The Front Cover Bird

10,000 Birds

I leave acacias behind and enter the village, at first raised on low concrete platforms, barely half a meter above the tidal mud flat. The road winds among the home steads enveloped in a thick and salty scent of sun-drying fish, by children playfully chasing each other next to muddy puddles and long-drop loos in the shape of separate tents… Another cart, this time an ass cart loaded with a huge fishing net and – the end. Chiku raises a fist and smiles victoriously.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

To the Editor: Re “ Mr. Puck’s Good Idea ” (editorial, March 26): Thank you for writing about the restaurateur Wolfgang Puck and his desire to buy meat raised humanely. Kristina Cahill Long Beach, Calif., March 27, 2007 To the Editor: Livestock producers raise their animals under humane standards and under the care of a veterinarian.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

Cows, domestic sheep, chickens and many others would not survive if they were not raised for human consumption, protected from malnutrition, disease and predators. 22, 2009 The writer is professor emeritus at the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at California State University, Long Beach. I learned an effective response long ago that has benefited both my blood pressure and friendships.