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October 8, 2012

More humane eating animals killed by cars

CORBIN — Employees at the Red Flower Chinese Restaurant in Williamsburg recently made customers squeamish by bringing a dead deer into the kitchen. While it’s understandable to be upset by the sight of a bloody animal in a restaurant, it is more humane to eat animals who were accidently killed by cars than those who were cruelly killed in slaughterhouses.

Most animals killed on roads have lived a free life and died a fast, unexpected death. Cows, chickens, pigs and other factory-farmed animals, on the other hand, are confined to filthy, crowded cages, crates and sheds. They never breathe fresh air or feel grass beneath their feet or the warmth of the sun on their backs. They’re ripped away from their loved ones shortly after they’re born and are denied everything that is natural and enjoyable to them. Many are mutilated by having their horns, beaks and tails cut off without painkillers. In slaughterhouses, animals are often scalded alive or dismembered while they’re still conscious.

If this abuse turns your stomach as much as the thought of eating “roadkill” does, why not opt for humane, healthy, and delicious vegan foods? See www.PETA.org for free vegan recipes and product suggestions.

Heather Moore,

The PETA Foundation

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