PETA's Anti-Fur Flier Promotes Compassion for Animals
Letters to the Editor / Anchorage Daily News / January 3, 2004
allow me to respond to your editorial about People for
the Ethical Treatment of Animals' new anti-fur flier
(Outdoors, "Wildlife," Dec. 28). Because our
flier exposes the extreme violence of the fur industry, we are not distributing
it to young children -- we're handing it out to kids 13 years and older only
or directly to their mothers. But the message of compassion is one that children
of all ages need to hear.
As a mother, I do everything I can to teach my daughter that cruelty and violence
are wrong. That's why I cannot understand why any parent would ever choose to
Perhaps they don't know that animals caught in the wild for their fur face days
of agony in traps, tearing flesh and breaking bones in a struggle to get free.
On fur farms, animals spend their entire lives confined to cramped, filthy cages,
constantly pacing back and forth from stress and boredom. They are killed by
being poisoned, gassed, strangled or electrocuted.
As parents we can choose to teach our children cruelty or kindness. Let's choose
kindness by shunning products, such as fur, that involve the unnecessary suffering
of so many innocent animals.
Liz Welsh, Staff Writer / People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
/ Norfolk, Va.
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