.Letter to the Editor: Burger Boo

As an ethical vegetarian for almost 40 years, I am put off by your celebration of Burger Week every year. Not only are burgers not healthy for the human body, but much rainforest is destroyed just to make room for beef cows to graze. Also, as Gandhi noted, “In order to get meat we have to kill.”

I cringe when I see yet another burger joint open in town. Factory farms, where most of the beef comes from, are atrocious. The cows live terrible lives, and then are cruelly killed. I wish more people would question what it is that they are eating. I leave you with another quote from the Mahatma, Gandhi: “I do feel that spiritual progress does demand at some stage that we should cease to kill our fellow creatures for the satisfaction of our bodily wants.” If not vegan, please go vegetarian. It is not hard.

Julian Beckett

Santa Cruz

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