Target: Hugh Whittow, editor of The Daily Express
Goal: Extend animal cruelty campaign to include all suffering animal species, not just pets.
An online publication has started a campaign against animal abusers, calling on the government to increase the maximum sentence for animal cruelty offenses. The news outlet known as the Daily Express is raising awareness of animal abuse and “crusading” to increase perpetrators’ punishments. However, this only applies to cruelty against dogs, cats and other domestic pets. Unfortunately, animals tortured and killed by the food, clothing, research and entertainment industries are not included.
The Daily Express published an article celebrating the bacon sandwich filling and a slideshow of the “wonderous things invented with bacon,” effectively promoting the flesh of confined, mutilated and slaughtered pigs. Several studies reveal that pigs are at least as smart, playful and affectionate as dogs, yet the Daily Express chooses to campaign for domestic species while supporting the abuse of the other.
Sign this petition urging the publication to align itself completely with its campaign against animal abuse and stop supporting the murder and mistreatment of all animals.
Dear Mr. Whittow,
While I would like to thank you for the vital campaign undertaken by the Daily Express against animal abusers, I was saddened to see that your publication continues to promote commercial forms of cruelty to animals. Articles such as “Bacon is king say Brits” and “Outrageous bacon inspired treats” effectively promote the extreme confinement, mutilation and slaughter of innocent animals. Pigs are as playful and intelligent as dogs, yet the Daily Express promotes their continued abuse while striving to protect other species from abuse.
All animals deserve the same consideration and protection from suffering as pets do. Please include all suffering animals in your fight against cruelty by no longer promoting the use of animals for commercial purposes and advocating for a vegan lifestyle instead.
[Your Name Here]
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