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Dec 19, 2006
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Protest
Location: United States




For Immediate Release                                                                    
December 20, 2006
                                                                                     

Activists Shrug Off New Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act


Illegal Direct Action Appears to be on the Increase, Animals Benefit

North America: Numerous anonymous communiques have been received by the North American Animal Liberation Press Office in the last week,  including those mocking the new Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA)  passed by Congress last month, and others signaling support for jailed animal liberation prisoners. Below are selected excerpts from the messages received :


 

December 10
"Greetings from México. Two FLA (Frente de Liberación Animal) strikes very early this morning in Monterrey, Nuevo León. The first target was a big fur store, where all locks and doors were glued, threw paint bombs and wrote "Frente de Liberación Animal", "Muerte" and "Cada Piel es una Muerte". The second target was a KFC, that was painted with paint bombs. In Support of all ALF and ELF cells and dedicated to the SHAC 7."


 

December 14
"in a well coordinated action, 487 bottles of pom wonderful juices were tampered with along the Eastern seaboard in stores like wild oats, d'agostino's and food emporiums. those who drink the contaminated juice won't die like the animals in pom labs, but the diarrhea, vomiting and headaches will hopefully send a strong message that people will no longer allow innocent defenseless animals to be tormented and killed for a health juice and to line the pockets of profiteers who dont have feelings for those weaker than they are....thanks to feinstein and inhoff and the stupid animal enterprise terrorist law that violates the principles that this country is supposed to be founded on, more and more activists like us will choose to retreat into the shadows and fight for the animals underground"


 

December 18
"a group of indivuals went to the lower east side of manhattan and glued and tampered with the locks of every fur, leather, and wool store on orchard street between  delancey street and houston street.  There are dozens of stores profiting off of animal suffering in this three block stretch and our group tryed to glue every one of the locks.  This is the one of many actions against the buisnesses that profit off of animal exploitation."


 

December 19
"Last night we gave an early Christmas present to around two hundred and fifty of our friends at the Griggstown Quail Farm in Princeton, NJ. After clipping through the fencing we cut out large sections of the canopy covering three pens, then flushed several hundred quail, phesants, and partridges out into the starry sky and freedom. The farm is located by a waterway and open fields,and we wish our friends the best of luck in establishing new lives. To the animal abuse industry, welcome to post-Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act America: not one damn bit different. Putting the Crime back in Christmas since 1984...This action dedicated to the SHAC 7"


To read the full communiqués, visit: www.animalliberationpressoffice.org/communiques_home.htm

North American Animal Liberation Press Office
www.animalliberationpressoffice.org
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(818) 932-9997

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Posted: Dec 19, 2006 11:07pm
Dec 18, 2006
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Boycott
Location: United States




For Immediate Release                                                                    
December 19, 2006                                                                                     

POM WONDERFUL JUICE CONTAMINATED BY ANIMAL RIGHTS MILITIA
Campaign Against Animal-Testing Company Escalates

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Los Angeles: A communiqué received by the North American Animal Liberation Press office claims that four hundred and eighty seven bottles of POM Wonderful Juice have been contaminated on the Eastern seaboard of the United States. According to the anonymous statement, “those who drink the contaminated juice won't die like the animals in pom labs, but the diarrhea, vomiting and headaches will hopefully send a strong message that people will no longer allow innocent defenseless animals to be tormented and killed for a health juice”. Calls to POM about intended actions to protect its customers have not been returned.


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POM Wonderful Inc. has been steeped in controversy ever since People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) discovered that the health juice company is using animals to test pomegranate juice in oxygen deprivation studies in newborn mice. The company also severes the arteries of rabbits to study erectile dysfunction. PETA has asked POM to join Naked Juice Company and other conscientious manufacturers who do not test on animals.


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Animal rights activists in Los Angeles, where POM Wonderful is based,  have engaged in demonstrations in the neighborhoods of top company executives, including the company’s owners Stewart and Lynda Resnick.  During one of several pickets, the husband of one POM executive brandished a fireplace poker at activists; at another, activists were assaulted by neighbors. Local Santa Monica police refused to arrest those who perpetrated the assault - despite videotaped evidence, which police later confiscated.

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Several activists have been served with restraining orders by POM, and criminal charges have been filed for using a bullhorn. A website created by local activists called www.PomKills.com was taken down when POM Wonderful’s legal team put pressure on the server host. On October 31st of this year, Santa Monica Police Lt. Beautz obtained a fraudulent search warrant, which the Press Office has obtained, allowing the unlawful search and seizure at seven homes of local activists. No arrests have been made.

