DawnWatch: Delightful two line letter in Los Angeles Times 3/25/07

March 26th, 2007 8:30 pm by Kelly Garbato

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From: DawnWatch – news [at] dawnwatch.com
Date: Mar 26, 2007 4:21 PM
Subject: DawnWatch: Delightful two line letter in Los Angeles Times 3/25/07

Because I try not to swamp people with mail, I rarely forward animal friendly letters to the editor that I have come across. Please know, however, that it is well worth writing — animal friendly letters are generally published in response to alerts. I find it particularly gratifying when I see animal friendly letters published in response to articles about which I have sent out or seen alerts. Lately I have been overwhelmed with other projects (particularly with a book to be published by Harper Collins early next year, which I look forward to sharing more about later) and have not been able to cover everything I would have liked. How wonderful to know that compassionate people everywhere are keeping their own eyes on their local media and responding on behalf of the animals.

Occasionally I see a letter that I just have to share. Last Sunday, the Los Angeles Time published a lovely piece in which Roseanne Barr shared her interest in making the world a better place. You’ll find the article it on line here. In response to that article, yesterday’s, March 25, Los Angeles Times carried the following letter:

Praising the Barr
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WOW. Roseanne is beautiful in and out [“It’s Not Just Lip Service,” March 18]. Now if only she were vegetarian!

RACHEL ROSENTHAL

Thank you Rachel, for exemplifying how easy it is to write an animal friendly letter. With two lines, which probably took her sixty seconds to send, she has responded to an article that did not appear to have animal relevance, and reminded Los Angeles that kindness to animals is part of the picture of compassion. I forward her letter in the hope that she will inspire animal advocates to take a moment to respond to the media whenever possible. Legislators look to the letters pages as barometers of public opinion. And readers seeing animal friendly letters are reminded that animal issues are increasingly relevant to mainstream conversations about social issues.

I send a huge thank you to all who write regularly. Even if your letters are not often published, your letters tell the editors that animal issues matter to their readers and they influence all of the content published on the editorial pages.

Yours and the animals’,
Karen Dawn

(DawnWatch is an animal advocacy media watch that looks at animal issues in the media and facilitates one-click responses to the relevant media outlets. You can learn more about it, and sign up for alerts at http://www.DawnWatch.com. You may forward or reprint DawnWatch alerts if you do so unedited — leave DawnWatch in the title and include this parenthesized tag line. If somebody forwards DawnWatch alerts to you, which you enjoy, please help the list grow by signing up. It is free.)

To discontinue DawnWatch alerts go to http://www.DawnWatch.com/nothanks.php

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From: DawnWatch – news [at] dawnwatch.com
Date: Mar 26, 2007 5:05 PM
Subject: DawnWatch: Little DawnWatch correction… 3/26/07

Now, really at the risk of swamping people with email, just for this one day, I have to send out a little correction. As I read over my last alert before sending, and changed a couple of words, apparently I inadvertently deleted the word “not” from the following sentence: ” I find it particularly gratifying when I see animal friendly letters published in response to articles about which I have sent out or seen alerts.” It should have been “have NOT sent out or seen alerts.” While I love seeing letters in response to alerts, it is even better to know that everybody is out there doing it on there own!

Thanks for bearing with the occasional DawnWatch slip-ups.

Yours and the animals’,
Karen Dawn

(DawnWatch is an animal advocacy media watch that looks at animal issues in the media and facilitates one-click responses to the relevant media outlets. You can learn more about it, and sign up for alerts at http://www.DawnWatch.com. You may forward or reprint DawnWatch alerts if you do so unedited — leave DawnWatch in the title and include this parenthesized tag line. If somebody forwards DawnWatch alerts to you, which you enjoy, please help the list grow by signing up. It is free.)

To discontinue DawnWatch alerts go to http://www.DawnWatch.com/nothanks.php

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