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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 Poughkeepsie Journal about the Duck

On Monday January 28 you reported on a duck, shot by a hunter, found alive in his freezer, who then received surgery followed by CPR to save her life. Is the following the scenario? At first she was prey to be shot without any prior knowledge or way to defend herself. Then, by virtue of not being killed by the gun she becomes something akin to a pet (she received a name) or at least a being whose life is worth saving. Is the message here than an animal's life is worth nothing unless it survives the attempt to kill (murder) it? I wonder if the one who shot her will now reconsider the taking of the life of animals? What a conflicted message to give to children. We do not need the flesh of animals in order to survive or to eat well. Let them live their lives in freedom as we take such pride in living ours.

Roberta Schiff
President, Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society
Rhinebeck
845.876.2626

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