There are two big issues that are preventing us, animal liberation activists, from being as effective as we can be right now.
First, we lack coordination, especially here in the United States. We go and protest a restaurant once and never go back. We go and leaflet outside a target and never go back. We smash windows at a fur store and never return. We take down a hunting tower but do nothing when it is rebuilt. This accomplishes very little. It costs the target a few hundred dollars. That is nothing to them. They (or their insurance company) pay for the repairs and continue on killing as if nothing happened. It makes people who see the protest consider what we are protesting for a minute then move on with their lives and forget about it when they never see us again.
Source: The Suffolk Times
Marilyn Flynn has no regrets.
Less than 24 hours after her arrest and subsequent interrogation, the 84-year-old was calm while recounting the ordeal as she sat at her dining room table Friday morning.
“I feel fine. There is no other reason to feel otherwise,” Ms. Flynn said. “They are calling it petit larceny but it is an act of civil disobedience.”
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Maxime Ginolin (aka MagiCJacK) uses his music and talent to fight against oppression. According to his website, Maxime fights against all forms of “racism, sexism, speciesism and homophobia. He struggles for the rights of children, animals and women, and for the protection of Earth.”
Vandalism by animal activists on ACT Government property will cost taxpayers thousands. Photo: Elesa Kurtz
Source: Brisbane Times
Animal activists who oppose the ACT Government’s kangaroo cull have continued to vandalise public property with Territory and Municipal Services expecting taxpayers to foot the bill for thousands of dollars of damage.
The most recent incidents of vandalism come one month after activists damaged the windscreens and tyres of 10 government owned cars, vandalised property with anarchist graffiti, and broke windows and panels on the Parks and Conservation depot in Farrer.
Source: Animal Defenders International
With each day that passes, Primera moves closer to completion.
Source: Eleventh Hour on Facebook
Inside UF, 10,000 animals are estimated to be imprisoned and tortured on any given day. After 3 successful lawsuits and 4 federal complaints citing “fraud,” “incompetence” and a “culture of corruption” inside their labs, the University of Florida was named 1 of the 5 worst universities for animals in the country in April. Now we are taking our message directly to their alumni, benefactors, and other supporters and asking them to publicly denounce UF and begin to wash the blood from their hands. This week’s targets are the affluent Gator Clubs in South Florida- many who have both been voted Outstanding Gator Club of the Year, based on financial contributions to UF. We need to tell them to stop funding archaic “science” and ban animal testing NOW!!
Source: Strategic Goat Tumblr
For a long time the bad blood between animal rights activist Camille Marino and Steve Best confounded people on who was in the wrong.
Let me tell you, when a man becomes abusive he is well protected, he protects himself through charm and “prestige” and he protects himself through his followers. It’s so hard to catch and explain about an abusers actions.
Women are so often just brushed off as “crazy”. The men puff out their chests and ask who are they to challenge them. I’m a doctor. I have high status, who are you to talk against me? You are nothing.
Steve has all the characteristics of an abusive man. He demoralizes and belittles his victims, he uses them, he sends them to the hospital with broken ribs, he sets people against each other to hide the true facts. And if they aren’t broken enough he makes sure to keep going after them until they are.
Well he fucked up. Finally there are witnesses and that’s why he got kicked the fuck out of AR2014.
by Camille A. Marino
On Saturday July 12, 2014, Dr. Steven Best was thrown out of AR2014 for repeatedly accosting 13-year old Kevin Storm who was selling donated copies of my book, “Danger to Society,” to raise money for his Animal Liberation radio show.
On May 5, 2012, I was charged with the 5-year felony of “Posting a Message” in Detroit because Steve Best published a snuff fantasy about a vivisector on my site rather than his own. He then refused to testify, ran to and aligned himself with vivisectors, took out a perjurious Personal Protection Order against me to silence me, spent the better part of 2 years trying to get my book shelved, orchestrated a years-long effort through his sycophants to converge on me and destroy my reputation with lies, all so that he could re-write history. I’ve been bullied, harrassed, relentlessly slandered and defamed. But I am deeply disturbed that Steve Best and his followers have now turned their obsession with me toward a 13-year old young man for whom I have nothing but admiration and respect. This is unacceptable.
Source: Eleventh Hour on Facebook
Inside UF, 10,000 animals are estimated to be imprisoned and tortured on any given day. After 3 successful lawsuits and 4 federal complaints citing “fraud,” “incompetence” and a “culture of corruption” inside their labs, the University of Florida was named 1 of the 5 worst universities for animals in the country in April. Now we are taking our message directly to their alumni, benefactors, and other supporters and asking them to publicly denounce UF and begin to wash the blood from their hands. This week’s action focuses on the North Florida Gator clubs and their supporters. Please use the email block provided and send the sample letter below.
by Rick Bogle (Cap Times)
A June 25 editorial in the journal Nature should give Madisonians pause. The editors voiced serious concern over influenza research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The editors and senior disease researchers in the U.S. and abroad are making public statements about how dangerous they believe this research is.
Yoshihiro Kawaoka studies Ebola and influenza. What has gotten scientists and informed laypeople so concerned is his re-creation and genetic manipulations of the 1918 Spanish flu, which killed an estimated 50 million people. Historian John M. Barry explains the seriousness of this virus in “The Great Influenza”:
by Will Potter (Green is the New Red)
Two animal rights activists have been indicted on federal terrorism charges for allegedly releasing 2,000 mink and fox from fur farms in the Midwest.
Tyler Lang and Kevin Olliff were charged with two counts of violating the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act and committing “animal enterprise terrorism.”
Olliff is currently in jail in Illinois, where he was sentenced to 30 months in jail for having boltcutters in his Prius.
Lang was arrested outside of a Veggie Grill restaurant in Los Angeles on Thursday, July 10. He had arrived to prepare for a fundraiser at the restaurant to benefit the Bunny Alliance, an animal rights group with which he volunteers.