Good morning, Free the Animals is the riveting, true account of how a group of quite “ordinary” people in America started doing some rather extraordinary things, namely, breaking the law to get chimpanzees and dogs out of laboratories and to rescue pigs from factory farms. Since it was first published in 1992, this electrifying book about the often hair-raising raids carried out by everyday members of the animal liberation underground has inspired tens of thousands of people to see animals in a different light and to take action to help them—from shunning cosmetics that are tested on animals to picketing fur stores to going vegan. The identities of the real-life characters—many of whom are still wanted by law-enforcement authorities—have been changed to protect them from prosecution, but their willingness to defy convention is real and makes compelling reading, the kind of inspirational message that has helped launch a movement of animal lovers into a powerful force. Packed with action and suspense, the new edition, out this month, has been praised by filmmaker Oliver Stone as a “moving story about extreme cruelty and extreme courage and an inspirational and practical guide for anyone bent on challenging the system.” The book includes […]
DON’T BE FOOLED by the slick propaganda of PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. The organization may claim to champion the welfare of animals, as the many photos of cute puppies and kittens on its Web site suggest. But last week, two PETA employees were charged with 31 felony counts of animal cruelty each, after authorities found them dumping the dead bodies of 18 animals they had just picked up from a North Carolina animal shelter into a Dumpster. According to the Associated Press, 13 more dead animals were found in a van registered to PETA. The arrest followed a rash of unwelcome discoveries of dead animals dumped in the area. According to veterinarian Patrick Proctor, the PETA people told North Carolina shelters they would try to find the dogs and cats homes. He handed over two adoptable kittens and their mother, only to learn later that they had died, without a chance to find a home, in the PETA van. “This is ethical?” Proctor railed over the phone. “I don’t really think so.” This is not the first report that PETA killed animals it claimed to protect. In 1991, PETA killed 18 rabbits and 14 roosters it […]
In maybe the most blatant animal abuse industry that still exist today; Shark Fin soup has taken it’s first major blow as both Oregon and California will prohibit the sale of shark fins in the new year (2012). As you may know this Asian delicacy is just the fin of the shark. To keep up with the demand, the fishers for this product cut off the fins and throw the shark back into water. Sometimes they do this with hundreds or even thousands of sharks at a time. Hats off for CA and OR for stepping up on this ridiculous Asian ritual.
ALOP and PETA has a lot to celebrate this year: Ringling Bros. paid the largest fine in circus history for violations of the Animal Welfare Act, the Environmental Protection Agency adopted modern replacements for animal tests, businesses got rid of cruel glue traps, and advertising agencies pledged never to use great apes in their ads. We’ve rounded up the highlights of 2011 on our blog—which also features a moving and entertaining video recap of the year—and we thought that you might be interested in sharing the post with your readers. The video includes scenes from PETA’s hard-hitting undercover investigations, catchy celebrity campaigns, and provocative protests as well as shots of our controversial billboards. It’s a great way to wrap up a year of victories for animals! Thanks to everyone that helped animals through out the year!!!
An underground animal rights group is threatening to spread rat poison in Toronto’s Chinatown and poison food at Mandarin buffet restaurants, the head of the Toronto Chinese Business Association told The Huffington Post Thursday. Barbara Chiu, the group’s executive director, said she received a letter in the mail Tuesday from an organization calling itself Animal Liberation Canada/USA upset with the group’s decision to fight a city of Toronto ban on the sale of shark fins. “They see us, the Chinese, having lost the battle in the shark-fin ban … And at the end of the letter it mentions that they are going to spread rat poison in Chinatown and in a particular Chinese restaurant as well,” Chiu said. “They mentioned a Mandarin restaurant, you know the Mandarin Buffet?” “We are a radical group of “concerned” who protect all wildlife. Warning to y’all. We now have folks in your Chinatowns spreading rat poison on meant, fish, fruit and vegetables. Hopefully some of you will be sick as a dog, which by the way you animal killers eat as well,” the letter states. Police were notified on Wednesday and the issue was passed along to the hate crimes unit, Chiu said. The […]