Regarding the article ``Breeders Aim to Hatch a Big Market for Emus,'' July 12: Isn't it enough that carnivorous humans are licking their chops for whale meat, horse meat, etc.? Now the Monitor cooks up another tasty morsel in reporting what could result in the confinement, slaughter, and misery of yet another innocent species: the emu.
If we're looking to attain the millennial estate in which the wolf dwells with the lamb, the leopard lies down with the kid ... and a little child leads them (not wears them or eats them), shouldn't humans begin to express toward lesser ideas what Isaiah prophesied for the animals? Vegetarianism is an excellent way to start. Chris Anderlik, Empire, Mich.
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