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To read the full communiqué, visit: www.animalliberationpressoffice.org/communiques/2006-12-14_pom.htm
More information on PETA’s campaign against POM Wonderful is at www.pomhorrible.com.

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Posted: Dec 18, 2006 8:17pm
Dec 12, 2006

This is hard to believe and shocking: 
a major store on Bay features REAL
MONKEY SKULLS within their silver
jewelry boxes!!!"...
jewelry boxes
that are lined with the skulls of real
monkeys.

The store's name is EASTERN_TREASURY. 
It's located at:

The owner claims to sell "new age jewelry,"
pointing to the spirituality
of having many
of the items "BLESSED" by Tibetan Buddhist
monks! 

What a sham!  Buddhists do not eat meat...
they do everything possible
to avoid the taking
of a life (to include insects); they definitely
do
not torture and murder monkeys for JEWELRY!

This is the link to the "SPIRITUAL" monkey box,
the skull of which
opens to reveal a REAL
MONKEY SKULL.

Please inundate this seller with HUNDREDS
OF EMAILS (!!!), requesting that he/she
immediately
stop selling these heinous items. 
Also, please protest this
horror to the eBay
administration.

THANK YOU SO MUCH!

gabriella

p.s.  I discovered this horror after having
purchased a
bracelet, whereupon, I'd spied
an ad for the monkey skull. 
I have written
to the owner/seller, asking to CANCEL my
bid, explaining that I will never pay for this
item... so long
as this seller continues to
carry such heinous, cruel, SICK products.

You will notice that the owner is Chinese,
having moved
to the U.S.A. about 10 years
ago.  The horror that animals
must suffer in
China is bad enough... we don't need it to
continue in the U.S.A.!

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Posted: Dec 12, 2006 7:54pm
Dec 4, 2006
For Immediate Release                                                                    
December 5, 2006                                                                                     

Hundreds of animals liberated by the Italian ALF, Including 25 Monkeys

(From Arkangel for Animals): It has been reported by the Italian media that 25 monkeys as well as a 1000 mice have been liberated from a breeding unit of Harlan, Italy. Italian media outlets have said that the raid took place in Correzzana - northeast of Milan in the early hours of Tuesday 21st November at approximately 12.55pm. Newspaper reports state spray painted messages left at the scene claimed the action on behalf of "Fronte Liberazione Animale (FLA)." Computers and other equipment are said to have been destroyed in the raid and it is said that access to the animals was gained by the FLA activists cutting a hole on the roof.

A press release by Harlan on the same day of the raid has claimed: "They caused substantial damage, destroyed laboratory equipment and smeared internal walls with blood and faeces, which we believe may have been video taped for possible publication in order to create a false and improper impression of our facility and activities."

The press release goes onto say "the Company deplores the use of such criminal behaviour and Harlan will fully support the police in the prosecution of anyone involved in this criminal activity."

Harlan was founded in 1931 and is a major international company which provides animals as well as animal feed and bedding to vivisection laboratories around the world. Harlan has facilities located throughout the world, including the USA, Spain, Germany, Italy, France, Israel, The Netherlands, Mexico and the UK.

According to the company's website, it supplies more stocks and strains of laboratory animals to research than any other commercial producer in the world. It handles beagles, marmosets, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, mice, gerbils, cats and hamsters and over 225 stocks and strains of laboratory animals including hybrid, mutant and transgenic animals.

A report by the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV), who undertook an investigation of a Harlan UK facility, makes Harlan's account of how they treat their animals in their press release look somewhat disengenous.

The BUAV investigators found that animals were kept in multi-tiered metal cages in one unit where guinea pigs are bred. Many of the cages were overcrowded and contained both adults and their young. The floors of the cages were made up of metal bars rather than a solid floor, and although hay is initially put in each cage, it is soon pushed through the bars leaving the animals to live and even give birth on the bare bars. Baby guinea pigs in particular have difficulty walking on these bars: their paws fall through and become trapped. Some were found trampled to death by the adults.

The BUAV report goes on to say: "On some occasions the guinea pigs have been neglected through not being checked, fed or watered. In March 1997 the animals were not cleaned, fed or watered for four days. In August 1998 the animals were again not fed or watered for a number of days - eight adult guinea pigs and a number of new-borns were found dead, arguably as a direct result of this neglect.

