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*All of this hatred came from a single piece I wrote on PETA's failed attempt to show that Covance was brutally torturing animals instead of using them for medical tests. Logic would dictate that drug companies do not benefit from and therefore will not pay for sadists running around kicking monkey butt. But logic and facts are not PETA's forte, hence the following. *
**Not Just Evil, but Filthy as Well **
Those who torture, terrorize and kill animals are the true terrorists. The thugs that run Covance should be in jail. They are filthy, evil liars on the same par as child abusers. You should be in jail for providing support to these terrorists.
*Dear GW: *
You don't know anything about me bitch. You would have made the perfect Nazi. You live your pathetic life based on the idea that "might makes right." You are the real thug. Same with those cowardly animal abusers at Covance. Filth, nothing more and nothing less.
*Dear GW: *
Wow, I must congratulate you on writing an article about PETA that is nothing but heresay [sic – it's hearsay.] repeated once again for about the millionth time. [Once again and for the millionth time, huh?] *You are obviously trying to garner respect as a journalist with a story that people will embrace their hands on the newspaper [How's that?] *as they read your story.
Sorry, but you will never become a well respected* [sic] *journalist by stealing lies and re-writing them with your own words – that is a double no-no in the world of journalism. Unfortunately, this argument that you are presenting is not your own and you are simply trying to present a negative outlook on PETA without being able to back up your facts. I am a member of PETA and I am one of the kindest people in the world – and that is not me flattering myself, but that is me telling you about myself and who I am. I clean animals off the road, because filthbags run them over and think it is alright to keep driving and forget about pollution concerns or if the animal is even still alive. I mean, the football game is on and you wouldn't want to miss it. I own many pets because I would rather see them alive than dead.
I eat food that uses less resources* [sic]* on our atmosphere [a rather strange way of putting it]. I don't eat meat and I spread my beliefs to others – that includes fat, sick, and dying people who ate meat their entire life and now they are dieing [sic] of cancer and obesity. If only PETA and veganism would be given more positive support, we wouldn't have a nation full of fat and unhealthy people. People like myself [sic] show the utmost respect to all living beings, animals and human. When journalists such as yourself [sic] *feel the need to make people like myself *[sic] look bad just to make yourself [This is obviously a very "self" conscious person.] look like a daring news reporter, you are only making yourself look ignorant and arrogant at the same time. I've been a member of PETA for 10 years and I have the cleanest record in the world, not one ticket, violation, arrest, etc. in my entire life. But somehow, a guy like me is a threat as a terrorist. The same guy who wouldn't hurt a fly is now a potential terrorist. You probably think God created animals for consumption. But hey, we will always have a world of ignorance.
*Dear Mr. Madachik: *
The fact of the matter is, you are WRONG – the event that you discuss in your article did not occur days before you wrote about it.* [453 pompous, self-righteous words omitted.] *
*The event discussed was Covance suing PETA. Covance filed that suit on June 6, 2005. My piece first appeared on June 15. To most people that qualifies as "days." Bye-bye. *
Michael Fumento *
**Apparently Logic Is No Longer Taught in Law Schools **
Dear Mr. Fumento:
Let me begin by complimenting you on accomplishing such a succinct, one-sided summary of the work done by PETA and other animal welfare organizations. You have also managed to relegate the entire study of animal law to a cause pursued only by close-minded fanatics, who, according to you, adamantly refuse to compromise on any issues regarding animal suffering. You seem to be unaware of PETA's recent call to boycott KFC, NOT because chickens are killed, but because the way in which Tyson, KFC's provider, kills chickens is so grossly inhumane that even someone such as yourself *[sic]* would be likely to agree. The solution proposed by PETA's spokesperson's, *[sic] *the Reverend Al Sharpton, was not to put KFC out of business altogether, but to pressure them into buying from sellers whose workers don't throw live chickens against walls and then stomp on them. *[This wouldn't seem to be a particularly cost-effective method of slaughtering birds, but then what do I know?] *
"You wanna piece
of this, KFC?"
