Archive for February, 2012

Support Camille by boycotting the University of Florida

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

 

by NIO Florida

On February 4th 2012, the University of Florida orchestrated the arrests of Lisa Grossman and Camille Marino during an energetic protest at their formal alumni celebration, Gator Gala. It is important to note that none of the other 30 activists present were isolated by police. This is because since winning our lawsuit on December 30th 2011, we have systematically exposed the horrors to which they subject innocent monkeys. Throughout January 2012 we realized quantifiable gains weekly, initiated a global campaign against UF, damaging their reputation and funding on countless fronts. Our staged arrests were a blatant attempt to shut down NIO Florida and stop the bleeding.

Unfortunately for them, while Marino has remained incarcerated since February 4th, an angry, mobilized community of activists have come together to intensify the pressure on UF. Over the past 2 weeks our Boycott the University of Florida Campaign has gained 12,000 supporters. Please sign the growing petition <a title=”boycott UF petition” here.

From jail, Camille is urging everyone to support her by focusing their attention on the monkeys imprisoned at UF. Every activist must commit to stop enrollment at UF until the monkeys are liberated and primate experimentation is banned. We need every activist in the states and abroad to intervene. Explain to prospective college students and their families that if they apply to the University of Florida, they will be complicit in funding heinous monkey torture. We need to understand that if we as a global community focus our energy on boycotting this one university, we can shut them down if they refuse to stop animal experimentation. Our success here will prove to have devastating consequences for the vivisection industry in every university throughout this country.

Animal liberation will be achieved when the detriments of animal abuse outweigh the benefits.

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Houdini couldn’t escape torture or blindness before being murdered in UF’s primate prison.

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

by NIO Florida

He resisted his enslavement. He escaped his cage. Each time he was recaptured. His sadistic tormenters repeatedly trapped and re-imprisoned him. It wasn’t enough. They taunted him by calling him Houdini after they had successfully snatched away his freedom…. but they were never able to extinguish his will.

Monkey 44D was one of 10 in another barbaric experiment at the University of Florida. By shining a laser into an eye to temporarily invoke the higher pressure with heat, they then measured the eye’s recovery over time. It eventually blinded little 44D and caused cataracts.  After almost a decade of painful laser injuries to his eyes, 44D was then murdered and his eyes were extracted for further study.

Monkey 44D was tortured daily. Shortly after his arrival from a Puerto Rican “monkey mill,” his left leg and right side of his head were shaved for easy access for injections and eye exams. For one of several studies 44D was used for, his daily routine consisted of  being compressed in his tiny cage, injected with Ketamine and transported to another UF building. Sometimes the 3 pound primate was just “knocked down” with the Ketamine before having his eye sockets forced open with clamps for study. Many other times he was intubated for anesthesia and put on a respirator. His day may also include being catheterized (penis/urethra) just to avoid messy urine getting in the way. Prior to examinations, 44D endured humiliating rectal swabbing.

Then the experiment begins with a laser beam in his eye. After an hour of constantly measuring 44D’s eye to see how long it took to return to “normal”, he was left to recover on the table before transporting back to his box sized cage.

The veterinary records show an inconceivable amount of  Ketamine was given to this fragile little being. Its recorded that during each examination 44D was re-dosed with more Ketamine “as needed.” As noted in his records, 44D received a total of more than 2.5 GALLONS of Ketamine in his fourth year of one experiment.

44D wanted a life free of torture and pain. Free of herpes lesions, chronic diarrhea, amputated fingers, broken toes and countless other painful injuries recorded in his records. He risked escape twice by unlocking his own cage and once bit Gary The Tech. Finally, in his seventh year of being used, 44D was pronounced clinically blind with cataracts and lived on another 3 years suffering through random exams, before his death and eye extractions.

