Archive for the ‘Animal Liberation’ Category

BigAg admits ALF causes “major inconveniences and financial setbacks” for abusers

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

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by Lacy Gray (AG Info)

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Over the last several weeks animal rights activists have taken credit for numerous acts of vandalism on mobile slaughter truck fuel systems in Oregon and Washington state. ALF, otherwise known as the Animal Liberation Front, has claimed that the attacks are being done as

“an act of solidarity with the pigs and cows that are slated to be killed by these companies, and with all the victims of animal agriculture”.

Unfortunately, while the vandalism has caused major inconveniences and financial setbacks for the companies, no abusers were caused bodily harm.

The FBI and the Department of Homeland security are involved in the investigations of these attacks thanks to the Animal Enterprise Protection Act.

Have the attacks stopped business? No, but what they have done is put all those who make a living by abusing animals on high alert. In this day and age it can no longer be assumed that one is immune to acts of violence and vandalism done by extremists groups just because one happens to live in a rural community.

It really is a “small world” after all, and terrorists with small minds are making it feel more constricted all the time.

 

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Lawyer plans constitutional challenge in mink farm sabotage case

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

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The lawyer for one of two California animal activists accused of sabotaging an Illinois mink farm and releasing about 2,000 animals into the wild last year said today he plans to challenge the constitutionality of the federal “animal enterprise terrorism” charges the men are facing.

Tyler Lang, 25, and Kevin Johnson, 27, each pleaded not guilty today at the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse in Chicago. They were indicted this month on charges of conspiracy and interstate travel to damage and interfere with the operations of an animal enterprise.

Johnson’s attorney, Michael Deutsch, told U.S. District Judge Milton Shadur he plans to file a motion challenging the constitutionality of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, the federal statute under which the charges fall.

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Cyber Action 5: Target Gainesville Business Community and UF Supporters in South Florida

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

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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!!
Please use the email blocks provided and send the sample letter below.
If you prefer, feel free to write your own letter ….

Please invite your friends to this event. WE NEED EVERY ACTIVIST TO PARTICIPATE. Thank you for all you do for the animals!

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And in a twist of events, Kevin’s been moved to Danville

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

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Please send Kevin a letter of support:

Kevin Oliff M42382
Danville Correctional Center
3820 E. Main St.
Danville, IL 61834

 

Source: Support Kevin and Tyler

Earlier this week, we posted an update on Kevin’s status and what we all expected to be the next steps of his ongoing incarceration in light of the recent AETA indictment. Some things have changed…

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.

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Vivisectors Blow Up Activist’s Car?

Friday, July 25th, 2014
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Animal Liberation activist Camille Marino’s car was blown up at 7:30 am on July 25, 2014 while she was in the woods walking Brutus.

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.

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Vandals cause $100,000 in damage to Cocoa restaurant

Friday, July 25th, 2014

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Source: Click Orlando

COCOA, Fla. -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.

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One Nation Under God!

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

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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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Bunny Alliance & Smash HLS join forces against Florida slavetraders

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

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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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84-yr old activist arrested for civil disobedience at Cole Bros.

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Marilyn Flynn, 84, with her rescue dog Alec. (Cyndi Murray photo)

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 to Appear on Kevin Storm Show, Sunday at 12 pm EST

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

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Listen to the show live on Sunday at noon at WNJC 1360: http://wnjc1360.com/listen-live/

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.”

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