[Sca-cooks] Fwd: Amazon Defends Animal Fighting!

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>Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2007 14:13:49 GMT
>From: "Humane Society of the United States" <humanesociety at hsus.org>
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>Subject: Amazon Defends Animal Fighting!
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>   Incredibly, Amazon Defends Animal Fighting!
>   Dear Tena,
>   For at least two years, online retailer Amazon has been infamously -- 
>and incorrectly -- touting its "right" to sell materials promoting illegal 
>animal fighting, blatantly peddling dogfighting videos as well as 
>cockfighting magazines like The Gamecock and The Feathered Warrior. These 
>materials are not only offensive because of the cruelty they glorify, but 
>their shipment is also a felony under the recently-enacted Animal Fighting 
>Prohibition Enforcement Act. The company's decision to defy the new federal 
>law against the reprehensible practices of dogfighting and cockfighting is 
>   Amazon is falsely claiming its commercial sale of animal fighting 
>publications is protected by the First Amendment. But these cockfighting 
>magazines are selling fighting birds and cockfighting weapons, and those 
>activities are explicitly outlawed under the new federal law! Amazon even 
>says it is within its rights to sell dogfighting videos -- a practice 
>forbidden under two separate federal laws. The First Amendment does not 
>protect companies from selling illegal contraband, and that's exactly what 
>Amazon is doing.
>   Dogs and chickens suffer grievous injuries in animal fights produced for 
>depraved fun and shameful profit. Even if you have previously contacted the 
>company, please ask Amazon right now to stop selling animal fighting 
>materials. And let your friends and family know how they can help, too.
>   Thank you for all you do for animals.
>   Sincerely,
>Wayne Pacelle
>President & CEO
>The Humane Society of the United States
>   P.S. Get the full story on Amazon and animal fighting on our website.
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