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Is There No Room for Rod Coronado in the Animal Rights Movement? The Problem with Veganism as the Moral Baseline

Animal Rights

It is almost difficult to believe that the accomplishments of Rod Coronado can all be attributed to a single person with abilities not too different than our own; in this way he has demonstrated what is possible. It does not take superhero powers to sink a whaling ship, light a match, or set an animal free from a cage. It does, of course, take a fair amount of bravery to put one’s beliefs into action but that is well within our abilities.

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Dozens of internal "security alerts" leaked from fur trade group

Animal Rights

The webstie Animal Liberation Frontline recently obtained dozens of leaked "security alerts" from the Fur Commission USA. These bulletins are sent to fur farmers via email and fax every time there is a "security" related issue affecting US fur farms. The subject matter can range from trespassers being chased from fur farms, to unpublicized details of Animal Liberation Front raids, to farmers sharing license plate numbers of "suspicious vehicles."

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Activist Sentenced to 2.5 Years for Wire Cutters

Animal Rights

Tuesday, Kevin Olliff accepted a plea deal and was sentenced to 2.5 years in Illinois prison. The only allegation against him was possessing tools the prosecution claimed were intended to be used to "burglarize" a fox farm.

With credit for time served, and Illinois' "half time" credit, Kevin is expected to be released in 10 months.

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Colorado mink farm raided, forced to close

Animal Rights

In a communique received by Bite Back, the Earth Liberation Front claimed responsibility for releasing 200 mink Thursday night from the only known fur farm in Colorado. The owner of the farm immediately announced the farm would shut down.

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Two animal rights activists arrested with "burglary tools" in rural Illinois

Animal RightsLos Angeles animal rights activists Kevin Olliff and Tyler Lang have been arrested in rural Illinois, charged with felony "possession of burglary tools."
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Wild Wolf in Kentucky, First in 150 Years, Killed by Hunter

Animal Rights

According to a recent announcement by state wildlife officials, a 73-pound, federally endangered female gray wolf was shot dead by a hunter in Munfordville, Kentucky earlier this year. Were it Alaska or Idaho this wouldn’t be news, but Kentucky has not seen wild roaming wolves since the mid 1800s.

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Monsanto Enters the Coyote Exterminating Business

Animal Rights

Monsanto, the multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation responsible for Agent Orange and the production of genetically engineered seeds, is now in the coyote exterminating business, at least in and around one of its chemical plants in Luling, Louisiana.

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Speciesism: The Forgotten Privilege

Animal Rights

Last week, a friend of mine in Hong Kong brought to my attention an animal-related news story. It seems “scores of crocodiles perished” in a Shenzen, China zoo called Rural Grand View Garden, after “suffering a barrage of trash and projectiles from callous visitors.” Why? Apparently, the reptiles weren’t moving enough for the paying visitors and were subsequently “pelted with random objects” to see if they were alive.

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What Animal Liberation Requires

Animal Rights

In July of 2001 I adopted a vegan diet. Prior to this I had not given much thought to the suffering and exploitation of the billions of nonhuman animals who are raised and killed for food. Oddly enough, years of seeing flesh on a plate rarely, if ever, gave rise to thoughts of slaughter. But when the details on the process where filled in, the argument for veganism was straightforward. Only profound intellectual dishonesty could have prevented a change in diet.

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Our Lunch Date With Sandy

Animal Rights

In a recent article, my colleague Robert Jensen describes the “obvious” problem: “We face multiple, cascading ecological crises that should spur us to rethink our economy, politics, and society, but the existing rules rule out such thinking. If we can’t transcend these intellectual limits, it is not clear that an ongoing large-scale human presence on the earth will be possible.”

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