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On a more serious note: Please help the animals… I don’t care what you might think about different organizations designed to help the non-human animals suffering in this world, just help the animals, if you can.
I got an update today from PETA2 alerting us to the atrocities being imposed on these amazing creatures at Columbia University in NYC. PETA and many other supporters of animal rights are such important pioneers in the movement toward ultimate peace. They may seem weird or overly-passionate, but that’s because they have to make up for a world of apathy among most human beings.
Here is a copy of the letter. Please pass it on:
A PETA investigation has revealed the grotesque abuse of animals in laboratories at Columbia University, including baboons who are subjected to invasive surgeries and left to suffer and die in their cages without painkillers. This horrific story came to our attention because a courageous whistleblower who was a veterinarian in Columbia’s laboratories stepped forward to tell us what she had witnessed. Thank goodness for good people!
Now, PETA is calling on Columbia to end three crude and cruel experiments, one of which involves artificially inducing strokes in baboons by cutting out their left eyeballs so that a critical blood vessel to their brains can be clamped. These experiments have no practical value. Animal records reveal that baboons have been left without veterinary care while they hunched over in their cages, unable to drink, chew, or even lift their heads. This is the sort of thing that you expect from a horror movie, not a prestigious university!
This abuse must stop! Please e-mail the president of Columbia University, Lee Bollinger, at firstname.lastname@example.org, asking him to put and end to all three experiments now.
To earn 500 Street Team points, BCC your e-mail message to StreetTeam@peta.org before noon on Tuesday, July 27. Be sure to use BCC so that Lee Bollinger can’t see that you’re also sending a copy to us. If you don’t know how to do that, just send us a second copy of your message. And as a thank you for helping animals, we want to send you a pack of our brand-spanking-new Columbia Cruelty stickers. We’ll e-mail you the link to the sticker order form after we receive a copy of your e-mail message.
Please forward this message to your friends and family.
Thank you for speaking up for those who cannot speak for themselves.
Street Team Coordinator
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
501 Front St.
Norfolk, VA 23510