In defending vegetarians who are a minority, Steve Gordon notes that people who believed the world was round were also once a minority (Mailbag, June 24).
It should also be noted that Americans who supported racial integration were once a minority. Even Abraham Lincoln who was only mildly opposed to slavery was staunchly opposed to integration between whites and blacks.
Whether we are talking about human rights or animal rights, it has always been a small minority of people who lead the way in bringing about change and justice. And thus I am proud to be a part of the vegetarian minority.