Target: Ron Jeremy
Goal: Applaud Ron Jeremy for speaking out against cruel sexual experimentation on animals
Former adult film star and reality TV celebrity Ron Jeremy has joined PETA in condemning the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for funding cruel sexual experiments on animals. Jeremy wrote a strongly worded letter to NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins, stating, “As you can imagine, it takes a lot to shock me, but my friends at PETA managed to pull it off recently when they told me that the National Institutes of Health is spending millions of dollars each year on sick sexual-behavior experiments on animals.”
One of these horrific experiments, which was performed at Johns Hopkins University, involved terrified rodents who have their sex organs mutilated and electronically stimulated before they are killed. In the letter, Jeremy poses the question, “When people across the country are struggling to meet rising health-care costs, why is the NIH putting up millions of dollars to fund hard-ons for rodents? I consider myself to be a bit of an expert on sex—I’ve got more than 1,700 movies to prove it—and I know how important it is to have and enjoy it. But I don’t know a single person who’s OK with cutting up live animals’ genitals for any reason.”
Ron Jeremy has previously worked with Peta supporting their Animal Birth Control program and their boycott of Kentucky Fried Chicken. Please take a moment to thank Ron Jeremy for using his celebrity to condemn these inhumane experiments.
Dear Ron Jeremy,
I was pleased to learn that you were joining PETA to condemn the National Institutes of Health for funding cruel and disturbing sexual experiments on animals. Your voice as a celebrity will help expose the inhumane practices of the NIH to the world.
As you know, many of these experiments are unbelievably horrific and the fact that they are federally funded makes them even worse. I hope that you will encourage other celebrities to use their fame to also speak out against sexual experimentation on animals.
Thank you for raising awareness to this important issue and for being a champion for animals by supporting additional PETA campaigns.
[Your Name Here]
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