Camille Marino is the Founder & CEO of Negotiation Is Over. She may be reached at [email protected]…
Despite having never committed a violent act, relentless campaigns to expose abusers landed her on Homeland Security’s terrorist watch list in 2010.
On December 30, 2011 she won her first lawsuit against the University of Florida. They were compelled to hand over records documenting decades of primate torture in their labs.
On February 4, 2012, she was arrested for the first time at an anti-viv demo at UF and subsequently extradited to Michigan on contempt charges for alleged repeat violations of an unconstitutional Personal Protection Order. All of these charges were eventually dropped. Thereafter, she was repeatedly arrested for refusing to stop exposing vivisectors. She spent most of the 2012 in jail, three months on house arrest, and her home was raided in June after UF vivisector Raymond Joseph Bergeron fraudulently charged that she threatened to “burn down my house”.
She then spent 6 months in the Wayne County Jail system in Detroit for an act of civil disobedience. She also holds the distinction of being the only person to ever be charged with or convicted of an obscure felony in Michigan called “posting an unlawful message.”
Before being released from jail on March 9, 2013, she rallied a hunger strike among political and vegan prisoners, recruited new vegans and activists, and one inmate is now spreading the gospel of Vegan Christianity; it will soon begin being preached in the federal prison system.
Less than two weeks before her release, she won her second precedent-setting appeal against UF in which the locations of their animal labs were ruled public record.
She is currently on probation until December 5, 2015.
Her first book, “Danger to Society: Journey of a Political Prisoner,” will be available later this year.
Animal Liberation will be achieved when the detriments of animal abuse outweigh the benefits.