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Focus: Animal Welfare
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March Central London on April 25 2009: http://www.wdail.org



E mail Your MP
http://www.writetothem.com


Help put HLS painlessly to sleep
http://www.shac.net


Would drugs be safe for us without first being tested on animals? All of our questions answered:
http://www.curedisease.net../edmcase.shtml

http://vivisection-absurd.org.uk


You may have heard the media blame animal activists for this or that
but how much of what you hear is honest reporting? Are you buying into
a fictitious tale that has taken on a life of its own and diverted our
attention? How much of it gets to the root of the problem as opposed to
highlighting one symptom? Well, things are set to change.



It was May 1st of 2007 when hundreds of police officers were despatched
to crush the campaign against the animal testing Huntingdon Life
Sciences, Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC). Thirty addresses were
invaded and 19 people arrested. In February of 2009 following
protracted legal proceedings seven people were sentenced to a total of
nearly 50 years for their tireless efforts to close down HLS, or
‘blackmail’ as the authorities have called it. Read the evidence, none
of these people engaged in illegal activity in this campaign, although
it is known that all have similar objectives to others who have broken
the law in seeking a logical conclusion to the HLS problem. The SHAC
activists were imprisoned for being party to a global drive to close
HLS in which persons unknown have occasionally broken the law, or
engaged in a conspiracy as it has become known. HLS and its workers
break the law and so do police officers but there has been no similar
campaign of harassment targeting these organisations with a view to
dismantling them. This campaign against HLS and vivisection more
generally has attracted a great deal of political intervention
culminating in this series of trials and the building of more
vivisection laboratories. A further trial of activists involved in the
campaign against HLS is set for later in the year.



Something that hasn’t been reported by the media as they scream
hysteria over the alleged harassment and what they lazily call
terrorism is the second aspect of the punishment meted out to these
compassion driven, non violent campaigners. Four have been served Anti
Social behaviour Orders (ASBO’s) preventing them from – ever again –
knowingly
participating in, organising or controlling any; demonstration,
gathering or website protesting against animal experimentation.
The
others have to avoid protesting in this extremist fashion against
vivisection for five years upon release lest they be sent back to
prison! This desecration of civil liberties comes from a Labour
government that promised a review of animal experimentation! We are I
hope waking to the fact that politicians are just puppets for higher
powers and their agenda; and do not wield the power they represent.



Coupled with the mass killings, of humans and animals, this all sounds
very negative but is merely symptomatic of the strength of the public
will to end vivisection and take humanity and health care forward. It
also provides us with a wealth of evidence that we are on the right
track and a footing for us to move forward. And that’s what we are
about to do.



The campaign against HLS continues regardless of these pressures and the company flounders in a mess of its own making.



Before they got into government in 1997 the Labour Party pledged a
Royal Commission into vivisection. On gaining power they not only
reneged on that promise, but have repeatedly ignored calls for an
independent inquiry into this untested theory while some 50 million
animals have died in UK laboratories often of the most grotesque,
unimaginable fashion. Tens of thousands of vulnerable patients have
died too, poisoned by animal tested drugs that don’t work in humans.
Barry Horne wasn’t suffering from any illness that could be exploited
but he was killed for having a conscience and trying to awake one in
the same Labour MP’s who had refused to act on their pledge to the
people. They have shown no remorse for any of these deaths. They are
ruthless killers.
http://www.barryhorne.org/


Since then they’ve sent in the shock troops to attack opponents of
vivisection and as a consequence there are currently around 20 UK
citizens serving up to 12 years in prison. The allegations levelled
against them are broad ranging but the fine detail of actual criminal
offending is hard to find in the mountains of legal papers. None was
ever accused of causing death or injury yet the industry they opposed
massacres millions!



Today we do have an offer on the table from Labour’s politicians over a
decade after they cynically broke their pledge and instead
increased
the number of animals used in laboratory tests. We are invited to ask
our elected representatives (MP’s) to sign an Early Day Motion which
for the first time ever calls for an inquiry into vivisection. The
Safety of Medicines (Evaluation) Bill 2009 is intended to tackle the
escalating problem of adverse drug reactions, which hospitalise one
million Britons and cost the NHS £2 billion every year. However, this
is not an independent inquiry. This is a crucial point. Should the Bill
succeed:


Medicines Safety Evaluation Panel



(1) The Secretary of State must, within six months of the date on which
this Act is passed, appoint a Medicines Safety Evaluation Panel (“the
Panel&rdquo.



