Artvoice: Buffalo's #1 Newsweekly
Home Blogs Web Features Calendar Listings Artvoice TV Real Estate Classifieds Contact
Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v10n37 (09/15/2011) » Section: Letters to Artvoice

Shut Up, Buffalo

How can I say this discreetly? I can quote world-renowned musician Charles Thompson IV. He recently played the Mohawk Place with the unbelievably talented Brooklyn musician Reid Paley. “Black,” as he’s affectionately known on stage, said, “Hey, Buffalo, New York’s a really big state!” Well, apparently the crowd didn’t quite catch on. Maybe they didn’t hear him because they were too busy spewing ignorance from their mouths.

Animal Protection Law

I am writing in the hope of seeing the Downed Animal Protection Law (A4615/S427) passed. Modeled on the Humane Farming Association’s groundbreaking law in California, this law would outlaw the transportation and marketing of farm animals too sick or injured to stand or walk. In addition to protecting cattle, this law would ban the marketing of nonambulatory sheep and pigs.

Collins and Culture

Today’s pertinent quotations:

Back to issue index