Subject: Request to Visit and Photograph the UF Animal Facilities
From: “Camille Marino” (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun, Oct 17, 2010 3:45 pm
To: “Janine Sikes, UF Public Relations Director” (email@example.com)
Dear Ms. Sykes:
Although we’ve not yet had the pleasure of meeting in person, I’m already getting bored with having to contextualize the misstatements and half-truths you seem quite comfortable in spreading in the media.
You can say whatever you like about me, personally. It’s of no consequence. But, when you go on record publicly saying that the images I’ve been using were not even taken inside of UF, then I must infer that you and I would both prefer that I use actual pictures from inside your chambers of torture.
Therefore, please contact me at your earliest convenience so that I may take pictures of the animals imprisoned inside your institution.
Perhaps one of your researchers would demonstrate for me how they extract terrified monkeys from squeeze cages or how they drug them with ketamine to transport their unconscious bodies undetected by your own student body. Perhaps you would allow me to photograph the animals that are no longer viable victims, how they are murdered, and their bodies incinerated to destroy the evidence of the horrors they were forced to endure. And, Ms. Sikes, perhaps you would like to discuss Louis, the monkey who your university chose to murder in July rather than having his poor little deformed body retired to a sanctuary. I’d also like to photograph the pregnant sheep who are mutilated along with their fetuses, the cats who’s spinal cords have been severed, the rat populations that are subject to LD50 studies…. in fact, I’d like a tour of your entire operation.