Letters

These intelligent, interesting, social birds can feel love, happiness, loneliness, fear and pain. People need to understand that if they're eating chicken at KFC, they're supporting a company that has done nothing to prevent some of the worst abuses of chickens on the farm, during transport and at slaughter.

Suppliers slit the throats of conscious animals and often scald them alive, chop the beaks off baby chicks and drug their chickens with antibiotics to keep them alive.

However one feels about eating meat, decent people will agree that, at a minimum, animals should not be grossly mistreated. If consumers can help persuade KFC to change, it would mean a world of difference to the animals. Houston residents can see the ad for themselves -- and find out what they can do to help chickens -- at KentuckyFriedCruelty.com.

Heather Moore, PETA
Norfolk, Virginia

Hip-hop Hit

Blending the voices: My man, I just want to give you props on this magnificent article ["Hip-hop, Tejas," by John Nova Lomax, December 4]. I have felt this way for ten years about Latinos in hip-hop.

Where I'm at, it's very Cali-biased -- for me, I'm not that cholo shit and I, too, listen to DMX, Jay-Z and EM. But at the same time I'm proud to be Chicano.

Great piece of work; I will be sending this to all my industry people.

Jugo Molina, Solom Records
Tucson, Arizona

Seawall Shocker

Galveston's ladies:After so many years of its lurking in the back pages of the Houston Press, I'm shocked to learn that the world's oldest profession has made it out as far as Galveston ["The Breakfast Club," by Wendy Grossman, December 11].

Thank you, Wendy, for your exposé of this timeless plague's spread to that last great bastion of homespun American values, the hallowed Galveston seawall.

Have you hired that investigative reporter yet? Inquiring minds want to know.

John Ferguson
Houston

Frodo-ian Slip

Sack the reviewer:Okay, I have tolerated Gregory Weinkauf's annoying writing style with the inane metaphors and obscure references before, but now he's outdone himself ["Bow Down," December 18] by likening the beatific Elijah Wood as Frodo in The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King to "a sticky little turd…in the angel food…"!

Please! Get a different critic, one who can write for the readers. I am tired of slogging through the mess to get to the reviews.

Suzanne Daniluk
Houston

Attack mode: Just wanted to say it's a shame to see someone who obviously has the talent to write a thoughtful movie review turn instead to vitriolic attack.

Pity the idiot who can't resist the self-indulgence that he spews in this review.

Chris Hall
Blacksburg, Virginia

Bunga Din

No Malay magic: You continued to list Bunga Raya in your guides [Cafe Capsules], saying that it has great Malay food, even after it was long gone. The food was Indian food in disguise. They may have been from Malaysia, but they were ethnic Indians and the food showed it.

No wonder they went kaput. Kind of like the Mexican food at Marco's. You can fool some of the people…

Dave Cutts
Houston

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