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We advocate on all animal protection and exploitation issues, including experimentation, factory farming, rodeos, breeders and traveling animal acts.

Animal Defenders of Westchester
P.O. Box 205
Yonkers, NY 10704

Letters

Car ad promotes animal cruelty

Published in The Journal News, July 5, 2001:

Several animal protection organizations have been conducting demonstrations around Westchester and New York City concerning a Nissan auto commercial that promotes the horrific 'sport' of bullfighting.

Bullfighting is a cruel and deck-stacked blood sport in which otherwise peaceful bulls are goaded to fight and ultimately stabbed to death. Even in so-called 'bloodless' bullfighting, the animal - disoriented from being kept in the dark for two days and having caustic substances smeared in his eyes - is also drugged, gored and tormented.

Nissan said it will not pull this ad because it doesn't show the animal being killed. We say promoting archaic staged 'fights' between animal and man, in any way, is a stumbling block for the humanization of mankind. Studies indicate that violent behavior towards people starts with abuse of animals. Demonstrations against bullfighting are being held all over Spain, Portugal and Mexico; let's not romanticize this monstrosity here.

Kiley Blackman

Yonkers
The writer is spokesperson,
Animal Defenders of Westchester


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