I would also like to comment on your dismissal of monkeys pacing in cages (in the process of going insane – that's a scientific, as opposed to rhetorical, comment) as depicting abuse. It's not the research itself that is deplorable – it's the complete lack of acknowledgement that these are living, sentient beings. And as for your comment about how all abuse is already neatly taken care of by the Animal Welfare Act, all I can say is please read former Presidential speechwriter Matthew Scully's "Dominion, The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals, and the Call to Mercy" and David J. Wolfson, Esq.'s "Beyond the Law: Agribusiness and the Systemic Abuse of Animals Raised for Food or Food Production."
I apologize if this is all too much "fanaticism" for you, Mr. Fumento, but I simply could not refrain from commenting on your glib assessment of a very pertinent, very valid and ever-growing social movement.
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
New York, New York
*Sorry about that one-sidedness. I suppose you'd probably make the same claim if I wrote about Adolf Hitler. In fact the two are related in that, like PETA, Hitler had contempt for humans but loved animals. And PETA has tied itself to Hitler by repeatedly saying that the slaughter of 12 million humans in the Holocaust is comparable to eating animals. You seem to be the last person on earth to not know that PETA is militantly vegan, and therefore does oppose the killing of all chickens. Indeed, one of the Holocaust comparisons involved broiler chickens - though admittedly KFC only uses fryers. I guess that pulls PETA out of the "fanatic" category, huh? *
Again, you completely mischaracterize the PETA position when you say, "It's not the research itself that is deplorable . . . " What part of "Even if animal research resulted in a cure for AIDS, we'd be against it," don't you understand? *
This tiger needs clonidine.
*"And as for your comment about how all abuse is already neatly taken care of by the Animal Welfare Act . . . " Goodness, did I really write that. Let's check the piece. My version says, "Real abuse would also violate the Animal Welfare Act, USDA Animal Welfare Regulations and Standards and send drug companies to labs that take better care of their animals." But maybe if you're using a different web browser like Opera or Netscape it reads something else. *
**Our Animals' Bodies, Ourselves **
Morning, I must say that I do find exception to your article defending animal testing. I cannot condone it under any circumstances including medical. An animals *[sic] *body is not my body, and we have come so far that we do have alternatives to animal testing. Nothing you say can defend the senseless torture and hurt that we have subjected our animal friends to in the name of science.
Alternative to animal testing
*Dear Ms. Curtis, *
Michael Fumento *
**Mind-reading Human Hater **
I see that you feel it is o.k. to allow an animal to suffer, but not a human. i [sic] *believe that people who have a disease that is being tested should be the ones to volunteer, or convicts on death row should be forced to be tested. why *[sic] *take an innocent, healthy animal and make it suffer. *[sic] they* [sic]* feel pain also. You pick one incident to write your article on. why* [sic]* don't you ask the organizations that monitor these horrors to show you what goes on. disgusting. *[sic] *
i *[sic] *bet you don't believe in the death sentence for people convicted of murdering others but think it is ok *[Is it "O.k," or "ok" or is either one okay?] *for a woman to abort a baby who is alive inside the womb but unable to defend itself.. *[sic] *
you* [sic] *people make me sick.
*Dear sara r, *
Michael Fumento *
sorry [sic], still don't agree with you. it [sic] is inhumane to test on animals and make them suffer and also to do it on humans, but if testing must be done, then do it on the "object" it will effect. [sic] it* [sic]* seems you feel that animals are our "peers" when it comes to torturing them for our use, but in dealing with them they are treated like a lower creature. where* [sic]* is the humanity in that [sic]. that [sic] is why so many companies are now ceasing to do it. [sic] we just must find another way.
Make* her* the test animal for breast cancer drugs.
i [sic] happen to be quite popular with the human element, but will honestly say that i* [sic]* love animals more because of their purity of heart and their unconditional love, and also because someone has to defend the defenseless, the unborn, and any creature who is mistreated because they can't defend themselves. i [sic] will go to my grave fighting for those who can't fight for themselves.
