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Animal-Rights Terrorists Have Been Officially Exposed

Exposing animal-rights terrorism.
hen many people think of "animal rights," they may picture trendy celebrities posing in nude photographs to combat the fur industry. Or perhaps, they will roll their eyes and smile when they hear that the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) reported the California Milk Advisory Board to the FCC for false advertising because its television ads claim "California cheese comes from happy cows."

But the animal-rights/liberation (ARL) movement isn't funny anymore. Unable to get most of society to agree that animals are the moral equals of people or that farming pigs is akin to holding human slaves, some ARL activists have crossed to the dark side animal-rights terrorism. Indeed, violence, vandalism, and personal threats from groups such as the Animal Liberation Front (ALF), the Environmental Liberation Front (ELF), and Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) have ratcheted up so radically against medical researchers, ranchers, and others in recent years, that animal-rights terrorism is now being scrutinized by one of the most respected antiterrorist organizations in the world, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).

You have to be especially dangerous and potentially violent to warrant attention from the SPLC. Cofounded by renowned civil-rights attorney Morris Dees, the group is best known for its successful legal struggle against hate groups such as the Ku Klux Klan and Aryan Nation. One of the center's most useful projects is the respected SCLC Intelligence Report (IR), a quarterly magazine that offers in-depth analysis of political extremism in the United States. The Fall 2002 IR exposes the depth of the threat of ARL terrorism earning ALF, ELF, and SHAC a level of infamy usually reserved for American extremist groups such as the KKK, Aryan Nation, and the American Nazi party.

According to the IR expose, "From Push to Shove," ARL terrorists such as ALF and SHAC regularly employ "death threats, fire bombings, and violent assaults" against those they accuse of abusing animals. Some of the cruelest attacks have been mounted by SHAC against executives for Huntingdon Life Sciences, a British drug-testing facility that uses animals to test drugs for safety before they are tested on people. Indeed, the threats and violence became so extreme that Huntingdon fled Britain out of the fear that some of their own were going to be killed. They had good cause: The company's managing director was badly beaten by three masked assailants swinging baseball bats, while another executive was temporarily blinded with a caustic substance sprayed into his eyes.

Unfortunately for Huntingdon, the ARL terrorist network is international and a mere move across the Atlantic Ocean did not protect it. Not only has the terrorism continued here, but U.S. companies with business ties to the company have also been targeted.

This tactic, which has the goal of driving Huntingdon out of business, has already produced fruit. In Britain, SHAC terrorists caused Barclay's Bank to withdraw financing from Huntingdon when their executives came under assault. Similarly, after it was subjected to terrible threats and intimidation, the Stephens Group of Arkansas withdrew a promised $33 million loan. Now, Marsh USA and its executives have been warned by SHAC to revoke the insurance of a Huntingdon facility. To the company's credit, as yet it has not allowed ARL Brownshirts to dictate its business decisions even when SHAC published executives' home addresses, phone numbers, and Social Security numbers. Meanwhile, according to the Intelligence Report, a United States-based Huntingdon vice president has been so badly and repeatedly harassed that the man's "wife is reportedly on the brink of a nervous breakdown and divorce."

The deafening lack of condemnation by mainstream ARL organizations against these terrorist tactics speaks louder than their oft-stated claims to being a peaceful social movement. Indeed, the firewall that groups such as PETA have long maintained between themselves and ARL terrorists seems to be breaking down. PETA's tax-exempt status is being challenged because it admittedly paid $1,500 to ELF. (According to the FBI, ELF is one of the nation's largest terrorist groups.) According to the SPLC, PETA also provided funds to convicted animal- or environmental-rights terrorists, including contributing $20,000 to Rodney Coronado, convicted of a research lab at Michigan State College, and $7,500 to Fran Trutt, convicted of attempting to murder a medical executive.

