Dear Louisiana Senate
My name is Harry. I am an English Springer Spaniel. Yes that’s right a dog. Yep right again a dog is writing you a letter. Most people both humans and animals alike know me as Spaniel Harry or Sir Harry. I live in the United Kingdom many miles away from your country. I live with my humans who are both well educated, hard working well rounded people. I have a great life. I get to walk in the fresh air, swim in my own pond and enjoy freedom that many dream of.
My reason for writing to you is this, I have supported my very good friend Tony the Tiger for two years now. Yes you know him he is that magnificent animal that your state, your law makers, your senate have allowed, permitted and supported being locked in a cage at a truck stop for years. Now whilst I get to walk in green fields my friend Tony gets to feel the concrete beneath his feet, while I swim in my pond Tony gets to look at a pitiful metal tub full of stagnant water that even I would struggle to get into as it is so small.
While I get to breath in the fresh clean air around me Tony gets to choke on the fumes from exhausts and the dust from the road where he is forced to live. While I get to hear the birds, feel the wind in my fur and live my life full of quality and contentment, you yes you have allowed, permitted and supported Tony to feel dirt, hear traffic and have no contentment at all. Are you starting to get the picture yet?
So, why? Why do you think your life and comfort is any more important than Tony’s? Why do you allow the greed of one man dictate to you powerful elected people? Why have you condemned Tony to a life of misery and torture? WHY?
The wrongs that you have done can be righted. You can change this course of history and be loved the better for it. You have the power. You can find the strength and the courage to make this madness end. So what say you? Do not feel that it is a weakness to change your minds. For it is strong to admit that you have got it wrong. It is admirable to say enough is enough and allow this magnificent animal to go to a sanctuary and live out his days in peace knowing the sun and wind on his fur, swimming freely, feeling the grass under his paws, being at peace.
Please, from all the way in the UK do the right thing. Your country is known for liberation please liberate this animal, my friend Tony. Behind me are thousands of others shouting the same thing and we will not stop until Tony is free.
You can read about and support Tony here
http://freetonythetiger.wordpress.com/tonys-story/ follow him on twitter here @FreeTonyTiger and @FreeTony2000