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I couldn't finish reading this article. It's just too painful. Plus there's nothing in it I haven't known for a long time as a part-time journalist covering animal abuse issues off and on for over thirty years.

The only humane way to stop the torture of innocent animals raised for food is to stop eating meat. Legislating or otherwise mandating "humane" ways of slaughter is an exercise in oxymoronity, the operative syllables being "moron." In some enlightened future, assuming our human race has one, we will look back on the days of raising and eating animal, fowl, and fish flesh the same way we look back today on cannibalism or human slavery, and we'll wonder just what our ancestors could have been thinking.

And while I'm at it, what's with the glorification of fishing? How would you like to have a hook sunk into the roof of your mouth and find yourself dragged into the water where you die by drowning? Do you suppose the fish don't feel any of that?

D.D. Delaney

Norfolk, VA

Mar 9 2010 - 3:50pm

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We need more people like Dr. Wyatt. I also find it very surprising and hopeful that not all liberals/progressives have not altogether discarded the term "moral."

John Molina

Chula Vista, CA

Mar 8 2010 - 3:49pm

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Kiling an animal for food is never humane.

Aimee Imlay

Alpine, CA

Mar 7 2010 - 10:25pm