Moderated elements within the animal rights movement suggest that more aggressive grassroots efforts are counter-productive and hurt the movement. The grassroots actors retort that the only interests that are served by pacified and moderated forms of activism are those of the abusers. They say the last thing the animals need to compound the hell in which they’re entombed is for us — their freedom fighters — to confine ourselves to the parameters laid out for us by abusers and the state; focusing on welfare violations only conveys an illusion to the public that the other 99% of vivisection is humane and responsible they say; confining our speech to designated areas, they say, only ensures we will never speak effectively; constraining ourselves according to their rules is tantamount to putting ourselves in restraints they say.
Source: Eleventh Hour for Animals
This guide is intended to empower activists with all the necessary tools to penetrate deep inside vivisection labs. There is no magic wand involved and you don’t need to be a scientist. The only thing you need is a desire to do more for the animals, to identify vivisectors, and give their victims a voice. Without you, they will continue to be tortured to death with impunity. If you wish to start a campaign under the Eleventh Hour for Animals banner, please email us at [email protected]. We will work with you step-by-step to get the information you need, develop recruiting methods, tactics, and strategies. Our sole objective is to stop vivisectors in their tracks.
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No other individual has created a one-person vegan revolution, ripping the blinders off of meateaters one by one, and forcing them to confront their own complicity in a global holocaust. I saw statistics today that only 2% of the population is veg*n, 8% are former veg*ns, and 88% of the population was never either vegan or vegetarian. So I guess I’m wondering why so many of the alleged “educators” in our movement only make appearances at conferences and potlucks to soak up their weak accolades from the already-converted. I’m proud to debut his new lecture recorded last month in Michigan. -Camille
by Louis “Eagle Warrior” Carl
This pathetic excuse for a holiday is celebrated over the carcass of a once living, breathing being that wanted to live and had as much right to life as the savages carving its tortured body. May all who so dine soon come down with the maladies and illnesses well-documented to be associated with eating sentient creatures.
For many Indians, Thanksgiving is a day of sorrow and mourning and with good reason.
In response to an article that appeared in yesterday’s New York Times entitled “Security in Ferguson is tightened after night of unrest,” Kate Riviello connects all the dots between a cop getting away with murder and what it means to be an Animal Liberation activist inside the fascist police state.
by Kate Riviello
President, NY Animal Rights Alliance
My friends in animal rights, we are in times that are going in a very wrong direction.
Fascism is an ugly thing; it comes in your house, it takes your money, it will put you in jail unjustly, it will physically kill you and your family. Fascism is something that happens when no one is paying attention. It has propaganda-type labels, like HOME SECURITY MEASURES. I really did not calculate that as an animal rights activist, we would be smack in the middle of the civil rights movement.
The Monkey Struggle in Israel has been warning the world for months that Mazor Farms might be smuggling monkeys out of the country before the ban on exportation goes into effect on January 1. In May of 2014, determined to get the evidence, Israeli activists broke into the Farm and this is the first time these images have been published in the US. As we can easily see, the 1300 monkeys that are supposed to be on the property are absent. Aerial footage taken last month and published last week confirms that there are only a few hundred monkeys left in this concentration camp. See the rest of this entry…
by Chris Hedges (Truthdig)
No revolt can succeed without professional revolutionists. These revolutionists live outside the formal structures of society. They are financially insecure—Vladimir Lenin spent considerable time in exile appealing for money from disenchanted aristocrats he would later dispossess. They dedicate their lives to fomenting radical change. They do not invest energy in appealing to power to reform. They are prepared to break the law. They, more than others, recognize the fragility of the structures of authority. They are embraced by a vision that makes compromise impossible. Revolution is their full-time occupation. And no revolution is possible without them.
everyday i sit or lay down and close my eyes. i imagine myself as one of my animal brethren being abused.
i REALLY try and put myself in his skin. whether it be a fur farm animal….a lab animal….an animal stuck in a trap…an animal waiting for hundreds of days in a shelter…animals in slaughterhouses…i imagine i’m all of them. because we see images and then, on to the next image.
but i realised years ago that for those particular animals, it…does…not…end!!!
UPDATE 10PM: ALL OF THE ACTIVISTS WERE JUST RELEASED
Activists are mobilizing and are on high alert. As Negotiation is Over has been reporting for weeks, Mazor Farms is in the process of relocating to Florida; it is believed the site of their new concentration camp is the Primera project under construction in Hendry County in Southwest Floria. It is planned to be able to house up to 3,200 hundred primates that will be bred to be tortured in vivisection.
In May of 2014, Israeli activists broke into Mazor Farms to document the conditions in which the monkeys were imprisoned. That footage will be released here soon. Today, our colleagues began to circulate the first aerial images from their undercover operation began being released in Israel. NIO has been given the exclusive footage to begin to disseminate in the United States.
A ban on the exportation of monkeys out of Israel goes into effect on January 1. As we reported on Wednesday, Mazor Farms is now making a desperate effort to ship its captive primates out of the country while there is no Minister of the Environment in place. In order to stop them, Israeli activists with The Monkey Struggle are demonstrating today for the people who now have the power to stop this. In coordination with their efforts, we are asking the rest of the world to take a moment to send a letter to appeal to the highest levels of the Israeli government for these monkeys’ lives.
Suggested Subject Line
Please Stop the Illegal Mazor Farms Monkey Shipment
Dear Ministers and Officials,
Since the Minister of the Environment resigned recently, it has come to my attention that Mazor Farms is seeking to use this loophole to bypass protocols that have been put in place by the Israeli government and get an illegal shipment out of the country. Under laws that exist until December 31, their monkeys may only be shipped out of Israel if they are going to a “medical research facility.” After January 1, 2015, a complete ban will go into effect outlawing these exports entirely. I admire your country for taking this progressive and necessary step.
On January 1, 2015, a ban will go into effect preventing Israel from exporting monkeys to vivisection labs around the world.
Last month, Owen Griffiths, Eli Holtzman, Zeev Brin, and Moshe Busmitz, Managing Directors of Mazor Farms, applied for a permit to ship 240 monkeys out of Israel to Burkshire Corporation in the US. Israeli activists were able to stop this shipment because Burshire is a breeding camp, not a medical research facility. Under the existing laws, primates may only be exported for “medical research.”
In another desperate attempt to relocate the remaining monkeys into the US before the ban goes into effect, Israeli activists just confirmed that Mazor is attempting to ship more monkeys out of the country. The intended destination of this shipment is unclear. See the rest of this entry…