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Animal Ethics

That system may treat sentient animals like car parts, ruin antibiotics we need for human medicine, and destroy rural communities by polluting our air and water, but at least it’s “efficient” (a word Mr. Hurst hammers three times). JILLIAN PARRY FRY Baltimore, Feb. To the Editor: Thanks to Blake Hurst for reminding us how bizarre it is for humans to think that they know what makes other animals happy. To the Editor: Re “ Don’t Presume to Know a Pig’s Mind ” (Op-Ed, Feb.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

Farm animals also benefit from the humane farming movement, even if the animal welfare changes it effects are not all that we should hope and work for. Go vegan, go vegetarian, go humane or just eat less meat. Sandy Asirvatham Baltimore, Md.,

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

This would result in improved human health, decreased environmental destruction and better animal welfare. Jillian Fry Baltimore, Dec. Note from KBJ: The author of the New York Times story describes human beings as "carnivores." Human beings, like dogs, are omnivores. No human being has ever been, or ever will be, a carnivore To the Editor: Re “ From Hoof to Dinner Table, a New Bid to Cut Emissions ” (front page, Dec.