The hunt for sanity
From Animal Defenders of Westchester (ADOW)

We advocate on all animal protection and exploitation issues, including experimentation, factory farming, rodeos, breeders and traveling animal acts.

The hunt for sanity

Letter as published on
March 15, 2018

Tuckahoe, N.Y.: Bravo to Michael Che of “Saturday Night Live” for speaking out about hunting, saying, “Maybe now we can stop pretending hunting is a sport — because it’s not. You can’t make terrorizing animals a sport just because you like to do it.” Correct! One tiny addition: Contrary to Che’s advice to eat rice instead of flesh — “although you’ll only go to the bathroom once a year,” as he put it — brown rice, a whole grain, actually increases healthy bacteria in the gut, which helps digestion. Meat takes four hours to digest; brown rice takes 90 minutes. Both the World Health Organization and the National Institutes of Health recommend avoiding meat. Numerous physicians state animal flesh is harder to digest and sits longer in the gut — contributing to diverticulitis and bowel cancer. Please keep speaking for the animals; they can’t speak for themselves.

Kiley Blackman
Animal Defenders of Wildlife

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