Monkey 44D veterinary records:

http://universityoffraud.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/brooks-cantwell-monkey-44d-part-i.pdf

http://universityoffraud.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/brooks-cantwell-monkey-44d-part-ii.pdf

http://universityoffraud.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/brooks-cantwell-monkey-44d-part-iii.pdf

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Statement from Camille Marino

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

Last night I was arrested in Gainesville, and am awaiting extradition to Michigan. I deeply appreciate the outpouring of love and support from all of you. Please do not let this minor inconvenience distract attention from the monkeys in prison at UF. I am proud that 20-30 activists carried on the demo last night after Lisa and I were taken away.

Despite my incarceration, we will be suing UF this week to disclose the address of their monkey prisons. Then Lisa will get their vet records through December 31, 2011.

The campaign will go on with or without me and I will be back as soon as I can.

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Anonymous hacks FBI and other law enforcement websites

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Source: Earthlink

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Saboteurs have hacked into the websites of several law enforcement agencies worldwide in attacks attributed to the collective called Anonymous, including in Boston and in Salt Lake City, where police say personal information of confidential informants and tipsters was accessed.

The Utah hackers gained access this week to sensitive data, including citizen complaints about drug crimes, including phone numbers, addresses and other personal information, police said.

“We’re still knee deep in trying to get a feel for the extent of the problem,” Salt Lake City police Detective Dennis McGowan sai

The group claimed responsibility for an attack on the website of a Virginia law firm for a U.S. Marine convicted in a deadly 2005 attack in Haditha, Iraq.

The attacks come after Anonymous published a recording of a phone call between the FBI and Scotland Yard early Wednesday, gloating in a Twitter message that “the FBI might be curious how we’re able to continuously read their internal comms for some time now.”

In Greece, the Justice Ministry took down its site Friday after a video by activists claiming to be Greek and Cypriot members of Anonymous was displayed for at least two hours.

In Boston, a message posted on the police website Friday said, “Anonymous hacks Boston Police website in retaliation for police brutality at OWS,” apparently a reference to the Occupy Wall Street movement. A police spokesman would not confirm Anonymous was responsible.

In a message posted on the Boston police department’s website, the group said that the site had been attacked several months ago and that hundreds of passwords were released in retaliation for what they called brutality against Occupy Boston.

In October, Boston police acknowledged that various websites used by members of the police department — including the website belonging to the police patrolmen’s association — had been hacked and possibly compromised. The department said it had asked all department personnel to change their passwords on the police department’s network.

Boston’s Occupy movement set up camp in the city’s financial district for two months this fall. The first hack came about 10 days after Boston police arrested 141 Occupy Boston demonstrators on Oct. 11.

Police dismantled the camp Dec. 10, citing public health and safety concerns.

“They clearly ignored our warnings,” the message on the department’s website said Friday.

“So you get your kicks beating protesters? “That’s OK; we get kicks defacing … your websites — again.”

“It is unfortunate that someone would go to this extent to compromise BPDNews.com, a helpful and informative public safety resource utilized daily by community members seeking up-to-date news and information about important safety matters,” police said in a statement.

The Salt Lake City website remained down Friday as the investigation continued, and police said criminal charges are being considered.

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Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act Threatens Activism

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

sparboe cruelty

by Will Potter (The Jurist)

A recent undercover investigation into one of the nation’s largest egg producers, Sparboe Farms, documented hens mangled in cage wire, many with open wounds, and chicks having their beaks burned off by workers. This is just one of many investigations by animal welfare advocates that have exposed standard industry practices, created national dialogue about factory farming and in some cases prompted criminal charges. Newly released FBI documentsshow that the government is less concerned about these abuses and more concerned about the economic loss caused to businesses. The FBI has also been keeping files on factory farm investigators, and recommends prosecuting them as terrorists.

It may come as a shock to most people to learn of potential terrorism charges for investigators who, at worst, have trespassed or rescued a few injured animals. Yet, this is merely the latest chapter of a long-running campaign. I have documented how corporations created the term “eco-terrorism” in the 1980s and then used public relations campaigns, congressional hearings and ambitious court cases to manufacture what the FBI calls the “number one domestic terrorism threat.”

