Weatherford Democrat

Letters to the Editor

October 29, 2013

Letters to the Editor: What really scares me

Dear Editor,

I am not scared of all the witches, zombies, and assorted goblins wandering about on Halloween. What really scares me is the meat industry.

This is the industry that: mutilates, cages, and butchers billions of cows, pigs and other sentient animals; feeds carcasses of cats and dogs killed in pounds to chickens; exposes undocumented workers to chronic workplace injuries at slave wages; exploits farmers and ranchers by dictating wholesale market prices; punishes documentation of its abuses through unconstitutional “ag-gag” laws; promotes world hunger by feeding nutritious corn and soybeans to animals; generates more greenhouse gases than any other human activity; generates more water pollution than any other human activity; creates a permanent “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico that dwarfs the BP oil spill; creates deadly antibiotic-resistant pathogens by feeding antibiotics to animals; creates epidemics of Salmonella, Listeria, and other infectious diseases; and promotes mortality from diabetes, heart failure, stroke, cancer, and other diseases.

Now, that’s really scary. And this is why I am dropping animal products from my menu.

Sincerely,

Wilson Crowley

Weatherford

 

Biblical abortion

Dear Editor:

In his letter “A biblical argument against abortion,” David Nowak indicates he believes that abortion was not prevalent back in biblical times.

In today’s America, with all our healthcare and scientific knowledge, about 5 million spontaneous abortions occur each year from a population of around 10 million pregnancies. 

In the Israelite society of 2000 years ago, sanitation was not toilet paper but rather wipe with one hand and remember to eat with the other.  Disease was not related to bacteria and viruses but was considered punishment upon man from the world of the supernatural.  When water-borne diseases struck the populace, the reaction was not to boil the water to kill germs but to slit the throat of a goat and smear the blood on any and everything.   There was no refrigeration of food and little protection of it from vermin.   Producing a live baby in this environment had to have been a real challenge and not a common event.   It is highly unlikely they even came close to our 4 live births per 10 pregnancies.  The flip side to live births is abortion.

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