Re: Eating Meat

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Jon Pendleton
Reston, Virginia
Assistant Bookstore Manager


"I don't eat red meat, but I do eat chicken and seafood. I don't believe in eating red meat. Right now it's because of the environmental impact—all the grain that goes to feeding cattle could be used to feed people."

Kevin Mallone
Long Island City, New York
Manufacturing Engineer and Zen teacher at Sing Sing Correctional Facility

"I was a vegetarian for ten years. In 1979 I took a job as gatekeeper at a Zen center. My biggest responsibility was providing firewood for the center. I took in about 125 cords a year. We were felling trees and hauling them out of the woods. That's not possible on a vegetarian diet. You can't feed someone brown rice and seaweed and expect them to go out and engage in physical labor."

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