An Open Letter to Ricky Gervais

AN OPEN LETTER TO RICKY GERVAIS

Protect The Harvest
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January 6, 2020

Ricky Gervais
PETA Award Winner
Hollywood, CA 90028

Dear Mr. Gervais,
Around 15 million people tuned in to watch you host the 2020 Golden Globe Awards last night, and since then, millions more have watched your monologue highlighting the hypocrisy of stars who use their status to push a political agenda. Unfortunately, while we do appreciate your candid remarks about this very thing, we can’t help but feel as though you must also be aware of your own hypocrisy.


In 2013, you were given PETA’s Person of the Year award. We simply cannot, in good conscience, congratulate you for this award. PETA is working to end animal ownership all together and contrary to many people’s belief, does not actually help animals. We’ve put together an extensive expose’ on this organization and urge you to read through it before supporting their cause in the future. You can find that link HERE.


For years, you have used your celebrity status to align yourself with radical animal rights organizations that mislead the public and proclaim to be experts on animal welfare when nothing could be further from the truth. You might be interested to know that even as you support groups that demonize those who produce and utilize animals in one way or another, you yourself benefit daily from animal agriculture. By-products of meat production can be found in hundreds of daily items. For example: medicines, surgical supplies, cosmetics, daily hygiene products, musical instruments, paints, inks, asphalt, antifreeze, adhesives, textiles, insulation, linoleum, glass, and even the charcoal you might use to grill your bean burger.


Sadly, your hypocrisy and alignment with animal rights groups has given them an even bigger platform to sway public perception with inaccurate information.


We implore you to spend time with people who actually farm and ranch, to engage with people who work alongside their animals, and give those who hunt for their food the opportunity to talk to you about their practices. We urge you to get your information about hunting and animal agriculture straight from the source, especially since animal agriculture enhances and improves your existence whether or not you choose to recognize it. We can guarantee you will be not only surprised but happy to know that these people care deeply for their animals.


Please take the time to learn about what these radical animal rights groups are up to and how their agenda is to end animals in human care, not to support animal welfare.
We can agree on one thing, animal cruelty is never okay. We know from your social media posts this is something important to you, it is also important to us. We will never condone cruelty to animals; however, we also want to highlight an important distinction when it comes to animal husbandry. There is a big difference between animal rights and animal welfare. Animal rights is an ideology that believes there is no difference between animals and humans and that they should have the same civil rights as we do, this would effectively outlaw owning, raising and utilizing animals in any capacity. Animal welfare is entirely different; it is the belief that animals should be treated well and is based on sound animal husbandry principles and endorsed by veterinary professionals. We will always be an advocate for animal welfare. If you’d like to read more about these differences, please click HERE.


Our organization is dedicated to preserving your right to own pets, have safe and affordable protein options and enjoy animals in a variety of ways. We would be happy to facilitate conversations between yourself and those who are involved in animal industries.

Sincerely,
Protect The Harvest

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