From Today's New York Times
DECEMBER 24, 2007
16, 2007To the Editor: Re “ Locavore, Get Your Gun ,” by Steven Rinella (Op-Ed, Dec. 14): To the animals being slaughtered, it does not matter whether their killers are local or whether they will be eaten or displayed on a wall. Their suffering is the same. Hunting is cruel and cowardly, and any attempt to rationalize or gain acceptance for it as a sport does not eradicate this fact. There are no “lofty pedestals” for those without compassion or empathy for other creatures.