When animal-rights activists resort to phony letter-writing campaigns to promote meatless eating, they don’t deserve to be taken seriously.
Mike Potter’s December 14th letter, “No Meat, Please,” was a great example.
The exact same letter Potter submitted was also published in at least
35 other U.S. newspapers this month. In each case, a different activist “signed” it. This is part of an organized campaign by the Farm Animal Reform Movement.
If you want to express a point of view in public, the least you can do is use your own words. But hundreds of animal-rights letters appearing on opinion pages this year were just carbon copies of each other. If animal-rights groups want widespread exposure for their twisted message, they should buy advertisements like everyone else.