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To stop polluting our water, start living vegan [Letter]

To stop polluting our water, start living vegan [Letter]

Last weekend the drinking water of 400,000 Toledo, Ohio, residents was fouled by animal waste ("Lake Erie not alone in suffering from harmful algae," Aug. 6). With the unfettered growth of animal agriculture and ineffective discharge regulations, it could happen again in our state.

The problem has become pervasive. Waste from chicken farms has rendered the ocean off the East Coast unfit for fishing. Waste from Midwest cattle ranches carried downstream by Mississippi River has created a permanent dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico larger than that of...

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