This month’s “Animal Rights 2001” conference has turned into a treasure trove of information about the real intent of the animal-rights zealots who are trying to keep meat off of your plate. One conference attendee was Jim Beers, a retired U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service supervisor. In a widely circulated letter, Beers describes the experience as “truly frightening,” and shares some direct quotes from the invited speakers:

“Put bricks through windows to intimidate wives and children.”

“Some people should be blown up.”

“Lying, cheating, destruction, and anything else are justified since society won’t listen and the laws are against us.”

“I’ve been arrested six times and I still teach at my University.”

Beers says he circulated his letter so that readers would begin to treat the animal-rights movement “with the serious consideration and public scrutiny that it deserves.”