There is a petition on Change.org directed to the Postmaster General. It states that the picture on the postcard is:
- Stereotyping German shepherds as vicious
- Spreading fear of a breed and
- Targeting a specific breed.
Please take a moment to sign the petition and let the Postmaster General know your displeasure.
As I've mentioned before, I am an animal control officer. I have worked five cases where mailman were bitten by dogs. The dogs involved were: one Springer spaniel, one dachshund, one Labrador retriever and two mixed breeds. According to my statistics, the choice of a German shepherd is inaccurate. I am very disappointed that my tax dollars are being used for this.
If you'd like to contact the Postmaster General in writing, please address your comments to:
Patrick R. Donahoe(BTW, it's now 33¢ to send a postcard and 46¢ for a letter. Can you believe it?)
United States Postal Service, Postmaster General
475 L'Enfant Plaza SW
Washington DC 20260-0010
Perhaps we should ask the Postmaster General if this is how he wants his employees portrayed. (Hey, it's called "going postal" for a reason!)
- Stereotyping U.S. Postal Workers as homicidal
- Spreading fear of a profession and
- Targeting a specific profession.