(2) The members of the Panel are to be appointed by the Secretary of State and must include:



(a) no fewer than two statisticians from the Office for National Statistics, and;



(b) no fewer than eight members of the National Institute for Health Research.



(3) The Secretary of State may nominate one of the members of the Panel to act as chairman.



(4) The Secretary of State must, in appointing members to the Panel,
take steps to ensure that no members appointed have any commercial or
other interests which may conflict with their duties on the Panel.



That politicians cannot be trusted is a given. In the last century 200
million people were killed by politicians in government, how many of us
voted for that? That said, any investigation into animal
experimentation will cause some very real fear in those who engage in
this savagery and their sponsors. Forget a few placards and megaphones
this is the stuff of nightmares for vivisectors. The wicked are at ease
in the presence of fear and suffering yet are terrified by the outside
world watching them inflict it. Any inspection of this highly
secretive, dreadfully wasteful and grotesquely violent world must be
wholeheartedly encouraged by us all, but with a watchful eye. Any
failure to openly and honestly report the findings will be a sign of
deceit and a personal insult, and will expose political contempt for
the citizens of this country. Let’s not forget the devastating effect a
proper assessment of the facts surrounding animal experiments will have
on the almighty, the ruthless, pharmaceutical industry. The benefit to
human medicine will be equally profound.



If you have not yet asked your MP to sign EDM 569, in support of the
Safety of Medicines (Evaluation) Bill 2009, please do so at
http://www.writetothem.com../



EDM 569 is a chance to make history by statistically evaluating animal
tests for medicine safety for the first time ever. Pro vivisection
groups will not be supporting this review of vivisection and the
reasons are clear.


the best guess for the correlation of adverse reactions in man and animal toxicity data is somewhere between 5% and 25% (Animal Toxicity Studies: Their Relevance to Man, Lumley and Walker (eds) (Quay, 1989), 57-67)


The recent undercover ADI/NAVS investigation into the primate trade and
experimentation has given us a fresh opportunity to highlight the
absolute futility of relying on such a negative process to find
positive results.



This exposé has tracked the traffic in primates from their wonderful
jungle home across continents in cages to a life of pure hell in a
restraining chair in a dark British laboratory. The anti-vivisection
cause had friendly eyes inside HLS’s primate unit! It could get no
worse than for an animal to end its days inside the labyrinth of secret
chambers that make up the Huntingdon Research Centre in Cambridgeshire
which most people know as HLS or Huntingdon Life Sciences as they call
themselves. Sick And Twisted would be more appropriate. This
investigation is the umpteenth in recent years. They have been caught


out falsifying test data, breaking their own Code of Conduct repeatedly
and abusing animals wholesale. Barclays Bank is central to the HLS
machine of today and allows HLS to continue the holocaust that accounts
for 500 lives every single day. The RBS and Nat West have also
conspired to save HLS. See
http://www.shac.net/
to find out the real truth about the essential medical research that
swallows your taxes and all hope of miraculous cures for the many
things that make us ill.



The investigation by ADI/NAVS can be read here
http://www.savetheprimates.org/primateban/news


This latest look into the evil world of the animal experimenter should
be the end of the argument. Again we see, as we always do, that the so
called science they use as the excuse for this money making violence is
non existent. That this macabre behaviour is cruel and immoral is for
the vast majority of humanity beyond question, and a panel of
government appointed officials are not needed for intelligent people to
figure this out. You don’t need to see a video of a mouse or monkey
being restrained and force fed chemicals to agree it’s little more than
sadistic violence. So, what do ADI/NAVS demand as a response to this
exposé? An independent inquiry into vivisection? That would be a
positive step. An immediate ban? That would be truly revolutionary! The
first solution would inevitably lead to the second. Instead we get the
following list of demands from ADI/NAVS (in italics):


A prohibition on the use of great apes (without exceptions).
Without exceptions would make the current ban on the use of great apes
- chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos and orangutans - relevant. As it
stands this loophole in the law permits their use ‘in relation to an
unexpected outbreak of a life-threatening or debilitating clinical
condition in humans’. HLS aren’t using them and no lab in the UK is as
far as is public.


