Treat football players — and animals — humanely

Susan Reimer's column regarding the National Football League ("The moral consequences of watching football," Oct. 7) made a lot of sense, as usual, until she compared the plight of farm animals with that of professional football players.

Football players are willing volunteers to play a violent game, eager to do what they do for their salaries. Animals, completely innocent and at the mercy of humans, are forced to live a life of pure hell on factory farms until the day they are slaughtered. There is simply no comparison between the two. Consumers who choose to eat beef and chicken and pork must continue to demand that food animals be raised humanely.

Ann Roberts, Lutherville

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