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Letter from Rachel Boonin - 25 Dec 2008

I have really enjoyed your website, and I have started trying to talk to people about not eating meat. I remember being very young and learning about Isaiah's notion about the cow and the bear being friends.... I have always wondered, how feasible it would be to try to evolve carnivorous animals to be vegetarians. I realize that people need to 'evolve' themselves. It seems to be a lot easier to get people who have been raised vegetarian to understand what eating meat really is, than people who grew up eating meat. I have seen a vegetarian dog, a long time ago, who seemed like the happiest dog I had ever seen. I guess I have had this idea that if people did see vegetarian "carnivorous" animals, that they may see what they believed as children about the wolf laying with the lamb. I guess what I am wondering, is if anyone has tried to research this, or the effect eating meat has on the human brain. I have 9 dogs, four chickens, and four cats. I cut up raw sweet potatoes for my dogs, and give them broccoli stock, but a fairly small bag of vegetarian dog food costs somewhere around $50 near where I live. I have not searched all parts of your website or other vegetarian websites, but I would be interested in your thoughts on this.

Thank you

Rachel Boonin


Reply from Frank and Mary Hoffman

Dear Rachel:

Thank you very much for writing.

Our dog was a very healthy vegan for 15 years, and she ate mostly the things we are. We also gave her some veggie-dog vitamins. She enjoyed eating raw carrots, and her favorite snack was peanut butter sandwiches on whole wheat bread that we cut into quarters.

We also believe that animals can and should be able to live together without hurting one another. And, it's up to us to help make it happen.

In the Love of the Lord,
Frank and Mary Hoffman
If we REALLY want God to bless America and the earth, GO VEGAN!

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