*Somehow I don't think you're going to be too popular with victims of any disease when you say that potential new drugs should be tested on them in order to spare pain to a mouse or rat or even monkey. It's you who view animals as our peers. If you want to believe a rodent (or a fruit fly, for that matter) is your peer I will not attempt to dissuade you. Just be sure to get its permission. We will someday find another way; eventually supercomputers will be so powerful that we can essentially replicate a human immune system in them. That will delight everybody, from pharmaceutical companies to patients. Unfortunately, that day is at least ten years off. Only a fanatic would believe we should simply stop drug discovery until then. As to companies ceasing to use animals for testing, please name one. Just one. *
i'll [sic] *have to find the list, but i *[sic] know a lot of cosmetic companies don't test on animals anymore – it says so right on the labels, so it is not only me. i [sic] just don't understand why you still say it is ok for an animal to suffer, but not a human – when the animals are tested like humans for research. we [sic] have to stop playing God anyway. we [sic] *were never supposed to know the answer to everything. it *[sic] his His [sic] plan how we live , not ours. anyway [sic], what is the purpose of all this testing to find cures for all these diseases if they are not finding out what causes them, or not willing to stop the cause. we [sic] know it is pollutents, *[sic] *the water, processed foods, etc. that are causing these diseases, but is anyone going to stop this – no, of course not, – progress you know – so what is the point!
*Dear sara r., *
Cute bunny, but "cruelty-free" is a gimmick.
Michael Fumento *
**Herewith, a Reason to Think Little of the Human Species **
There are more than 11,000 animals and plants faced with extinction due to overfishing and habitat loss, according to the World Conservation Union. Additionally, 9 BILLION animals a year are factory farmed in this country alone, and one million animals are slaughtered yearly in the U.S. for fur. Given these statistics, it boggles the mind how you could come to the conclusion that animals are on the winning side of things when it comes to the war that humans wage against them.
Waging war against animals.
There's one other thing I never understood. As a human, why is it a moral imperative that I attach so much value to human life, that I embrace people as passionately as you seem to think I should? That's right: I think extremely little of the species. Do I have to love humanity because I'm human? Sure, some people are fine, but certainly not many, DEFINITELY not all. And with primates sharing 98 percent of our DNA, do you hold their lives to be important and worthwhile? Of course you don't.
*My guess is that the human species' opinion of you is at least as low as your opinion of it. *
What an inane, childish and stale response. After all, I'm a human: where is your tender caring concern for me? Apparently you only like people who agree with you. And that actually makes you a bit of a misanthrope.
By the way, when is your next soporific piece coming out, this time about Christian zealots who continue to lobby for the death of gynecologists who perform abortions? Oh, wait. THAT doesn't bother you. More people have died at the hand of these fanatics than at the hand of animal rights activists (our victims number about zero). Right wing think tankers like you don't generally reserve much editorial space for THESE victims. Misanthrope!
*Yes, and Saddam Hussein is also a human. So was the guy with the funny little mustache whose killing of 12 million people PETA has compared to eating meat in one case and killing broiler chickens in another. Where is my caring concern for them? Apparently I only like people who agree with me, and that makes me a bit of a misanthrope. But only towards you. *
**I Don't Think, Therefore I Am **
Descartes nailed dogs to crosses before his classes to "prove" that animals had no feelings.
"How dare you compare her to me!"
Animals have suffered at the hands of "man" since men and women disobeyed God. God told them to eat of the seeds and fruit in Paradise, but man's earthly legacy is to not only eat God's creatures, but to torture them as well in the name of "science."
Will "science" cure socially/sexually transmitted diseases from humans, or are you referring to the crime of bestiality in comparing humans to animals?* [Huh?]*
You sound like an eye-for-an-eye guy, Mr. Fellow, not a sensitive, God-fearing human who respects ALL of creation. Animals are Normal [sic]. It is humans who abuse (unsafely) their own and others *[sic] *bodies (AIDS). "Science" should experiment on humans to cure humans. Sometimes violence is necessary to limit the power of human "animals."
*Dear Ms. Pulaski: *
Dear Mr. Fumento:
I am a creationst [sic], not an evolutionist. I believe in God, not guinea pigs.
