Regarding the Dec. 28 article “Tensions rise over animal issues”: First of all, I’m not vegan, or even vegetarian, but why are the N.C. Farm Bureau and the N.C. Animal Agriculture Coalition circling the wagons and not addressing real concerns about animal cruelty? If there is an increasing consumer demand for humanely raised, local, sustainable food, why isn’t their focus on ensuring that N.C.-produced livestock and poultry are humanely raised instead of attacking those who point out the deficiency?
The fact that there appears to be no emphasis on ensuring humane treatment of animals underlines the problem. I suggest that they actually listen to the feedback and act on it.
Susan Frost, Cary