Posts Tagged ‘animal cruelty’

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Hormel, Quality Pork Processors, in Austin, Minnesota:

Undercover Video Shows Pigs Conscious, Shaking In Pain As They Face Slaughterhouse Death

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Everyone in this country should watch this DemocracyNow clip and try to understand where we are now as a nation.  Washington has unilaterally declared both the environmental movement and the animal rights movements to be the “greatest terrorist threats” that the United States faces.  Neither movement has terrorized anyone.  The terror is directed in the other direction, and that is state terror, state repression in the service of ensuring profits to the industries without accountability for their practices.

People who have drawn slogans on sidewalks with chalk, according to Ryan Shapiro, have been charged with “terrorism.”  Those who take undercover video of the most horrific animal abuses are treated as “terrorists.”  This insanity is the current law of this land.   Clearly this is fascism.  It is an unholy corporate/state abuse of power and erasure of the First Amendment of the Constitution.

Why Did the FBI Label Ryan Shapiro’s Dissertation on Animal Rights a Threat to National Security?

Here is an example of the FBI perpetrating dirty tricks against US citizen activists in the service of corporate factory farms.  Your tax dollars at work funding the secret police smear campaigns:

“Organizers of the Animal Rights Movement can be discredited and removed from the scene by planting rumors that they are plants and informants.” -FBI Memo, May 12, 2005

 

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Artthreat write-up.

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Documentary on HBO exposes animal cruelty in circuses and zoos. Lily Tomlin directs, and an interview is here.

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