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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


Be kind to the animals

Published in NY Newsday, Oct 8, 2001:

For several years now, in an effort to avoid the wrath of various minorities, tv and movie comedies have fixated on bashing animals as a safe target of supposed humor.  Most recently, a horrific example of this trend involves a movie ad featuring a dog being hurled from a fiery explosion.  

Not only is this not funny, it is in incredibly bad taste, considering recent tragic events.  If this had involved a person, the ad would have been pulled immediately.

It's time the media afforded the same respect to each and every sentient being.  There's a link between violence to animals and human-to-human violence.  Just as cruelty to animals by humans promotes cruelty toward other humans, kindness to animals by humans promotes human-to-human kindness, improving the quality of life for everyone.

Kiley Blackman


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