Undercover PETA video (from MNSBC website on Sept. 17, 2008) of workers abusing pigs on an Iowa farm that supplies Hormel. Read the AP article on the MSNBC website: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26757660/.
The information and video of this horrific abuse on PETA's website is more detailed: http://getactive.peta.org/campaign/iowa_pigfarm_abuse
Amazon.com Sells Cockfighting Magazines
from United Poultry
Amazon.com is being targeted by activists for its continued
sale of two cockfighting magazines, The Gamecock and The
Feathered Warrior. According to The Humane Society of the
United States (HSUS), which sued Amazon.com and the publishers
of these magazines on February 8, 2007 for violating federal
law, Amazon.com is the only outlet for cockfighters to buy
and sell subscriptions over the Internet. The law being violated
is the federal Animal Welfare Act which has a provision banning
the interstate shipment of fighting birds. Amazon calls what
it's doing free speech, but HSUS argues that the First Amendment
does not protect a company's right to solicit illegal behavior
and peddle contraband. Amazon does not sell magazines that
advertise the sale of narcotics, child pornography, or other
illegal materials. The same standard should apply to all
staged animal fighting publications including cockfighting
What you can do:
Please tell Amazon you do not support the sale of cockfighting
magazines and ask your friends and family to do the same.
Tell Amazon you will not buy books or other merchandise from
Amazon.com — and mean it! — until the company stops
promoting cockfighting and violating federal law. (United
has made this commitment to boycott Amazon.) Request a written
response to your concerns.
Jeffrey P. Bezos, President & CEO
1200 12th Avenue South, Suite 1200
Seattle, WA 98144-2734
Phone: 800-201-7575 (press 7 when prompted). This number,
though intended for transaction problems like shipping, is
the only phone number available). You can also go to the
Amazon.com website and try to outwit the website's obstacles
to protest communications.
For more information about cockfighting visit: www.upc-online.org/cockfighting/ and
website page detailing its lawsuit.
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