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ACTION ALERT --Amazon.Com Selling "How to" Book On Dog Fighting--Please Email Them To Protest!


Animals  (tags: dog fighting, pit bulls, books, amazon, dog suffering, cruelty, protest, animal advocates )

Simone
- 2089 days ago - groups.google.com
It was brought to my attention last night that Amazon.com<http://amazon.com/>has a book for sale on their site that is a "how to" book on pit bull fighting!! It is not merely a history of the dog men, or any kind of neutral informative book... *



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Past Member (0)
Monday December 1, 2008, 4:04 am
Thanks Simone. I have emailed Amazon and told them how I feel about them selling this book. Will forward now.
 

Kathy W. (299)
Monday December 1, 2008, 9:38 am
You have got to be kidding!!! I just cannot believe this. What idiots to condone dog fighting and letting this damn book be sold on there. Will be sending email for sure!
Thanks Simone.
 

Gwendolyn M. (231)
Monday December 1, 2008, 1:32 pm
Done. Thanks for telling me.
 

Holly Anderson (0)
Monday December 1, 2008, 1:36 pm
this is soo stuped!! i really have no idea how people who do this can live with themselvs!!!
 

Ann Sumpter (27)
Monday December 1, 2008, 2:57 pm
Thanks Simone.
 

Elm Morrison (357)
Monday December 1, 2008, 4:25 pm
Pearl, can you please message me the email address you used for Amazon? I'm not tracking this thread. I've just had a look at the 'Pitbull for Dummies' but can't see any details on the content.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday December 1, 2008, 6:01 pm
Pearl, I am having the same problem as Eureka. This is so disgusting the person who wrote and printed along whith the distributors of this book cannot be nice people. They need to be told in very strong terms that this is not acceptable.
 

Simone D. (1485)
Monday December 1, 2008, 9:57 pm
Hello everyone,


It was brought to my attention last night that
Amazon.comhas a book for sale on their site that
is a "how to" book on pit bull
fighting!! It is not merely a history of the dog men, or any kind of
neutral informative book... *it describes how to breed, select, and
train dogs for fighting! *This is not an underground website, this is
AMAZON.COM !
**
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1846644488/ref=s9sdps_c1_14_at1-rfc_...


*The Dog Pit - Or, How To Select, Breed, Train And Manage Fighting Dogs,
With Points As To Their Care In Health And Disease - 1888 (History Of
Fighting Dogs Series) (History of Fighting Dogs Series) (Paperback)*
by Richard, K.
Fox(Author)
ISBN: 1846644488
**
*Please email customer service at Amazon.com and tell them that this is
UNACCEPTABLE!!! *Dog fighting is a CRIME! A HORRIBLE CRIME! And this is
not the type of information we need readily available. Amazon.com is a
popular site, and with the holidays coming, I think a *BOYCOTT* of
Amazon.com is in order until they pull this book. *They also have "how to"
books on cockfighting! *
**
*PLEASE EMAIL AMAZON.COM AND TELL THEM THAT ANIMAL
LOVERS EVERYWHERE WILL NOT BUY FROM THEM WHILE THESE BOOKS ARE BEGIN
SOLD!!! In addition, PLEASE CROSSPOST this to all of your contacts and ask
them to do the same!!!*
**
Below is a response from Amazon customer service about the book. I
originally thought perhaps this was being sold by an affiliate and they were
unaware of it. NO! They are aware AND they DEFEND offering the book.


This is what I got back from Amazon:


*Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2008 06:31:57 -0800
From: cust.service03@ amazon.com
To: *
*Subject: Your **Amazon.com* * Inquiry


Thanks for writing to Amazon.com >


I understand that you feel very strongly about this issue.


Let me assure you that Amazon.com does not support or promote hatred or
criminal acts; we do support the right of every individual to choose his or
her own reading material or entertainment.


