Ever want to scream? Take a deep breath and listen…

Posted by admin on September 24, 2017

Vegan Empowerment is my new personal YouTube channel. I want to talk about the things that affect each one of us, but that no one engages. I want to share my struggles and triumphs. And I want to empower you to embrace all of the possible directions in which your activism may flourish. Strong, confident, healthy vegans are effective activists for the animals.

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URGENT: Demand Justice for Homeless Activist

Posted by admin on September 24, 2017

Alain De Coessemaeker has been bullied by the courts for several years, left homeless and financially destitute. His crime: protecting Nature. His appeal will be heard on October 6 before the Belgian Minster of Justice. Please watch this short film produced by Els Vande Ginste and sign the petition linked below. This petition will be closed on Friday and forwarded to the Minister of Justice to review before the appeal is heard. We must let the court know that the world is watching and we will not let Alain stand alone.

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no “pet” has to die – emergency irma relief

Posted by admin on September 9, 2017

a man carries his dog through the flood waters of hurricane harvey

camille marino
september 9, 2017

Let’s all first take a deep breath. It’s the media’s job to incite fear and panic. Certainly, we need to be alert and take necessary precautions. And then whatever is going to happen will. And life will go on. We’ll adjust and respond. We are living in an age where nature is going to even itself out and adjust for all the devastation humans continue to wreak on the planet. Hysteria never helps.

Next, the epidemic of people abandoning their companion animals in times of catastrophe is both deplorable and unnecessary. If anyone needs help in Florida, it is available.

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A vegan in the path of Irma

Posted by admin on September 8, 2017

Camille Marino
September 8, 2017

We all just witnessed the devastation wreaked in Houston by Hurricane Harvey; the human toll gets enough coverage. I’m far more concerned with the nonhuman victims. I shared our community’s outrage over the companion animals left abandoned or tied up by their cowardly guardians who took their own sorry selves and fled for safety. And now I’m sitting home in Florida watching the monster Hurricane Irma bearing down on us. This morning’s projections have it hitting dead center inland coming straight at me. I’ve never experienced such an event before, and I’m not one to overreact. But what was initially a fascination with the atmosphere has morphed into an outrage that is almost tangible. But what about all the beings in this state who were put into bondage by humans who profit from their misery.

There are thousands of monkeys in cages on breeding farms in Hendry county. Can’t run. Can’t escape. Just sitting there waiting for almost certain death while their captors stay warm and safe, protected from the torrential winds and flooding. What about all the animals imprisoned in tanks at Seaworld? They will suffer alone, terrified with no protection, and possibly die in the tombs in which their captors made them live. What about the zoos? The petting and tourist photo attractions? What about every animal exploitation industry in this state? I’m sure it won’t be too much of an inconvenience for the architects of death. After all, these living beings are only property, most likely insured, so if they lose their lives, they will be easily replaced. After all, there’s no shortage of slaves.

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A Matter of Change

Posted by admin on September 3, 2017

Don Barnes grew up on a farm in the 1940s and learned that killing animals was normal. In the 1960s, while studying for his PhD in psychology, administering electric shocks to his nonhuman subjects came naturally. Finally, as a US Air Force officer, he found himself conducting cruel and painful radiation experiments on primates for lucrative federal grants. He writes “As each day passes it becomes increasingly difficult to comprehend how I was able to close my eyes to the artificiality of the research I was doing.” By 1979, Don concluded that the experiments he conducted as a biomedical researcher were both scientifically invalid and cruel. The following year he sought out the anti-vivisection community where he would begin decades of fighting to restore the dignity of non-human animals. Don has been vegan for 35 years and just celebrated his 81st birthday on Friday. Taking a look back at his work now allows us an intimate glimpse into the mind of a vivisector.

by Donald J. Barnes
An excerpt from In Defense of Animals (Peter Singer)
Basil Blackwell, 1985, pp. 157-167

“Don,” an acquaintance of mine said recently, “I don’t mean to question your commitment to the principles of antivivisection, but you were a vivisector for sixteen years. What caused such a quick and radical change in your beliefs?” I have been asked the same question many times, and by one person more than any other . . . myself. The answer has changed as my values have changed, but consistently and in the same direction. Let’s take a chronological look at the evolution of my values in order to try to understand.

