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We advocate on all animal protection and exploitation issues, including experimentation, factory farming, rodeos, breeders and traveling animal acts.

Animal Defenders of Westchester
P.O. Box 205
Yonkers, NY 10704

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"Farm loans ought to be sustainable"

Published in METRO (WWW.METRO.US)
October 20, 2006:

Regarding "Small loans, big impact" (Oct. 16):

Is this some kind of joke? An economist wins a Noble Prize for loaning someone a chicken? The ethics of exploiting living, sentient beings aside, isn't this in fact the antithesis of progress? Give people technology, help them join the rest of the world in the 21st century.

And if your loan must involve farming, make it for the sustainable, non-polluting larger scale farming of healthful grain and vegetables that is environmentally sound and far more economical as well. Living off the flesh of animals is morally questionable and simply not an efficient means of providing sustenance.

Kiley Blackman
Yonkers


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