No. of Recommendations: 3
I wrote PETA a letter this morning. Their email is info@peta.org :

Dear PETA,

I was moved to write you a letter, for the second time, about Rodeo, CA. The first letter I wrote was about your "Holocaust on Your Plate" campaign, which many people thought drew an irresponsible and insensitive parallel between animal farming and genocide.

Your recent effort to change the name of Rodeo, CA, to Unity, CA, is somewhat less offensive, insensitive, and out of touch, if not more silly, ridiculous, and laughable.

You must be aware of the the irony in renaming the city after an oil company. Animal rights activists would be appeased, at the same time giving environmentalists the shaft. How long will it be, then, before the Sierra Club has trouble with the name Unity?

It is my opinion that this attempt to rename Rodeo further separates your organization from all but the most extreme animal rights activists. You should be embarrassed that you can't get into the news with more important animal rights issues.

If you keep up with campaigns like the Holocaust on Your Plate and the renaming of cities that hint at animal cruelty, people are going to stop taking your organization seriously. I advise you to choose your coming battles very carefully, because my observation is that you are losing respect as an effective organization at an alarming rate.

Thank you.

Richard Thomas
Print the post  

Announcements

What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.
Advertisement