Perhaps the most dangerous tactic employed by corporations has been the manipulation of post-9/11 fears to enact designer terrorism legislation. Foremost among these new laws is the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA). The act was passed in 2006 at the request of the National Association for Biomedical Research, Fur Commission USA, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Wyeth, United Egg Producers, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and many other corporations and business groups that have a financial stake in silencing animal rights activists.

The AETA expands the definition of “animal enterprise terrorism” in 18 USC § 43. Its sweeping language criminalizes “interfering with” the operations of an animal enterprise, instilling a “reasonable fear” in those who are protested, and causing a “loss of profits.” The scope of the law is widened further through its emphasis on “tertiary targeting.” It not only protects animal enterprises, but also any business that does business with an animal enterprise.

In response to civil liberties advocates and in implicit recognition of the vague language, supporters of the bill included a paragraph noting it does not “prohibit any expressive conduct … protected from legal prohibition by the First Amendment.” While it is true that the AETA does not explicitly outlaw protest, saying “This is Constitutional” does not make it so.

The true threat of the law is the fear it has created. This chilling effect on First Amendment activity is at the core of a new lawsuit brought by the Center for Constitutional Rights, Blum v. Holder [PDF], filed on behalf of five longtime activists who say the vague, overly broad language of the AETA has made them think twice about using their rights. One of the plaintiffs, Ryan Shapiro, is now a doctoral candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He uncovered the FBI file discussed previously through a Freedom of Information Act request. Shapiro once participated in undercover investigations; he stopped after the passage of the AETA. He says this file — which lists him by name — and other prosecutions confirmed his fears of being prosecuted as a terrorist.

The industries targeted have countered that the AETA is no different from hate crime legislation targeting the Ku Klux Klan. “It’s always been possible to punish those who burn crosses, deface houses or otherwise harass people on the basis of race, religion or sexual orientation,” Dan Murphy wrote in Dairy Herd. “But often, the small fines and minimal jail terms prescribed by trespassing and property damage statutes don’t fit the egregious nature of the offenses.”

To most reasonable people, the offenses by factory farms are much more egregious than the act of videotaping them. The purpose of the AETA is not to fulfill a legal void, as supporters claim. Animal rights activists have never committed physical violence against a human being, which is but one trait that makes a comparison to hate crimes so offensive and desperately overreaching. The crimes they have committed, such as trespassing and theft, are already crimes. When it comes to the extreme crimes of underground groups, like the Animal Liberation Front, reclassifying them as “terrorist acts” does not deter the groups. According to a Justice Department report [PDF], animal rights crimes were actually on the decline until the passage of “animal enterprise terrorism” legislation, then they spiked.

The purpose of the AETA is to deter aboveground activists like Shapiro by leveraging the power of fear. Exposés by national groups like the Humane Society of the United States, Mercy for Animals, and PETA have rattled these industries to their core in a way that vandalism or arson never could. Animal enterprises are trying to deflect scrutiny, and hope to use the War on Terror to scare their opposition into submission.

Regardless of how one feels about animal rights or animal rights activists, the targeting of political activists as “terrorists” because they cause a loss of corporate profits sets a dangerous precedent. Occupy Wall Street, for example, clearly is focused on challenging corporate power and has utilized a diversity of tactics currently classified as “animal enterprise terrorism,” including non-violent civil disobedience and home demonstrations. If this legislation is not overturned, it will be the blueprint for targeting all protesters that pose a threat to business as usual.

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Boycott the University of Florida

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

We are confident that, working together as a coordinated international community, we can force the University of Florida to shut down their primate experimentation program. Animal torture is entrenched at almost every university worldwide. We can set the precedent at UF and, in the process, begin to take a sledgehammer to the University Vivisection Complex.

by NIO UK

The University of Florida fought for 14 months to keep the atrocities to which they subject monkeys secret. On December 30, 2011 activists in Florida won a lawsuit and are making their horrific experiments public.

