The Mary T. and
Frank L. Hoffman
Letters and Responses
From Debbie Morton about How Killing Animals Hardens the Heart - 26 Jul 2005
Re: http://www.all-creatures.org/poetry/ar-4h.html 4-H Boy
I enjoyed your poem. I have a big distaste for 4H parents and county fairs where they have children raise an animal and then have them sell it for butchering. I work with all farmers and I must say I am not real popular in my belief. My love of animals though is only part of it.
American children grow colder every day. So many seem emotionless when it comes to how they treat each other, their families, their friends, strangers, etc...... How, we as humans, treat all creatures, especially animals is a reflection of what we are truly like. We have made our children have the cold attitudes because of programs like 4H.
Reply from Frank and Mary Hoffman
Thank you very much for your letter.
You have echoed one of the major problems in our society. We look upon 4H, FFA, hunting and fishing as forms of child abuse. The churches endorsement of these problems makes them all the more insidious.
If you would like a forum, we'd be more than happy to publish any open letter, articles, or stories you may wish to write.
In the Love of the Lord,
Frank and Mary
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