BENEFITING: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
This is a message from Ingrid E. Newkirk, Founder of PETA :
~~If there's one thing I know for certain about 2014, it's this: we will be called upon to help suffering animals every single day.
PETA's compassionate members play an important part in our groundbreaking work, and that's why I hope you will strengthen your commitment to making sure that all animals one day gain the right to live free from abuse and neglect by becoming a PETA member today.
Joining PETA is easy, and your gift of as little as £10 entitles you to full membership benefits and is also a great way to start the new year!
Let me share with you just a few examples of how PETA members have helped save animals in the past year:
•Thousands of rabbits won’t have hair painfully ripped from their skin, as Marks & Spencer, H&M, Next, Whistles and other retailers banned angora following the release of PETA Asia's shocking undercover video documenting how angora rabbits are tortured for their wool.
•Some 2,000 beagles were saved from being cut up and poisoned in laboratories after nearly 10,000 PETA supporters helped convince the East Riding Council in Yorkshire to reject a proposal to build a breeding facility for these sensitive dogs.
•Monkeys were kept out of the hands of experimenters when PETA and our international affiliates successfully persuaded Air China, China Eastern Airlines and Philippine Airlines to stop the transport of primates to laboratories to be used in cruel and deadly experiments.
•More than 300,000 chickens were spared from intense confinement and suffering when Shropshire Council refused planning permission for a proposed intensive broiler chicken production facility in Bletchley after receiving almost 5,000 objections from PETA supporters.
This is just a small sampling of how PETA helped animals in 2013. But until no animal suffers, our work in their behalf must continue. Please strengthen PETA's groundbreaking efforts for animals by becoming a member today!
I'm proud of what we've achieved together during the past year, and I hope you are, too. Yet I also know that we cannot rest. So long as retailers continue to sell angora ripped from the skin of rabbits, Air France ships primates to die in laboratories and callous companies such as Fortnum & Mason continue to support the abuse of ducks and geese by selling foie gras, our work must continue.
Every new attention-grabbing advertisement, each video that exposes sickening cruelty and every protest that we hold is a sign that animals continue to be abused, neglected and abandoned throughout the UK and around the world. But together we can stop that!
PETA is committed to doing everything in our power to ensure that all animals receive the care and protection from suffering that they deserve. Will you please share that commitment to animals by becoming a PETA member for 2014 today?
Ingrid E Newkirk