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15 July 2004
Last night Pax Tv Ch 31 in NYC ran a segment of
AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (8 pm-9 pm.) I know this program has run
distasteful animal pieces previously; this one was the worst I've seen.
First someone had filmed two cats fighting - he had
placed them in a boxing ring, which was supposed to be funny. No one should
be glorifying animals fighting, under ANY circumstances.
Then, for the three 'finalists' to win the grand prize,
one video was at the rodeo - and showed a horse bucking so furiously that he
tripped, fell over backward and crashed onto his back. The flank strap was
clearly in place on the animal. Host Bob Saget said the video was
Pax is supposed to be 'family-friendly tv.' Please tell
Pax TV you won't watch while they glorify cruelty.
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Now, the good news: we have a friend at GLOBE magazine!
GLOBE is a very popular, middle-America style tabloid magazine, with new
columnist Diana Siegfried. Her column is entitled DIANA SHOOTS FROM THE LIP.
This is from her column of 7/5:
(Discussing actor Orlando Bloom) "Best of all, he loves
animals, so much so that he brought several strays from Malta, where his
last movie was filmed. The movie set became overrun with hungry, homeless
dogs. The poor mutts were befriended by Bloom, who worried what might happen
to the canines once they left. He teamed up with the director and set up an
emergency animal shelter for them.
Another animal-loving celebrity who deserves kudos is
definitely not a heartthrob by anyone's standards - Bill Maher. But so what.
The acerbic former host of POLITICALLY INCORRECT is
actually a cuddly animal rights activist. Who knew? Maher has gone after
prestigious Columbia University for studying the effects of stress on
women's menstrual cycles using rhesus monkeys. That sounds like a joke, but
sadly it isn't. (I'd tell you what horrors they're committing but there's no
reason for all of you to have nightmares, too).
So the funnyman was dead serious when he blasted in an
email to the school's faculty: 'One hundred million women in America with
PMS, and this guy's Frankensteining monkeys? It's just a wild guess on my
part, but wouldn't he learn more from talking to actual women under stress
than from plumbing monkey heads?'
I've always been a fan of Maher's brainy humor, but
after hearing about this, he's looking better every day."
This woman has come out anti-Atkins and fur, and did a
nice piece about the actor who quit the movie that killed a donkey for a
scene, among other compassionate and educational issues. VERY FEW OTHERS in
mainstream media are speaking out for the animals in this manner.
Please drop this columnist a word of gratitude!
Thank you for contacting the media; tv and print images
shape thoughts and can have enormous influence...
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