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From: Balaraman M Sriram (
Date: Fri Jul 31 1998 - 06:45:29 PDT

Dear Friends,

The following is from the preface of the book
Old MacDonald's Factory Farm  by - C. David Coats
I think it says it all about killing of any sort.

" Isn't man an amazing animal? He kills wildlife - birds, kangaroos, 
deer, all kinds of cats, coyotes, beavers, groundhogs, mice, foxes, and 
dingoes - by the millions in order to protect his domestic animals and 
their feed
Then he kills domestic animals by the billions and eats them.
This in turn kills man by the millions, because eating all those animals 
leads to degenerative and fatal health conditions like heart disease, 
kidney disease, and cancer.

So then man tortures and kills millions more animals to look for cures 
for these diseases. Elsewhere, millions of other human beings are being 
killed by hunger and malnutrition because food they could eat is being 
used to fatten domestic animals. Meanwhile, some people are dying of sad 
laughter at the absurdity of man, who kills so easily and so violently, 
and once a year sends out a card praying for 
'Peace on Earth'.  "  

Humbly Yours,


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