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Graphic Photo of Protest in Spain

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meat protests spain activismIt's a pretty powerful image.

Protest at Cambridge University

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This protest against animal research happened last Thursday. Tags: Cambridge University UK animal research protests Apparently, they were "disrupting university business" and security guards were called in. This link has a video.

Mexican Activists Staged Protest Early this Month

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MEXICO CITY – Animal rights activists staged a protest against the sale of pets in Mexico City, urging residents to adopt dogs and other animals instead of buying them. The protest’s goal was to make “society aware” of the fact that animals “need time, love and lots of care,” AnimaNaturalis said. mexico protests activism animal rights companion animals animal welfare petsLate on this story. I copied the full article from the Latin American Herald Tribune.

Group to Protest Ringling Brothers

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Ringling Brothers is coming to Kent, WA, and I'm happy to know the Northwest Animal Rights Network will be protesting (we live in nearby Seattle by the way.). seattle northwest animal rights network ringling brothers circus

Protester Sentenced to Probation

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So, while I understand this protester's convictions, I vehemently disagree with her methods. I am a fervent opponent of animal research, but stalking, or any kind of threatening action, just doesn't work. It simply creates sympathy and bad pr for the rest of us. They do no good.

PETA Supporters Protest at Westminster

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I am a total supporter of this protest. While there may be responsible and loving breeders out there, they are only contributing to an out-of-control supply problem. There are too many animals out there and not enough homes. Why don't they stop making things worse? It's plain supply and demand. If they love animals so much, love the ones who NEED homes! We are not encouraged to love only pure-bred humans of certain racial lines. Why does this attitude need to extend to animals?

PETA Protests Pregnant Orcas at SeaWorld

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PETA protesters were in front of SeaWorld-Orlando where two orcas are now pregnant. The father in both cases is the same orca that killed its trainer a few months ago.

Ex NASA Employee Joins PETA Protest

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April Jean Evans was a NASA engineer, but resigned her position in protest over radiation experiments on monkeys. It was a PETA protest outside her work location that alerted her to the experiments in the first place.showing that any action in defense of animals may have impacts on people that we don't even realize. That takes a lot of courage and conviction.

Protest To Stop Pointless Radiation Experiments

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PETA organized protests to stop these stupid radiation experiments on spider monkeys. The purpose is to determine how astronauts would fare on the way to Mars. To Mars? We can't even get out of Afghanistan and we're going to Mars. Next year? Give me an effing break.

PETA Protests Military's Testing on Pigs

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The protest happened on Wednesday. I'm late on this one. But it's worth noting that someone out there took some action on this gruesome story. And that's what I like about PETA and why I recently became a member for the first time. They are fast, organized, committed and they get attention.

NARN Protests Fur Store in Everett, WA

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Northwest Animal Rights Network (NARN) will be staging protests at this fur store in Everett, WA. The company is Terry L. Fieck Furs. Here is their idea of a fur coat. Nice and GREEN! Literally and sarcastically.

German Artist Wants to Kill Puppies to Protest Dog Killings

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An unidentified German actor has been stopped by Berlin’s administrative court, following his announcement that he planned to strangle two puppies with cable wires on stage to protest against the slaughter of sled dogs in Alaska and hunting dogs in Spain, with their death being accompanied by a funeral march music and loud gong. I had to read this twice before it sunk in. I wonder if he was just threatening to do this for the publicity. Bizarre.

PETA Leads Anti-Animal Research Protest at University of Utah

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This protest comes after an undercover PETA investigator collected evidence of alleged animal abuse in the University laboratories.

Guy Who Trained Flipper Protests Dolphin Slaughter

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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. Today, the man who trained Flipper for the popular 1960s TV series is crusading against the slaughter of dolphins in Japan, captured by hidden cameras in a chilling documentary called “The Cove” that’s being shown at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

Weekend Protest Against the Oregon National Primate Research Center

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From Oregonlive. Animal rights activists stretched a 60-foot banner across the Hawthorne Bridge {Saturday} morning targeting the Oregon National Primate Research Center at OHSU. In support of National Primate Liberation Week, the Portland Animal Defense League hung a banner that read "OHSU: Stop Killing Monkeys Now!"

