I want to respond to the article written by Tzippy Wiens titled “Killing Animals” (Jew-ish Magazine, Dec. 23). I realize that most people do eat animals and I praise the article for being very open and upfront about what happens to animals and how they actually go from being living, feeling creatures to something presented on a platter. Sadly, most people try not to make the connection and are “disconnected from their food.”
As a vegetarian, the article struck me as brutal and disturbing. I found the words in the caption, “Few things bond a group faster than ritually slaughtering and preparing turkeys,” a horrifying commentary on the human condition. I am reminded of the words of Isaac Bashevis Singer who wrote, “In relation to animals all people are Nazis; for the animals, it is an eternal Treblinka.” Something to think about.