*I was unaware that anybody worshipped guinea pigs. Why am I always the last to know? But I find it interesting that even though you believe God put us on the top of the pecking order, "Sometimes violence is necessary to limit the power of human 'animals.'" Please let me know when you're a bit less than thoroughly confused. *
Not the Brightest Human Hater
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Dear Sir or Madam,
This message is for Michael Fumento. He wrote a letter in the* Plain Dealer* which was against P.E.T.A. [sic] *I can't reach him at his E-mail *[sic] address. I think he is going to lose in his battle to destroy P.E.T.A. [sic] P.E.T.A. [sic] has a lot of support in Great Britain.
*Dear Miss Sweet, *
Michael Fumento *
Well, that's the Last Puppy I'll ever Eat!
I haven't eaten anything with eyes, for over 20 years..(i'm [sic] 42;) after seeing a picture of puppies being barbequed on a skewer in China....
Unless you like atherosclerosis, diabetes, and too many diseases to mention, you'd give up your steak and pork...
Peta [sic] alienates people and comes off as fanatics...
but [sic] there is nothing worse than seeing any animal or person captivated [Nicole Kidman captivates me, but I don't see any problem with that.] and slaughtered...and [sic] unless you're into S&M, you wouldn't want metal rods attached to your nipples indefinitely so someone could smile with a stupid mustache...
If Einstein, Ghandhi [sic], and so many prefer another way...maybe we don't have to kill animals so humans can continue to gorge...
I'm a gorgeous, sexy woman [And humble. Don't forget humble.] and nothing turns me off more than seeing a man eat a bloody steak...
Experimenting on animals who are 98% *[sic] *our genome seems wrong...
There are plenty of animal owners who submit their animals to testing if they become cancerous...just [sic] like all the Aids [sic]
patients literally dying to try what's new...and [sic] clams work pretty well for tons of research.. [Clams?]
they can never extrapolate the data from primates anyway...
It's about violence...not [sic] about stopping cures...I'm [sic] all for stem cell research, pro-choice...i'm* [sic]* jewish [sic] ....i* [sic] *just don't see why we have to kill what's already breathing....
just [sic] *to lighten this up...i *[sic] [sic] used to say i *[sic] *don't eat anything with eyes, except my boyfriend...here's *[sic] *my photo...to *[sic] *show you someone you condemn so harshly...
*[Photo of not particularly gorgeous woman with cat attached. Er, I mean the photo was attached to the e-mail, not that the cat was attached to the woman – though my own cat has used her claws to put me in that awkward position.] *
IDOK@*[one of the internet services normally associated with stupid hate mail] *
*For the record, I don't eat puppies either. Since you can name only two geniuses who were vegetarian, I think we can presume that most geniuses eat meat. Not only do "they" extrapolate from primate data all the time, but primates make the best animals to extrapolate from precisely because they are closest to us in the gene pool. *
Michael Fumento *
i [sic] didn't want to list every person...and [sic] i [sic] tried to sound nice...you* [sic] write as if only morons read your column...enjoy *[sic] your heart disease....researchers [sic] *didn't make the greatest strides in Aids *[sic] *...a *[sic] physician did who contracted it and developed the cocktail for himself...that's [sic] when everyone stopped dying....You [sic] are just like Peta [sic]...alienting* [sic] [sic] *anyone who thinks differently...
The people who read my column
and *[sic] *you're nasty...
*Ooh! Ouch! You've cut me to the quick! I'm really just a little puppy dog myself. Regarding the moron thing, please don't extrapolate from yourself to all those who write to me much less all those who read my column. But speaking of which, prithee who is this incredible doctor who cured this still incurable disease by testing drugs on himself? Is he from our dimension or just another solar system, because you see I've been writing about AIDS since 1987 and somehow he slipped under my radar screen – as did "everyone" no longer dying when the CDC says that in the latest year for which data are available over 16,000 Americans succumbed. *
Michael Fumento *
*[Insert own "sics"] *
okay...sorry i'm just too busy to find that docs name...i meant the lifespan of aids victims increased dramatically after he developed the cocktail...he was a researcher and pricked himself...
thanks for controlling yourself and trying to be humorous... a great book for you is 'diet for a new america'...heir to baskin robbins..
or andrew vachss' latest...
sincerely the summa cum laude woman who's glad you don't eat puppies...