PETA Protest Westminster Dog Show in KKK Outfits

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The stupid. It burns!

Tom Regan on the Animal-Rights Movement

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In issuing its condemnation of established cultural practices, the rights view is not antibusiness, not antifreedom of the individual, not antiscience, not antihuman. It is simply projustice, insisting only that the scope of justice be seen to include respect for the rights of animals.

Foie Gras Disappearing From San Diego Restaurants

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Here in Seattle, NARN (Northwest Animal Rights Network) has been staging protests at a local restaurant that serves foie gras. Having said that though, I see that these types of protests have had an effect in the San Diego area. I guess small protests like NARN's seem futile when compared to the overwhelming issue of animal welfare, but you have to think that a number of small protests over time can have a large cumulative impact.

Fox and Hound

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How do you protest fox hunting? You eat a dog, of course! See here for details

Canada Reaches Seal Product Deal with China

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Although 40 Chinese animal rights groups have protested, they don't really have any political or financial clout to change anything. In order to offset the loss of the seal product market in Europe, Canada has made a deal with China. I'm not surprised. China as a whole still doesn't have a national conscience about these issues. canada europe seal hunt seals china

British Activist Jailed for Petrol Bombs

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He planted petrol bombs at Oxford University to protest plans to build an animal research laboratory. A British animal rights activist is starting a prison sentence after being found guilty of (I think) conspiracy to commit arson. I agree that the animal research lab sucks, but anything that threatens harm does not help the cause.

Greenpeace Activists Threatened with Terrorism Charges

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These people are protesters, not terrorists. Lesley Hill Peters, suggested that the protesters could also face terrorism-related charges. It's bullshit and there is no way this can stand, but the fact that it's even been threatened is ridiculous. This is just a tool to silence criticism of large corporations. From the New York Times' Green Blog.

New Podcast for Week Ending February 13, 2009

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In this week’s podcast ending February 13, 2010: **Britain’s Ministry of Defense defends its use of pigs as subjects in explosives testing; **an elephant expert argues for the closing of the elephant exhibit at the Toronto Zoo; **the State of Hawaii seeks to toughen penalties for dog fighting; **Animal rights groups protest the Canadian seal hunt in the shadow of the 2010 Olympics.

Podcast Uploaded for Week Ending 02/06/10

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In this week's podcast ending February 6, 2010: **Willet Dairy the subject of a Mercy for Animals undercover investigation suspends a worker shown abusing cows; **The Humane Society applauds the Allergan Corporation for progress on the replacement of animal subjects in Botox testing; **PETA files a lawsuit to free Lucy the elephant from the Edmonton Zoo; **Mexican activists protest bullfights; **Canada steps up its support of seal hunting while hosting a G7 meeting.

Newfoundland MP Says PETA Pie Throw Could be Terrorism

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She's referring to the pie thrown in the face of Fisheries Minister Gail Shea by a PETA member protesting the Canadian seal hunt. It's pretty scary that a Liberal MP would actually question whether a pie in the face is terrorism. I'm wondering whether the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act in the US is making the rounds of Canadian politicians.

New Podcast Uploaded for 01/30/10

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In this week's podcast ending January 30, 2010: **A Mercy for Animals video spurs calls for a ban on tail docking in the State of New York; **Animal rights activists try to stop construction of a bullfighting ring in Beijing; **A PETA protestor gets a pie in the face for protesting against the Canadian seal hunt; **And legislation is proposed in China to ban the eating of cats and dogs.

PETA Activist Pied in the Face

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In other news, PETA received more publicity for their anti seal hunting campaign when one of their protesters was hit in the face with a pie. A PETA anti seal hunt activist was hit in the face with a pie in Newfoundland. This after a PETA activist hit Canada Fisheries Minister Gail Shae with a pie. That's good, because I really hate Canada's odious seal hunt.

