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From 4 February 2003 Issue

PLEASE PROTEST

Please protest the appearance of Stephen Lynch on April 18, 2003 at the Ram's Head Tavern in Annapolis, Maryland Lynch wrote the "Kill A Kitten" song

Politely worded letters of protest should be sent to:

Mr. William Muelhauser
Ram's Head Tavern
33 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 268-4545

Letters Editor
The Capital
2000 Capital Drive
Annapolis, MD 21401

(There is a 200 word limit)

QUOTE:

"Kill a Kitten"
By Stephen Lynch

When the game of like makes you feel like quittin'
it helps a lot if you kill a kitten.

Mark my words 'cause from where I'm sittin'
you can't go wrong if you kill a kitten.

There's no crime that you'd be committin.'
I know the law -- you can kill a kitten.

And if you need yarn for that scarf you're knittin'
you'll get plenty when you kill a kitten.

Feed it turpentine or break its spine.

Crush it with your shoe as long as you kill a kitten.

If the one you love isn't quite as smitten,
she'll like you better if you kill a kitten.

And I'll quote the bible 'cause that's where it's written,
if ye loveth Jesus ye must kill a kitten.

Flush it down the can.
Hit it with your van.

Drown it in a lake.
Bake a kitty cake.

Throw it at a train.
Make it snort cocaine.

Stick some TNT up its cat booty.

Do what you must do as long as you kill a kitten.

Killing kittens isn't easy
and if the thought makes you feel queasy

grab a pitchfork from the shed
and kill a puppy dog instead.

Kill a kitten.

Kill a kitten,
a little furry kitten.


Sample Letter

Mr. William Muelhauser
Ram's Head Tavern
33 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Fax: (410) 626 1044

Dear Mr. Muelhauser:

I am absolutely appalled to see that Stephen Lynch, author of "Kill A Kitten" song is listed among the upcoming performers at the Ram's Head. A sample of the lyrics:

"Feed it turpentine or break its spine.

Flush it down the can

Crush it with your shoe as long as you kill a kitten.

Hit it with your van.

If the one you love isn't quite as smitten,

Drown it in a lake.

she'll like you better if you kill a kitten.

Bake a kitty bake.

Throw it at a train.

Make it snort cocaine.

Stick some TNT up its cat booty.

Do what you must do as long as you kill a kitten."

Lynch says the song is humorous, however, animal abuse is often treated as a joke by people who abuse animals. Animal abuse is deadly serious. The FBI now considers a history of animal abuse to be one of the most important predictors of violent criminal behavior directed at people. Jeffrey Dahmer, Oregon school shooter Kip Kinkel, and the perpetrators of the Columbine massacre began their violence by abusing animals.

People all over the country are working very hard to address the problem of animal abuse. Stephen Lynch is not funny. I am very disappointed that the Ram's Head is providing this encourager of animal abuse with a forum.

Sincerely,

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