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Animals as Food
Comments by Steve - 17 Jun 2010

I happened upon your site whilst attempting to find something on the Net which referred to what a heartless guy Jimmy Dean, the "sausage king," was.

Your site reminded me of just how truly "fallen" mankind is---there's nothing more evil than mercillous treatment of another sentient being---and we humans do that, collectively, millions, or billions, of times EACH DAY.

I know this sort of comparison would tend to enrage most Jews, but when I saw those photos of the pigs and other creatures being murdered, and of their bodies piled up, I was reminded of the Nazi "camps" wherein they slaughtered Jews, and other "undesirables," back in the forties.

I've been a vegetarian for 25 years---and I avoid lakes and rivers and the ocean shores, because I know I'm going to see fish gasping and dying there, and I'm going to see grinning people, young and old, male and female, delighting in the "sport" of pulling fish from their watery homes, and of subjecting them to a slow and painful death. And, I know that, if I were to discuss with any of them that fishing is cruel, that I'd be instantly dismissed as "a kook."

I live in a somewhat rural area, and it greatly bothers me to drive by fields where cows and sheep are grazing, and to realize that they're all soon to be killed to "satisfy man's palate." Again, if I were to express my feelings about that to most anyone, I'd be "just a kook---an animal-rights wack-o!"

I'm 66 years old now, but when I was about 5 years old, my parents took me to a pier, in Oceanside, California, and I saw for the first time, how people treated fish. It shocked me to realize, at that age, how UTTERLY indifferent even the adults were towards those suffering sea creatures. What a world....what a species, we are....but thank God there are people like you--you make people like me feel less like aliens to this planet.

Steve