- The Washington Times - Monday, September 21, 2009

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

I respect and appreciate “That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals” author Ruby Roth for telling children the truth about animals used for food (“Vegan explains lifestyle,” Plugged in, Living, Sept. 9). When my daughter was growing up, she saw commercials featuring singing chicken nuggets and hamburgers growing in a garden patch. She thought cheese came from the grocery store and leather came from the mall. It never occurred to me to tell her otherwise; I just assumed she knew. But how would she?

I probably wouldn’t have had the heart - or the words - to tell her the truth anyway. Now that she is older, and a vegan, she’s teaching me to make healthier, kinder choices. I know she wishes she had known the truth when she was a child, though.

KATIE MOORE

Baltimore

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