Mass killings of hundreds of 'excess' guinea pigs, rats and mice also take place on a regular basis. Most of the entries in Harlan UK's records do not even record the numbers of animals that are killed. However, in just eight days during December 1997, 53 rats and 82 mice were killed. On just one day in August 1998, 84 mice and 12 guinea pigs were killed.

Harlan UK also provides a housing service to other research companies for both stock and experimental animals. A group of stump-tailed macaque monkeys and a number of cynomolgus monkeys are also kept on site. The unit containing the macaques has no windows and no natural light. They are housed singly in small, barren metal and wooden pens. The monkeys have been on the site for years. The oldest macaque, who was killed recently, was 29 years old. She was killed only recently."

The Harlan press release concludes "We are deeply saddened by the notion that animals cared for in a controlled environment will be subject to undue suffering by being released by the activists into the external environment."

It is also believed that Oxford University house their entire stock of breeding macaques at a Harlan UK facility located in Leicestershire. When the BUAV investigator was working undercover at the Leicestershire facility primates being transported from Oxford University to Harlan died - one male and one nursing female died en route. The BUAV investigator was told that their death was due to them being over-sedated.

It is also known that Michael Festing is a consultant to Harlan UK. Michael Festing is the father of Simon Festing, who is the Director of the Research Defence Society (RD, an organisation that is financed by the vivisection industry and acts as a front to the vivisection industry. It is widely rumoured the Simon Festing gained his position due to the influence his father has in the vivisection industry.

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Posted: Dec 4, 2006 12:37pm
Aug 6, 2006
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States
Stop Forest Service from making it easier to kill carnivores in the wild!
The U.S. Forest Service wants to make it easier to kill wolves, bears, cougars and other carnivores in federally designated wilderness areas -- America's most wild and remote places. Worse, the proposal would relax restrictions on using aerial gunning, motorized vehicles and cyanide guns to kill these magnificent creatures.

Take action now. Tell the U.S. Forest Service to withdraw this invasive proposal.

Be sure to submit your comments before the August 7th deadline!
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Those who desire to give up Freedom in order to gain Security,
will not have, nor do they deserve,
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All truth passes through 3 stages:
First, it is ridiculed.
Second, it is violently opposed.
Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
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Posted: Aug 6, 2006 1:27pm
Aug 5, 2006
PLEASE WRITE TO SENATE AND CONGRESS, ASKING YOUR REPRESENTATIVES TO OPPOSE S. 1926 AND H.R. 4239.
These bills will undermine our abilities to BOYCOTT or to fight for animal rights, denying our constitutional rights under the First Amendment!!!
Please feel free to use any part of this letter, constructed in great part by the ACLU with my additions.
THE ANIMALS (and the activists) THANK YOU!
gabriella
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Dear Senator Clinton!
Please OPPOSE S. 1926, sponsored by Sen. James Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, and H.R. 4239, sponsored by Rep. Tom Petri, R-Wisconsin.
As a member of the American Civil Liberties Union, a non-partisan organization with hundreds of thousands of activists and members and 53 affiliates nation-wide, we write today to explain our opposition to the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, S. 1926 and H.R. 4239 (AETA), a bill that amends the Animal Enterprise Protection Act (AEPA), now 18 U.S.C. § 43. The AETA criminalizes First Amendment activities such as demonstrations, leafleting, undercover investigations, and boycotts. The bill is overly broad, vague, and unnecessary because federal criminal laws already provide a wide range of punishments for unlawful activities targeting animal enterprises.

