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Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society, Inc.
38 East Market Street, Rhinebeck, New York 12572 USA -  845-876-2626
Vegetarian - Vegan - Animal Rights - Health - Nutrition - Environment

The mission of the Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society, Inc. is to promote the vegetarian ethic in the Mid-Hudson (New York) region, educate the community and aid anyone in the pursuit of a totally vegetarian (vegan) cruelty-free and healthful lifestyle.

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Letter to Weekend about Foie Gras

Dear Weekend:

I was very saddened and disheartened to read the column about Foie Gras production by Mark Adams in your paper last week. It was a very insensitive view of the process and totally inhumane practice of duck exploitation. This should not be taken lightly as the title of the article suggests “What if I Cry?” I feel that someone SHOULD cry for these ducks who cannot speak for themselves. When you have a funnel down your throat, it is very difficult to cry!

I usually do enjoy reading Mr. Adams’ column even though I am a vegetarian and many ideas of his I do not agree with. It is a sorry world to think that we need to toughen up our human responses to the suffering of animals in order to satisfy our greedy appetites either dietary or financial. Surely there are alternatives to this cruel industry and thinking people who deserve to have articles in your publication that are based on compassion rather than compliance with insensitive and antiquated practices.

It is a shame that nobody cried. We need to examine this issue and look within our conscience to understand this reaction and question this abuse of animals.

Thank you for your attention!
Carole Baral
Carmel, NY 10512

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