Sea Shepherd Goes on Mission to Protect Bluefin Tuna

Critter News

Looks like they'll need to since nobody else wants to protect them. Sea Shepherd doesn’t protest, Sea Shepherd intervenes against illegal activity. In Qatar yesterday nations voted down a proposed ban on exporting Atlantic bluefin tuna. Greenpeace says the New Zealand Government voted against the ban – spelling disaster for the future of the species. Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully wasn’t available today to confirm how New Zealand voted.

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Guy Who Trained Flipper Protests Dolphin Slaughter

Critter News

O’Barry has been on a dolphin-protection crusade since the day in 1970 that Kathy, one of the dolphins that played Flipper, died in a steel tank at the Miami Seaquarium while he was holding her. I just read this story today. The moment Flipper died in his arms, Richard O’Barry was transformed from a dolphin trainer into an activist determined to free captive dolphins around the world. That was 39 years ago.

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Appeal Denied for Six Activists Convicted Under AEPA

Critter News

Six members of Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty were convicted at a 2006 trial in New Jersey of conspiracy to violate the 1992 Animal Enterprise Protection Act. The law, since revised, aimed to protect animal research laboratories from illegal, sometimes violent protests. The group was formed to protest the activities of Huntingdon Life Sciences in Franklin Township, N.J. Tags: huntingdon animal enterprise protection act

SHAC7 Trailer

Animal Person

I credit Will Potter as the catalyst for shifting my focus away from critiques of other activists and activist groups (particularly his post, " While the Government Continues Attacks on Activists, Animal Rights Groups Protest Each Other " back in 2008). But when our First Amendment rights have been diminished as an activist group and we're being unfairly targeted and called "terrorists" and not afforded equal protection, it feels strange to protest against other vegans.

Atttorney's File Motion to Dismiss Charges Against AETA 4

Critter News

From the press release: “To characterize protest and speech as terrorist activities is ludicrous,” said Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) cooperating attorney Matthew Strugar. The AETA is so broad and unclear it could be used to suppress lawful protests and boycotts by any activists across the spectrum, no matter what the issue. These activities are protected by the First Amendment.

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Seal Slaughter Stopped by Russia. Canada? Not So Much.

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The ministry said: “This is a serious step forward to protect Russia’s biological diversity. Conservation groups have staged protests in 20 Russian cities this week, demanding an end to the slaughter. Kudos for Russian leader Vladimir Putin for stopping the slaughter of seals. Maybe Canada can learn something from the former KGB agent and avid hunter about compassion.

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On Small Victories

Animal Person

Both, of course, were seen as victories, but the article's author, Richard Foot, asks: Do such successes mean the animal rights movement is winning its long, controversial campaigns to gain the same legal protections for animals as those ascribed to humans? But Foot doesn't buy it and asks--again-- Yet over the long history of animal rights activism in Canada, it's hard to find evidence that the larger aims of such protests are ever achieved.

On Different Results of Direct Action

Animal Person

Dr. David Jentsch says to his colleagues "your silence will no longer protect you" and his community of vivisectionists has decided to have a pro-torture and slaughter (i.e., Jentsch talks about the cost ("it's hard to put a price tag on") of protecting those like him, so we definitely know that the tactics of those who seek to defend animals are working on one level (economic harm, though once removed at least in this situation). Peaceful protests were ignored, as well.

From the Animal Rights Action Network re: Greyhounds

Animal Person

The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing" - Albert Einstein 1879-1921 One of the best ways you can help ARAN is to get actively involved with our ongoing research, lobbying, events, projects, peaceful protests and tabling events across Ireland. ARAN works with volunteers, activists, members of the public and other animal protection groups.

France's Ugly Secret: Eating Endangered Songbird

Critter News

In a co-ordinated protest, members of the League for the Protection of Birds (LPO) destroyed hundreds of traps and set free the birds inside. Now France can add another to its long list of gastronomic sins.eating ortolan, an endangered songbird. From the Guardian. The time had come, they said, to prioritise biodiversity over gastronomy.

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Animal Rights is Pernicious Nonsense?

Animal Person

link] Of course, the animal activists don't even really care about the health or welfare of deer herds except to protect them against the "cruel" hunter who killed Bambi's mother. The issue has surfaced again recently, as focussed hunts have been scheduled in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, with the "animal rights" zealots militating for expensive and basically ineffective birth control practices to curb overpopulation.

Book Chronicles History of Animal Rights

Critter News

Always grounding his story in its historical setting, Phelps describes the counterattack that the animal abuse industries launched in the 1990s and analyzes the controversies that have roiled the movement almost from the beginning, including "national groups vs. grass roots," "abolitionists vs. new welfarists," and activists who favor arson and intimidation vs. those who support only peaceful, legal forms of protest.

Dog Death Squads in China

4 The Love Of Animals

Make a donation to help IFAW end dog culls in China and to protect animals around the world from similar cruelty. Please send your message of protest today. I got this email from the IFAW recently and had to post it. I can’t even imagine being in a position where my government was telling me to kill my dog, or have it beaten to death. This is truly horrible, and hopefully the IFAW will be able to help stop it with your help.

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

Animal Ethics

The law protects animal enterprises from courses of conduct designed to disrupt their normal profitable functioning. The Act wasn’t instituted to protect Americans from the dreaded terrorist threat posed by rabid animal activists, it was designed to protect the profits of those individuals and corporations that profit from the exploitation and abuse of animals. Cherished rights are being stripped away in the name of protection from terrorism.

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