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CNN Poised to Give Animal Rights Radicals a Platform

Discussion in 'Reptile Law - Legal News' started by Rich, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. Rich

    Rich Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    It is time to educate CNN about the radical animal rights agenda and their dangerous promotion of it!

    CNN is set to air a full hour special tonight called Jane's Fight for Animal Rights. It features representatives from the hardcore animal rights fundraising groups, PETA, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Sea Shepherd, In Defense of Animals, Farm Sanctuary, and Mercy for Animals -- not one of which represents mainstream values. It also includes cameo appearances from celebrity spokespeople for animal rights, Bob Barker, Pierce Brosnan, and others used to legitimize extremist views.

    Media depends on ratings to stay on the air, so it's understandable that TV networks sometimes select groups whose media-grabbing antics and out-of-the-mainstream views makes them newsworthy, at least as representing a minority point of view. What makes CNN's show so reprehensible is their lack of balance, their lack of providing people representing the majority view the opportunity to refute extremist claims with fact-based evidence.

    The result is that CNN's show is providing radicals a platform to be seen as America's go-to resource when it comes to animal issues. Thus, PETA, a group that has refused to condemn violence committed in the names of animals, HSUS, a group with a spokesperson who said his goal is the abolition of agriculture, and Sea Shepherd whose leader, Paul Watson was recently placed on Interpol's International Wanted List all get free publicity and the CNN bully pulpit.

    It's vitally important that you tell CNN how you feel about their program and about the groups they've selected to represent animal issues. CNN needs to understand that pandering to sensationalism not only hurts the people who actually care for animals, it hurts the animals themselves. Let's use this opportunity to educate CNN about the animal rights agenda and how it differs from true animal welfare.

    Please click on the following link to write CNN:
    http://www.cnn.com/feedback/forms/form5.html?106

    Here are some resources you can use in composing your letter:
    Quotes from animal rights leaders showing how radical they are
    The animal rights agenda
    Description of animal rights versus animal welfare
    NAIA's value statement
     
  2. YellowOctopus

    YellowOctopus Elite Member

    I'm pessimistic about this actually working. CNN routinely reports the trending topics on Twitter as news. And PETA puts down something like 95% of the animals they take in, too.

    But, because there's nothing else to do about this but hope against hope that CNN will listen to emails, I will take your suggestion and email them.
     
  3. Medium

    Medium Elite Member

    I missed the show, I heard about it a bit to late, and missed it. I do not know enough about what is going on, but would like too.
     

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