A prohibition on the use of wild-caught monkeys (without exceptions).
Does this imply that it is scientifically valid or morally acceptable
to use monkeys born in a cage instead of animals trapped in the wild?


Full implementation of a phase out of F1 monkeys (offspring of
wild-caught parents) (although we favour earlier than the 7 years
phase-out suggested in the draft).
Does this tinkering imply that
it is scientifically valid or morally acceptable to use monkeys born in
a cage instead of animals trapped in the wild?


Arrangements to replace the use of primates to be established during
bi-annual, thematic reviews setting timetables or objectives for
replacement in specific areas.


Arrangements with whom? When? Monkeys replaced with cats? Dogs? Rabbits?


Proposals to protect all animals:



Bi-annual reviews of the use of animals in specific tests,
implementation of advanced replacements and other key issues – review
every twenty years is too long – it means that the legislation does not
keep up with developments in science and technology.


One independent inquiry would suffice and could cover all tests and save the most lives.


Improved transparency and public and scientific scrutiny of experiments. Improved regulatory testing scrutiny by governments.
‘Improved’ or complete? Is leaving the very institution that created
the monster in charge of it a good idea? Doesn’t the UK already have
the best standards in the world, according to the Home Office?


Compulsory data sharing to prevent duplication (as already implemented under REACH). But it’s still animal data and that is useless!

Retrospective review of experiments so that the actual impacts of
the experiments are judged, and any unforeseen suffering is reported.
The animals are killed after they have suffered and nothing is learnt that is relevant to human medicine. Review done.

Independent ethical, scientific and replacement review of proposals to use animals - before authorisation is given. An independent review is what is needed of the entire vivisection concept. Now! Instead of authorisation being given, not before. Morally, the use of another without given consent can never be permitted.


ADI further recommends (at p23) that:


HLS managers need to review their training and procedures, in light of modern thinking (and then they go on to quote from a vivisectors’ manual) for example ‘Primates should be trained to co-operate with restraint and handling using positive reinforcement techniques’
The implications of vivisectors taking up this meaningless rhetoric and
applying it to their workplace are disastrous for the test animals and
human patients alike. It means that nothing
really changes.


And (at p20):


It is clear that HLS management needs to invest more money, time and
effort to increase supervision, improve facilities and implement a
training programme for the staff and animals.



What a wasted opportunity this exposé would be if we allow its sponsors
to use it for their own suspicious, trivial ends. If these are the
animals’ friends then the animals are in big trouble. As to advancing
medical progress: take another step backwards. No amount of investment
will alter the logic that using animals to test things on is morally
indefensible and scientifically unproven and for a pro animal/anti
vivisection organisation to suggest that this mythology should continue
is incomprehensible.



After HLS workers were exposed in 1997 the Labour government was
compelled to impose some of what they jointly agreed to call ‘stringent
conditions’ on HLS management, which was juggled to launch the new,
'improved’ animal extermination facility and staff training was
‘improved’. And here in the latest investigation we see the results.
Regulating violence is so not the way ahead!



It looks more and more like the only people who are going to make a
difference are the activists on the ground at the grass roots and those
who provide the initiative, the resources and the support, they are the
true heroes in this society who not do deals with the devil and do not
compromise with the lives of others. To mark World Month for Animals in
Laboratories 2009, to highlight the role of the government in the
increased use of animals in failed experiments and poisoning procedures
and of course for the animals, our own benefit and the future of health
care thousands of concerned citizens will be gathering in Central
London on April 25
http://www.wdail.org/


If you want something doing then you have to do it yourself. If you
really want to help make some real changes then you have to act and now
is the time to do so.



If you care about animals, your children and medical progress then you should do some research here:
http://vivisection-absurd.org.uk/
and then do all you can to expose and rid our world of these places,
where leading human medicine astray by torturing animals is somehow
normalised. If you care about animals as civilised people do, then you
know what to do. Something! No pressure cos the world is full of people
like you but the time to speak out and act is now.




