Love it or leave it, baby. Love it or leave it.

Take down requests and C&D letters will be forwarded to my attorney Marc J. Randazza.


Christopher L. Jorgensen
PO Box 546
Ames, IA 50010

April 15, 2008

P.O. Box 42516
Washington, DC 20015

Dear PETA,

What is your position on food products like Boca Burgers or Soyrizo? These are products made from vegetable matter that are intended to taste like meat! Isn’t that disgusting? To me, it seems like people who eat this stuff are wanting to take a principled stand without having the principles. This is the worst kind of hypocrisy in my opinion. I wanted to know yours.

Also, I have been wanting a really cool leather jacket for some time now. I was thinking it would be OK I got one from the Goodwill. The way I figure it is, I’m not contributing to an immoral industry, I am helping disabled people, and I get the jacket I’ve been wanting. Maybe I would be sending the wrong message to society though—that it’s OK to wear the skin of another animal—but the cow has already made the ultimate sacrifice. Isn’t the worse sin allowing this to be in vain?

If you could clear up these two issues for me I would be a much less confused individual.


Christopher L. Jorgensen

PeTA Foundation

June 13, 2008

Christopher L. Jorgensen
P.O. Box 546
Ames, IA 50014

Dear Mr. Jorgensen,

Thank you for taking the time to write to PETA.

We encourage people to adopt vegetarian and vegan diets. Our main reason for encouraging these diets is to help prevent animal suffering.

Every year, billions of animals are raised and killed for their flesh on factory farms, where producers maximize profits by raising the most animals in the least space possible, creating nightmarish conditions for them. ( With the easy accessibility of vegetarian “meats,” it is easier now that ever to “go veg.”

We certainly respect your dislike of products which are meant to simulate the taste and texture of meat, but we hope that you will keep in mind that these products do not cause animals to suffer and are helping to make vegetarianism mainstream and easy.

We also urge people to avoid wearing leather, even leather bought second-hand. As you point out, wearing it can serve to advertise leather to others. If you are in the market for cruelty-free clothing, we recommend that, if you have internet access, you check out In addition to avoiding the promotion of leather, buying cruelty-free also helps to create a market for humane alternatives, making stores more likely to continue to carry leather, fur, and wool alternatives.

Thanks again for writing and for your concern for animals!


Jeff Haines
Correspondence Assistant


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