The Intelligence Report also reveals that known ELF and ALF activists are routinely invited to speak at the yearly Washington, D.C. animal-rights conference sponsored by PETA and the Humane Society of the United States. Further, the IR quotes PETA's Bruce Friedrich as stating:

"If we really believe that animals have the same right to be free from pain and suffering at our hands, then of course we're going to be blowing things up and smashing windows. ... I think it's a great way to bring animal liberation, considering the level of suffering, the atrocities. I think it would be great if all of the fast-food outlets, slaughterhouses, these laboratories, and banks that fund them, exploded tomorrow."

PETA should be roundly condemned for permitting one of its own to advocate violence and for associating with violent groups such as ALF. In this regard, it is worth pointing out that ALF has gone so far down the terrorist path that it posted a how-to-commit-arson manual on its website. Called "Arson Around With Auntie ALF," the tract promotes the use of incendiaries to destroy animal "abusing" facilities because "pound for pound" they "can do more damage than explosives against many types of targets." There is a downside, however, which ARL terrorists are advised to consider when deciding how to best carry out their planned attacks. During the "time lag" between the setting of the fire and "the destruction of the target," Arson Around warns, the "fire may be discovered and controlled or put out." Thus, even though it may do less damage, the upside of explosives is that "once detonated, [the explosion] has done its work."

Unlike hierarchical terrorist organizations such as al Qaeda that keeps close control over operations, the ALF terrorist manual urges its minions to adopt an anarchist approach. They are to join together in small cells of two or three people and never tell anyone about their ALF affiliation. When they carry out their assaults, they are instructed to spray-paint animal-rights slogans signed by "ALF" all over the crime scenes before fleeing. In that way, it will be all but impossible for law enforcement to infiltrate the terrorist cells or solve the crimes. Best of all, ALF will get the credit for the terror attack but its known organizers will honestly be able to claim that they had no foreknowledge of the plan or who actually carried out the attack.

Where do we go from here? Downhill, apparently. The SPLC Intelligence Report worries that "further violence seems almost inevitable" as animal-rights terrorist leaders inspire "a new breed of activist." Sooner or later, someone is likely to be killed.

This isn't alarmist rhetoric. In the Netherlands, an animal-rights extremist allegedly assassinated a candidate for parliament, perhaps because he defended pig farming in a debate with animal-rights activists. An ELF representative recently suggested that it might be time to "take up the gun," while the Intelligence Report quotes Kevin Jonas of SHAC-USA as personalizing JFK's famous quote, "If you make peaceful revolution impossible, you make violent revolution inevitable."

what a fucking joke. 02.Oct.2002 15:33

want terror?

here it is.
what a fucking joke.
what a fucking joke.

god i'm so sick 02.Oct.2002 15:36

vegandonut

I'm so sick of these fucking agents and fascists wasting people's time with their uninformed, fundamentalist, god fearing, flag waving shit.

by the way asshole JFK kept a peaceful revolution from happening when he bombed the shit out of Vietnamese Peasants along with a dozen other not so publicized imperialist attacks, try reading a fucking book, like Howard Zinns "People's History of the United States" you'll see the truth about all your rhetoric

Animal Liberation by any means necessary!

important info 02.Oct.2002 15:51

veganface

to clarify, one of the four guidelines that must be followed for an action to be considered the work of the ALF is that ALL necessary precautions be taken to ensure that NO life, human or animal, be harmed at all. No ALF or ELF action has ever resulted in the report of so much as a scratch to any person.
also, SHAC engages only in legal, above ground activism, took no part in any beating and never issues death threats.
these statements are true. the above article is bullshit.
word
TOTAL LIBERATION BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY
(even if it means some buildings gotta go)

That's More Like It 02.Oct.2002 16:11

The Gipper

Good to see that you are at least trying again. TERRORIST! TERRORIST! Complete failure, so far, for anyone who currently supports the alleged U.S. government to define the term in such a way that it does not explicitly describe the day-to-day activities of Uncle Sam. TERRORIST! Please continue liberal use of this word. More folks are coming to realize the emptyness of this term, when used so frequently by brutal government officials, and their backers.

I remember Mike Rupert recently saying that disinformation should be at least 90% accurate, in order to be effective.

