flickr photosharing PETA says prisoners have no business training to become butchers.
"If some inmates are already comfortable with death, they may do well in positions such as mortuary embalmer or funeral director. If, on the other hand, you wish to steer them away from death and teach them to respect life, please consider programs that would train them in vegetable gardening, nursing, or flower arranging."
That's an excerpt from a letter issued by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) directed to Sen. David J. Tomassoni, who last week issued a bill proposing to allow prisoners at Northeast Regional Corrections Center to obtain butcher's licenses. PETA is calling for the senator to revoke or revise the bill, saying that butchering is a "violent profession."More »