NIO EDITORIAL: Edwin Way Teale once made a statement, which we at NIO hope may help, put this issue into it’s proper perspective, for those who believe they are helping, when you are actually endangering their freedom, by feeding the wild animals “Those who wish to pet and baby wild animals ‘love’ them. But those who respect their natures and wish to let them live normal lives, love them more.”
by Graham McGeorge
My good friend and guide, CaptainTom O’Lenick has thirty years experience on the Silver River. Everyday he experiences situations like this, and I quote him after his trip yesterday “Twice saw folks in boats feeding them so close they did not realize that they were in danger. They do not think about the fact they are supplying the state with fuel to attempt to control The Monkeys instead of posting and enforcing not feeding them for public safety reasons.”
CaptainTom O’Lenick nails it in his above quote. You should never feed “ANY” wild animals. It is a death sentence!
Editorial note: To paraphrase Fred Hampton, you can jail the revolutionaries. But you’ll never jail the revolution. – The NIO Resistance
by Brian Vaillancourt
NIO and All ARA’s,
2 yrs. have passed 5 1/2 yrs. to go Prison has simply become a place where I live.
The punishment aspect has faded away, I’ve become accustomed to my environment “my world” I’ve even become comfortable – if the courts think they have accomplished Punishing me, they have not. 5 1/2 yrs. will not produce which has not been produced.
I will not become institutionalized, on the contrary, I am strong minded – I’m using this place as a monastery of sorts, a college dormitory. will be stronger physically, spiritually, mentally – I am taking advantage of everything I can. The yard, the college, the gym, the weights, the books in the library, the wise guys the programs – EVERYTHING – I am doing my time it does not do me. I focus on shutting the outside world out as much as I can to an extent – my world is behind these Razor Wires and Walls to a degree this is helpful, in the sense that I am being fully present in the currently arising instant. I am well centred, though far from perfect, just a strong sense of self. This Hostile World, is not forever.
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by Emily Moran Barwick
Non-animal tests are generally more reliable, less costly, and always more humane. So…why the F**K are we still testing on animals? i go over the top reasons, including how YOU are paying for it! for more resources, see the blog post: http://wp.me/p3VBHs-6n
Animal Testing Video Series: http://goo.gl/EMjCKY
How It Doesn’t Work: http://goo.gl/vO8a5i
Why We Are Still Doing It: http://goo.gl/nqLQX1
How There Are Real & Better Alternatives: http://goo.gl/uRjIUH
How it Hurts Humans: http://goo.gl/WkQaOj
The Criminalization of Activists Fighting Animal Testing: http://goo.gl/Aap94R
The Ice Bucket Challenge & Animal Testing: http://goo.gl/aY2h2v
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Rhesus Macaques have frequented the Silver River since the 1930’s. Brought here against their free will almost ninety years ago, they are still considered an invasive species. At what point do they earn the environmental protective rights of the native animals ?
The University of Florida is conducting research on these monkeys and the state is turning a blind eye. This abuse and cruelty has to stop now!
Gainsville, Florida Feb 20, 2015 –
Graham McGeorge has spent the last five years photographing a feral colony of Rhesus Macaques, a type of monkey, along the Silver River in Ocala, Forida. And now he has spent the last few weeks looking for answers.
On January 31, 2015 McGeorge came across a monkey wearing a tight, strange looking collar. The collar appeared to have rubbed the monkey’s neck raw, and the monkey appeared distressed.
McGeorge immediately contacted Florida Fish and Wildlife to report the situation. He has received conflicting information about what happened next.
“This incredibly powerful slam poem was written by Gary Yourofsky in 1996 and is finally reaching the public in video form. Gary calls for us to face the reality of our actions both as a collective society and as individuals. We are the oppressors, the abusers, the murderers. We are the villains in this scenario. And we cannot and will not stand by.”
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UF is claiming the collar was removed from the Macaque photographed by the Silver River in FL, but will not provide any proof.
Unfortunately their past history does not lead one to believe, they are one of a Reputable Organization.
1. They are claiming that only one macaque was collared.
2. They claim the one macaque was not injured, but will give no proof.
3.They acknowledged the Open Records Request sent on Tues, 10th 2015 the same day, which is highly unusual for UF, but giving the benefit of the doubt, I will continue to wait a “reasonable amount of time” until further action is taken. See the rest of this entry…
The DEP confirmed that UF is experimenting on the Silver Springs Monkeys. It is illegal to experiment on wild monkeys.
UF contends that Rhesus Macaques are non-native and therefore the DEP laws do not apply.
We will be updating information as our investigation continues. The details of these experiments will be made public as soon as they are available.
For more information about how you can help the monkeys, please visit the Monkey Struggle in Israel.
Source: Israel News
Munching on leafy greens and climbing through wooded playgrounds, about 500 crab-eating macaque monkeys were acclimating to their new home in the Ben Shemen Forest on Tuesday.
By next week, the transfer of all 650 born-in-thewild Mauritian macaques from Mazor Farm to the Ben Shemen Monkey Park’s sanctuary will be complete.
Activists have long been battling the activities of Mazor Farm, located on Moshav Mazor southeast of Petah Tikva, which has bred macaque monkeys for two decades and exported them for medical purposes.
In Gary Yourofsky’s words, “look at this from the animals’ point of view.”