Meat isn’t murder, but it will be one day

The final entry in my friend’s initial question/topic of discussion series involves humans and domesticated animals.

I’ve also been thinking a lot about the meat and dairy industry but I have way too many things to say about that.

That’s quite an open-ended prompt, although we talked about it in more detail in person over a lunch that included tacos with pig meat.

I expect proceeding generations to view my own meat consumption and use of animal products in the same way we now view the behavior of Nazis and slavers, and yet I don’t think this will change anything.

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‘We the People’ are a frightening and ignorant beast

For today’s column, I have to give due credit to my colleague Nathaniel Miller who writes the Friday column ‘Ramble On.’

In his most recent article, he aired his support for Occupy Wall Street and the other Occupy movements around the country, but clarified his position in an online comment after someone asked him whether he supported the Tea Party rallies in 2009 and 2010 in the same way.

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