We recently received a request to design an "Action
Alert" about Amazon.com regarding their decision to sell a bear skin rug
in one of their auctions. This is not the first time we have received
complaints about Amazon.com. As a matter of fact, it was only a short
time ago when we ran an "Action Alert" urging readers to write the site
in order to express their disgust at Amazon's decision to promote
materials that encourage bestiality.
When presented with complaints like the Amazon bear skin
rug, it becomes a struggle for the writers and editors of Animal Rights
Online to decide which issues to grant attention. While our hearts reach
out to each and every animal on this planet, the available space in our
newsletters is limited and it becomes imperative that we publish the
issues that accomplish the most good for the most animals.
While our overall goal at Animal Rights Online is to
encourage compassion for all of Earth's creatures and to educate
subscribers about the atrocities committed against animals, it is also
the responsibility of the animal rights activist to constantly seek to
educate him/herself. While we would love to be able to report to you
every single piece of animal related information we receive, especially
when we feel it could save at least one life, this is not realistic.
Amazon.com sells leather, auctions bear skins, sells books that promote
bestiality, books for the insane Watkins diet, and the list goes on.
Obviously, this company is not animal friendly. But, if we used our
outlet as a means of exposing every single company that does at least
one thing negative against the non-human species, we would never have
the space to report those articles and "Action Alerts" that fight for
those animals in laboratories, factory farms, and so on.
One of my personal goals is to ensure that I never
support a company who engages in negative acts against the non-human
species. In order to achieve this goal, it is imperative that I educate
myself on a company before I agree to purchase their products. I cannot
rely on anyone else to point these instances out to me. Had I simply
visited Amazon.com, did a search for the particular book I wanted, and
purchased it from there, I would never realize that this company is
anything but animal friendly. However, if I propose to be an animal
rights activist, this means that I must constantly be on guard. I must
be fully aware of anything I engage in, from eating my dinner, to buying
my socks and shoes. This means that I must research. I must not take a
company or business at face value, but rather I must dig deeper and
expose every facet of that organization before my soul is at ease and I
can make my purchase with a clear conscience.
While we, at Animal Rights Online, would love nothing
more than to expose every single instance of animal neglect, abuse, or
sheer disregard that occurs on this planet, frankly, it is impossible.
Instead, we must weigh the importance of each instance and present to
our subscribers that which we feel will accomplish the most good or will
have the largest impact. We are an educational resource for the animal
rights activist, but you cannot stop here. You cannot read our
newsletters, respond to the action alerts and feel that you are doing
enough. You must be proactive in every facet of your life and most of
the time, you are going to have to do this on your own. We will always
be here to help you, to answer your questions, but the rest is up to
Best of luck!
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