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HORSES INJURED

By Cindy Schonholtz | Published: 01/16/2012

In the early hours of August 9, 1999, the tranquility of the Washtenaw County Fairgrounds in Saline, Michigan, was interrupted. Vandals cut a hole in an eight-foot high chain link fence releasing 29 bucking horses belonging to the…



ANIMAL ACTIVISTS TARGET CIRCUS

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/16/2012

Congressman Sam Farr wants to ban elephants in circuses. Mayor Paul Schell of Seattle, Washington, wants his city to go a bit further and ban all wild animal acts at city facilities, and Redmond, Washington, enacted a circus animal…



PETA TAKES AIM AT MCDONALD’S

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/16/2012

The Golden Arches are the latest target of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Pursuing a time-tested method of marshalling public opinion against an American corporation, PeTA has engaged in a major campaign to force the…



REFLECTIONS ON BEING BURNED IN EFFIGY

By Teresa Platt | Published: 01/16/2012

Cool breezes catch the sails and bob the boats on San Diego Bay. Fur farmers, veterinarians and researchers, web designers and computer experts, gather to discuss issues of common concern. Fur Commission USA receives a bomb threat…



VETERINARIAN WINS APPEAL; PETA CHARGES THROWN OUT

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/16/2012

Howard Baker DVM was exonerated of all charges of cruelty by New Jersey Superior Court, and the New Jersey Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners reinstated his license to practice 12 days after the court’s April 14 decision.



ANIMAL WELFARE IS NOT ANIMAL RIGHTS!

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/16/2012

The following quotes are from Ingrid Newkirk, founder and president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PeTA). PeTA is considered by most to be the world’s leading animal rights organization.



Crime in the Name of Animal Rights

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/16/2012

Animal rights and environmental extremists do more than demonstrate and push radical legislation. They also use physical assaults, intimidation, vandalism, harassment, theft, property destruction and terrorism.



ECO-TERRORISTS TARGET ILLINOIS HORSEBACK RIDERS

By M. Jayn Bigler | Published: 01/16/2012

The Shawnee National Forest in extreme southern Illinois has been a hotbed of controversy for years, first over timber-cutting, then ATV use, and now the battlefield has turned to horses on the trails.



ALF STEALS DUCKLINGS AND RABBITS USED IN BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/16/2012

The Animal Liberation Front marked “World Week for Animals in Laboratories,” with animal thefts on the east and west coasts of the US



SHELTER WORKERS SUE PETA

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/16/2012

Two shelter workers in Virginia have sued People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals for $1.5 million each. The lawsuits allege that the animal rights group damaged their reputations by conducting an undercover investigation at…



ANIMAL RIGHTS LAWYER PROMOTES ABOLITION OF HUMAN-ANIMAL BOND

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/16/2012

“I am not interested in whether a cow should be able to bring a lawsuit against a farmer; I am interested in why we have the cow in the first place,” animal rights lawyer Gary Francione said in an interview published in Actionlines,…



INGRID WARNS ACTIVISTS NOT TO COOPERATE WITH FBI

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/16/2012

Invoking the specter of McCarthyism, Ingrid Newkirk, president and founder of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, warned animal rights activists not to talk to law enforcement agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation,…



TWO PETA EMPLOYEES ARRESTED FOR CRUELTY: CAUGHT DUMPING DOGS THEY ‘RESCUED’ FROM SHELTERS

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/16/2012

A man and a woman claiming to be representatives of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals have been arrested in North Carolina for killing dogs they received from two animal shelters.



TERRORISTS RELEASE MINK, DESTROY RECORDS TO INTIMIDATE FUR FARMERS AND RETAILERS

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/15/2012

As fur sales rise, anti-fur terrorists are escalating their attacks on farmers, retailers, and researchers in a world-wide campaign to disrupt the industry.



MANAGEMENT EXPERT:  FARM ATTACKERS DON’T STOP IF APPEASED

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/15/2012

A crisis management expert told the nation’s pork producers that animal rights activists won’t leave them alone if they act like victims and yield to demands for industry changes, according to a report by Rod Smith in the March…



ANIMAL ACTIVISTS TARGET CIRCUS

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/15/2012

Congressman Sam Farr wants to ban elephants in circuses. Mayor Paul Schell of Seattle, Washington, wants his city to go a bit further and ban all wild animal acts at city facilities, and Redmond, Washington, enacted a circus animal…



BOOK REVIEW: HIJACKING OF THE HUMANE MOVEMENT

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/15/2012

“The humane movement has been hijacked, radicalized, and rerouted. Started more than 100 years ago, it was traditionally concerned with the humane treatment of animals. In the last 20 years, however, it has been taken over…



“FUR FREE 2000”: STAGE TWO

By Teresa Platt | Published: 01/15/2012

The “Fur Free 2000” campaign of the Humane Society of the United States has moved to stage two: legislation. As you recall, Christmas 1998 brought the world video clips of a German Shepherd being bled and skinned alive,…



THE ANIMAL ENTERPRISE PROTECTION ACT: A SCIENTIST’S PERSPECTIVE BRINGS THE LAW INTO FOCUS

By Edward Walsh | Published: 01/15/2012

The Animal Enterprise Protection Act gives courts latitude in sentencing animal rights terrorists, but remains largely unused by prosecutors.



Activists Take Aim at Canadian Seal Hunt

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/14/2012

The International Fund for Animal Welfare has produced a second videotape of seal hunters that it claims shows violations of Canada’s seal hunting regulations and indicts the entire seal industry as cruel and inhumane.



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