The AEPA, which passed in 1992, created a penalty of $10,000 or 10 years to life imprisonment for any physical disruption that leads to $10,000 in damages to an animal enterprise. AETA expands the class of criminal behavior in 18 U.S.C. § 43, by changing the term used to described activity "for the purpose of causing physical disruption" to activity "for the purpose of damaging or disrupting" an animal enterprise. The overbroad class of "disruptive" activities apply to any and all activities that result in "losses and increased costs" in excess of $10,000.
Lawful and peaceful protests that, for example, urge a consumer boycott of a company that does not use humane procedures, could be the target of this provision because they "disrupt" the company’s business. (So, would this mean that Red Lobster could have us fined or jailed for "disrupting" their business?!) This overbroad provision might also apply to a whistleblower whose intentions are to stop harmful or illegal activities by the animal enterprise. The bill will effectively chill and deter Americans from exercising their First Amendment rights to advocate for reforms in the treatment of animals.
Alarmingly, the bill would also make the expanded crime a predicate for Title III federal criminal wiretapping. This provision could be used for widespread domestic surveillance of animal rights organizations. A court will be far more likely to find probable cause for a vague crime of causing economic damage or disruption to an animal enterprise than for a crime that requires some evidence that the organization plans to engage in activity causing illegal physical disruption."
While the bill provides an exemption for "lawful public, governmental, or business reaction to the disclosure of information about an animal enterprise," that exemption applies only to claims of economic "disruption" and not claims of economic "damage." It also does not necessarily cover the entire range of expression protected by the First Amendment, which covers more than a lawful "reaction" to a "disclosure of information." Ordinary persons would not understand which activities are prohibited and which are lawful.
The bill AETA also expands the types of facilities covered by the AEPA. The bill adds facilities that sell animals, expands the class of criminal behavior to include threatening conduct (which could have a chilling effect on legitimate whistleblowers) and expands the class of entities protected from the enterprise itself to persons connected to the enterprise. Finally, AETA doubles the criminal penalties and criminalizes attempts to disrupt, which creates a greater danger of encompassing protected speech.
Amendments to AEPA are unnecessary. The Department of Justice has successfully used the existing Animal Enterprise Terrorism Protection Act to obtain indictments of members of animal rights organizations alleged to have engaged in violent behavior. The ACLU urges you to oppose the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, S. 1926 and H.R. 4239.
BOTH BILLS ARE OUTRAGEOUS AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL, DENYING OUR FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS.  Please OPPOSE these horrendous bills that take us further into GEORGE BUSH'S POLICE STATE!!!
Gabriella T............
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First, it is ridiculed.
Second, it is violently opposed.
Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
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Posted: Aug 5, 2006 4:58pm
Jun 27, 2006
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Write E-Mail
Location: United States
PLEASE WRITE TO THE ASPCA. 


Demand that they remove ACC&D from their website.  ACC&D calls for animal experimentation by the PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY in order to find a non-surgical sterilization injectible.


ASPCA Email Addresses:

communications@aspca.org, corim@aspca.org, development@aspca.org, education@aspca.org, enforcement@aspca.org, events@aspca.org, government@aspca.org, humanelaw@aspca.org, information@aspca.org, Legislativeservices@aspca.org, membership@aspca.org, news-alert@aspca.org, outreach@aspca.org, publicinformation@aspca.org, website@aspca.org



Please be careful NOT TO SIGN ACC&D's Petition!  It pops up at Care2, PRETENDING TO BE AN ANIMAL WELFARE PETITION!!!!!!  Please write to Care2, demanding that this petition be removed from their pop-ups.


Many thanks on behalf of the innocents,


gabriella
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Posted: Jun 27, 2006 4:33pm
Jun 27, 2006
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Write E-Mail
Location: United States
Tell the ASPCA to STOP condoning ANIMAL EXPERIMENTATION through their promulgation of ACC&D (Alliance for Contraception in Cats & Dogs, President: Joyce Briggs, email: Joyce@acc-d.org, ASPCA email: communications@aspca.org  information@aspca.org )
The ACC&D calls for "research" in order to find an injectible "non-surgical sterilization" of cats and dogs through the TORTURE OF CATS & DOGS by the pharmaceutical industry in the guise of "research."
Any animal advocate knows the horror of animal experimentation and no organization that promotes animal experimentation is an "advocate" to animals!
The ASPCA should know better than to sponsor same by having an affiliation with ACC&D.  This is a travesty and I ask that you please call their headquarters and/or WRITE TO THE ASPCA, DEMANDING THAT THEY CUT OFF ALL TIES with ACC&D.  Please make sure to tell the ASPCA that you plan to CUT THEIR FUNDING and will not send donations until they REMOVE the ACC&D from their website!

