A response to
“Vegan eating: More men are going animal-free” by Elisa Ludwig,
The Philadelphia Inquirer, Jan. 4, 2017, p. F01.
Remember the animals
I love reading that more men are opting for animal-free foods and that more
restaurants are catering successfully to a trend away from animal products
and toward plant-powered food choices. An ethical vegan since 1983, I have
long argued for the term animal-free, which puts the animals in mind in a
way that “meat,” “dairy,” and “vegan”
do not. The animals who lived and died miserably, only to be parsed into
chicken wings, hamburgers, bacon, and cheese, need to be remembered for
their own sakes and for the sake of a future in which I hope they are no
longer on the menu or the table.
KAREN DAVIS, President
United Poultry Concerns