My hometown is in the

My hometown is in the news recently because a 15-year-old girl who goes to my high school was kidnapped and raped by a Long Island couple she met on the Internet. It’s a sad and creepy story. This Globe article has more detail but probably won’t be free for long.

Yes, vegetarians are people who

Yes, vegetarians are people who choose not put animal parts on their plates. Vegans are those
who go a step further and avoid consumption of animal products whenever
possible and practical. The point is not to remain untouched by evil but to
reduce the economic support for animal suffering. Arguing that because today
it is impossible to live without consuming animal products, we should make no
effort to reduce animal suffering is like arguing that because it is
impossible to live without causing environmental damage, we should make no
effort to reduce that damage.