Overthinking It

Thankful – and educated – about the sacrifice on the table

Thankful – and educated – about the sacrifice on the table

By Katherine Fallon

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Last weekend over a bowl of vegetarian chili with friends, conversation moved into the slaughter of animals. Two people at the table had grown up ... [Read More]

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