As a retailer, our goal is to provide customers with the broadest selection
possible so they can find, discover, and buy any item they might be seeking.
That selection includes some items which many people may find objectionable.
Therefore, the items offered on our website represent a wide spectrum of
opinions on a variety of topics.


Amazon.com believes it is censorship not to sell certain titles because we
believe their message is objectionable. Therefore, we'll continue to make
controversial works available in the United States and everywhere else,
except where they're prohibited by law. We also allow readers, authors, and
publishers to express their views freely about these titles and other
products we offer on our website. However, Amazon.com doesn't endorse
opinions expressed by individual authors, musical artists, or filmmakers.


We value all feedback from our customers, and I thank you again for taking
the time to send us your comments about this issue. Although we won't be
able to comment further on this topic, we hope you'll allow us to continue
to serve you.
*
Dog lovers everywhere managed to get Verizon to pull their ad... now we need
to work together to STOP the selling of these books from such a popular,
well visited site!


~Nicole Milligan
Long Road Home Pit Bull Rescue
Sumter, SC
 

Taru K. (8)
Tuesday December 2, 2008, 8:55 pm
Thank you Simone. Feedback sent
 

Gwendolyn M. (231)
Wednesday December 3, 2008, 6:01 am
I wrote to Amazon yesterday. This is the response I received.
Thank you for writing to Amazon.com with your concerns. I understand that you feel very strongly about this issue.

Let me assure you that Amazon.com does not support or promote hatred or criminal acts; we do support the right of every individual to choose his or her own reading material or entertainment.

As a retailer, our goal is to provide customers with the broadest selection possible so they can find, discover, and buy any item they might be seeking. That selection includes some items which many people may find objectionable. Therefore, the items offered on our website represent a wide spectrum of opinions on a variety of topics.

Amazon.com believes it is censorship not to sell certain titles because we believe their message is objectionable. Therefore, we'll continue to make controversial works available in the United States and everywhere else, except where they're prohibited by law. We also allow readers, authors, and publishers to express their views freely about these titles and other products we offer on our website. However, Amazon.com doesn't endorse opinions expressed by individual authors, musical artists, or filmmakers.

We value all feedback from our customers, and I thank you again for taking the time to send us your comments about this issue. Although we won't be able to comment further on this topic, we hope you'll allow us to continue to serve you.

Please let us know if this e-mail resolved your question:

If yes, click here:
http://www.amazon.com/rsvp-y?c=habxvtdf3295485851
If not, click here:
http://www.amazon.com/rsvp-n?c=habxvtdf3295485851

Please note: this e-mail was sent from an address that cannot accept incoming e-mail.

To contact us about an unrelated issue, please visit the Help section of our web site.

Best regards,

shiva kumar
Amazon.com Customer Service
 

Gwendolyn M. (231)
Wednesday December 3, 2008, 6:03 am
Sorry Simone. I didn't see that you already posted their response to you.
 

Gwendolyn M. (231)
Wednesday December 3, 2008, 6:05 am
Is the author of this book in the US? Can we get contact info on them? If so, I think this one needs to be watched. My concern is, if they write a book about this, then they most likely are involved in the practise as well.
 

Sheila G. (267)
Wednesday December 3, 2008, 12:55 pm
how in hell is this lawful in a country that wants to extinguish the line of dogs being used for this fighting? it's not okay to own a pitbull in so many states, but okay to buy a book on dog fighting? miserable, assinine laws we have in effect!
 

Kate S. (114)
Friday December 5, 2008, 10:22 am
This is the address to contact Amazon...
https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/contact-us/general-questions.html?ie=UTF8&browse%5Fnode%5Fid=508510

 

Debbie L. (180)
Saturday December 6, 2008, 9:07 pm
Email sent gladly, thank you
 

Susan M. (239)
Saturday December 6, 2008, 11:33 pm
LETTER DONE
 

Pam F. (234)
Sunday December 7, 2008, 12:20 am
Email sent - despicable!
 

d b (15)
Thursday January 15, 2009, 11:23 am
only evil monsters harm or kill
 
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