Letter: Eating meat is a selfish act

Dear Editor,

I read Patricia Tallman’s comments [Meat not necessary for survival, June 17 Letters, Langley Advance] with interest. (Pardon the delay in responding, but I’m “across the pond,” so I have only just become aware of it.)

As even a small amount of research will prove, the real cost of meat is kept artificially low by government subsidies worldwide.

All the while, the production of animal feed decimates the environment and drains fresh water in otherwise arid regions.

Factory farms also pollute the water with huge amounts of slurry, the nitrates killing aquatic wildlife for miles around.

The consumption of meat is almost always a selfish act, before we even consider the appalling cruelty.

As for hunting, it has no place in any modern civilized society.

“If you want to hunt, build a time machine and go back to the stone age.” – Karen Lyons Kalmenson

Just “Go Vegan” and “Catch Up.”

Christopher Evans, Lammas Cottage, Lower Woodhouse, Herefordshire, UK

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