I read with dismay the letter from the reader in the Sept. 21 Mountain Xpress [“Slaughterhouse ‘Blues’ Is Shocking”]. If she wants to abstain from eating meat and try to persuade others to behave similarly, that is her prerogative.
But her comparison of the killing of animals for their meat and other products to the genocide committed by Nazi Germany against 6 million Jews, countless others from other ethnic groups, not to mention other “undesirables,” such as homosexuals and the mentally disabled, is disturbing, to say the least.
Apparently, the reader’s singleminded disagreement with raising and killing animals for their meat has blinded her to the crimes that have been and continue to be committed throughout history by people against people. Or, and this is generous, she is simply ignorant of the true horrors of the Holocaust and should endeavor to learn more about it.
At a minimum, she should apologize profusely to any Jewish person that she knows for her misguided statement.
— Raymond Capelouto