If farm-raised meat is so bad, why not encourage hunting? [Letter]

Paul Shapiro's article on the true cost of farm raised meat was very informative ("Eat less chicken," April 22).

We would have to agree that the most environmentally sound way of raising animals was developed over millions of years in the natural world, through the predator-prey relationship. Eventually, every animal falls prey to something else and is eaten. The cycle then continues.

Yet the Humane Society of the United States, Mr. Shapiro's employer, is a very vocal opponent of hunting.

There is no better source of pure meat than that which lived free, was taken in fair chase, and eaten by the top predator, completing nature's cycle.

Gordon Shelton, Towson

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