Appeal Denied for Six Activists Convicted Under AEPA

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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. It was a 2-1 decision by the US Court of Appeals. From the Philadelphia Inquirer. 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.

Lawsuit to Challenge Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act

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Five activists represented by the Center for Constitutional Rights filed the lawsuit in federal court in Boston, asking that the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act be struck down as unconstitutional because it has a chilling effect on lawful protest activities I wish them luck! Read the full article in the Washington Post. A group of animal rights activists sued the U.S.

Atttorney's File Motion to Dismiss Charges Against AETA 4

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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. Attorney's for 4 people accused under the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act filed a motion to have the charges dismissed.

Animal Rights Activists Arrested in UC Attacks

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21, 2007: A group of 20 protesters demonstrated outside of a UC Berkeley professor's home in El Cerrito. 20, 2008: A group of five protesters tried to forcibly enter the Westside home of a UC Santa Cruz researcher during a child's birthday party. I've got no problem arresting violent protesters and jailing them for years, but most of this case sounds pretty lame From the looks of it, they aren't charging them with any firebombings or anything like that.

Foie Gras to Be Banned in California

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With all its gluttonous excess, and with the backdrop of the animal rights protesters, the sold-out dinner became the fattiest of food as political protest, offering a clash of competing passions in a battle that has reverberated across the nation but finally settled here, the first state in the nation to criminalize the sale of foie gras, the fattened liver of a goose or a duck. Apparently, this will happen in 8 months. I had no idea! Excerpted from The New York Times.

Bull Gets Gored to Death in Spanish Festival

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Lance-wielding Spanish townspeople speared a huge fighting bull to the death Tuesday, defying a lone protester who sprayed some of them with an irritant. Before the lancing began, a female protester sprayed an irritant at some of those taking part before being taken away by police, a witness to the event said. I've read some pretty disgusting stuff in writing this blog, but this just pisses me off.

Sea Shepherd Goes on Mission to Protect Bluefin Tuna

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Sea Shepherd doesn’t protest, Sea Shepherd intervenes against illegal activity. Looks like they'll need to since nobody else wants to protect them. 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.

Podcast Uploaded for Week Ending 12/12/09

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The Calgary Zoo is under scrutiny for yet another animal death; Convicted dog fighter Michael Vick is welcomed back to Atlanta; New Zealand is being bombarded with international protests for what many consider to be a transition to “factory farming” in Mackenzie Country; Russia bemoans that fact that it hasn't matched the US in transforming sea lions into military weapons; and a German tourist is caught smuggling 44 lizards out of New Zealand in his underwear.

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

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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. The ministry said: “This is a serious step forward to protect Russia’s biological diversity. This decision was made largely thanks to public environmental organisations which took an active position on this issue.”

PETA Among Groups Spied on by Maryland State Police

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PETA was labeled a "security threat group" in April 2005, and by July police were looking into a tip that the group had learned about a failing chicken farm in Kent County and planned on "protesting or stealing the chickens." According to the Washington Post , PETA was one of many groups the Maryland State Police considered a security threat.

Tensions Mount over University of Florida Animal Research

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She's accusing him of being a "monkey mutilator" and plans protests with other animal-rights activists at the UF football game today and at the researcher's neighborhood in the coming weeks. Things are getting a little tense. Not sure I agree with posting the researcher's photo. Wonder if that could get activists into trouble under AETA (Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act.) This is a long article from the Gainesville Sun.

Irish Travel Agency Removes Matador from Advertising

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THE MATADOR – one of the most abiding and traditional images of Spain – has been removed from advertising by a leading Irish travel company following a protest by animal rights activists. The move was in response from pressure from an animal rights group. It's a small step, but every one counts. From the Irish Times.

PETA and IFAW Plan 24 City Tour of Canada

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Both groups will be protesting the seal hunt using the Olympic torch ceremony as the backdrop. PETA and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) are holding a joint news conference this week, and I would like to offer you an exclusive advance scoop on it. Crowds gathering across Canada to watch the Olympic torch pass through their towns will also be greeted by a 12-meter-tall baby "seal."