Tuesday, November 4, 2008

An open letter to the PRESIDENT ELECT

Congratulations Mr. President- Shortly you will assume office and officially become the leader of the most powerful nation on earth. Before your agenda gets gets crowded with celebrations, meetings, presidential to do lists, please read this. I bet you already have piles of mail and e mails waiting for you. But I bet that none are from a four legged! Well, I hope this letter reaches you. It will be your first letter from a 4legged.

Mr. President, sir, I am an proud American Bichon Frise. I am a rescued dog. I am now a beloved family member. My humans love me and I love them. Unconditionally, unequivocally and wholeheartedly. I am lucky, but my fortune is not shared by all my kind.

This letter is not about me. It is not about my humans. This letter is a plea, to you, the new PRESIDENT of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. It is an imploration for you to exercise your executive powers and show the world that my President is indeed a man of change. That my President will not tolerate the needless suffering of any American, whether one on 2 or on 4 legs.

Sir, this letter is about the filthy business of puppy mills. Human operators profit from the ruthless exploitation of animals who are held in deplorable conditions. Deprived of food and water, animals are caged , stacked, starved on every level, they are abused and neglected. Defenseless dogs are violently debarked so their cries are silenced, they are forced to reproduce while simultaneously, hundreds of thousands of us are euthanized because there is an overpopulation problem. It is insanity. It is the shameful routine practice of animal cruelty that passes daily as commerce.

Sir, this goes on day after day in every state in the union. State laws are at best ineffective. At worst they bundle rescue with puppy mills and proverbially throw the baby out with the bath water. State laws are so weak that they are unenforced for the most part. That is how Micheal Vick was able to operate an interstate dog fighting ring for as long as he did. We need a national policy. Zero tolerance for animal cruelty . We need it now. Sir, please, I am asking for all of those of us who have no voice.

This is America, this is the land of the free and the home of the brave. This America cannot be the land of puppy mills! By exercise of your executive powers, you can change this. I want to believe that you are my President too.

Being only 2, this is my first election and my first political letter, so forgive my lack of protocol. I do have one personal question..When you get to be President do you get all the toys you want? You probably do, but you probably don't get any time to play with them. Well, if they get in the way of your busy schedule, you can always mail them to me.


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Anonymous said...

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Great letter Vie...somehow we need all the pet loving people in America to sign it. Keep up the good work!! Most folks don't know what horror goes on in puppy mills...please Pres.Obama look out for us too. Thanks and God Bless you and your tasks ahead.

silvieon4 said...

Sign it and forward it to everyone you know. A single voice is rarely heard, a loud chorus is hard to ignore. Thank you 'vie

silvieon4 said...

On doggy space:
Bailey commented on Open letter to the President Elect
And when you get that puppy for your kids, which you promised, please save a stray, adopt from a shelter.

silvieon4 said...

Morgan (Nov 5th 9:27 am)

From Doggy Space:
Great letter Vie. I posted your first comment on Utube!! Never did that before but I felt it was important. I think you should also send a copy to the head of the Humane Society. He's a really nice guy and cares alot. Maybe he could/would spread it across America. Nice work. Puppy Hugs, Morgan

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nita (Nov 6th 12:07 pm)

this is great are you going to send this to the president? i really hope so something seriously needs to be done asap. im so tired of these people having nothing to fear to the point they continuously do the same actions time and time again . more power to ya we stand behind you all they way you are our voice. thank you god for a special doggy like this that wants to take misery out of so many lives .you are a true blessing . lots of love, nita

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moi (Nov 9th 11:54 am)

Hey, we outlawed doggie racetracks in Massachooooosetts. Anything is possible! DREAM BIG! We are the visionaries, we'll get

pepsi (Nov 9th 11:33 am)

Puppy mills are bad places.......you are right. But how can we outlaw them all? I would agree with that legislation...but enforcing it would be a nightmnare.....think of all the $$$$ that the government doesn;t have already. Please don't get me wrong. I LOVE The idea......come up with a readily enforecment policy....and I will be there with you to lock those doors and RESCUE THOSE PUPS!!!!!!!