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November 27, 2005

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john

This seems fairly common with celebrities. What is it with these people? He must be aware of the Chinese government's treatment of human beings. What causes them to campaign so passionately for animals but ignore humans?

Yakoub

Salaams

There is a historical report of a Muslim judge in a Shariah court refusing to hear testimony from a musician because he considered the profession to be utterly scurilous. Macca is the living argument for Shariah law being introduced worldwide!!

Wasalaam

The Muslim Anarchist

Maya

Yes, human beings are not treated any better; does it mean that we have to condone the treatment of animals? To me anyone who exposes this sort of thing does a good job. When someone protests animal abuse, the knee-jerk reaction from many people is "so what, children are abused as well'. So - if children or human rights abuse is you cause, do something about it! McCartney certainly does not prevent anyone from taking action an human rights. In my opinion, boycott of chinese fur is a good thing; boycott of chinese products even better. I'm just curious: how many people who are so self-righteous about human rights in China that it doesn't leave any room for the animal cause will pass on buying cheap chinese stuff in the local Walmart?

Abiola Lapite

"When someone protests animal abuse, the knee-jerk reaction from many people is "so what, children are abused as well'."

Said "knee-jerk reaction" exists only in the heads of fruitcakes who care more about the suffering of pigs and chickens than fellow human beings like themselves. This is one of the stupidest lines of B.S. I've been fed in ages - where are all these souls who you claim to be so blasé about child abuse to be found?

"if children or human rights abuse is you cause, do something about it!"

Anyone who has no problem with government abuse of human beings but blows his top when he sees private individuals abusing farm animals is too sick in the head for me to give a damn about. Misanthropic pricks who care more about chickens and cattle than others of their own species are so irritating they make me half feel like going out and doing my share of animal abusing just to spoil their day.

"I'm just curious: how many people who are so self-righteous about human rights in China that it doesn't leave any room for the animal cause will pass on buying cheap chinese stuff in the local Walmart?"

You keep knocking down those stupid straw men of yours. Where was Paul McCartney's intense concern for human rights in China before this? Why did he wait until now to begin his boycott? Was he really so ignorant that he imagined the PRC to be a haven of liberal democracy, or is it just that summary execution of thought-criminals doesn't bother this pampered, egocentric misanthrope? Take your own damn medicine before accusing nameless individuals of being hypocritical - Paul McCartney's the one ranting about boycotting China now, not Joe Walmart-Customer, who at least is consistent in not pretending to give a damn about Chinese citizens *or* their animals.

Frankly, people like you and Paul McCartney drain me of any iota of sympathy I might entertain for the cause of animal suffering. I never hear you lot speak up when I write about hellholes like Zimbabwe or North Korea, but let me say anything less than complimentary about those fighting for the "rights" of the poor little chickens and out of the woodwork you come. If your fund of outrage is so limited that only non-humans are worth your time, why do you expect humans whose travails you don't care about to give a toss about what you think? Perhaps you'd be best off looking for sympathy from the chickens, pigs and cattle whose cause you claim to be championing ...

Finally, Paul "PETA" McCartney can boycott China because the Chinese government is too busy policing the thoughts of its citizens to be concerned about what happens to livestock for all I care: no great harm will be done to the Chinese by his doing so, as it isn't as if the twerp's done much that's worth a damn since he was in the Beatles anyway.

bobby fletcher

Please tell Fidelity you will not do business with them, because of
Paul McCartney's decision to boycott China, and his affiliation with
animal rights activists that have promoted their agenda thru hate by
appealing to America's cultural intolerance regarding what animal is
not okay to eat:

FidelityCorporateAffairs@fmr.com
800-343-3548

Fidelity Investment:

I am disappointed to find out Fidelity have decided to affiliate with
Paul McCartney, and will reconsider doing business with you. As you may
know, last year Mr. McCartney announced his decision to boycott China,
at the urgent of animal rights groups such as PETA and HSUS.

While I agree animals should be treated humanely by all, especially
food animals. What I can not agree is the anti-China message Mr.
McCartney and these animal rights activists have employed to further
their agenda.

By appealing to our society's cultural intolerance regarding what
animal is not okay to eat with misleading figures and emotional appeals such as "companion
animal", they aim to project a false perception of China and its 1.24
billion citizens, not only obfuscate the real issue of advocating
humane farming practice, this position also unnecessarily fosters
bigotry against other's society and culture, and could rekindle the
racism that was once rampant in our country.

America has the right to love our pets, but the issue of what animal to
eat is a complex one, especially when crossing the cultural divide. I
hope Fidelity will consider this issue carefully, and evaluate its
support for insensitive speech and actions.

Sincerely,

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