Letter writer: The idea of butchering as a coveted job makes me sick

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You couldn’t have sickened me more than by depicting the killing of innocent animals by humans as a coveted job [“The Art of Butchery: An ancient craft is reborn in Asheville”, July 15, Xpress].

If this article was from certain Asian countries, the butchered pig’s foot could have belonged to a dog. If we ate dog meat in the U.S., I wonder how your article would be received. Oh, excuse me; it’s all about “humane” slaughter, so it’s OK.

— Zia Terhune
Asheville

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One thought on “Letter writer: The idea of butchering as a coveted job makes me sick

  1. Most of us are omnivores, we’ve been slaughtering and butchering animals for many thousands of years. Would you tell a shark to eat kelp? At least some people are trying to show some proper respect to those animals we consume to exist. If it makes you sick, that’s sad. I think it’s far more sickening how much money is spent on dogs in our culture when it could go to benefit mankind.

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