Animal Rights Extremism (page 116)

A Tragedy In The Making

The Indianapolis Star rightly criticizes the radical terrorist actions of the Earth Liberation Front and the Animal Liberation Front. The Star says there are "no deaths directly attributable to eco-terrorists. Given their penchant for violence, however, that may not be the case for long."
Posted May 10, 2000 at 12:00 am

Bonzo Gets A Bill Of Rights?

A legal fight over custody of a chimpanzee between the city of Los Angeles and the chimps owners has been twisted by animal rights activists into a battle for a "Bill of Rights" for animals. "We will have shown that an animal is more than a piece of property in the eyes of the law and has considerations and rights that deserve to be addressed and, if necessary, remedied," says Joyce Tishler of the Animal Legal Defense Fund. How long before the estate of your favorite cut of beef sees you in court?
Posted May 3, 2000 at 12:00 am

Egg-straneous Lawmaking

Activist challenges to the way farmers raise hen-laying chickens have found a voice in the California Assembly. The Assembly's Agriculture Committee plans to debate a proposed law banning "forced molting" today.
Posted May 3, 2000 at 12:00 am

Chicken Rights Activists Win Front-Page Treatment

The Washington Post advances the radical animal rights agenda by giving favorable coverage to activists' arguments for changing the way farmers raise egg-laying hens.
Posted May 1, 2000 at 12:00 am

Fighting Animal Rights Terrorism

Frightened by "continuing and escalating violence and destruction" by animal rights zealots like the Animal Liberation Front and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the "Americans Against Domestic Terrorism of District of Columbia" have started a petition requesting the FBI "expose the organizations that fund, train, and promote these people in their domestic terrorism activities."
Posted April 28, 2000 at 12:00 am

Doing Their Best To Marginalize Themselves

Radical Animal Liberation Front (ALF) members in Flanders, Belgium destroyed two meat trucks and a slaughterhouse on Monday. The group has attacked fast-food restaurants, including McDonald's, as symbols of a global system that supposedly perpetrates a "permanent Holocaust against man's fellow mammals."
Posted April 27, 2000 at 12:00 am

Subsidizing Organic: New Tactic Bears Watching

For the second time in a week, a radical environmental group has come up with a scheme to use government funds to subsidize a tectonic shift in U.S. agriculture, from…
Posted April 26, 2000 at 12:00 am

The Next Wave Of Eco-terrorism?

Suspected terrorists from the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) and the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) have declared a "national day of action" on April 26 to protest a grand jury investigation of their spokesman Craig Rosebaugh's connection to recent terrorist actions including bombings and arson. Rosebraugh and the ELF/ALF tell supporters "to hold militant demonstrations targeting U.S. federal buildings, embassies, etc."
Posted April 20, 2000 at 12:00 am

PETA Protesters Arrested After Manure Dump

The usual gang of idiots at PETA is having a cow over the World Bank's agricultural loan programs that support cattle raising in developing nations. Two of them were arrested after unloading a dump truck of manure onto Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the World Bank building. GCN's webcam caught the event live. Stay tuned to GCN as the main demonstrations heat up throughout the weekend, leading up to Monday's showdown demonstration.
Posted April 14, 2000 at 12:00 am

Cowing The World Bank For Promoting Farming

Cow-clad zealots from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) promise to dump a "smelly deposit" by the World Bank because they object to bank policies that support animal agricultural development in Third World countries. As the Daily Oklahoman said in an anti-PETA editorial a few days ago: "PETA just keeps tripping over itself…[T]he length to which it goes to promote vegetarianism trivializes concerns" for animals and humans.
Posted April 13, 2000 at 12:00 am