Now we are calling for students worldwide to boycott applying to this institution.

In conjunction with a creative and aggressive grassroots campaign being waged by our comrades on the ground in Florida, we are calling for an international boycott of applications to the University of Florida.

NIO Florida has released three sets of records so far:

*One documents the harrowing ordeal of one Capuchin monkey who was kidnapped from his home in the jungles of Guyana, was terrorized for 17 years in their underground prisons, and finally died in 2009 as his tormenters tried to subdue him for the last time.

*Another documents the short life of a macaque purchased from Alpha Genesis. This monkey, Louis, lived in his cage with a broken hip — his leg was detached from his hip — and received no pain relief whatsoever. He was in so much agony that he suffered from chronic anorexia and vomiting until they murdered him after two years because “he could not be used.”

*Records have been revealed documenting five monkeys that were forcefed toxic dirt gathered from five waste sites around Florida.

*Records will be published shortly documenting monkeys that were poisoned, blinded, and tormented in unspeakable and unconscionable ways for the durations of their lives. Some died after months, some decades. Many are still enduring their despicable and torturous imprisonments.

All records are being maintained and are available for public inspection HERE.

Please sign our Boycott the University of Florida petition HERE. (if you experience difficulty accessing the url, it is a technical issue that will be resolved momentarily)

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March 16: Take international action in China’s war against wildlife

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Cee 4 Life and Glo Wild have introduced an initiative calling for a series of actions targeting those who murder wildlife to infuse an underground market with keratin and animal body parts for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). In an effort to put an international voice behind those waging war to protect these animals on the ground, they have asked that “people of the world make a stand now, to commit themselves to act and unite together.” NIO fully supports the efforts of our comrades. When we learn to coordinate our efforts and act in unison, we will begin to realize quantifiable gains. Following is their first call for action…

Cee4life and Glo Wild have created a series of actions aimed against the continued and rising instance of keratin use in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Animal Body Part Use(ABP). Keratin is the protein substance of our own human finger nails, toes nails and hair. Rhino horn, Tiger claws, Antlers, Pangolin scales and many more animal body parts used in TCM is made of Keratin, just like our own human finger nails, toe nails and hair. But the tragedy is that TCM has attributed Keratin as a healing tonic, medicine, ointment, a miracle medicine etc It is touted to cure everything from blisters to cancer, it is FALSE. There is NO medicinal value to Keratin. There is NO medical benefit to consuming, ingesting, eating KERATIN.

These are fake and false ancient myths developed 3000 years ago when humans knew no better. We do now, and via medical and scientific testing it is proven that these above mentioned animal body parts hold NO magical healing powers.  The only magic these creatures hold is in the living being. However, this Tradtional Medicine is rampant, in mass demand, all because of these ancient beliefs.  The countries using these know better, however they refuse to stop.  And due to this mass demand, our species like the Rhino, the Tiger, and any other creature with claws, nails, horns, scales is a target for the WILDLIFE TRADE BLACK MARKET.  THIS IS THE TRUTH.

How much are YOU really willing to do to save these creatures?

Keratin is found in our own human finger nails, toe nails and hair.

TCM Animal Body Part use of Keratin in prevelant in China and Vietnam. These FALSE Traditional Medicine and medical value attributed to the use of Keratin is false.

However, the demand is raging out of control and it is driving species to extinction because of LIES.

We have developed a series of actions that every person on the face of this earth can participate in.

It will cost you – 1 postage stamp, 1 postage envelope, 1 hygienically sealed container, 1 written letter and the guts to do it.

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Government Supoenaes OWS Protester’s Tweets

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

by Joseph Ax (Huffington Post)

NEW YORK, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Prosecutors have subpoenaed the Twitter records of an Occupy Wall Street protester who was arrested in October during a mass protest on the Brooklyn Bridge.

