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Detroit: PETA Serves As Animal Voice

Detroit Dude: I feel it is commendable that PETA is willing to stand up for animals, because animals can’t really stand up for themselves. That being said, some of their ideas are way off in my opinion. There’s nothing wrong with promoting conservation, but to say that we should all stop eating meat totally is pushing it a little too far. After all, we humans, are omnivores. And seriously, I’m not going to start eating tofu and beans every day just so I can save some cows and chickens from being slaughtered. Also, I do stand by my previous statement that if they can perform medical research on animals before they start testing it on humans I’m all for that. Medical research that is, not testing women’s cosmetics or whatever other things they do from time to time.

Question: Were you ever a vegetarian? Or considered being one?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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