From Today's New York Times

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). The meat industry loves to squeal that “the cost of bacon will rise” whenever it’s faced with pressure to change. JILLIAN PARRY FRY Baltimore, Feb. To the Editor: Re “ Don’t Presume to Know a Pig’s Mind ” (Op-Ed, Feb.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

4): There is a solution to at least some of the beef industry’s sustainability woes, and that is to raise cows in a pasture-based system. Many of the beef industry’s problems result from feedlots that consume tremendous amounts of grain and that pour out huge sloughs of waste. But the leaner meat from grass-fed animals actually tastes richer and more savory. The other problem with meat consumption is proportion. Jillian Fry Baltimore, Dec.