Archive for the ‘Animal Liberation’ Category

WARNING: Feeding Wild Monkeys Will Endanger Their Freedom!

Saturday, February 28th, 2015



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!


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Open Letter To ARA’s from Brian Vaillancourt

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Editorial note: To paraphrase Fred Hampton, you can jail the revolutionaries. But you’ll never jail the revolution. – The NIO Resistance

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 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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Why We Test On Animals (Still!)

Thursday, February 26th, 2015


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:

Animal Testing Video Series:
How It Doesn’t Work:
Why We Are Still Doing It:
How There Are Real & Better Alternatives:
How it Hurts Humans:
The Criminalization of Activists Fighting Animal Testing:
The Ice Bucket Challenge & Animal Testing:

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“Face Of Innocence”

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

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by Graham McGeorge

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!


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Silver River Macaques – Press Release

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Silver River Macaques – pr

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.


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Collard Monkey Update w/Action

Monday, February 16th, 2015


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. (more…)

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UF Conducts “Illegal?” Wild Monkey Experiment

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015


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.


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The FREED Mazor Monkeys in their new home!

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

For more information about how you can help the monkeys, please visit the Monkey Struggle in Israel. :)

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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.


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Gary on Violence: “Mohatma fucking lost his mind!”

Monday, January 26th, 2015

In Gary Yourofsky’s words, “look at this from the animals’ point of view.”


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Unconditional Anti-Oppression: The Rise of Anti-Speciesism in the Anarchist Movement

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Editorial Note: NIO moved away from the ideology of Total Liberation in 2012, embracing a Non-Humans First approach to Animal Liberation which recognizes that all oppressed human animals still exercise and enjoy a birthright of privilege over non-human animals. However, we value the working alliances we’ve established over the years with anarchist contingents and other social justice activists. And, therefore, this site will remain an open forum where true revolutionaries may challenge one another’s ideas while building and solidifying our own culture of resistance. We thank our colleagues at Vegan Warfare for this powerful and thoughtful analysis.

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Negotiation is over. Moving beyond liberal veganism.

About 40 years ago animal rights was a concept promoted and activated by determined individuals, passionate about expanding their sphere of compassion. Not only did many of these animal rights activists go vegan but they also took action in the streets. Big colorful signs, petition signing, banner drops, and other tactics were deployed to disrupt the normalcy of routine non-human animal exploitation. Many of these tactics served to spread awareness of slaughterhouse atrocities in hopes of generating sympathy and agricultural reform. Overtime as more and more people began to acknowledge and speak out against non-human animal exploitation, tactics, ideas, and even other movements began to evolve.


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