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by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals, People
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As we’re all vaguely aware,  Elizabeth Hurley has retired to the English countryside to engross herself in her new organic farm. It’s not all for kicks, however, as the actress is focused on making money from the venture through a new line of frozen foods and organic TV dinners. In a recent interview with Red Magazine, she described the pre-packaged dishes as “fabulous versions that are delicious, healthy, not too expensive and very low in fat.”

Oh yea, and there’s meat in them.

So, no surprise this week that PETA has crafted a letter urging Ms. Hurley to lay off the animal products and go vegetarian. Obviously, they’re none too thrilled with the idea of meaty entries, no matter how happy the animals’ lives down on the farm. From the letter,

“Please know that no matter however “lovely” his or her life might have been, no farmed animal – intensively reared or organic – goes willingly or fearlessly to slaughter. In the UK, animal slaughter is poorly regulated and plagued by abuse. Pigs are often insufficiently stunned, and many remain conscious throughout the entire slaughter process. They often wake up while they are “bleeding out” and are still conscious when they are plunged into boiling-hot water.

We urge you to allow the piglets, calves and lambs on your land to live out their natural lives in comfort and safety and join PETA in promoting a healthy vegetarian diet.”

Check out the full letter here.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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