Miss Amanda Beard,
My poor misguided dear, this is what we as Americans would prefer to see of Olympians. Certainly all four of these swimmers are equally as fine a physical specimen as yourself, but amazingly they resist the urge to shuck their swimming attire in support of an organization that epitomizes hypocrisy. Instead they choose to focus on lifelong dreams of surpassing overwhelming odds and expectations by bringing honor and respect to themselves and most importantly their country. Isn’t that what the Olympics should and used to be about?
I’m certain your Olympic sponsors and individual donors had much higher hopes, but there are many that could say the same of their support of PeTA. True animal lovers have sought the truth and turned in droves from support of such a misleading and ruthless organization. Only the naïve or truly radical supporters can stomach nearly ninety percent of the sheltered animals being euthanized despite millions in contributions per year. How could a private organization bringing in excess of twenty-five million per year have a paltry ten percent success rate for finding homes, where in the same location as their headquarters, Norfolk VA, the S.P.C.A’s rate is nearly seventy percent?
"I often receive phone calls from frantic people who have surrendered their pets to PeTA with the understanding that PeTA will 'find them a good home.' Many of them are led to believe that the animals will be taken to a nearby shelter. Little do they know that the pets are killed in the PeTA van before they even pull away from the pet owner's home."-- Dana Cheek, Former Norfolk SPCA Director.
Perhaps the group is not as innocuous as they would have us believe or the cleverly crafted name would indicate. I’m sure if we hear from some of the brass of the organization we have just been sadly misinformed and mislead by the ‘haters’.
"If we really believe that animals have the same right to be free from pain and suffering at our hands, then, of course, we're going to be blowing things up and smashing windows. For the record, I don't do this stuff, but I advocate it. I think it's a great way to bring about animal liberation, considering the level of suffering, the atrocities. I think it would be great if all of the fast-food outlets, slaughterhouses, these laboratories and the banks who fund them exploded tomorrow. I think it's perfectly appropriate for people to take bricks and toss them through windows. Hallelujah to the people who are willing to do it."-- Bruce Friedrich, PeTA Campaign Director, Vegan Campaign Coordinator, Animal Rights 2001 Conference, July 2, 2001
Well that about clears it up. Not only is PeTA vehemently opposed to ‘no-kill’ facilities, they observe few bounds in promoting their cause, including laws! They’ve incorporated or attempted to incorporate the Holocaust, the widely unknown fact Jesus was a vegetarian, and most recently the story regarding the man beheaded on the Greyhound bus, in their wildly successful and tasteful campaign. I’ll leave you with an exquisitely done piece geared toward children, no less.