Animal Ethics

I was happy to read your article in the May issue about food and the ethics of wise consumption (“Shopping for Justice,” by Bethany Spicher Schonberg). I was surprised, however, that the topic of animal factories and meat harvesting was not touched upon by Schonberg. I believe there are plenty of reasons to re-evaluate the way animals are raised, treated, and killed in the process of supplying us with meat. I also believe that the cost surrounding this process is often more than it is worth—tolls on the environment, water and grain to feed the animals, etc. I look forward to your presenting a balanced and erudite essay about these issues.

Eric Hanson
Santa Monica, California

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