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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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Saving a Sheep and a Hawk

Voice of the People
New York Daily News

In the June 14 issue you detail the escape of a sheep from a slaughterhouse with the "cutesy" headline, "Sheep flees Butcher and Bolts in South Bronx - Wouldn't Ewe?". Then "A Wing and a Prayer" telling the immense effort to rescue a baby hawk. Yet most of those who help in these efforts or at least applaud them consume chicken, lamb and the flesh of other animals on a regular basis. You printed a letter on the same day about Angelina Jolie saying that she works to save tigers, yet enjoys steak. The message that a limited amount of selective compassion exists for only some species (cats, dogs, exotics) or for a farmed animal who becomes "a celebrity", should to be examined often. Ten billion cows, sheep, lambs, chicken and turkeys are slaughtered each year in the United States. Sixteen thousand six hundred and sixty six died while you were reading this.

Roberta Schiff
16 South Street
Rhinebeck NY 12572

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