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Published On: Sun, Nov 1st, 2015

PETA care package for Oregon teen plague victim: ‘Enjoy nature in nonviolent ways’

Last week, Outbreak News Today reported on the country’s 16th human plague case in an Oregon teenager who contracted the serious bacterial infection while on a hunting trip two weeks ago.

Flea Image/CDC

Flea Image/CDC

Fortunately, the young lady is recovering from her illness. Plague has taken the lives of four people in the US this year.

Because she contracted the illness while hunting, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) saw an opportunity to try to make a point–Stop hunting.

In a letter to the teen, PETA President, Ingrid E. Newkirk wrote the following:

To the young woman recovering from bubonic plague,

I’m writing on behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and our more than 3 million members and supporters, including thousands across Oregon. Please accept this care package filled with vegan items, which we hope you’ll enjoy when you’re able. We’d also like to send our deepest wishes that you make a speedy, full recovery. Many of us have teenagers in our own families and would absolutely hate for this to happen to any of them, so we’re really rooting for you.

This terrifying ordeal may have a lifelong impact on how you see the world. As you’re striving to overcome this disease, we wonder if you might also consider permanently laying down your weapons and vowing never to attempt to harm and kill another living being again.

Hunted animals feel pain and suffer in the same ways that you and I do, and their sisters, brothers, mothers, and friends grieve their loss, much like your family must have feared losing you. As you probably realize, many animals are shot and injured but not killed outright, and many endure prolonged, painful deaths from infection, blood loss, or starvation.

We hope some good will come out of your ordeal and that you’ll decide to choose to enjoy nature in nonviolent ways. Thank you for thinking about this important issue, and again, we wish you all the best during your recovery.

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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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