Please write to CARE2 as well because the ACC&D's PETITION pops up all over the place as an "animal advocacy" petition, which it most certainly is not!  Please be careful of petitions you sign... they are not always what they PRETEND to be.
Many thanks on behalf of millions of innocent animals that might otherwise be tortured and murdered,
gabriella
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Second, it is violently opposed.
Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
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Posted: Jun 27, 2006 3:48pm
Jun 27, 2006
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Boycott
Location: New York, United States
DO NOT SIGN Petition for
NON-SURGICAL STERILIZATION ALTERNATIVES!!!
This organization ADVOCATES ANIMAL EXPERIMENTATION and is a foil for the pharmaceutical industry.  Even the ASPCA has been temporarily fooled by them.  Their official name is ACC&D which stands for the Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs.
Please read their response regarding animal experimentation... which they believe is for the GREATER GOOD... just like they did in Nazi Germany.
Please be careful with the petitions you sign.  ACC&D's petition pops up after you sign any number of helpful animal-related petitions.  But, this is a dubious and deceiptful corporation in the guise of animal advocacy!
be careful,
gabriella

 
Gabriella,

Thank you for taking the time to write to us about your concerns. We appreciate feedback, even when it comes in the form of criticism, and we respect your right to disagree with our goals. However, I would like to explain a bit more about what we do and why.
 

The Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs (ACC&D) is an animal welfare organization created to facilitate development of new tools to reduce pet overpopulation and subsequently prevent the deaths of countless cats and dogs. While the past few decades have proven that controlling pet reproduction is the most affective means of reducing deaths of homeless pets, spay/neuter programs have not been able to reach sufficient numbers of dogs and cats to eliminate killing as a means of population control.
 

In an ideal world, we would be able to support the development of safe and effective animal health products that would not involve any testing on animals. That is not the world we operate in today. 
 

The lives and welfare of cats and dogs are at stake each day, and we feel a sense of urgency to respond now. Today, the way homeless pets are managed is far from ideal. Our shelters must kill dogs and cats daily, albeit in the most humane way they know how.  Those pets are lucky compared with their third world counterparts, who are often “managed” by electrocution, drowning, and shooting.
 

We believe it is appropriate to pursue new tools which have the potential of substantially reducing that suffering. Millions of cats and dogs are suffering right now from a "disease" which is still, largely, without a cure. If a virus was killing 5 million animals a year in the US alone, we would push for a cure. Development of a safe, affordable, easy-to-administer, permanent sterilant could have an enormous impact on the homeless pet problem, both in the US and abroad. ACC&D is committed to helping bring these products to market.
 

It is worth noting that these products will provide a much more humane alternative to surgical spaying and neutering, providing the same benefits without requiring anesthesia and invasive surgery.
 

ACC&D does not serve the interests of pharmaceutical companies. We do relate to those companies because they have the ability to bring our goals to fruition. It is important that we, as an organization, understand the influences, processes, and incentives of the pharmaceutical industry. 
 

The response to development of non-surgical sterilization has been overwhelmingly positive. Our petition has reached 7500 signers in just the first week. National and local animal welfare organizations including the ASPCA support development of these products. However, as with any effort, we realize that not everyone will be supportive. We respect your position and your right to disagree. Thank you for taking the time to understand our perspective. If you or anyone copied on this email would like to discuss this further, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
 

Sincerely,  

Joyce

Joyce Briggs
President
Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs
503-358-1438



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Sent: Saturday, June 24, 2006 1:31 PM
To: Joyce@acc-d.org; MediaInfo@peta.org; newsmanager@peta.org; animallibpress@yahoo.com; press@animalliberationpressoffice.org
Subject: Are you kidding??? Non-Surgical Sterilization!

To:  Joyce Briggs, President
       Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs (ACCD)
Dear Ms. Briggs:
Are you kidding?  You want people (animal advocates)
to sign a petition calling for RESEARCH BY
PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES for an injectible
non-surgical method of sterilization!
Surely you must be confused!
Do you know how much ANIMAL SUFFERING this
would cause in terms of EXPERIMENTATION in the
name of "research" and "science."
PLEASE CEASE AND DESIST IMMEDIATELY!
This is a horror and a nightmare... promulgated, no doubt,
the the pharmaceutical industry.
I guarantee that, if people don't know about your
dubious scheme and partnership with the pharmaceutical
companies that torture, mutilate and kill animals in
the name of science, THEY WILL KNOW VERY SOON!
sincerely,
gabriella taylor
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Second, it is violently opposed.
Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
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Posted: Jun 27, 2006 1:54pm
Apr 8, 2006
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Protest
Location: Canada
 