Keith Mann March 2009

http://www.fromdusktildawn.org.uk/
http://www.speakpoliticalparty.org/



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Feb 17, 2009
Focus: Human Rights
Action Request: Read
Location: United States

A new bill has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives called the National Emergency Centers Act or HR 645 (22nd January 2009 ). What the bill doesn't tell you but US Congressman Ron Paul here outlines is that hundreds of these camps have already been built. This bill just gives them license to use them. For pictures and footage of the FEMA camps check this out http://www.apfn.org/apfn/camps.htm

This bill if passed into law will direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish national emergency centers otherwise known as FEMA camp facilities on military installations. This is an incredibly disturbing piece of legislation considering that the powers that be have already set in motion an agenda to setup a nationwide marital law apparatus through U.S. Northern Command and the Department of Homeland Security. Apparently, the fusion centers, militarized police, surveillance cameras and a domestic military command is not enough. Even though we already know that detention facilities are already in place, they now want to legalize the construction of FEMA camps on military installations using the ever popular excuse that the facilities are for the purposes of a national emergency. With the phony debt based economy getting worse and worse by the day, the possibility of civil unrest is becoming a greater threat to the establishment. One need only look at Iceland, Greece and other nations for what might happen in the United States next. With this in mind, it appears as if these so called national emergency centers will be used in a national emergency but only if the national emergency requires large groups of people to be rounded up and detained. If that isn’t the case, than why have these national emergency facilities built in military installations?

Let’s look through the various portions of the bill. Here is section 2 of the bill taken directly from the proposed legislation.

SEC. 2. ESTABLISHMENT OF NATIONAL EMERGENCY CENTERS.

(a) In General- In accordance with the requirements of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall establish not fewer than 6 national emergency centers on military installations.

(b) Purpose of National Emergency Centers- The purpose of a national emergency center shall be to use existing infrastructure--

(1) to provide temporary housing, medical, and humanitarian assistance to individuals and families dislocated due to an emergency or major disaster;

(2) to provide centralized locations for the purposes of training and ensuring the coordination of Federal, State, and local first responders;

(3) to provide centralized locations to improve the coordination of preparedness, response, and recovery efforts of government, private, and not-for-profit entities and faith-based organizations; and

(4) to meet other appropriate needs, as determined by the Secretary of Homeland Security.

The legislation says that the Secretary of Homeland Security shall establish not fewer than 6 national emergency centers on military installations. This means that the Secretary of Homeland Security can setup as many FEMA camps within military installations as they want, it just has to be more than 6 of them. On top of that, it also states that the facilities will be used to meet other appropriate needs as determined by the Secretary of Homeland Security. This could mean anything. If the Secretary of Homeland Security thinks it is appropriate to kill large groups of people like the Nazis did in World War II Germany, than it looks as if this bill would give them the authority to use these facilities for that purpose.
Below is section 3 taken from the bill.

SEC. 3. DESIGNATION OF MILITARY INSTALLATIONS AS NATIONAL EMERGENCY CENTERS.

(a) In General- Not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of Defense, shall designate not fewer than 6 military installations as sites for the establishment of national emergency centers.

(b) Minimum Requirements- A site designated as a national emergency center shall be--

(1) capable of meeting for an extended period of time the housing, health, transportation, education, public works, humanitarian and other transition needs of a large number of individuals affected by an emergency or major disaster;

(2) environmentally safe and shall not pose a health risk to individuals who may use the center;

(3) capable of being scaled up or down to accommodate major disaster preparedness and response drills, operations, and procedures;

(4) capable of housing existing permanent structures necessary to meet training and first responders coordination requirements during nondisaster periods;

(5) capable of hosting the infrastructure necessary to rapidly adjust to temporary housing, medical, and humanitarian assistance needs;

(6) required to consist of a complete operations command center, including 2 state-of-the art command and control centers that will comprise a 24/7 operations watch center as follows:

(A) one of the command and control centers shall be in full ready mode; and

( the other shall be used daily for training; and

(7) easily accessible at all times and be able to facilitate handicapped and medical facilities, including during an emergency or major disaster.

(c) Location of National Emergency Centers- There shall be established not fewer than one national emergency center in each of the following areas:

(1) The area consisting of Federal Emergency Management Agency Regions I, II, and III.

(2) The area consisting of Federal Emergency Management Agency Region IV.

(3) The area consisting of Federal Emergency Management Agency Regions V and VII.

