The Fellowship of Life
Sir - The story about test-tube experiments (Universe, September 23)
does not amaze me in the least.
The society in which we live values property and wealth far more
highly than life.
The way we have treated animals in laboratories and factory farms for
years, bringing needless suffering, was an arrow pointing to greater
atrocities, certainly it cleared the way for human embryo experiments.
The way our civilisation is so keen to eat such a wasteful and really
rather tasteless product as meat is a sign of our greed.
There is no need for such intensity of meat production. Protein from
grains is not only adequate but would greatly help to alleviate the
world food shortage.
At the moment we grow grain to feed animals, to feed us. Shorten the
chain and just grow grain to feed humans and food becomes a lot more
It is not only human life which is a slave to science but all of
life. The people in power, not just the scientists (who are after all
only tools) need to see that we are in this life to worship God by
honouring and caring for his creation. Not to build wealth for the glory
of a destructor, the Devil!
I suggest that Catholics everywhere can help by not only protesting
when they see or hear of wrong doing but also they could change their
life styles a little, experiment with some vegetarian cooking, learn to
live a much simpler life. Step out of the consumer society into that of
a Christian one.
Deirdre Levy (Mrs)
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