July 29th 2007 7:11 am
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My mom has been spitting mad lately with all the news and images of the dog fighting that Quarterback Michael Vick and his "friends" are accused of running. She says that hundreds of thousands of animals are "adopted" every year for the sole purposes of using them to kill other animals or to be killed. Big dogs, like my Aunt Roxie, think they are being adopted to loving homes only to find themselves having to kill or be killed to satisfy their new owners who are looking to make money off them.
Mommy is starting to write letters to organizations urging them to stand up against animal fighting and wants everyone to do the same. I have attached a letter below that my Mom wrote to amazon.com, who sells animal fighting magazines and books. Please tell your parents to take the time to cut and paste the letter and send it to Amazon to show them that animals should be lovers and not fighters, and to boycot amazon until they start respecting the animals. Thanks!
The following letter can be mailed to customer service through amazon.com, through the American Humane Society at the following link, or directly to Amazon at 1516 2nd Ave., Seattle, WA 98101.
Dear Jeff Bezos , Amazon.com Founder & CEO;
Michael Vick’s career as an NFL Quarterback is over due to his involvement in an animal fighting ring. This should be a wake up call to all engaged in the support and promotion of these cruel and horrific acts against animals; the American public is not going to tolerate any person or company associated with torturing animals. The backlash against animal fighting and cruelty is not just directed at those running these fights, it also includes those who sell books and magazines aimed at promoting animal fighting, which includes amazon.com
I was disgusted to discover that amazon.com continues to sell publications that promote and support animal fighting, a practice that not only hurts and kills hundreds of thousands of animals but also puts adults and children at risk of attack. Despite repeated pleas from the American Humane Society to stop selling these magazines and books, amazon.com will not take a stand against animal torture nor comply with federal laws banning the sale of such publications.
If a plea by the American Humane Society and threats of lawsuits for violating federal laws prohibiting the sale and distribution of materials aimed at promoting animal fighting is not enough, perhaps it is time for your customers to send an even louder message and stop purchasing from Amazon until these publications are pulled from your virtual shelves. Your online audience is your lifeline, and as this same audience learns of the support you lend to the animal fighting industry by continuing to sell these barbaric publications, your sales will surly start to plummet.
There is no First Amendment right to sell publications promoting and soliciting the purchase of fighting animals and weapons. These publications are as morally repugnant as child pornography and selling these publications makes you no better then those actually engaging in torturing these animals. I urge you to not only comply with federal law, but do the morally and ethically right thing by pulling animal fighting publications from your sales line. The community of animal lovers dedicated to stopping this practice by boycotting amazon.com will hurt your sales much more then pulling animal fighting publications from your virtual shelves.
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