Thursday, October 09, 2003
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PETA has "fired off" a letter to Roy Horn and Siegfried Fischbacher at the hospital where Horn is still recovering from life-threatening injuries he received during their show in Vegas on Friday.
October 6, 2003

Roy Horn and Siegfried Fischbacher
c/o University Medical Center Community Relations
1800 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89102

Dear Roy and Siegfried:

First, let me express our best wishes and sincere hope that Roy will make a full recovery.

As you might imagine, our warm wishes also include a plea to get out of the sad business of breaking the spirit of wild animals and forcing them to perform. Perhaps Friday’s frightening incident will make you realize that a brightly lit stage with pounding music and a screaming audience is not the natural habitat for tigers, lions, or any other exotic animals. The only natural thing that happened on that stage was that this majestic animal lashed out against a captor who was beating him with a microphone because he wouldn’t do a trick. No matter how much you say that you love the wild animals whom you have confined continents away from their natural homes, you are still the men who have subjugated their wills and natures to further your own careers.

We, as well as thousands who’ve called us from around the world, urge you and the Mirage to use some of the millions of dollars you’ve made from exotic animals to build a state-of-the-art sanctuary and immediately retire Montecore and all the other animals in your compound. You are now in a unique position to show the world both that you have lived and learned and that you have true respect for animals by leaving them some shred of the life that nature intended.


Dan Mathews
Vice President

One small sentence to express supposed sympathy to a man who is hanging on to life at the very moment they wrote this. The rest is like a parent loudly admonishing a child in the middle of a crowded grocery store. And just like they did back in February, when a donkey was used by Palestinian murderers to carry explosives to kill more Jews in Israel, they show zero concern for human life, because the life of a donkey or tiger is worth much more than any human life in their radical, warped view. They never stop to think that perhaps there are some things that are of more concern to people other than an animal, such as surviving to see tomorrow.

This isn't to say I don't like animals or don't think they should be treated humanely. This kind of gross agenda push is disgusting and insensitive while this man clings to life. It's PETA that makes me want to go throw a steak on the BBQ. PETA, Michael Moore, Ann Coulter, Michael Savage-- all doing more harm than good for their causes.

Perhaps Siegfreid and Roy should take up a suggestion I heard on the radio yesterday: don't feed the tigers for a couple of weeks, then deliver them to PETA's headquarters (preferably to Ingrid Newkirk) so they can ensure that they are put in an appropriate environment.

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