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February 10, 2012

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Bill

A link to your 2006 article on salt (I have 4 types, unless you count styles of sea salt...my kids got me a 4 pack, so...guilty), but this one really prompted me to respond. I grew up in a farming community (and deer-hunting every year), and I whole heartedly agree with you on this one. Every animal I took down, I made sure to give him a little thank you, and did my best to make sure no part was wasted, out of respect for that animal giving its life to provide us bipeds...and now as a father, I try to instill that into my kids as well....to never take that for granted, and to never, ever, EVER tolerate killing an animal purely for sport, or slowly, where the animal might suffer.
Glad to see there's still a few of us out there :)

RW

This is something that I haven been struggling with for a while. I gave up meat and poultry in 2009 but continued to eat seafood. I've questioned my choice ever since. Is seafood that different from meat/poultry? Should I give up both? Should I start eating meat again? What about dairy? I've heard some horrific things about dairy cows and they way they are abused. Short of going vegan (which I'm not quite ready to do), I haven't discovered the way to living guilt-free. The world we live in does not make it easy. My conscience would probably be appeased somewhat if it weren't for the factory farming of the many fish/animals that we eat.

I am a food lover. Food is my joy. Going meat/poultry has killed some of that joy. I completely understand your need to kill the animals that you are about to consume. That is the only honest way. If you are unable to do that, you shouldn't be eating the animal.

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