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By Chris - 19 Mar 2016

I found your site by, believe it or not, doing a search for raccoon dogs on Google or Google Images. It led me to your page on the abuse of raccoon dogs for their fur. 

It's so awful! Totally needless. While I don't like killing animals for their fur anyway, at least end its suffering if you're going to do that! Instead they seem to take pleasure in stomping on them and... I don't want to think about it. Your captions about what the raccoon dogs are going through says it all, really, and illustrates their suffering in a way that pictures alone do not.

I appreciate that you are consistently pro-life, despite the fact that to be honest, I, and a Christian friend of mine (I'm atheist, she's Christian, we get along great), are pro-choice. We instead support attacking the root causes of abortion as we see them, by focusing on the use of birth control and so on. Both of us are celibate, so it's not like we think this way for selfish reasons; we just recognize that human nature, sadly, will not change, so if you want to change people's behavior, you have to work with the way they actually think and act. That's how we see it anyway.

But you're consistently pro-life, and sooo many "pro-life" people aren't. They say don't have an abortion, but then refuse to support life after it's born (e.g. healthcare, support for people in poverty, etc.). They support the death penalty, but complain about doctor-assisted suicide, which is the choice of the soon-to-die individual. They're pro-life for humans, but support hunting for sport (for food I can understand). Their "pro-life" views are utterly inconsistent. I respect that you're consistent, and I wish far more pro-lifers were. (I also wish they'd support birth control and sex education and other measures that reduce unwanted pregnancies and, therefore, abortions)

How big is your site's reach? Do you feel that it's getting the word out about animal cruelty and motivating people to action?

When my nephew and niece are old enough, I might tell them about the fact that these kinds of things happen. They're too young now (they're 7 and 4, definitely way too young to see a site like this), but maybe when my nephew is 10 I'll start to let him know about the kinds of bad things that go on in the world. He's a very sensitive kid and very kind, so I don't need to worry about his morals, but I want to plant the seed of drive, desire to do things and make positive change.

Sorry for this rambly letter that touches on subjects all over the place. I just wanted to get my thoughts out. Keep up the great work!

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