DAY 13 - DR. JERRY VLASAK'S HUNGER STRIKE
RE: CANADIAN HARP SEALS
Simultaneous protests should be announced and held at the Canadian Embassy in Washington and/or in New York City.  Press releases of same should be distributed to ALL animal NGOs.  (There should be protest(s) that thousands or tens of thousands can take part in locally in the U.S. in support of Dr. Jerry Vlasak's hunger strike for the harp seals... for those of us who either cannot afford to make the trip to Canada or refuse to enter that country as a result of our boycott of Canada and all Canadian goods.
all best,
gabriella
p.s.  Please distribute Animal Liberation Press Release to all advocates.
cc:  Undisclosed recipients @ Care2Connect
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Second, it is violently opposed.
Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
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             PROTEST HELD ON BEHALF OF JERRY VLASAK, MD OUTSIDE THE PEI JAIL

For Immediate Release
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phone: 818.932-9997       fax: 818.932-9998 
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Eastern Canada -Dr. Jerry Vlasak, one of three press officers with the North American Animal Liberation Press Office, (NAALPO),  is the first of the anti-sealing protesters to turn himself in; he currently  sits in jail on his 13th day of a hunger strike. John Mitchell, legal counsel for the eleven activists, said he is aware of plans by several of those arrested with Vlasak to turn themselves in and serve their respective sentences. But none of those individuals have contacted or advised Mitchell with respect to when they intend to return to Charlottetown.
Lisa Shalom, a fellow activist and one of three females arrested on the ice floes last march along with the eight other anti-sealing protesters, decided to hold a demonstration. She had elected to pay the fine of 1000C to the court in lieu of jail time but wanted to make sure that Vlasak had support in Charlottetown from the outside. Charlottetown, PEI is not London; New York or even an Austin, Texas- so it was a challenge for Shalom to get people out on behalf of Vlasak in a city that has close ties to the seal kill. In fact, one of the jailers told Vlasak that his father is a "sealer."  http://theguardian.pe.ca/index.cfm?sid=2193&sc=2
(NAALPO NOTE: One paragraph in the article is completely incorrect. Dr. Vlasak is not spending time in jail to raise money for any conservation group. Dr. Vlasak is NOT in jail to raise money, but to fulfill his sentence, protest the seal kill and protest the  unjust conviction of himself and the ten other anti-sealing activists.)
Dr. Vlasak, formerly of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, was questioned by a reporter last year and stated that in his personal opinion violence in defense of innocent seals being clubbed to death is morally justifiable if the seal killers would not stop any other way. Vlasak states, “Those very words got me ousted as a board member of SSCS - but I stand by them without regret. If it were your child or companion being clubbed to death, would violence in self-defense not be morally justified in order to stop it? I was simply giving my own personal opinion, as I have a right to do under the U.S. Constitution."

SSCS has refused to pay for Vlasak’s appeal, but Mitchell plans to include Vlasak pro bono in the appeal along with the ten other activists. Dr. Vlasak also had to pay his own way to turn himself in, but he said such was the least he could do for the seals - since he has been banned from the ice floes for three years.  
On Sunday, March 26th, HSUS took Zodiacs out to the ice floes - but one of them was rammed by a fishing boat with the film of the seal kill confiscated. These HSUS activists have now been banned from the ice floes. Vlasak states, “I have always believed that there has got to be a year-round campaign against this seal slaughter - not just once a year during the actual kill, with the million-dollar multi-nationals suddenly moving on to other campaigns."  Finally, HSUS has come up with the idea of a worldwide boycott of Canadian seafood. This is a great start, but ALL Canadian products - and tourism - should be boycotted! HSUS has also brought major attention to this kill by enlisting Lady Heather and Sir Paul Mcartney. HSUS is focused on bringing major attention to this hunt, and its own Rebecca Aldworth - who lives in Canada - is spearheading that effort.  
The "second phase" of the massacre of baby seals in the Labrador Front, Newfoundland started last Tuesday and is going to kill 234,000 infants for their fur and penises - sold to make European coats and Asian aphrodisiacs.
 
For more information - and footage - on the seal kill, please e-mail or call the North American Animal Liberation Press Office at press@animalliberationpressoffice.org or (818) 932-9997, respectively.
                                                                            
National Press Officers:
Lindy Greene-Southwest                                                                                             
Camille Hankins-New York
Jerry Vlasak MD-Los Angeles  
                                                 
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will not have, nor do they deserve,
either one."

---Thomas Jefferson
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First, it is ridiculed.
Second, it is violently opposed.
Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
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