The Jan. 26 subpoena from the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office seeks “user information, including email address,” along with three months’ worth of tweets from @destructuremal, the Twitter handle for Malcolm Harris.

Harris, 23, a freelance writer and editor who lives in the New York borough of Brooklyn, said Tuesday that Twitter sent a copy of the subpoena to him on Monday. He posted it — where else? — on Twitter.

“When you get an email from Twitter Legal, you assume it’s a phishing scam, trying to get your password,” he said. “It turned out that it is a phishing scam, but it’s from the prosecutors.”

It is not clear what specific evidence prosecutors are after. But the subpoena is an example of posts on social media sites posing potential legal problems for authors.

Harris said his lawyer, Martin Stolar of the National Lawyers Guild, would file a motion to quash the subpoena. Twitter has agreed not to comply with the subpoena while Stolar prepares the motion, Harris said.

A spokeswoman for the Manhattan district attorney’s office declined comment.

The subpoena seeks Harris’ tweets from Sept. 15 — two days before the Occupy Wall Street movement began — to Dec. 15. Harris is not sure what tweets could be fodder for prosecutors; Twitter’s interface does not allow him to review all of his old tweets.

Stolar was not immediately available for comment Tuesday evening.

A Twitter spokesman declined to comment on the case but confirmed that the San Francisco-based company’s policy is “to notify users about law enforcement and governmental requests for their information, unless we are prevented by law from doing so,” in order to protect users’ rights.

Harris is one of hundreds of Occupy-related defendants whose cases are still winding their way through the court system. A special courtroom has been set up to handle more than 1,800 cases in New York, the vast majority involving misdemeanor charges.

He was charged with disorderly conduct and is due back in court on Feb. 29. Like a number of Occupy protesters, he has vowed to take the case to trial rather than accept a deal from prosecutors.

The National Lawyers Guild is representing many of the arrested protesters.

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Emails Needed: TAM revealed as new airline involved in the monkey death trade

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

TAM on Facebook

BUAV Press Release
January 30, 2012

The BUAV has uncovered a new airline involved in the transportation of primates for research. Last year, Brazil’s and Latin America’s largest airline, TAM Linhas Aéreas, flew eleven marmoset monkeys from Brazil to the University of Nebraska in the USA.

Thousands of primates are transported by airlines hundreds of miles around the world for the international research industry. Some are trapped in the wild and cruelly ripped from their family groups, whilst others are bred in captivity and confined on large-scale farms. In recent years, an increasing number of airlines have stopped their involvement in the transportation of monkeys destined for research purposes, including in the past months American Airlines, Caribbean Airlines and IBC Airways

The BUAV has highlighted the animal welfare concerns associated with the transportation of primates. Monkeys can endure delays, poor ventilation, noise and temperature fluctuations. Over the years, incidents have taken place around the world where these individuals have suffered greatly or even died during their shipment to laboratories. Conditions that resulted in the death or euthanasia of monkeys imported into the United States during 2009 included pneumonia, enteritis, gastroenteritis, dehydration, weight loss, poor body condition and bacterial infection. Other reported incidents graphically illustrate the trauma experienced by these sensitive animals during their transportation on airlines.

Please contact TAM Linhas Aéreas to urge them to end their involvement in the cruelty and suffering that is intrinsically linked to the trade in primates for research; and to implement a policy as a matter of urgency to stop any future shipments of this type.

Chief Executive Officer and President
TAM Linhas Aéreas
Av Jurandir, 856 – Lote 4 (Jardim Ceci)
Sao Paulo 04072 – 000
Brazil

EMAIL BLOCK:

[email protected], [email protected], [email protected], responsabilidade.social@tam.com.br, cargasfaleconosco.tamcargo@tam.com.br, [email protected]r, [email protected]om.br

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