I was wondering about the "... " in the alleged quote by Bruce Friedrich. I don't (much) doubt that your quote is accurate, I just think that it was spliced in such a way that it presented his message in a distorted fashion. Kinda like I did to your recent 'Quick and Dirty' article. Do you have a source for that quote? Fact?

In your article also claims that:

An ELF representative recently suggested that it might be time to "take up the gun,"

Can you verify that with anything other than the laughable cointelpro web post that your associates recently planted?

I like the new handle, but I prefer to call you The Original, Yet Ununique Purple Helmeted Warior.

Thought you were going on vacation.? Again, bon vouyage!

I gotta go rake some leaves.

violet zealot 02.Oct.2002 16:44

cry wolf why don't ya

oh my some property was destroyed. VAIL was an inside JOB. they weren't gonna get the permits to rebuild that fancy restaurant on PUBLIC LANDS and the enviro movement was growing. seems coincidental that on the same night that a road blockade was going up, that VAIL burned down. Vail associates took out those buildings and everyone knows it wasn't the ELF. prove it, well you ever see anyone else investigated? why'd the grand jury come up with a dead end on the VAIL investigation of the enviro activists. huh....wise use cronies...your just a bunch of mid level pawns for your CEO CROOKS who torture animals for no good reason you sick bastards. It's not about creating better drugs for humanity, it's about making money. I'd bet 95% of Huntidumb Life Sciences can perform their analysis on computers, yet they'd rather scour the eyes of some solen puppy they robbed off the street or lied to the pounds about. fuck em if they can't take a joke when their buildings get burned down. sick and tired of these trivial assholes blaming peace loving activists for their incompitence to deal with right and wrong. Slavery was once legal, doesn't mean it was right. From the dog's perspective who has chemicals put in his eyes, the REAL TERRORISTS are the assholes at Huntingbumb Life Sciences animal testing facilities. viva la revolucion!

three cheers for the alf and elf!!!! hip hip hooray!!!

The Right Fuckin ArticlE!! 02.Oct.2002 17:05

The Real Violet Zali

Whoever edeted my damn article better quit it! Fukhead!

Here is how it is supposed to read - The real Violet Zali



Exposing animal-rights terrorism claims as false.

When many people think of "animal rights," they may picture trendy celebrities posing in nude photographs to combat the fur industry. Or perhaps, they will roll their eyes and smile when they hear that the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) correctly reported the California Milk Advisory Board to the FCC for false advertising because its television ads claim "California cheese comes from happy cows" when they don't.

But the animal-rights/liberation (ARL) movement isn't just funny anymore. Unwilling to be satisfied that many people in society are switching to a vegetarian diet, and that more and more people agree that animals are the moral equals of people and that farming pigs is akin to holding human slaves, some ARL activists have stepped up their efforts. Indeed, unrelenting pressure from groups such as the Animal Liberation Front (ALF), the Environmental Liberation Front (ELF), and Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) have ratcheted up so steadily against medical researchers, ranchers, and corporate business in general in recent years, that big business opponents of animal-rights are now being forced to engage in ever increasing terrorist activity in order to stop the successful animal rights movement. This activity has come under the scrutiny of one of the most respected antiterrorist organizations in the world, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).

You have to be especially dangerous and potentially violent to warrant attention from the SPLC. Cofounded by renowned civil-rights attorney Morris Dees, the group is best known for its successful legal struggle against hate groups such as the Ku Klux Klan and Aryan Nation. One of the center's most useful projects is the respected SCLC Intelligence Report (IR), a quarterly magazine that offers in-depth analysis of political extremism in the United States. The Fall 2002 IR exposes the depth of the threat of corporate terrorism earning Enron, Nike, and Huntingdon Life Sciences a level of infamy usually reserved for American extremist groups such as the KKK, Aryan Nation, and the American Nazi party.

