I was upset to read Linda Jenkins' letter of Sept. 25. I have been in the food industry for 25 years. Never have I seen the terrible conditions she described concerning farm animals. The farmers I know are a very kind and loving people. They have to be to survive. Animal abuse is against their nature. Massive faceless factory farms mentioned in Ms. Jenkins' letter are not the norm in Utah. She should take a drive through rural Utah and see for herself.
Utah is unfairly being targeted by animal activists because a smaller family farm is an easier target. Activist violence makes the news and gives them free publicity so their warped message can reach more people. Well, guess what? People are part of nature, too, and just happen to be at the top of the food chain. I don't understand why if a wolf eats a chicken for dinner, it's all right, but if people eat chicken, it's a crime. Animals were put on earth for the use of man. So eat up and enjoy.David Smith
Salt Lake City