Target: Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China
Goal: Arrest owner for shoving cigarettes into animal's mouth and place donkey in suitable sanctuary.
A man is forcing his donkey to smoke cigarettes made out of firewood. We need to take action in order to ensure that this animal is saved.
A video appeared on the Internet showing an unidentified man shoving a large homemade cigarette into the animal’s mouth. The man has reportedly admitted that he gives the donkey cigarettes to help calm the animal down whenever it is in a "bad mood." However, the donkey is likely only smoking to please its owner. Furthermore, since animals are unable to understand the consequences of performing such an action, teaching an animal to smoke should be viewed as nothing less than animal abuse.
In reference, experts surmise that the lung tissue of donkeys is even more fragile than the lung tissue of humans. This animal will therefore likely catch either a horrible lung infection or disease and die a horrific death if it is continuously exposed to such blatant animal cruelty.
Demand anyone thought to be giving this donkey cigarettes be brought up on criminal charges and that this innocent animal be placed in a proper sanctuary if such allegations are found to be true. No animal deserves to be treated in such a disgusting manner.
Dear Premier Keqiang,
A man has been seen on video shoving homemade cigarettes into his donkey’s mouth. This case needs to be thoroughly investigated and the animal needs to be immediately rescued if this is found to be the case.
According to reports, the man has said that he gives the animal a cigarette whenever it is in a "bad mood." The animal obviously does not have the reasoning capacity to know how smoking can adversely affect its health, and it is clearly only smoking because it has been trained and encouraged to do so.
Donkeys are extremely sensitive to smoke and are thought to have even more fragile lungs than humans. Because this is the case, this donkey will likely die from either a painful lung infection or a debilitating disease if it is not rescued and rehomed.
For these reasons, I urge you to insist that these allegations be investigated and to demand that anyone caught giving this animal cigarettes be brought up on criminal charges. Please further ensure that this donkey is placed in a reputable sanctuary where it will not be exposed to such appalling animal cruelty. Anyone who treats an animal in this sick way does not deserve to own one.
[Your Name Here]
Photo Credit: Lilly M.