From: Lisa S.
Sent on: Friday, November 25, 2011 9:52 AM
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


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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
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"One of the greatest opportunities to live our values – or betray them – lies in the food we put on our plates.” – Jonathan Safran Foer



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Lisa Shapiro

allthingsvegan.com


"All that is required for evil to prevail is for good people to do nothing."
   Edmund Burke [masked])




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Lisa Shapiro

allthingsvegan.com


"All that is required for evil to prevail is for good people to do nothing."
   Edmund Burke [masked])