WeCATS has sent emails and
letters to all corporate officers
April 28, 2012
I am compelled to write anyone and everyone I can find
in your corporation that may have a conscience. As I can not stand by
and let you tear down everything I and others like me have worked for
and believe in.
It is certainly a shame that a company such as Loews
Corporation has out of the blue, abruptly turned their back on
humanity. The decision of a corporate giant, to go from doing something
so right to doing something so wrong will certainly come back to bite
you in the end. Apparently you did not take into consideration how this
decision will not only damage your company, but can also be detrimental
to all feral cat organizations such as mine and yes I am angry. Angry
and heartbroken over the torturing and killing of innocent animals, but
also because I have worked for eight years trying to make a difference
and in a blink of an eye you’ve set back the progress we’ve made trying
to end this barbaric method of trap and kill.
Over looking the hundreds of articles and postings
displaying public outrage over this matter, I searched the internet to
learn more about this corporation and the people behind it. I failed to
find much of a charitable side. I did however notice a coincidence in
the timing of these events and a newly hired CEO.
Since I have learned all about Loews, I think it’s
only fair you learn a little something about me. I have put my heart and
soul into my organization, my blood sweat and tears. My blood from
crawling under houses or squeezing through wire netting to rescue
kittens. My sweat from staking out cats and kittens for days sometimes
weeks, to rescue, catch without traps, socialize, spay/neuter, or bottle
feed around the clock and hopefully find homes for. My tears when I
loose a nine day old kitten that was dumped off in a box somewhere or
when I am faced with putting down a feral cat that is ill. Not to
mention the hours and hours spent talking or writing to educate people
on TNR and disputing the misguided myths of feral cats. And lastly, my
money, that I work hard for which is used to fund my organization. Then
along comes a billion dollar corporation making a “policy change” and no
viable reason for it.
You’ve got everyone in an uproar, and it makes you
look bad. This may be alright with you but your actions also make our
organizations look bad. You demean our mission and take time away from
what we normally do, by making us come out to fight this injustice.
Why? Why would you make such a change? And please
don’t hand me that baloney statement about injury and disease. I know
doing the right thing; even though it was the employees doing it made it
seem as if your corporation was standing up for these innocent animals.
Animals, by the way, that are the result of a “people problem.” You set
an example, a big corporation with intelligence and a heart proving that
TNR works and how it is the only effective humane
solution for feral cats and the communities in which they live.
Now I don’t know for a fact who the person is in
this corporation that made such a bad decision, but I do know he or she
certainly didn’t think it through. There are other alternatives besides
sentencing all these cats to torture and death. This turn of events on
your part that may also very well cause a ripple effect of this cruelty.
If you don’t want the cats by your hotels then
consider giving them a place of their own. All it takes is a piece of
land to start a sanctuary. You may even have a few acres lying around.
The benefits to your company’s image will certainly out weigh the cost.
It will make you look good, people will respect and appreciate your
efforts remembering Loews
Corporation in a positive way and
of course you can write it off at tax time. I would be happy to offer
you the plans and ideas for a sanctuary I myself hope to build someday.
Things are bad
enough here in Florida and believe me this
will have an impact on your
business. If you act now you can turn things around for Loews as well as
all of our little non-profit organizations struggling to do the right
BOYCOTT LOEWS HOTELS!
THEY CLAIM TO BE PET
FRIENDLY BUT I GUESS
THAT'S ONLY WHEN THEY
ARE MAKING MONEY!
Loews Annapolis Hotel
Loews Atlanta Hotel
Loews Coronado Bay - San Diego
Loews Miami Beach Hotel
Loews Hotel Vogue - Montreal
Loews Vanderbilt Hotel - Nashville
Loews Regency Hotel, New York
Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando
Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando
Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Loews Don CeSar Hotel St. Petersburg, Fl
Loews Ventana Canyon - Tucson, AZ