Letter, Opinion

Eight reasons for veggies

Dear Editor:

Here are the eight best reasons for barbecuing veggie burgers and veggie hot dogs at this year’s Independence Day gatherings, rather than ground-up animal body parts:

Focusing on traffic and fireworks safety, rather than food safety.

Giving your eyes a break from reading food warning labels.

Not sweating cancer-causing compounds if barbecue temperature is too high.

Not sweating nasty E. coli and Salmonella bugs if temperature is too low.

Not wondering about the real contents of that burger or hot dog.

Giving your body a holiday from saturated fat, cholesterol, and hormones.

Not sweating the animal cruelty and environmental devastation guilt trips.

Not having to explain to your kids why we cherish Fido but eat Babe.

Rudy Hitchcock

Rutland

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