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Letter from Kip About Vegetarian Thanksgivings - 16 Jul 2010

Thanks so much for the article on the primarily vegetarian nature of the first Thanksgiving. As a longtime vegetarian, and now vegan for the past nine years, I've gradually managed to wean myself from much of the carnivorous mythology dominant in our society, but had struggled with, but not done much research about the myth of Native American as carnivore (think buffalo-dependent Plains Indian). Your article, in tandem with one entitled "Native Americans and Vegetarianism" (which was written by Rita Laws and posted on the Vegetarian Resource Group's website http://www.ivu.org/history/native_americans.html and which first appeared in the September, 1994 edition of the Vegetarian Journal) have both been very helpful in disabusing me of one of these last vestiges of the dominant carnivore mythology.


Reply from Frank and Mary Hoffman

Dear Kip:

Thank you very much for your encouraging comments and for telling us about your journey to veganism. There is a lot of false information out there to try to justify the eating of flesh and other animal by products.

In the Love of the Lord,

Frank and Mary

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