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Tell Amazon to Stop Supporting Dog Fighting and Animal Abuse

I got this email in from the Humane Society of the US. I'm all for free speech but what Amazon is doing is heinous. As...

Joy  |  Jun 7th 2007


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I got this email in from the Humane Society of the US.

I’m all for free speech but what Amazon is doing is heinous. As a writer and editor I should self censure myself on certain subjects, not for fear of political repercussions (as long-time readers probably know) but because its in good taste. Now Amazon should be making enough money without selling the animal equivalent of “snuff films.” This is not human nudity which can be considered as artistic depending on the presentatiom. These films and books are simply for the enjoyment and encouragement of sub-humans who embrace cruelty.

My, that’s a clientele any business would love to claim, isn’t it?

Maybe what’s needed is a lawsuit from a pet parent who’s furbaby has been killed by a customer of Amazon’s who has this stuff in their house. If anyone hears of such a case, please bark in!

Incredibly, Amazon Defends Animal Fighting!

For at least two years, online retailer Amazon has been infamously — and incorrectly — touting its “right” to sell materials promoting illegal animal fighting, blatantly peddling dogfighting videos as well as cockfighting magazines like The Gamecock and The Feathered Warrior. These materials are not only offensive because of the cruelty they glorify, but their shipment is also a felony under the recently-enacted Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act. The company’s decision to defy the new federal law against the reprehensible practices of dogfighting and cockfighting is reckless.

Amazon is falsely claiming its commercial sale of animal fighting publications is protected by the First Amendment. But these cockfighting magazines are selling fighting birds and cockfighting weapons, and those activities are explicitly outlawed under the new federal law! Amazon even says it is within its rights to sell dogfighting videos — a practice forbidden under two separate federal laws. The First Amendment does not protect companies from selling illegal contraband, and that’s exactly what Amazon is doing.

Dogs and chickens suffer grievous injuries in animal fights produced for depraved fun and shameful profit. Even if you have previously contacted the company,

Dogs and chickens suffer grievous injuries in animal fights produced for depraved fun and shameful profit. Even if you have previously contacted the company,please ask Amazon right now to stop selling animal fighting materials. And let your friends and family know how they can help, too.

Here’s a link to the HSUS page on animal fighting and Amazon.