FBI Lists Animal Rights Extremist as Most Wanted Terrorist

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San Diego has ties to animal rights extremist groups. Daniel Andreas San Diego, wanted for alleged involvement in 2 bombings in San Francisco has been listed by the FBI as one of their Most Wanted Terrorists. He is known to follow a vegan diet, eating no meat or food containing animal products. In the past, he has worked as a computer network specialist and with the operating system LINUX. San Diego wears eyeglasses, is skilled at sailing, and has traveled internationally.

Alley Cat Allies Calls American Bird Conservancy “Extremist Bird Group”

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And should a group dare question the wisdom of domestic cats being outdoors they are “extremists” in the eyes of the crazy cat people. Apparently Alley Cat Allies only wants to protect feral cats, an introduced predator that decimates native wildlife communities. Asides

UK Science Minister Says Public More Accepting of Animal Testing

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According to this interview, he credits animal rights extremists for fueling the public backlash against animal protection. Discouraging article.

Southern Poverty Law Center on ALF

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The SPLC is better known for going after racist extremist groups. Interesting article on ALF from the Southern Poverty Law Center.

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Rumors Circulate over Cancellation of Anthrax Project

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In addition to the threat of animal "extremists," they are also blaming T. Research supporters are going crazy over Oklahoma State University stopping anthrax testing on baboons. Boone Pickens' wife Madeleine, whose husband is a big donor.

Calgary Zoo Set for External Review

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But, of course, this is really all because of some extremists who want to close down all zoos. Since I agree that the excessive number of deaths at this zoo should be investigated, I guess I must be an extremist too. Bowing under pressure, they are allowing an outside group of experts review their operations.

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Another Fake Animal Welfare Group

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The quotes seemed designed to show them as extremists and/or insincere liars. I was browsing for some quotes when I came across this group - The National Animal Interest Alliance (NAIA). They had a page with quotes from animal rights activists, but as I was reading, I noticed that they were very unfavorable quotes from such activists as Wayne Pacelle and Ingrid Newkirk. So, I'm like, waaaaaait a minute. Who are these guys? And here's the answer.

How Long Must We Live With These Wildlife Conservation Myths?

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” Our public wild places are now being attacked by a small group of extremists in state legislators as well as key members of the House of Representatives and the U.S. What myths am I referring to?

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Animal Researchers Promote Sob Stories

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I think they are clever cowards who use extremists to hide their work and to obfuscate the truth about what they do to animals and whether it is truly necessary. I don't support animal research and I have no sympathy for animal researchers. I don't believe they are working for human welfare. I don't believe they want an honest dialogue about what they are doing to animals. I do believe they want prestige, tenure, royalties and patent rights.

On What the Animal Ag Alliance Thinks of Us

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The industry calls us all "animal rights activists" and of course uses the ridiculous "extremists" (read: a person with a principle manifested in her actions) and the Communications Director of the AAA, Philip Lobo, says of extremists, "many of whom are vegans, who are willing to use drastic measures in their attempts to impose their dietary choices onto others."

Recent Events Involving Our Public Lands Are Alarming

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Just as the National Park Service marks 2016 as its centennial year and celebrates 100 years of stewardship for American public lands, many of our wild public places are being attacked by a small group of extremists as well as key members of the House of Representatives and the U.S. The outcome of today’s trial will undoubtedly embolden extremist groups. Do you consider yourself a wildlife conservationist? Do you contribute to wildlife conservation organizations?

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Why Did The National Audubon Society End Their Contract With Ted Williams?

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The line about using Tylenol was like setting a pack of firecrackers off beneath the extremists at Alley Cat Allies, who are pretty notorious for claiming that feral cats are “a natural part of the landscape” and “play important roles in the ecosystem.” On 14 March, 2013, the Orlando Sentinel published an opinion piece by Ted Williams under the headline “Trap, neuter, return programs make feral-cat problem worse.”

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Have There Been Any Positive Aspects of the Malheur NWR Occupation?

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Incidents like this one, led by far-right militant, anti-government extremists, should be a concern of all Americans, especially birders, hunters, environmentalists, conservationists, and anyone else concerned with keeping public lands public. Just yesterday the FBI was able to complete its evidence gathering and clearing of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, returning the refuge back to the U.S.

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Ends and Means

Animal Ethics

I hate it when someone refuses to denounce extremists. How do actions such as this promote the cause of those who performed them? I can't think of anything more self-defeating. There are, in general, four ways to achieve an end. The first is to use force. The second is to use coercion (i.e., the threat of harm). The third is to use manipulation (e.g., deception). The fourth is to use rational persuasion. Only the fourth is respectful of persons, which is a moral imperative.

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The True Costs of the Rhetoric of Terror Continue to Mount – Part 1

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The word ‘extremist’ runs a close second. Extremist’ connotes a fanatical whacko incapable of being reasoned with. Their concerns can’t be legitimate if they are “fanatical extremist terrorist whackos.” With surprisingly little fanfare, President George W. Bush signed the “ Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act ” into law this past Monday (November 27, 2006). The law protects animal enterprises from courses of conduct designed to disrupt their normal profitable functioning.

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