Archive for December, 2017

Message from Prisoner Tomas Vasquez – International Support Needed

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Tomas Vasquez was arrested at a fur farm demonstration on November 25, 2017 and is now facing deportation. We need to support him, share his story widely, make phone calls, and exert some international pressure. Whenever an acivtist is in the hands of the state, that person must know that the rest of us are fighting for them.

Call the detention center:

In Sweden: 0771235235
From outside of Sweden: +460771235235

Please visit Free Tomas Vasquez.

Vegan 2017

Friday, December 8th, 2017

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” -Nelson Mandela

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The only thing wrong with threatening an abuser is not following through!

Friday, December 8th, 2017

These individuals want to give home-schooling classes in how to murder sheep and carve up their bodies correctly. But they’re just a little disturbed that vegans have threatened to kill their daughter. Boo-hoo…

WILD TIMES: Wild Abundance instructor Natalie Bogwalker, right, is pictured with partner Frank Salzano and daughter Hazel. The family was inundated with emails, social media messages and phone calls from vegan activists this fall leading up to Bogwalker’s annual Cycles of Life home butchering class. Photo courtesy of Wild Abundance

by Jonathon Ammons
(Courtesy of Mountain Express)

It’s around 3 a.m. in Natalie Bogwalker’s small home at her Weaverville permaculture school, Wild Abundance. She’s just gotten her infant daughter back to sleep after being awakened by a phone call when suddenly the phone rings again.

This time the number has a Washington state area code, so Bogwalker picks up. Her family is from that part of the country — it could be an emergency. Instead, it’s just another death threat.

“It’s always something about how my throat should be slit, or that I’m a murderer, or I’m going to hell,” she says. “The local activists have been fairly civil, but there are people calling from all over the world who have been a lot more militant. They are threatening my daughter.”

This fall, vegan activists assailed Bogwalker and fellow Wild Abundance instructor Meredith Leigh with emails, telephone calls and social media messages expressing ire over the school’s early November Cycles of Life home butchering class. In the annual workshop, the instructors slaughter two sheep to demonstrate proper butchering and meat preservation techniques, then put every part of the animal to use.

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Ethical Veganism Doesn’t Help Animals

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

This interview was published in late 2011 and the original post on Let Them Eat Meat no longer exists; it is being republished from the Animal Liberation Front website where it still resides. When this article first appeared, I was widely and vocally condemned by many vegans for having the audacity to express these ideas. But it’s several years later, and I still stand by everything I said. I don’t pat myself on the back for not buying child pornography and pretend that my boycott is doing anything to stop child sex slavery. Nor do I believe my being vegan saves a single animal. My only contribution to Animal Liberation rests on my liberations and my efforts to expose and subvert the industry.

Camille and many of her above-ground activist allies recently made a decisive break from vegans who are content to alleviate their own guilt through personal veganism and baking vegan goodies. Several activists in NIO Florida (her local grassroots group) as well as many national and international associates are now targeting biomed students who are on their way to becoming animal experimenters, on the assumption that there is still hope to change them before they become entrenched in careers involving animal exploitation and prolonged animal suffering.

NIO has also gained notoriety by advocating violence against those who are so entrenched, though Camille has remained non-violent in her approach.

LET THEM EAT MEAT: Does simply eating a vegan diet and not buying animal products do anything for animals?

CAMILLE MARINO: In order to be an ethical and decent human being, one must be vegan. There is no gray area here. You are either vegan or you are complicit in the war on animals.

But, no, being an ethical vegan does absolutely nothing to relieve animal suffering. In the real world “free market,” when demand for meat/eggs/dairy declines, the government subsidizes a given exploitation industry and buys any excess supply of animal products, thus ensuring that the suppliers’ profits as well as the economy remain intact. The government buys the surplus and generally diverts it into schools and welfare programs or the surplus is exported to other countries to satisfy federal debt.

I believe that we are wasting enormous amounts of the vegan community’s time and energy by advocating vegan outreach. The animals are dying in exponentially greater numbers.

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