Fwd: Thank you for contacting PETA about the "PETA Kills Animals" billboard.
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- From: james singer firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2005 20:35:28 -0400
Okay. Here's the first response I got from from PETA. I'll send the
second one in a moment.
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> From: "info" <email@example.com>
> Date: July 23, 2005 8:08:42 PM EDT
> To: "james singer" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Thank you for contacting PETA about the "PETA Kills Animals"
> Thank you for contacting PETA about the "PETA Kills Animals" ad and
> the accompanying promotions for it.
> We believe a lot of good will come from this shabby attempt to
> undermine PETA's efforts to help animals. This campaign is the work of
> the deceitfully-named Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF), a front group
> for Philip Morris, Outback Steakhouse, KFC, cattle ranchers, and other
> animal exploiters who kill millions of animals every year, not out of
> pity, but out of greed. These companies are worried about the strides
> that PETA is making that are changing their industries and compelling
> them to take animal welfare concerns seriously, so they hope to scare
> people away from caring about animals by spending millions on ads like
> this. To learn more about CCF-which USA Today recently opined should
> rename itself FatforProfit.com-please see the following Web sites:
> * http://www.ConsumerDeception.com
> * http://www.CitizensForEthics.org/activities/campaign.php?view=3
> * http://www.Prospect.org/web/page.ww?
> * http://www.PETA.org/mc/NewsItem.asp?id=6401
> Despite its deceptive intent, we're grateful for the opportunity that
> this ad provides to discuss the animal overpopulation crisis. We are
> on the front lines of the battle to turn back the tide of unwanted
> dogs and cats, and we need your help.
> Our caseworkers tirelessly rescue homeless animals from environmental
> dangers, as well as cruelty and neglect
> (http://www.PETA.org/feat/cap/). They crawl through sewers, poke
> through junkyards, climb trees, and dodge traffic in order to reach
> animals in danger. During floods and storms, they are out saving lives
> at all hours.
> We do not run a traditional shelter. In fact, we refer every healthy,
> cute, young animal we can to shelters. And some of the animals we
> rescue are lost companions whom we are able to joyfully reunite with
> their families. Of the homeless animals we take in ourselves, the
> healthy and adoptable ones are fostered, adopted, or taken to local
> shelters. However, most of the animals we receive are broken beings
> for whom euthanasia is, without a doubt, the most humane option. To
> learn more, please see our factsheet at
> To cite a local instance, our caseworkers were able to gain custody of
> a dog-locked to a 15 pound chain-who was starved until she was
> severely emaciated. We had to carry her into the emergency clinic
> because she could barely walk. On the doctor's advice, we gave her
> food and water in a comfortable room and monitored her progress
> overnight but, by the next morning, she couldn't keep the food down,
> so we rushed her again to see a veterinarian. He recommended
> euthanasia due to the severity of her condition, she was in a lot of
> pain and faced an agonizing, lingering death otherwise. The most
> humane option for her was a peaceful and dignified release from her
> suffering. We are pursuing criminal charges against the person
> responsible for her condition. To learn more, please see
> On another occasion, when a power-line transformer explosion burned a
> flock of starlings, PETA was the only agency to come to the birds'
> aid; if our trained technicians had not been ready to end these
> starlings' misery, the injured birds would have suffered in agony for
> days before finally succumbing to a painful death. We also provide
> free euthanasia services for local residents who have very sick,
> critically injured, or geriatric companions but can't afford to take
> them to a veterinarian. One family, lacking money for vet care and
> transportation, turned to us for help for their cat, who had barely
> crawled back home after being mauled by a pack of dogs. We were able
> to help by giving the cat a peaceful end to her intense pain.
> The best way to save the lives of homeless animals is to reduce their
> numbers through spay/neuter programs, such as PETA's mobile SNIP (Spay
> and Neuter Immediately, Please) clinic, which brings low-cost and free
> alterations and other procedures to low-income neighborhoods
> (http://www.HelpingAnimals.com/i-nobirth-snip.html). Since every
> animal purchased from a pet store or breeder means that another
> homeless animal must die, adopting an animal from a shelter or rescue
> group is the only responsible way to bring a furry friend into your
> life (http://www.PETA.org/factsheet/files/FactsheetDisplay.asp?ID=29).
> To learn more about what PETA is doing for companion animals and how
> you can help, please see the following Web sites:
> * Save homeless animals: http://www.HelpingAnimals.com/i-nobirth.html
> * More ways to help dogs and cats: http://www.HelpingAnimals.com
> * Become an activist for animals: http://www.AnimalActivist.com
> Thanks again for writing and for your compassion for animals. We hope
> this information is helpful, and we look forward to working with you
> to save animals' lives!
> The PETA Staff
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