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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

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Letter From Dana - 6 Dec 2005

(our response is below):

Thank you for "Peta's Guide to Letter Writing".  I've always wondered if one person can really make a difference- but I've got to try- there are too many animals suffering needlessly because most people are not even aware this torture (traps/factories/lab experiments) exists.  

Best, Dana  


Hi Dana,

Thank you for your kind note. There is a quote by anthropologist Margaret Mead well-known in the animal protection community: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned and dedicated people can make a difference - indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

An assemblyperson shared this with me: he was supposed to vote on a bill but hadn't gotten any feedback from constituents; the one letter he did receive influenced his vote favorably. Don't ever, ever feel that your efforts are in vain. It is unfortunate that it takes so long to see positive change...but don't give up, the animals need you, they have "no voice and no choice." If you look on our homepage, you'll see a list of some things we've been able to accomplish with only a tiny group of people - all of whom refused to give up in the face of all odds.

Please feel free to contact us at any time.

All best wishes,

ANIMAL DEFENDERS OF WESTCHESTER


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