Animal Defenders of Westchester

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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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Please contact these two magazines regarding their less-than-compassionate coverage:

1)  WOMAN'S WORLD MAGAZINE is a constant animal protection offender, denouncing vegetarians, featuring stories about 'kindly ranchers,' breeders, etc.  In the issue of 5/30 is a story Heather Brown, a 'depressed' teenager who conquered her depression by joining a rodeo; she now aspires to be a 'rodeo queen.'

Rodeo, called 'America's answer to bullfighting' by DOMINION author Matthew Scully, is a blatant cruelty-fest in which terrified animals are chased, shocked, kicked, roped and other atrocities in order for some monster to win money.  Please send them photos, websites and info on why they should not promote rodeo cruelty to 'cure' depression or any other reason:

EMAIL for Editor Stephanie Saible:

[email protected] 

2)  THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER is a very popular tabloid newspaper that used to run good animal protection stories.  In the issues of 6/19 and 6/26 respectively, they are featuring an 'Ugliest dog' contest, and a story about a woman who beat a breeder with a dead dog, presented as humor.

- It is our belief that featuring an 'Ugliest dog' contest encourages derision and disrespect of dogs; they would not feature an 'Ugliest child contest';

- The breeder story is called 'Chihua-OW!' and is about a woman whose breeder-purchased puppy died; the vet told her the dog had been weaned too young and should be returned to his mother before he died.  The woman visited the breeder and hit her on the head with the dead dog.

 This story is presented as humorous, ("It's a doggone mystery what charges police will bring against a woman who hit someone with a dead dog...); the story ends "One thing's for sure, by making the arrest they took a bite out of crime!"  Not only is this story NOT funny...they could have educated the public about purchasing animals from breeders, and should have taken this poor little fellow's death seriously.

EMAIL: [email protected] , appx 150 wds or less.  Include contact info - they pay $25 per published letter.

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