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 target is the business community in Gainesville, FL- home of the University of Florida. . We need to tell them to stop funding archaic “science” and ban animal testing NOW!!
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Kevin Oliff M42382
Danville Correctional Center
3820 E. Main St.
Danville, IL 61834
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The Good News
Kevin got back his property, so he has his books, coffee, and some commissary items leftover from Vandalia. He has some sporadic phone access. His spirits, as always, are relatively good. He expects to be getting vegan meals at the beginning of August. And he can receive mail starting immediately (new address posted below).
The Bad News
Danville is a tightly-controlled medium security facility that has Kevin in a cell 21 hours of the day. He’s only given access to commissary every three to four weeks. The college courses he was enrolled in at Vandalia won’t count towards an early release, putting his anticipated release date at October 22nd. Danville is where Kevin will serve out the rest of his state sentence, and it’s located in west-central Illinois, around three hours away from anyone he knows in St. Louis or Chicago.
Source: Unassociated Press
Attorneys for Eleventh Hour for Animals had the last in a series of conferences on Thursday, July 24, with Amy Haas, an attorney for the University of Florida. It was decided that, rather than dragging UF back into court again for a fourth time because Public Information Officer Brad Barber willfully and deliberately ignored public records requests in violation of Fla. Stat. Secs. 119.01 to 119.15, all parties agreed to treat this as another example of simple UFPD bumbling incompetence, rather than criminal conduct, and Eleventh Hour will deal solely with UF’s equally evasive in-house counsel going forward.
Source: Click Orlando
In what police are labeling “a cruel attack,” hoodlums broke into Black Tulip restaurant in Cocoa Village and smashed wine bottles, wrecked artwork, flooded sinks and ruined food, causing more than $100,000 in damages.
“It was complete, total destruction,” said Barbara Matthews, Cocoa police spokeswoman. “This wasn’t your typical act of vandalism — it was designed to destroy this restaurant.”
The vandals struck between the restaurant, which opened on Brevard Avenue in 1981, sometime from Monday afternoon to Wednesday morning, Matthews said.
By Roland Windsor Vincent (Armory of the Revolution)
Original Title: The Christo-Fascist Police State
A mighty military.
Women in the home.
Abortion and birth control become crimes.
Crosses emblazoned on every public building.
Machine gunners on our borders.
Welfare recipients sterilized.
Being gay made illegal.
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by Ron Roberts
On Wednesday July 23, South Florida Smash HLS linked up with The Bunny Alliance for a day of protests. First, eight dedicated activists visited the DHL office in Plantation, Florida to represent the thousands of primates transported by its proxy, ABX Air. DHL has a stated policy of not transporting live animals for experimentation. However, ABX Air, which was spun off from DHL, continues this horrendous practice. DHL is the largest customer of ABX and most of the planes of ABX are painted with the DHL colors and logo. DHL has the power to stop ABX from participating in this abuse and they cannot deny this connection. To underscore that point, activists who today entered the DHL facility noticed in the sign in register that the CEO and CFO of ABX was in the building that very morning! We exposed this unholy connection to DHL employees, both verbally and by handing out flyers. We then held a protest demonstration outside the building. loudly representing the helpless victims of DHL/ABX, despite the pouring rain. Considering the pain and suffering we are confronting, not one protester was deterred or complained about that minor inconvenience. It is time for all airlines to stop participating in this morally unconscionable activity and the animal rights community will continue to represent these hapless beings.
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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.