I want an 'I am not a nugget' t-shirt…sounds cool…
Your US animal rights people are so earnest and hippy like… our British ones are quite violent and nasty.
"Did you know that October is National "Cut Out Dissection" Month? For the
third year in a row, students everywhere will be setting aside time in
October to speak up for the millions of animals killed every year for the
dissection industry. If you haven't already done so, take a look at
http://www.peta2.com/tc/t-cutclass04.html to read about the PETA2 Street
Team mission that asks activists to "cut class, not frogs."
For the rest of October, PETA2 Street Teamers will receive double the
points for all the actions from http://www.peta2.com/tc/t-freestuff.html.
Two times the points means that you'll earn an "I Am Not a Nugget"
T-shirt, messenger bag, or any of the other gear found on the "Street Team
Goods" page twice as fast.
No matter what your teachers might tell you, you never have to dissect,
and you always have the right to voice for your strongly held belief that
animals are not ours to use as a science project. So whether you're in the
mood to do something simple for animals, like getting your classmates to
sign our anti-dissection petition found at
http://www.peta2.com/tc/P2dissection300.pdf or sending a link to
"Classroom Cut-Ups" to all your friends, or you feel like shooting for the
gold by working to implement a student-choice policy at your school, do it
by the end of the month and send in your report at
Let us know if you need any assistance cutting out dissection on your
school's campus, and please keep us posted on your progress. Good luck in
your efforts to promote compassion and respect for all beings.
Street Team Coordinator
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
501 Front St.
Norfolk, VA 23510
A good friend of mine (dude who took my avitar photo) lives less than a mile from their headquarters. I drive by it often. It used to be a low rent area, but no longer. They've got some prime real estate now days although the building is ugly modern architecture (some may like it).
Here an example of the things our Animals Rights loonies get up to……
"Animal activists dig up woman's remains
By JONATHAN BROWN
The theft of a grandmother's remains from a grave in a quiet country churchyard in Staffordshire was being claimed by extremists yesterday as a victory in the global war for animal rights.
The Florida-based website of direct action magazine Bite Back hailed the removal of 82-year-old Gladys Hammond's coffin as a successful "sabotage" operation.
Displaying the slogan "more than one action a day, every day" the site listed the exhumation with other strikes in recent weeks. Among them: a paint stripper attack on a German businessman's home in Dusseldorf, the "liberation" of mice from a laboratory in Russia and the defacing of billboards at a greyhound stadium in Ireland.
Police believe the reason Gladys Hammond, who died in 1997, was targeted was because she was the mother-in-law of one of two brothers who run Darley Oaks Farm in Newchurch, Staffordshire, where guinea pigs are bred for medical research.
Campaigners claim the animals are kept in appalling conditions in three locations in the villages of Newborough and Newchurch - allegations the family denies.
The farm has found itself at the centre of an increasingly pernicious protest thought to be conducted by members of the Animal Liberation Front. Not only have the farm's owners, David Hall and his two sons, Chris and John, been targeted, but the entire village in which they live has come under fire in what the Home Office regards as the most extreme campaign of its kind.
The Halls, their friends and neighbours have been subjected to personal threats, attacks on their property and smear campaigns. Policing the situation has already cost the local force £500,000 ($1.3 million).
The windows of a 70-year old woman's home were broken. The landlord of the local pub was threatened with arson after rejecting standing up to demands to bar the brothers. Veterinary staff, the village hotel, and the local solicitors have all been warned not to co-operate with the Halls, while the greens of their golf club were dug up.
Police believe it would have taken at least two people up to four hours to dig up the grave at St Peter's Church, Yoxall, sometime last Wednesday.
Detective Chief Inspector Nicholas Baker said "most of the remains" of the "much-loved lady" were missing. "This incident has gone far beyond anybody's understanding of what constitutes a protest. It's difficult to find words to describe what's taken place."
Campaigners have already halted a project to build a primate research centre at Cambridge because of the excessive costs of protecting staff while plans to build an animal laboratory at Oxford are now seriously delayed."
The digging up of peoples family members and destroying the body is a killing offense in my book. I don't think I could control myself if that happened to my relatives
Over here I beleive that would qualify as 'terrorist activity' under the Patriot act. We'd get to open a big can of whup-a$$.
Don't you have a similar (IIRC more empowering) law about domestic terrorism?
We do… far more draconian than any US laws, unfortunately our Government is Socialist… so will not unleash the forces of law and order on these left wing tree hugger nutters.
Anyone would would desecrate my relatives' remains has just signed his death warrant.