Target: Jeff Bezos, Chief Executive Officer of Amazon
Goal: Cancel The Grand Tour for continuing to air episodes which promote animal cruelty.
Depictions of animal cruelty have twice been included in episodes of a new show on Amazon Prime called The Grand Tour. The first incidence was when the show’s hosts constructed a vehicle out of meat and bones. In another episode, the hosts attempted to compare the weight of cars to cows, goats, and camels. When the animals were deemed too difficult to get on the scales, one host said, “I think it’s better if I kill them. If they’re dead, they won’t mind,” and the next scene shows the dead, skinned carcasses of various animals.
Whether or not Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson, and James May (the show’s hosts) actually killed the animals they used to compare weights is beside the point. These scenes show a blatant disregard for animal life and suggest that they can be killed for man’s trivial needs. Demand that these former Top Gear presenters’ show be canceled immediately.
Dear Mr. Bezos,
A show produced by your studios is using its airtime to depict images of animal cruelty. In addition to constructing a car out of meat and bones, they compared the weight of their cars to the dead carcasses of cows, goats, and camels. This shows an obvious disregard for the lives of animals.
Already many activists are angry with this show and their repeated stunts including the bodies of dead animals. I am writing to demand that you cancel this show immediately.
[Your Name Here]
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