The horrors of hunting
In response to the letter writer who supports hunting, he is correct that most hunted animals do not suffer the horrors of our modern-day factory farms and processing plants. But he fails to mention that for every animal a hunter kills and recovers, he wounds at least two others, who die slowly and painfully from blood loss, infection and/or starvation.
Some wildlife agencies set hunting seasons during the time that they give birth to and nurse their offspring. As a result, mothers are often killed, while searching for food for their young. The defenseless babies then die of starvation or are killed by predators.
Also, the sportsman fees that he pays are not by choice, but required, to allow him to continue to enter conservation areas and refuges - that should be a protective area for native wildlife - and slaughter animals.
And, taking a broader look at this practice of consuming animals for food, if we are a supposedly a Christian, pro-life nation, then why are we murdering animals for food and not following the sixth commandment "Thou Shall Not Kill?"
We can do better as a society by adapting a compassionate plant-based diet, which is not only beneficial for our environment, but also for our health as well.
It is becoming a global reality that we cannot continue on the path of consuming animals and the tremendous amount of resources this undertaking involves, and be able to survive as a species.
And this is not a liberal agenda, but a common-sense approach to our planet's survival.
John Cielukowski, Cocoa Beach
To save America, re-think 911
Our government and those who profit from the "war on terror" would have us believe that giving up our right to privacy is justified by the attacks on 9/11/2001, but many of us know this is a ruse, because the official explanation for 911 is predicated on fraudulent investigations.
Publicly verifiable proof exists that the 911 Commission and the National Institute of Standards and Technology both omitted important evidence from their considerations.
Any story can sound believable when all the facts are not included; but to exclude evidence is to falsify, and falsification is evidence of fraud.
Molten metal flowed like lava at "ground zero," and a skyscraper collapsed at free-fall speed.
This cannot happed without demolition explosives, and is all explained by Architects & Engineers for 911 Truth in its DVD documentary "911 Explosive Evidence: Experts Speak Out."
That our government and mass media refuse to acknowledge these findings exposes them as being complicit in the on-going cover up.
Many citizens and politicians are aware of this situation, yet remain silent, as we watch our liberties being legislated away, all because they are unwilling to face the regrettable truth behind our nation's mendacious warring agenda.
Bruce Morgan, Cocoa