in the world, concerned about Bonsai Kittens,
Animal Freedom receives numerous mails
about the Bonsai Kittens.
At first we were patient in explaining that the
site (made by unknown others) was just a bad joke
or a hoax.
But time after time we got more astonished
about the naivety of people who take this
site too seriously. Years ago a similar
site has begun where people were asked to
send in photos of "cat-scans".
These were pictures of cats placed on copiers.
Of course there are real photos of cats
on a copier, but the purpose of the site
was to offend cat-lovers. These people just
enjoy receiving e-mails and like to react
to protest letters with very offensive hate-mails.
We are convinced that the Bonsai Kitten
site was set up to shock and annoy animal
right activists and that they want to prove
that some activists just believe everything
We are afraid that this is just the case.
Some animal right activists are willing
to believe every bit of text suggesting
animal abuse. We want to state explicitly
that this type of reaction is contra productive
in the effort of helping animals that really
need our support. It is contra productive
because the negative attention awakes creative
powers in more sick people who like to shock
So the message is: ignore this Bonsai Kitten
site and stop circulating petitions on this
Please concentrate on a subject that really
matters and truely is animal abuse:
factory farming. In factory farms billions
of animals are molded to the needs of greedy
people. This abuse is urgent, worldwide
and every person can do something against
day, over en over again.