(4) The area consisting of Federal Emergency Management Agency Region VI.

(5) The area consisting of Federal Emergency Management Agency Regions VIII and X.

(6) The area consisting of Federal Emergency Management Agency Region IX.

(d) Preference for Designation of Closed Military Installations- Wherever possible, the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of Defense, shall designate a closed military installation as a site for a national emergency center. If the Secretaries of Homeland Security and Defense jointly determine that there is not a sufficient number of closed military installations that meet the requirements of subsections (b) and (c), the Secretaries shall jointly designate portions of existing military installations other than closed military installations as national emergency centers.

(e) Transfer of Control of Closed Military Installations- If a closed military installation is designated as a national emergency center, not later than 180 days after the date of designation, the Secretary of Defense shall transfer to the Secretary of Homeland Security administrative jurisdiction over such closed military installation.

(f) Cooperative Agreement for Joint Use of Existing Military Installations- If an existing military installation other than a closed military installation is designated as a national emergency center, not later than 180 days after the date of designation, the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Secretary of Defense shall enter into a cooperative agreement to provide for the establishment of the national emergency center.
(g) Reports-

(1) PRELIMINARY REPORT- Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security, acting jointly with the Secretary of Defense, shall submit to Congress a report that contains for each designated site--

(A) an outline of the reasons why the site was selected;

( an outline of the need to construct, repair, or update any existing infrastructure at the site;

(C) an outline of the need to conduct any necessary environmental clean-up at the site;

(D) an outline of preliminary plans for the transfer of control of the site from the Secretary of Defense to the Secretary of Homeland Security, if necessary under subsection (e); and

(E) an outline of preliminary plans for entering into a cooperative agreement for the establishment of a national emergency center at the site, if necessary under subsection (f).

(2) UPDATE REPORT- Not later than 120 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security, acting jointly with the Secretary of Defense, shall submit to Congress a report that contains for each designated site--

(A) an update on the information contained in the report as required by paragraph (1);

( an outline of the progress made toward the transfer of control of the site, if necessary under subsection (e);

(C) an outline of the progress made toward entering a cooperative agreement for the establishment of a national emergency center at the site, if necessary under subsection (f); and

(D) recommendations regarding any authorizations and appropriations that may be necessary to provide for the establishment of a national emergency center at the site.

(3) FINAL REPORT- Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security, acting jointly with the Secretary of Defense, shall submit to Congress a report that contains for each designated site--

(A) finalized information detailing the transfer of control of the site, if necessary under subsection (e);

( the finalized cooperative agreement for the establishment of a national emergency center at the site, if necessary under subsection (f); and

(C) any additional information pertinent to the establishment of a national emergency center at the site.

(4) ADDITIONAL REPORTS- The Secretary of Homeland Security, acting jointly with the Secretary of Defense, may submit to Congress additional reports as necessary to provide updates on steps being taken to meet the requirements of this Act.

This section authorizes the Homeland Security Secretary to setup these FEMA camps in closed or open military installations and in regions around the nation. This essentially legalizes any existing FEMA camp infrastructure that has been built in either closed or open military installations and opens the door for additional facilities to be created.

Fortunately, the bill only authorizes $180,000,000 per year for these facilities, but considering that the majority of the detention facilities are probably already built, they won't need much additional funding. There is no doubt judging from the language of this bill, that it is meant to legalize what they’ve already been doing. After all, FEMA has already been looking at ways to transport large quantities of people to camps, they held a FEMA camp drill which consisted of an illegal alien round up in Iowa and KBR/Halliburtion has already aided in the creation of detention facilities. The rationale behind this legislation is undoubtedly to serve as a mechanism of control if the authorities need facilities to hold large amounts of dissenting people. This is not to help people. One only needs to take a look at what happened during Hurricane Katrina and it is obvious that the government does not care about the people. They didn't care then, and they don't care now, and these facilities built or unbuilt will definitely not be utilized for the people's interest.

Dr Ron Paul -
http://www.dailypaul.com/node/80801

Here is the official bill: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h111-645

It's a shame you cannot put what you want in the sections of this share as I would have put in the part:

FOCUS: your life and liberty

ACTION: run for the hills

It's pretty bloody terrifying! I wish you ALL the best and hope you will all be safe.

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