Letter: Let animals live for the holiday

True religion comes from the heart, not from Scripture.

It extends compassion and mercy to animals, for they are just as feeling and sentient as people. When we kill and eat animals, we kill the best in ourselves.

Please celebrate the holiday season without food or gifts of animal flesh. All sentient beings, human and animal alike, are sacred and deserve a life free of human brutality.

— Thomas H. Morse