*Okay, we'll agree to disagree except on one point. You have thoroughly confused two AIDS issues. The doctor you're referring to, Robert Willner, was not a drug researcher. Rather, he was a troglodyte who claimed HIV doesn't cause AIDS. He took a syringe of allegedly HIV-positive blood and acted as if he jabbed himself several times. We don't know that he even jabbed himself; we do know that the chance of infection with HIV-contaminated blood through jabs is miniscule. We also know beyond doubt that HIV does cause AIDS. *
First Get Your Facts Straight
To the Editor:
I just read Michael Fumento's article "Standing up to PETA" in the N.Y. Post. That he claims that "animal testing is necessary for discovering new drugs and critically important treatments" only depicts how uninformed he, like most people, really is. As a journalist, he should do his homework before making accusations; I suggest he contact the Physicians Commitee [sic] for Responsible Medicine to learn what's really going on in the medical-research community, unless he considers them to also be "fanatics", rather than the concerned humans they, and PETA members, really are (and this concern, believe it or not, extends to all species – including the human species). After watching that horrid video and reading his obviously biased.* [sic]* condemning article, my resolve has only been strengthened to continue my support for PETA.
PRIMUM NON NUCERE [sic],
(First do no harm)
*Dear Mr. DeRienzo: *
Michael Fumento *
*[147 words of animal droppings deleted.] *
As for Dr. Neal Barnard running PETA, once again you seem to be misinformed. He may, indeed, be a member, but he is not in charge of the organization. He is, however, first and foremost, a physician (with a heck of a lot more medical training, I daresay, than you), as are Dr. Haber, Dr. Vioxx, *[Is this a real name?] *Dr.Akhtar, and Dr. Amador, to name some of the "precious few".
Finally, please excuse my misspelling of the Latin term; it was simply a typing error. *[As no doubt was his continuing litany of incorrect statements.] *As for your need to correct me, this seems to be indicative of the attitude you have toward not only animals to whom you feel so superior, but to the humans (you supposedly care so much about) that are not quite as intelligent as you. I am fully aware that, in the Hippocratic Oath, this term was meant to apply to humans. And therein lies the irony; because by continuing to practice outdated, barbaric methods of "scientific research" on creatures whose physiological systems are completely different from humans, the results of these experiments are useless when applied to the human being. As a result, over the years, not only have animals needlessly suffered, but so have countless humans. This is why, after billions of dollars spent and millions of animals tortured over the past forty years since President Nixon's declaration of war against cancer, we are no closer to finding any cures, regardless of what the trillion dollar medical establishment tells the public. Let's be honest, Michael – if you were diagnosed today as having cancer (and I wish this on no creature, including you), your reaction would not be to think that there is no need for alarm since we've made such great strides in wiping out this deadly disease. Rather, it would be one of fear and apprehension because deep down you would know that, barring some miracle form *[sic]* above – and not from the medical community – your chances for survival or a continuance of life as you had previously known it would be slim at best. Then, as most men do, you would turn to God. Remember God?
If only scientists knew how useless lab animals are.
*Dear Mr. DeRienzo: *
"PETA: People Enabling Terrorist Atrocities". Cute. It's got buzz factor like "PETA: People Eating Tasty Animals" but, unlike them, your vision is distorted, shallow and slanderous.
"You've slandered your last animals."
Animal abuse is a sad, highly complex issue yet you smear everything together. Lumping PETA in with guerrilla groups is irresponsible. Too bad for everyone.
– a [sic] card carrying *[sic] *PETA member
"Compassion is the basis of morality." – Arnold Schopenhauer
Bartow *[omitted] *
*Dear Bartow: *
Sorry, but it wasn't "guerrilla" or even "gorilla," it was "terrorist." And the "lumping" was done by the FBI and ATF. *
*"He may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot but don't let that fool you. He really is an idiot." – Groucho Marx *
Ethics are not improved by correct spelling, asshole.
