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Can Animal Rights and
Vegetarianism (Veganism) Succeed Without Church Support?
- Readers' Comments -
Comments by Maynard S. Clark - 10 June 2002
In Reference to Frank L. Hoffman's Comment:
From the Animal Rights Activists we have talked to, the majority have left their childhood religions because of the hardness of heart and hypocrisy they encountered in their churches and synagogues.
That's why I don't go, and I think of myself merely as an ethical vegetarian, and I suspect that most ARA's are not nearly as philosophical as I, or they would have put many of these "unknowns" in the "unknown" (or "moot") category.
But have you noticed that (a) few parties to the international and geopolitical conflicts are willing to consider the impact of war and terror on nonhumans and that (b) few if any vegetarians who have a vested in siding with any of the parties in these conflicts seems to care about nonhumans, either.
To watch this at work, consider my Vegetarians-MiddleEast e-mail list (where you are required to post a personal introduction before being able to post). You're all welcomed to join, though we have a hot Zionist on the list. All listmembers are to be practicing vegetarians.
We all know that war is not good for living beings and other living things.
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