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John Robbins, author of Diet for a New America and Food Revolution, says the film Bold Native "is the controversial story of young adults who just can’t sit by and stay silent in the face of massive cruelty to animals. Unwilling to passively succumb to resignation and despair, they take a stand, not just with their words, but with their actions. Some might see them as threats to society, others might admire them as self-sacrificing heroes, but no one could see this remarkable film and not gain a greater understanding of what courage really means.”
Mon Nov 29 2010 (Updated 11/30/10)Annual Fur-Free Friday Demo in Union Square
Mon Nov 29 2010 (Updated 11/30/10)IDA and PETA Hold Annual Protest Against Fur Retailers in San Francisco
The annual Friday-after-Thanksgiving protest of the fur industry, led by In Defense of Animals and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, was held in San Francisco's Union Square on November 26th. Similar demonstrations were held in Portland and other cities across the U.S. and the world. Event organizers called for demonstrators to, "Come and raise your voice for the voiceless 50 million fur bearing animals that are brutally slaughtered each year for their fur."
Sun Sep 5 2010 (Updated 08/03/15)Interview with Joseph Buddenberg of the AETA 4
Sun Sep 5 2010 (Updated 08/03/15)Case of the AETA 4 and It's Implications for Activists
Dylan Powell of The Vegan Police recently interviewed Joseph Buddenberg of AETA 4, four animal rights activists who were charged with violating the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act. Although the case was dismissed in July, it is not over. A federal magistrate signed a warrant in August ordering Joseph to provide a DNA sample to the FBI. In the interview, Joseph discusses the AETA 4 case and its implications for activists.
Mon Jul 12 2010 (Updated 07/18/10)AETA 4 Case Dismissed, But Re-Indictment Possible
Mon Jul 12 2010 (Updated 07/18/10)Case of the AETA 4 Dismissed "Without Prejudice"
The U.S. District Court in San Jose has thrown out the indictment of four animal rights activists who were charged with violating the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, because the government did not clearly explain what, exactly, the protesters did. The case is not over, however. The government can still re-indict the defendants with an amended bill of particulars that clearly outlines their alleged actions.
Mon May 17 2010 (Updated 05/18/10)Animal Welfare Activists Say, "Stop the Rodeo in Santa Cruz County!"
Mon May 17 2010 (Updated 05/18/10)Sheriff's Association Promotes Rodeo at Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds
For the first time in years, the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds is considering having a rodeo. The proposed rodeo will include roping young calves running at full speed and slamming them to the ground, using pain-inflicting flank straps to force horses and bulls to buck, and other methods of inducing fear, stress, and pain to force animals to perform — all in the name of entertainment.
Fri Jan 29 2010L.A. Judge Rules Animal Liberation Front Not a Gang
On January 26th, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David S. Wesley ruled that the Animal Liberation Front is not a "gang." The government had tried to find two animal rights protestors guilty of being "gang members." Judge Wesley stated that the prosecution's expert Lt. Butte had "misled the grand jury. The ALF does not meet the legal requirements to be considered a gang. Their primary goal is to save animals, not commit crimes." That charge was dismissed though other charges remain.
Sun Nov 22 2009 (Updated 11/23/09)Scott DeMuth and Carrie Feldman Targetted by Iowa Grand Jury
Sun Nov 22 2009 (Updated 11/23/09)Minnesota Activists Jailed for Grand Jury Contempt and AETA Charge
On October 13th, two Minneapolis, MN activists were subpoenaed to appear before an Iowa Grand Jury, ostensibly investigating a November 2004 Animal Liberation Front raid of a University of Iowa psychology department animal laboratory. Twice they refused to testify and were then ordered jailed for contempt by a federal district judge on November 17th. On November 19th, Scott DeMuth was additionally charged with conspiracy to commit animal enterprise terrorism in Davenport, Iowa federal court.