I haven't had a chance to write a letter to them, but I DID sign the petition. For those of you who have NOT heard about this yet (I don't know how!), the inestimable Keiko sums up the article, her response, and THEIR response on her site.
Every response by PETA that I have seen has staunchly defended their actions. And here's the thing. I understand the thought process, just not using NAIW to support it. It is misdirected, AT BEST. I am all for protection of animals, spaying and neutering, all of it. I ate no meat for half my life. And I try to be conscientious about the meat that I do buy. And I fully believe in responsible reproduction because of the population issues.
All that aside, it is NOT okay to link our community so disrespectively to such a campaign. And we need to let them know it's not okay. If nothing else, go to Keiko's page and sign the petition.
So, go. Go on. Go do something about it.