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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

A Plea For Animals

From my Inbox:

Dear Lisa,

Barnes & Noble, Powells and other online booksellers do not sell these magazines, but Amazon does. Get your friends to ask Amazon to stop their ridiculous fight for animal fighting.

The cruelty of animal fighting is not news to you, and I thank you for taking online action in the past against this bloodsport. But I still need your help in asking your friends to speak up, too.

The time to do this is now, because the indictment of Michael Vick has awakened the rest of the nation to the cruelty of animal fighting. But Amazon is still in the lonely position of promoting animal fighting activities. It's the only online retailer of subscriptions to animal fighting magazines in the United States!

We need as many voices as possible telling Amazon to stop -- please tell your friends and family right now how they can help.

As you know, Amazon claims that its commercial sale of cockfighting magazines like The Gamecock and The Feathered Warrior is protected by the First Amendment. But the First Amendment does not protect companies advertising illegal contraband, and that's exactly what the magazines sold by Amazon are doing. The Feathered Warrior even advertised fighting dogs from a dogfighter whose operation makes the enterprise described in the Michael Vick indictment look like a bunch of amateurs.

Please ask your friends and family to add their voices to yours in demanding that Amazon stop selling animal fighting materials.

Thank you for all you do for animals.

Sincerely,

Wayne Pacelle
President & CEO
The Humane Society of the United States

P.S. Get the full story on Amazon and animal fighting on our new Animal Cruelty and Fighting campaign website.

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