(US-or) How to choose peace: Stop killing animals for food
- [opinion from Register-Guard]
On Oct. 2, more than 20 countries and 400 communities throughout the
50 states will observe World Farm Animals Day. Oct. 2 is also the
birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, one of the world's greatest champions of
On this day, according to the World Farm Animals Day Website, "caring
people are conscience-bound to mourn and moralize the pointless
suffering and death of 50 billion cows, pigs, turkeys, chickens and
other innocent, sentient animals in the world's factory farms and
Dr. Neal Barnard, director of the Physicians Committee for Responsible
Medicine: "The beef industry has contributed to more American deaths
than all the wars of this century, all the natural disasters and all
automobile accidents combined. If beef is your idea of 'real food for
real people,' you'd better live real close to a real good hospital."
And one of our greatest visionaries, Albert Einstein, doesn't leave
any room for doubt: "Nothing will benefit human health and increase
chances for survival on Earth as much as the evolution of a vegetarian
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