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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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Contact tabloid re animal depictions

THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER is a very popular weekly tabloid newspaper.  They occasionally run excellent animal protection articles as well.  

Please send a few words of dismay to THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER about their gossip columnist Mike Walker.  This man's ideas about animals are archaic and miserable: dogs are 'stupid,' horses are 'nags'...if a celebrity helps animals he implies they are idiots.

In the issue of 11/7 he writes reports on Ashton Kutcher's attempts to learn bullfighting in Barcelona.  "He entered the ring to face a real-life fighting bull... El Toro trotted into the ring, snorting and stomping, the annoyed bull lowered its horns and charged as Demi shrieked 'Get the hell out of there!'...Kutcher barely escaped a Godawful goring by beating the beast to the escape gate!"

There is so much wrong with this article it's hard to know where to begin: it portrays bullfighting as a 'sport' for bravehearts, where an 'angry' bull gores till he's killed, as he deserves.  It perpetuates every myth and makes absolutely ZERO mention of the truth about this bloodsport that is being challenged all over the world, including in Spain itself.  

The press is powerful, and the language they use has influence.

Contact them at:

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