This is an email I received this morning. PAD (Protecting Animals in Democracy) have endorsed me as THE candidate to vote for in East Devon on Thursday if you want to protect millions of animals from the cruelty of bloodsports, intensive farming and experiments.
Thank you very much for responding to the Protecting Animals in Democracy policy questionnaire.
We are pleased to inform you that we have decided to endorse you as the best voting option in your constituency to protect millions of animals from the cruelty of bloodsports, intensive farming and painful experiments. Please feel free to announce this on your website and other media.
You can view our endorsement by visiting www.vote4animals.org.uk/constituency.htm and clicking on your constituency or go straight to East Devon here http://www.vote4animals2.org.uk/cgi-bin/csvsearch10.pl?show=149
We believe that the way we treat animals is a fundamental indication of the state of our society, and 87% of the public agree, according to a YouGov opinion poll. Your support for measures to protect animals is, therefore, a positive sign that you have the character and values much needed to stand in Parliament and help restore the integrity of our political system.
We wish you the very best of luck in the General Election, and we hope we can work with you in the next Parliament to build a more compassionate society where animals are treated as individuals worthy of respect rather than expendable objects to be exploited and abused.
Dr Dan Lyons
Protecting Animals in Democracy