Letter published in the Washington Post

I wrote a letter to the Washington Post in response to Wednesday’s article, A Dish That Gets a Fuzzy Reception. That letter, which they called Those Rabbits: Friend or Food?, was published today, FYI.

From the article:

Chef Stefano Frigerio braces himself when he puts rabbit on the menu at Mio. It’s only a matter of time before someone complains.

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  1. Read your letter to the editor. Very good! Was it originally that short or did they edit it down? Either way your point was very clear and blunt.

  2. I try to keep most of my letters brief and get right to the core in as penetrating a way as I can with whatever initial insight leaps to mind. Seems to get me published more often than when I force it and go for the more involved read. Thanks for the kudos!

  3. Nice editorial! I like that you called them out on compartmentalization.My favorite quote from the article is “It’s not the same as a pet bunny.” A pet bunny and a rabbit that you cook is the same in every single way, except for the arbitrary human category it is placed in. Either we place it in the “pet” category or the “food” category.

  4. eric – good LTE, nicely done. And I agree completely about keeping it brief. 150 words is good; 63 rules. Did they slash it or did it get printed intact? Either way, it works. Cheers!

  5. Thanks for speaking up on behalf of the animals. And confirming that our sad relationship with them doesn’t have to be this way –

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