Animal Neglect - TV Commentators - include justice for animals on your shows
From Animal Defenders of Westchester (ADOW)

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

Animal Neglect - TV Commentators - include justice for animals on your shows

Letter as published on NYDailyNews.com
July 19, 2016

Tuckahoe, N.Y.: The current political commentators, including Trevor Noah, John Oliver and Larry Wilmore, all refuse to include animals in their speeches about liberty, justice and respect for all — even though animals are treated far worse than any people, anywhere. Indeed, they routinely mock and insult animals — while hypocritically deriding sexism, racism and media images that degrade people.

The newest entrant is Samantha Bee — who used a degrading, vile, disrespectful term to describe an elephant’s vagina, as part of a political joke. If she used that term on a minority female, she’d be off the air immediately. The animals may not look like you, Ms. Bee — but they suffer pain, fear and joy just like you, and have families they cherish, too. Why don’t they deserve respect?

Kiley Blackman

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