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My First Time (with a brick and a handbill)

Posted by admin on August 27, 2017


by Walter Edmond Bond (37096013)

I remember the first time I was ever in a riot. It was Martin Luther King Day in Denver, Colorado and the ku klux klan and assorted nazi, fascists and skinhead scum had turned out to spew their invective racist garbage from the steps of the capital. Our mayor was mayor Wellington Webb. He was incredibly distraught with the fact that the kkk had come to town and obtained legal permit to gather and rally on the capital. So he organized a counter march and demonstration of which I took part.

Tens of thousands of people marched in protest. the march started in Aurora on Colfax Avenue and ended in Denver proper right in the center of downtown and in front of the racist scum. the klan and assorted wing nuts were heavily protected by police and riot squad. as a sea of people gathered the kkk began screaming racial epithets and slurs and laughing at the protesters. And that’s when…………..

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Being whole after the war

Posted by admin on August 24, 2017

I feel like a soldier who’s just returned from the battlefield. I’m not the same person I was when I took my first steps; I don’t think the same way, I don’t interact with people in the same way, and I’ve definitely been forever stripped of my naivete about the motivations of those who comprise our community. While women or those who female-identify are responsible for up to 85% of the actual hands-on work for the animals, it is primarily a patriarchy of white men who are responsible for maintaining their reputations, their brand names, and their donation base at the expense of the animals. Going forward, I think one of my main focuses will be on personal empowerment; if we want to be effective for the animals, unfortunately, we also need to be whole and focused in the sea of toxicity that pollutes our community. So for continuity, I’m republishing a Facebook status I put up last night.

Camille Marino
August 24, 2017

I talk from a place of honesty; whether it an expression of anger or joy, I think people connect with authenticity. And right now I’m in a state of evolution, not saying much. I’m coming back from a literal public lynching – an evisceration of my reputation, my work, and all of its related personal devastation. I survived, but not without damage. And while I get ready to publish my memoir and finish filming for a documentary about my activism — both painfully honest — I’m trying to learn how I can best benefit animals at this point in my journey. I’m thinking that what I need to be doing is share my struggles with other activists to help empower you. I’ve yet to meet anyone is this movement who’s not been damaged by all the suffering we see.

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Ethics vs Science

Posted by admin on August 22, 2017

The world’s first genetically modified primate, a baby rhesus monkey named ANDi

by Louis Eagle Warrior

Where are you?

In his 1983 book, “Slaughter of the Innocent,” the brilliant Swiss author Hans Ruesch exposes the madness of humans in that, “ . . . mice, rats, guinea pigs, hamsters, dogs, cats, rabbits, monkeys, pigs, turtles; also horses, donkeys goats, birds and fish – are slowly blinded by acids, submitted to repeated shocks, or intermittent submersion, poisoned, inoculated with deadly diseases, disemboweled, frozen to be unfrozen and refrozen, starved or left to die of thirst, . . .”

This book and his other book, “Naked Empress/The Great Medical Fraud,” Dr. Sharpe’s book, “The Cruel Deception,” and Broad and Wade’s, “Betrayers of the Truth,” spotlight the fraud, and the horrors of animal experimentation, what we know as vivisection.

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Let’s help Infectious Disease Enthusiast Drusano celebrate his 68th birthday

Posted by admin on August 15, 2017

Simulposted with Eleventh Hour for Animals

Time is running out so let’s put our heads together and come up with something special to help vivisector George Louis Drusano, an infectious disease enthusiast, celebrate his 68th birthday next Tuesday, August 22. 🙂

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This morning’s call from law enforcement proves what I already knew…

Posted by admin on August 14, 2017

Camille Marino
August 14, 2017

Five weeks after winning my first lawsuit against the University of Florida, UFPD Sergeant Jeff Moran personally orchestrated my very first arrest at a UF Protest in 2012. Documents obtained through public records requests demonstrate that he also orchestrated two extraditions to get me out of Florida, the first torturous excursion cost UF a grand total of $536.50. Having failed to silence me, he then set out on a mission to extinguish my work from the internet and attempted to have me imprisoned for 5 years for the banned video, Defiance is a Virtue. This online video which he alleged constituted a probation violation was reported in the news as my having committed “wire fraud.” Jeff Moran tried every dirty trick to shut down Eleventh Hour for Animal’s campaign to expose primate experimentation at UF.

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