Calhoun: Wake-Up Call

Meat John Mark Karr

Apparently the Boulder County Jail didn't get PETA's memo. On Tuesday, People for the Ethical Treatment of animals sent a note to the jailer in Los Angeles, urging that John Mark Karr be served a cruelty-free diet, one free of animals, because "unlike the humans in the prison system, all of them are innocent."

But on Thursday night, when the circus came to town and John Mark Karr was locked up in the Boulder jail, his first meal consisted of apple crisp, squash... and beef stew.

Ow. -- Patricia Calhoun

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