Wednesday, September 14, 2016


Every living thing has feelings. We really don't have a right to kill except if it is a matter of survival. If we must eat animals, let us not be hypocrites using ancient texts and blaming God to justify what we are doing, and let us take responsibility to be as merciful as possible. And let us not take more than we really need. 

Vegans are teaching us online that we can enjoy many fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, beans and lentils and be much healthier than we are now. But if we must have some meat, spare the lambs, the cows, the greater animals and choose the lowest forms - eggs, shellfish, shrimp, fish and, if necessary chickens and turkeys. 

You should never have to dream about a cow's tears or a piglet's screams of agony - or see a lamb as "food", no more than you would want to see a naked human baby roasted and dead on your plate. The lambs must be safe and free to run across the meadows so that we can save our souls.

In the 1980's, my husband, Cliff Carter, had a gig entertaining some rich folks in their ritzy apartment in Montreal. As he was playing the piano, I saw the hostess emerge from the kitchen, brandishing a dead baby piglet on a platter. I almost fainted. It was a horror to behold and she was making such a fuss over how great it was. I can't forget.

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