According to the IR expose, "From Push to Shove," Corporate terrorists such as Shell and Coke regularly employ "death squads, fire bombings, and murderous assaults" against those they accuse of protecting animals and the environment. Some of the cruelest attacks on animals have been mounted by executives for Huntingdon Life Sciences, a British drug-testing facility that uses animals to test drugs for safety before they are tested on people. However constant societal pressure became so extreme that Huntingdon fled Britain out of the fear that some of their own profits were going to be harmed. They had good cause: The company's stock price and community standing have plummeted due to their own illegal and abusive practices.

Unfortunately for Huntingdon, the ARL activist network is international and a mere move across the Atlantic Ocean did not protect it. Not only has the light continued to shine on them here, but U.S. companies with business ties to the company have also been been rightly targeted as helping terrorism of animals.

This tactic, which has the goal of driving Huntingdon out of business, has already produced fruit. In Britain, SHAC activists caused Barclay's Bank to withdraw financing from Huntingdon when their executives were held accountable. Similarly, after it was subjected to public scrutiny and action, the Stephens Group of Arkansas, which has a long history of racketeering and dirty political dealings withdrew a promised $33 million loan. Now, Marsh USA and its executives have been warned by SHAC to revoke the insurance of a Huntingdon facility. To the company's discredit, as yet it has not allowed humane action and understanding into its business decisions even when SHAC published executives' home addresses, phone numbers, and Social Security numbers. Meanwhile, according to the Intelligence Report, a United States-based Huntingdon vice president has been so badly incriminated by revelations of his part in the cruel abuse of so many animals that the man's "wife is reportedly on the brink of a divorce" in order to distance herself from his inhuman work.

The deafening sound of condemnation by mainstream ARL organizations against these terrorist tactics by corporations speaks louder than their oft-stated claims to being a peaceful social movement. Indeed, the firewall that groups such as PETA have long maintained between themselves and ARL activists seems to be breaking down as they too realize the depth of depravity of corporate greed. To punish them for their beliefs, PETA's tax-exempt status is being challenged because it admittedly paid $1,500 to ELF. (According to the FBI, ELF is one of the nation's largest terrorist groups, though of course the FBI is highly prone to lying about anyone that challenges corporate greed) According to the SPLC, Corporations also provided funds to convicted politicians from the Iran/Contra scandal in order to get them back in power.

The Intelligence Report also reveals that known ELF and ALF activists are routinely invited to speak at the yearly Washington, D.C. animal-rights conference sponsored by PETA and the Humane Society of the United States. The FBI has not yet managed to concoct enough evidence to arrest any of them when they are there. Further, the IR quotes PETA's Bruce Friedrich as stating:

"If we really believe that animals have the same right to be free from pain and suffering at our hands, then of course we're going to be blowing things up and smashing windows. ... I think it's a great way to bring animal liberation, considering the level of suffering, the atrocities. I think it would be great if all of the fast-food outlets, slaughterhouses, these laboratories, and banks that fund them, exploded tomorrow."

PETA should be roundly encouraged for permitting one of its own to advocate radical action and for associating with underground groups such as ALF. In this regard, it is worth pointing out that ALF has gone so far as to help people take action and it posted a 'how to commit arson and cause maximum financial and research damage while injuring nobody' manual on its website. Called "Arson Around With Auntie ALF," the tract promotes the use of incendiaries to destroy animal "abusing" facilities because "pound for pound" they "can do more damage than explosives against many types of targets." There is a downside, however, which ARL activists are advised to consider when deciding how to best carry out their planned attacks. During the "time lag" between the setting of the fire and "the destruction of the target," Arson Around warns, the "fire may be discovered and controlled or put out." Thus, even though it may do less damage, the upside of explosives is that "once detonated, [the explosion] has done its work."

Unlike hierarchical terrorist organizations such as Monsanto that keeps close control over operations and is unconcerned about the loss of human life its actions bring, the ALF manual urges its minions to adopt an anarchist approach and to harm no living being. They are to join together in small cells of two or three people and never tell anyone about their ALF affiliation. When they carry out their assaults, they are instructed to spray-paint animal-rights slogans signed by "ALF" all over the scenes before fleeing. In that way, it will be all but impossible for corporate law enforcement lackeys to infiltrate the terrorist cells or prevent the actions. Best of all, ALF will get the credit for the animal lives saved but its known organizers will honestly be able to claim that they had no foreknowledge of the plan or who actually carried out the action.

