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Reasons to go veggie on July 4

To the editor:

Here are the 10 best reasons for barbecuing veggie burgers and hot dogs this Independence Day, rather than ground-up animal body parts:

  • Focusing on traffic and fireworks safety, rather than food safety
  • Giving your eyes a break from reading government food warning labels
  • Not sweating nasty E. coli and Salmonella bugs, if the temperature is too low
  • Not sweating cancer-causing compounds, if barbecue temperature is too high
  • Not wondering about what’s really in that burger or hot dog you’re chewing
  • Giving your body a holiday from saturated fat, cholesterol and hormones
  • Not sweating the animal cruelty and environmental devastation guilt trips
  • Not having to explain to your kids why we feed Rex and eat Babe
  • Distinguishing your Independence Day menu from your friends and neighbors
  • Celebrating a day of independence from the meat industry

 

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