Princess Must Apologize for Saying Animals Don’t Have Rights

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Target: Princess Michael of Kent

Goal: Apologize for publicly stating that animals should not have rights because they don’t have money.

Princess Michael of Kent recently stated that animals do not have rights because “they don’t pay taxes.” The royal said this offensive comment during a book tour for a novel she recently released and has since ignited backlash from the animal rights community. Her justification for the comments is that since animals do not contribute to society financially, they do not have rights.

The Princess has stated she is a “great animal lover,” however her comments do not reflect this. “They don’t have bank accounts. They don’t vote,” the Princess allegedly stated during an interview. Stating that because animals do not have money or political views, they have no claim to rights is outrageous, especially coming from a supposed animal lover.

The Princess’s views are incredibly distorted from reality. It is imperative that she be more careful about the way she speaks on these issues because of how influential her opinion is. Princesses are role models for young girls and their opinions are often mirrored in the eyes of young people. She must uphold strong values on the treatment of animals and teach the next generation to do the same. If her statements were to be applied to everyone, then kids would not be given rights either. Children do not vote or have bank accounts, so does this mean they should also be ignored in the justice system?

Urge the Princess to apologize for her comments. Reckless words coming from such a powerful figure can be incredibly damaging to the minds of young people. The Princess must be aware of the fact that her words reach people and use that power for good and speak carefully.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Princess Michael of Kent,

I am writing to you because I as well as many others are saddened at your recent comments about animal rights. You have allegedly stated that animals do not have rights because “they don’t pay taxes.” It is disappointing for such careless comments to come from someone who has advocated themselves as a “great animal lover.”

Stating that because animals “don’t have bank accounts. They don’t vote,” is incredibly unsettling. If those comments were to refer to human citizens, then children would also not have rights. They do not vote nor do they have bank accounts, but we would not suspend their right to justice over that.

As a Princess, your opinions are publicized immediately and you are looked upon as a role model. You must be aware of the fact that as such a powerful and influential figure, your words reach people and affect them strongly. Young girls idolize princesses and your opinions are ones they are likely to mirror.

Animals must have humans be their voice as they do not have one. I urge you to apologize for these comments and choose your words carefully when speaking publicly.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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53 Comments

  1. So many people do not comprehend the difference between animal welfare and animal rights. Animal welfare is concerned with the well being of animals. Animal rights is a radical concept that if brought to fruition would bring an end to the human/animal relationship.
    I believe in animal welfare, not animal rights! The Princess is correct. She just didn’t explain it to the confused among us.

  2. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ???
    HOW CAN YOU SLEEP AT NIGHT KNOWING THESE MONSTERS ARE DOING THIS SHIT TO INNOCENT ANIMALS AND ENJOYING IT ?
    YOU NEED A WAKE UP CALL . I WILL NOT BE KIND IN THIS LETTER PLEADING YOU BECAUSE NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO BEG YOU TO NOT PERMIT THESE HORRIFIC ACTS FROM HAPPENING. THESE BASTARDS INFLICTING THIS SHIT ARE NOT HUMANS…YOU HAVE TO HAVE HUMANITY TO BE THAT.
    YOU MAKE THIS MONSTEROUS SHIT STOP NOW ! I WISH THE LONGEST AND MOST PAINFUL DEATH TO ALL WHO HAVE INFLICTED THE TORTURE AND MURDER ON THESE ANIMALS AND ALL THOSE WHO HAVE TURNED A BLIND EYE AND PERMITTED THIS.
    GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER BECAUSE KARMA IS A BITCH. THESE ARE ANIMALS WITH REAL FEELINGS OF PAIN, AND INTELLIGENCE.
    WHAT YOU DONT STOP IS JUST CRIMINAL. GOD HELP YOUR DECISION . YOUR AFTERLIFE IS ALL UP TO YOUR CHOICES…BUT RIGHT NOW YOUR JUST SHIT FOR LETTING THIS HAPPEN AND FORCING PEOPLE TO PLEA TO SAVE THESE ANIMALS WHICH SHOULD HAVE NEVER BEEN VICTIMS IN THE FIRST PLACE !

    You can either turn sorrowfully or
    carelessly away from an animal in
    distress or summon the courage to run
    forward and help.
    We can judge the heart of a person by their treatment of
    animals.
    (Ghandi)

    • Hi Deby

      I totally AGREE with ALL you said!!!!! EVERY night i hope & pray for ALL EVIL GARBAGE HUMAN FILTH to SUFFER IN HELL FOR ALL ETERNITY & MORE, there’s nothing in the world i want more than for this to be true, FUCK I WISH THEM UNIMAGINABLE PAIN & SUFFERING, it drives me crazzzzy too, i don’t pray for anything else ,,,,,, ONLY for Animals of course, i pray for them religiously & im NOT religious. The devil has taken over this world, it’s very obvious. WISH SOMETHING/ANYTHING COULD JUST WIPEOUT THE SICK< EVIL<UNEDUCATED SCUM WHO TORTURE & MURDER ANIMALS & DESTROY THIS BEAUTIFUL DYING PLANET,,, if i could slaughter them all i would!!!!!
      R.I.P ALL ANIMALSxxx

  3. Some people take the idea of “animal rights” too far. I absolutely oppose an idea or destroying laboratories, burning farms or vandalism of certain facilities. These people are just fanatical criminals in my book. But are not animal rights a part of wider animal welfare? The right animals should have not to be needlessly harmed tortured or killed? The right to be loved and cared for when taken on as a pet? The two are similar and need not be confused. I think the Princess should have been more guarded in her comments. Maybe she meant there are certain right humans have some which cannot be applied to animals.

  4. Animals DO in fact have rights! — Those who respect and care about animals say so.

    • IF Animals had rights, NONE OF THIS SHIT WOULD BE HAPPENING!!! & we wouldn’t have to spend our valuable time signing petitions, Helping Animal Charities, going to rallies, educating children how ***not to be cruel**, saving as many Animals as possible from HORRENDOUS PAIN & SUFFERING, torturing them in labs, killing them for tradition & religious evil festivals, hunting, blood sport, military training, medical training, circus’s, forced breeding, factory farming,dairy industry,,,,, i could go on all day & night about the MILLION different ways this world tortures & murders Animals<<<<<< so …. IF ALL THESE SUFFERING ANIMALS HAD RIGHTS,,,, DO YOU THINK THEY WOULD LET THEMSELVES BE TREATED LIKE THIS?? I WISH ANIMALS DID HAVE RIGHTS,,,,, THEN WE WOULDN'T HAVE TO FIGHT FOR THEM LIKE WE HAVE TO.. Animals that belong to Animal LOVERS, are the only Animals that do have rights, that's because we love them & give them the life they deserve & should have… BUT BILLIONS OF ANIMALS WORLDWIDE ARE NOT LOVED & CARED FOR UNFORTUNATELY,,,THEY ARE USED, ABUSED, RAPED & SO ON,, TORTURED TO DEATH,,, WHERE ARE THEIR RIGHTS??? THEY NEED SOME, DON'T THEY?

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