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Nov 23, 2006

When writing to the Chinese authorities, please be aware of the following: 


Letters should be polite and point out the facts, explaining why more humane alternatives are also more effective.  If there is any particular action you are planning to take (for example, refusing to travel to China, boycotting Chinese products) please mention it. We know that it is very difficult not to become angry when the situation is so horrifying. However, letters should not be insulting – this will only make matters worse for the animals and people who are already suffering. Words such as barbaric, primitive, savage, uncivilised and evil should not be used. There could be severe repercussions for people in the country who are working on behalf of the animals if the government feels that they are responsible for verbal attacks by the international community. 
 


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