*Apparently you didn't notice it in a message of only two sentences, but I corrected a lot more than your spelling. And perhaps ethics would be improved by not tossing the word "asshole" at everyone who demonstrates your ignorance. That adds up to a lot of assholes. *
Big woop [sic]. You corrected my spelling. Too bad you missed the message. Asshole.
*Actually, you misspelled "whoop" as well. But you did get "asshole," right. I suspect you've used that one often enough and been corrected on its spelling often enough that it explains why you finally got it right. Now go away forever; an animal is being tortured in your name. *
**From PETA's Core Support **
Mr. Micheal [sic] Fumento:
I am writing to respond to your recent article titled "PETA must be stopped" in the Opinion section of the Lake City Reporter. You have managed to twist PETA's noble work into some sort of horrible thing, as if they're the ones who are a threat to people. Congratulations. Now I have to work on fixing those false impressions.
I found you're sic article to very offensive and misleading. You stated that "all animal testing" was "necessary for discovering new drugs and critically important treatments", which is incredibly false; animal testing is of little use to humans because different animals will react differently to diseases or chemicals, which is also misleading (even more so than your article) and can have terrible results.
You made PETA sound like a bunch of kooks and terrorists. It is their business who they donate money to and what they promote. I think the money given to PETA or ALF is money much better spent than if it were donated to an animal testing "charity" or lab. I don't know what you're [sic] problem is with PETA but it is a bit out of control; you don't need to be telling people about an "animal activist problem". Animal activists are the hope of the world and are in no way harmful to regular people; you seem a little paranoid, though.
I just want to ask you to stop giving false impressions; you seem like a fool, telling people about how "dangerous" these PETA "bullies" are.
A Proud PETA Person
Ashley [omitted] 14
*Dear Ashley, *
Michael Fumento *
P.S.: When writing to somebody, you'll find that you're taken more seriously if you spell his name correctly.
**Might Makes Meat **
Mr. Fumento – 9 billion animals are factory-farmed in the United States alone (with all of the attendant tortures), countless more are experimented upon, and PETA is the bully? For heaven's sake, if you're going to try to justify the constant, unflagging harm we impose on animals just because we can, at least get some perspective!
Funny, they don't look Jewish!
Our society's dealings with animals are largely based on "might makes right." Indeed, as a Jewish "non-fanatic," and notwithstanding PETA's recent apology for its Holocaust comparison, I think the analogy is quite apt.
*Dear Deborah: *
In response to your article "PETA must be stopped" last month:
There is abundant evidence of harm to humans as a result of experiments on animals.
*[63 words omitted.] *
Billions of dollars have been spent trying to inflict AIDS on animals over the last 20 years, and these efforts have been entirely futile. Though researchers have succeeded in infecting chimpanzees with HIV, none has progressed to AIDS. Given this inability to produce an adequate animal model, it is foolish to assume that animal experimentation will lead us to therapies and cures for this terrible disease.
*[338 words omitted.] *
Thank you for your time.
*Dear Mr. Madsen: *
Well, firstly [sic], you expect readers to read what your opinion is – why shouldn't you take the time reading what my opinion is. *[sic] [So he writes, even as he amply demonstrates why his e-mails aren't worth the pixels they're written with.] *And as a matter of fact, I do have science on my side. All those "massive" numbers of AIDS therapies are in reality two or three. Unfortunately, two of them didn't even make it further than clinical tests. The most successful one so far, was never tested on animals.
*[Rest of blather omitted.] *
*Dear Mr. Madsen: *
Dear Mr. Fumento and Mr. Avery* [sic]*
*[Dennis and Alex Avery work at an adjunct institute to Hudson. Why she chose to CC them I have no idea.] *
It is apparent to me that my friend* [omitted] *Madsen, who sent me a copy of his letter to one of you, doesn't know much about your "Hudson Institute" and therefore wasted his precious time on responding to you.
The fact that you call yourself "Think TANK" is kinda funny though, and sorta arrogant, wouldn't you say?
*Dear Ms. Aulig, *
Ok, so we are ignorant, and uneducated, but how about millions of doctors who also believe that experimenting on animals is useless or straight out harmful to humans.
