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Group Offers 'Abuse: Report It If You See It' Posters for School Lockers
For Immediate Release:July 12, 2012
Contact:Kaitlynn Kelly 202-483-7382
Albany, N.Y. -- With New York's
anti-bullying Dignity for All Students Act newly in effect—and since Gov.
Andrew Cuomo just signed a new anti-cyberbullying law—PETA has written to state
officials with a suggestion that they make their anti-bullying efforts even
stronger by placing PETA's "Bullies Are Cowards—Don't Be
Afraid to Report Them"
posters throughout schools.
posters help students understand that picking on any living being who is
smaller, weaker, or different is unacceptable," says PETA Executive Vice
President Tracy Reiman. "Studies show that kids who abuse and bully
animals often go on to hurt human beings, so it's vitally important for
students to speak up and help stop this violence when it starts."
information, please visit PETA.org.
to Gov. Cuomo and New York Commissioner of Education John B. King Jr. follows.
Honorable Andrew CuomoGovernor
of New York
John B. King Jr.Commissioner
Governor Cuomo and Dr. King,
writing on behalf of PETA and our more than 3 million members and supporters,
including thousands across New York, with a suggestion to help strengthen the
new anti-bullying initiatives in schools: Encourage school officials to place
Are Cowards—Don't Be Afraid to Report Them" public service
announcement on campuses across the state. These posters would help students to
understand that abusing any other being because he or she is smaller,
weaker, or different is never acceptable.
by the FBI, psychiatrists, and sociologists have amply demonstrated that
children who abuse animals are more likely to be violent toward humans later.
The horrific peer-to-peer violence that has rocked communities across the U.S.
in recent years has, in many cases, stemmed from perpetrators who have engaged
in acts of cruelty to animals. As just one example among many, Columbine
students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold spoke of mutilating animals before
shooting and killing 12 classmates and then turning the guns on themselves.
a mother, I know that bullying is a real problem among our children, and I
admire your state's dedication to changing the way that it's handled in
schools. I hope you will work with us to put PETA's "Bullies Are
Cowards" posters to good use. New York schools might also want to develop
an anti-bullying lecture series, in which students and the community at large
can come together to discuss ways to develop empathy for all others, regardless
of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or species. If this appeals to
you and school officials, we would be more than happy to contribute by sending
one of our staff on a speaking tour to address students about the importance of
recognizing and reporting animal abuse and how it ties in to school violence.
Finally, please take a look at TeachKind.org—the
Curriculum Kit is designed to help students learn how their everyday
choices affect others in society and to inspire them to take on issues with
passionate civic engagement. We would be happy to contribute to your
anti-bullying efforts by sending Just Choices materials to New York schools.
contact me to discuss this suggestion. Thank you for your consideration, and I
hope to hear from you soon.
Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.