Where do we go from here? Downhill, apparently. The SPLC Intelligence Report worries that "further corporate violence seems almost inevitable" as animal-rights leaders inspire "a new breed of activist." Sooner or later, an activist is likely to be killed.

A FBI released ELF communique recently suggested that it might be time to "take up the gun," while the Intelligence Report quotes Kevin Jonas of SHAC-USA as personalizing JFK's famous quote, "If you make peaceful revolution impossible, you make violent revolution inevitable." Either the criminal corporations can go down easy, or they can go down hard.

corporate "mercy" 02.Oct.2002 17:09

citizen7

the sooner you all realize , this is what we are up

against the better.

don't take it personaly. your feelings mean

nothing.


it is an equation. profit model (my term), corporate

(power driven), legal (once laws are bent), mutating

(tweeked), monster (for lack of a worse term). enforced

by an obedient armed police and judiciary.

as soon as it is possible, it will be used on us.

thinking otherwise is folly.

the photo shows rankings at a work camp. profit

models used by german corporations were "work to death".
corporate "mercy"
corporate "mercy"

Monsanto 03.Oct.2002 00:15

The Realist Lamet Vali

Monsanto will spend 6 million dollars in oregon alone this year to fight measure 27: the labling of genetically modified organism (GMO's) Let's beat them to the streets! Let's beat them to the newswires. I think most of that money will go to the corpy media, like adam f. smith used to work for. Do you have any suggestions adam, about how to get them to refuse the funding? But some of the money will pour into TV blurbs. Let's harrass the media about this shit. Putting it in the news and in ad campaigns is to much! 6 million dollars would be in some cases an entire countries budget. What going on here?

i'm eco-terrorized 03.Oct.2002 13:16

want terror is right

Isn't it interesting that the people being labeled as "terrorists" are the people trying to save the animals/environment/earth from the rotten core among us bent on destruction for profit. Let's think for a minute about what terrorism means. (What it really means, not that conveniently vague, political definition the JTTF has been using.) Terrorism means killing (and/or torturing) as many innocent members of a given population as you possibly can in order to terrorize that population. It doesn't mean annoying people with vandalism. It doesn't mean blowing up a few log trucks, or breaking animals out of labs. It means killing and torturing. Are u terrified yet? Because I am. I'm terrified that I live in a society where some franken-dr can rip the skull off a cat somewhere, or bash a monkey's head in, or dissect a living dog, and can do this with impugnity. I'm terrified that our forests are already nearly gone. Look around! Nearly GONE. I'm terrified that monsanto can fuck up the food chain and feed me genetically engineered poison without my consent. I'm terrified that if I try to stand up against any of it, the FBI will read my emails, tap my telephone, kick down my door and drag me away to face 80 years in prison. I'm terrified that even exercising my right to assemble and speak freely means I have to face testosterone-trippin masked gunmen who will, at any given moment, spray me with chemical agents, shoot me with pellets (or worse), or beat me with a baton. If I strike back, again I face prison. Yes, I am terrified. People like violet zali scare the fucking hell out of me.

I think the best approach is the easiest 03.Oct.2002 15:26

Troy Prouty*

Try running for office and bring forth issues of Monsanto.

I agree Monsanto must go. How they have been able to be in business this long is besides me ($), anyway since the DDT thing, they have kept their little dirty hands into everyone and everything including now using the West Nile Virus to try to bring back DDT and using the likes of consumer freedom and CDFE.org.

It is time those political leaders either stand with us, or they are against us, and they will no longer be allowed to be our leaders.

Troy Prouty*

all life precious, all 02.Dec.2003 22:12

aware

Life on this earth is precious and short, we must make the most of it, all of the creators beings all!!, this includes animals, trees, humans and.......human babies, save them all from slaughter, be a militant activist!!, live your convictions, die old and happy that you stood strong and defended all!!!!!!!!! from a concerned activist, (aware)