Archive for the ‘Vivisection Complex’ Category

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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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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Urgent Cyber Action: Stop Proposed Monkey Breeding Farm in Florida

Friday, July 18th, 2014

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Source: Animal Defenders International

URGENT – LETTERS NEEDED NOW TO STOP FLORIDA LAB MONKEY FARM. Work continues to progress on Primera, Prelabs’ proposed monkey factory farm being built in Labelle, Florida, which would supply monkeys for US laboratories. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO BRING CONSTRUCTION TO A HALT.ADI’s undercover investigation of Prelabs’ Mauritian trading partner Biodia revealed nightmarish conditions, including baby monkeys torn from their mothers’ arms and tattooed without anesthetic, monkeys injected in the eyelids for TB tests, and animals captured from the wild and used as breeding machines. These monkeys face a lifetime of horrors in the laboratory, for needless tests that have proven to be unreliable and unnecessary.

With each day that passes, Primera moves closer to completion.

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Cyber Event 4 : Target Affluent Gator Clubs and UF Supporters in South Florida

Friday, July 18th, 2014

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Source: Eleventh Hour on Facebook

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 targets are the affluent Gator Clubs in South Florida- many who have both been voted Outstanding Gator Club of the Year, based on financial contributions to UF. We need to tell them to stop funding archaic “science” and ban animal testing NOW!!

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Cyber Action 3: Target UF Alumni, Benefactors & Supporters in N. Florida

Sunday, July 13th, 2014
Image awarded in Camille Marino v The University of Florida (Dec. 30, 2011)

A monkey after being “humanely” tortured inside UF. Image awarded in Camille Marino v The University of Florida (Dec. 30, 2011)

Source: Eleventh Hour on Facebook

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 action focuses on the North Florida Gator clubs and their supporters. Please use the email block provided and send the sample letter below.

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Flu lab accident could leave millions dead within weeks

Saturday, July 12th, 2014
Courtesy: Yoshihiro Kawaoka, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Using genes resurrected from the 1918 Spanish influenza virus, the virus responsible for a pandemic that killed an estimated 20 million people, scientists have gathered important new clues to why the virus spread quickly and killed efficiently. Adding the genes to a comparatively benign strain of influenza (pictured), shows that a minor genetic change can turn a mild form of the virus into a highly virulent strain.

Courtesy: Yoshihiro Kawaoka, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Using genes resurrected from the 1918 Spanish influenza virus, the virus responsible for a pandemic that killed an estimated 20 million people. Adding the genes to a comparatively benign strain of influenza (pictured), shows that a minor genetic change can turn a mild form of the virus into a highly virulent strain.

by Rick Bogle (Cap Times)

A June 25 editorial in the journal Nature should give Madisonians pause. The editors voiced serious concern over influenza research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The editors and senior disease researchers in the U.S. and abroad are making public statements about how dangerous they believe this research is.

Yoshihiro Kawaoka studies Ebola and influenza. What has gotten scientists and informed laypeople so concerned is his re-creation and genetic manipulations of the 1918 Spanish flu, which killed an estimated 50 million people. Historian John M. Barry explains the seriousness of this virus in “The Great Influenza”:

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UW Destroys Public Records of Monkey Experiments

Friday, July 11th, 2014

The one thing that we can safely say about the lucrative and federally-funded animal experimentation industry inside universities across the country, is that these institutions have a vested interest in keeping the atrocities to which they subject animals hidden from the public. Eleventh Hour for Animals has successfully sued the University of Florida over the last several years to gain access to their primate experimentation records. And now Rick Bogle of Alliance for Animals discusses how the University of Wisconsin at Madison actually destroyed video because having the public view their “research” did not serve any “public interest.”

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Walter Bond interview featured in new book by Lantern Books

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

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PLEASE WRITE HIM & MAKE A DONATION TODAY!

Walter Bond
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USP Marion CMU
PO Box 1000
Marion IL 62959

In the forthcoming book , The Terrorization of Dissent: Corporate Repression, Legal Corruption and the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (Lantern Books), co-edited by Jason Del Gandio and Anthony J. Nocella II (due out this summer), the following interview of Walter Bond was taken by Carol Glasser during the summer of 2011 (several months before Walter’s final sentencing for arsons in Utah, but after his sentencing for the arson of the Sheepskin Factory in Colorado) and appears as Chapter 15.

Interview with Walter Bond, July 2011
Facilitated by Carol L. Glasser

According to your support page, you have been dedicated to the work of animal liberation and anti-capitalism for over 15 years. Can you please describe how and when you became involved in activism, in particular activism geared toward animal liberation?

In the winter of 1996, when I was 19 years old, I got a job with a company named Dakota Mechanical. Their home office was in Jefferson, South Dakota; however, most of their work crews were scattered around the Midwest and Iowa in particular. I was hired as a forklift operator and apprentice plumber. I worked building two separate slaughterhouses. One in Logansport, Indiana – which was a brand new facility – and one in Perry, Iowa, where we built an extension to an already running “kill floor.” Both slaughterhouses were IBP (Iowa Beef Producers), which have over twenty death camps in the state of Iowa for pigs alone. During the six months that I was employed at the Perry, Iowa facility, I saw every single area of production and confinement. I witnessed daily the profound cruelty that is simply industry standards in “pork production,” culminating in viewing a 500-pound pig being beat to death with blunt force by IBP workers. This particular individual animal had escaped his leg hold shackle and went running off the kill floor bleeding from the throat. As he was beaten to death I also witnessed my work crew cheering and high-fiving each other, as if it were a sporting event. This event had a very profound effect on me, a very internal effect.

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What We Must Do To Win

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

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There are two big issues that are preventing us, animal liberation activists, from being as effective as we can be right now.

First, we lack coordination, especially here in the United States. We go and protest a restaurant once and never go back. We go and leaflet outside a target and never go back. We smash windows at a fur store and never return. We take down a hunting tower but do nothing when it is rebuilt. This accomplishes very little. It costs the target a few hundred dollars. That is nothing to them. They (or their insurance company) pay for the repairs and continue on killing as if nothing happened. It makes people who see the protest consider what we are protesting for a minute then move on with their lives and forget about it when they never see us again.

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Marino’s Exclusive Interview with Non-Human’s First

Monday, July 7th, 2014

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Simulposted with Non-Humans First

Hi Camille, an honor to speak with you. Could you tell us a bit about your work?

Thank you, Aran. The honor is all mine. I founded Negotiation is Over (NIO) in 2008 and Eleventh Hour for Animals in 2010. My vision for NIO remains one of exposing abusers and shaming them publicly. If you torture animals from nine to five, you should not expect to go home and enjoy any semblance of peace and anonymity. Vivisectors hate my approach. And they should. I think what shocks me more is that welfarists hate my work more because the vivisectors don’t approve. I find it difficult to understand how some in our community are more concerned with gaining the approval of the enemy rather than fighting for their nonhuman victims.

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