Reminds me of the corespondance between PETA and Timothy McVeigh.
In a letter to PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), Timothy McVeigh said the although he sympathises with their cause, he will not request that his last meal be vegetarian. PETA first wrote to the Warden of the prison in Terre Haute asking that McVeigh's last meal have no meat because "Mr. McVeigh should not be allowed to take even one more life." When the Warden refused, PETA wrote directly to McVeigh. McVeigh, enjoying his last moments on planet Earth, sent PETA a page-and-a-half, hand written letter, discussing his feelings on vegetarianism.
"Truth is, I understand your cause - I've seen slaughter houses myself - but I still believe in reasonable taking and eating of game (as an outdoorsman and hunter)," he wrote. "My one main problem with the 'veg' movement is this (besides the fact I'm a libertarian): Where do you draw the line and what standard is used to define that line?" McVeigh questions whether "grubs/worms/etc." suffer. He also argues that "plants are alive, too. They react to stimuli (including pain); have circulatory systems, etc... To me, the answer is as the Indians believed: respect for the life you take to sustain yourself, but come to terms with your place in the 'food chain'."
He also congratulated PETA on the media attention generated by its request that his last meal be veggie. "You should have seen the local editorial response to your letter," he wrote. "You gotta remember, this is meat-eatin' farm country; still, good job getting the attention to your cause (like protesting dead rats on 'Survivor')."
McVeigh ended the letter saying he could not "sustain a prolonged intellectual debate on the subject, as my time is short" but suggested they should contact his friend Ted Kaczynski who would be more likely to take up the vegetarian issue.
That's bad when you get passed off on the Unabomber.