If not believing in your propaganda (on behave* [sic]* of the bio industry and others) is a "handicap" then I'm proud of it. And I'm sure Tony is too, and so do millions of people.
I feel sorry for the people who don't believe in what they are saying, as this gradually disintegrates not only their personalities and minds but their bodies as well.
And so I'm sorry for you.. [sic]
All of us are quite ignorant and uneducated on certain subjects, indeed most subjects. For example, I see grass every day and yet I cannot identify only the type I grew up with. That goes for virtually all bushes and probably 98 percent of trees. But I have the humility to admit this and to acknowledge that there are persons who know these things because they've devoted the time and energy to it. Your main problem is that you wear your arrogance on your chest like a badge; indeed, you've inserted a flashing light into it. *
*"Millions of doctors?" Really. What is your source? You must be referring to a petition; please provide its location. And don't toss at me the alleged membership size of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine because very few of its members are physicians and even if they were their numbers would hardly approach a million. Either you fabricated this number or you borrowed it from somebody who did; neither speaks well for you. *
Michael Fumento *
*[This was all written in fuchsia in 18-point type.] *
I FINALLY HAVE SOMETIME* [sic] TO WRITE TO YOU ABOUT YOUR ARTICLE ON STOP PETA, IN MY LOCAL NEWSPAPER ON JUNE 20, 05. WHAT I GATHER FROM YOUR ARTICLE IS THAT YOU DON'T BELIEVE IN STANDING UP FOR SOMEONE WHO CAN'T SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW YOUR OPINION ON ABORTION ACTIVIST *[sic] *BECAUSE THEY SAY THAT THEY ARE STANDING UP FOR FOR *[sic] SOMEONE WHO CAN'T SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES AND THEY KILL MORE PEOPLE THEN PETA ACTIVIST [sic].
I DO SUPPORT PETA IN WHAT THEY DO TO HELP THESE INNOCENT ANIMALS. WE NOW LIVE IN A WORLD THAT WE DON'T HAVE TO TEST ,EAT , OR WEAR ANIMALS AND PEOPLE STILL DON'T CARE!! DO YOU KNOW WHY, CAUSE [sic] I DO IT IS CHEAPER AND THESE PEOPLE ENJOY TORTURING THESE ANIMALS, THEY GET OFF ON IT LIKE FREAKS.
SO ARE YOU SAYING THAT YOU TEACH YOUR FAMILY OR FRIENDS NOT TO STAND UP FOR ANYTHING, TO JUST TAKE IT. OR A BULLY CAUSE [sic] *THATS *[sic] WHAT THESE LABS AND FARMS AND CLOTHING CO. [sic] ARE . THEY SAYING *[sic] *THAT THEY ARE BETTER THEN EVERYONE ELSE. YOUR *[sic] *GOING TO LET THEM HURT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, I'M SURE YOUR NOT.
THIS IS WHAT ALL YOU SELFISH PEOPLE THINK!!!
YOU ALL NEED TO DO* [sic]* IS TO TURN THE SITUATION AROUND, YOU BECOME THE LAB ANIMAL BEING INJECTED WITH AIDS AND SITTING IN CAGE [sic] FOR YOUR SHORT LITTLE LIFE , YOU ARE THE COW ON THE FARM BEING BEATEN TO THE SLAUGHTER HOUSE, OR THE RABBIT BEING SKINNED ALIVE FOR YOU TO LOOK GREAT. SO IF YOU WANT TO TEST ON ANIMALS THINK ABOUT DOING IT ON PRISONERS WHICH MOST* [sic] *ALREADY HAVE THESE DISEASES DON'T LET THEM ALL GO TO WASTE TOO!!!
*[And this was written in fuchsia in 24-point type.] *
WHAT COMES AROUND GOES AROUND AND I LIVE BY THAT AND YOU SHOULD TOO!! WE MAY NOT BE THE ONLY ONES ON THIS PLANET, YOU ALL MIGHT BE NEXT!!
CHEERS TO PETA
Jersey 9876@*[omitted] *
*Dear Jersey, *
*Thank you for such a bold and colorful defense of idiocy. *
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