As I was reading today's Wildcat, I noticed the article regarding vegetarianism ("Vegetarians gear up for celebration," Sept. 29). I was happy to hear that more Student Union facilities are beginning to accommodate those of us who choose to refrain from eating meat. It was very frustrating to see that the majority of the menu items consisted of some type of meat.
I, however, recently became a vegetarian, after attending one of my meats class laboratories, where they performed the slaughter of a steer, a lamb and a hog. I was mortified at what I saw. The way that the animals are slaughtered is just sickening. I would never wish that kind of pain on my worst enemy. For example, methods such as high voltage electrocution, or shooting a bolt into the top of the head are used. I believe that if people saw what really happens in the slaughterhouse, a lot of them might reconsider eating that Big Mac for lunch. I realize that there are a lot of people out there that will argue with my position, and I understand that. I just wish that they would understand why people choose to do this, and still give us the respect we deserve.
Hats off to Fiddlee Fig!
Animal Sciences Junior
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