Monday, July 6, 2009

My Reply to Idiot Letter

Vegans: Get over it; Humans are among the meat-eaters

This is in reply to Nick Verrastro Jr.'s June 29 letter, "Animal production hard on people and the environment," in which he wrote: "The millions of active and healthy vegans in the world provide clear evidence the removal of animals from the human diet is the mature and responsible thing to do."

This is one of the most outrageous statements I have ever read. How dare he call all of the people in the world who eat meat immature, irresponsible and weak-willed? Who is he to tell other people what to do and then demonize them if they don't agree with him?

If Mr. Verrastro has looked in a mirror lately and smiled, he should notice some pointed teeth just back from the front incisors. They are called "canine" teeth. Canine teeth are designed to rip and tear flesh. The human race evolved as omnivores. We are designed to eat meat and plant matter.

It never ceases to amaze me how these people possess a "holier-than-thou" attitude that makes them feel it is their duty in life to stick their noses into other people's lives.

Personally, I think Mr. Verrastro should take up hunting. It is a great experience to get out into the environmentalist's "nature" before daylight, climb into your tree stand, watch the sun come up on a crisp autumn morning, and spend the morning enjoying the birds flitting around, squirrels running here and there, hawks soaring overhead, and maybe get lucky and see a bobcat or coyote. If you don't see any deer, it doesn't matter because you've had a great time communing with nature. If you do see a deer, then you have a winter's worth of lean, healthy venison in your freezer.

If Mr. Verrastro chooses to be a vegan, he has my blessing because I, unlike him, believe people are free to do as they choose. Just remember, it is easier to trap the methane emitted by cows than the carbon dioxide emitted by humans who consistently have to spout off and wind up putting their foot in their mouth, thus coining the phrase carbon footprint.

Oh, well, enough for now, I have to go put my rib-eye steak on the grill and the mushrooms are close to burning.

Jon Quint


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