The Mary T. and
Frank L. Hoffman
Letters and Responses
Letter from Erin Ginsburg about Stopping the Slaughter of Animals - 6 May 2005
Re: An Inside Look at Slaughter Houses
Frank and Mary,
I am only 16, but I am an animal lover. I would like to find out about how I can help stop the slaughter of animals. For my school research project we could pick any topic. I chose to do mine on vegetarianism. I became a vegetarian a while ago and I have never felt better about a decision. Please send me information about how I can get involved.
Reply from Frank and Mary Hoffman
The enthusiasm and dedication of youth can move mountains, so don't consider yourself "only" 16. The future of our world rests in the hearts and souls of young people like you.
So, how do you begin to move mountains? You focus the things you enjoy doing and upon your abilities, and see how they would fit into helping the animals. As an example, you seem to be a good writer, so you could write letters to the editor about news items concerning animals abuse, or about limited compassion, which excludes animals. Any compassionate message that involves animals will help people focus on animals. If you write articles, we'd be happy to publish them, as we did with the article you read. This will let you get your message to a lot of people.
If you have like-minded friends, you could form a group and work together on these issues. You could make up flyers to show people the horrors of factory farming and slaughter. The key is to politely educate as many people as possible about the suffering of animals and ask them to help you in your efforts. Public outcry can and will end the atrocities committed upon animals.
You can also refer people to our animal exploitation and veg-recipe sections on our web site so that they can see for themselves. This same material can also help you with your research project.
We hope this helps, and look forward to hearing from you again.
In the Love of the Lord,
Frank and Mary
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