make food choices
>         that do not involve the torture and killing of animals.
>         Laura Bruess
>         4203 Amber St
>         Boulder, CO. 80304
>        [masked]
>         "One of the greatest opportunities to live our values – or
>         betray them – lies in the food we put on our plates.” –
>         Jonathan Safran Foer
>     --
>     Lisa Shapiro
>     "All that is required for evil to prevail is for good people to do
>     nothing."
>        Edmund Burke [masked])
>   --
>   Lisa Shapiro
>   "All that is required for evil to prevail is for good people to do
>   nothing."
>      Edmund Burke [masked])
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