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3 May 2000 Issue
What About Silk?

The silkworm (the caterpillar of the silk moth) can certainly feel and recoil and writhe when injured. It is difficult to say, in an animal so vastly different from us, whether this constitutes suffering, but, as they are killed in the millions (by baking, steaming, electrocution or microwaves) for yet another product we simply don't need, surely it would be better to give them the benefit of the doubt?

Go on to Robert Cohen Testimony to USDA Dietary Guidelines Committee
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