“You betta THINK!”

Posted: March 26, 2008 in Uncategorized

March 25, 2008

Aretha Franklin

c/o Gwendolyn Quinn

GQ Media & Public Relations, Inc.

1650 Broadway, Ste. 1011

New York, NY 10019

1 page via fax: 212-765-7905

Dear Ms. Franklin,

I am writing regarding the pending foreclosure of your home. We would like

to help you out by paying the approximately $19,000 in back taxes that you

owe—if you’ll agree to save animals from hideous suffering and death by

promising never to wear fur again and donating your old furs to PETA. We

are absolutely sincere in making this offer—we believe that you know in

your heart that your fans will love you even more if you make a fur-free


As you no doubt now realize, animals who are trapped in the wild can suffer

for days before dying from exposure, frostbite, shock, or infection or by

being strangled, stomped, or bludgeoned to death by trappers. Animals on fur

farms are confined to tiny, filthy cages where they often go insane before

they are gassed, poisoned, or electrocuted or have their necks broken. These

crude killing methods aren’t always effective, and sometimes animals are

skinned alive.

Our offer is a win-win situation: You get to keep your home, and animals get

to keep their lives. We are rooting for you to please give animals the R-E-S-

P-E-C-T that they deserve by giving up fur.

Please contact me as soon as possible through Megan Hartman at 757-622-

7382, to discuss our offer. Thank you very much for your consideration.

Very truly yours,

Ingrid E. Newkirk


[link to actual letter–posted on TMZ]


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