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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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VEGETARIANS UBER ALLUS

Published in the Westchester Weekly, 1/18/01, titled VEGETARIANS UBER ALLUS (their title):

*Note: the Westchester Weekly was a progressive, counter-culture, pro-under dog publication):

Thank you for printing my letter ("The horror on your plate," 12/7) concerning Philip Innes' food column (WORD OF MOUTH) However, I really meant his excesses have NO PLACE in your paper. Think about it - you don't run a regular column by a KKK member, or Anita Bryant, or even Jeanine Pirro. There is a reason you don't, and I request the animals be treated in kind.

Look, obviously I would prefer the whole world be vegetarian. I accept that it is not. It is, however, an ethical issue with your food critic. Indeed, when he finally referes to a vegetarian restaurant, he calls it an 'oddity.' It is not; there are places like it all over New York City. He didn't even have the decency to review it, which is a major faux pas.

The Weekly has done incredible pieces on animal rights-related issues. I ask that you show the same consideration to animals raised for food; they are innocent victims as well.

Kiley Blackman

Yonkers, NY


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