An Inclusive Litany

12/2/02

The Nashville Tennessean on angry reactions to Governor Don Sundquist's refusal to proclaim a state "Vegetarian Month." "He is discriminating against vegetarians," said Lige Weill, president of the East Tennessee Vegetarian Society. "They sign proclamations for everything: baton twirling, anything."

The proclamation read, in part: "Our food supply should be safe and wholesome, rather than laced with pathogens, fat, cholesterol, hormones and carcinogens leading to heart disease, stroke, cancer and other chronic afflictions that each year cripple and kill millions." The proclamation also said that meat farms destroy public lands and waterways, deplete water, soil and energy resources, and that animals raised for food are often mishandled and mistreated.

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