They want me to write to the Mayor of Chandler to stop a company by the name of Covance from moving the Chander and setting up a 400,000 square foot facility.
They link to a pair of websites: www.protectchandler.org which is not really a website, but just a redirector to the part of the Committee's website. The second, www.covancecruelty.com is run by those yahoos at PETA.
Frankly, I think PETA is more dangerous than any company they accuse of cruelty in animal testing. Those people are seriously whacked -- and have less credibility with me than does John Kerry.
Think about it: any company that is so hated by PETA that it merits it's own website, that has a Committee of Physicians (Wow!) in Washington DC trying to stop it, and even has ex-Beatle Paul McCartney taking time out from his upcoming divorce to write a letter to Governess Janet -- has got to be a pretty good place. Why maybe we can get Celine Dion or Hanoi Jane Fonda to throw themselves under some bulldozers at the groundbreaking. Bet Channel 3 would do a two hour special on that bit of local news.
Still, I was compelled to write to our Mayor. Here is my letter:
Dear Mr. Mayor:
I see that the Virginia-based People for Ethical Treatment of Animals have teamed up with the Washington DC based Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine have mass-mailed residents to get them to urge you to stop Covance from adding a facility and jobs to the Chandler economy.
May I respectfully request that you tell both organizations to "Stuff It" that the people of Chandler do not need professional trouble makers messing with our economy, with our job base and with our lives.
I don't work for Covance, in fact I know little about them other than PETA hates them, which is good enough for me.
Please, Mr. Mayor, come down on the side of Chandler, our economy and our job base, and don't let these out-of-state organizations dictate what is best for Chandler -- neither group cares about our great City -- they only want to further their political agenda and raise money.