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we logged of and hit the streets!

May 1, 2010

A few weeks ago I wrote encouraging people to log off of Facebook for three  days during World Week for Laboratory Animal Liberation and to spend that time in the street helping animals. 240 people joined in and here is some of what they were up to…

CANADA

Ontario and Toronto

Brenda LaFleshe and her family we busy busy busy in Ontario and Toronto. Just reading her update had me a bit exhausted!

“Hey I got alot done! It was so good to take a break from FB, I realize really how much time I wasted online sometimes. I got much done for AR- I wrote letters to all the Canadian Senators asking them to allow discussion of Bill S-207 and to End the Commercial Seal Hunt. I finished getting new leaflets made and photocopied for the Seal Awareness demo I organized on the 22nd from 4pm 6pm, downtown Toronto. I also had a table for Earthday at a park here in Hamilton at the Treeplanting festival. I made new signs and booklets… I wrote out an advertisement for our monthly Vegan potluck to be published in a local paper. I took great care to the rescued mother cat and her kittens we are caring for and have arranged for them to be put up for adoption and have there vet care paid for by a local rescue called the Pride rescue, and have made plans to volunteer for their spay/neuter catch and release program.”

Here are some pictures from her work. Let’s all emulate Brenda and get out there and get busy.

Earth Day Education

Kitten Rescue!

ENGLAND

World Day for Animals in Laboratories was well attended! I wish I could get a big group like this together. This is amazing, check it out!

WDAIL in London

Also at the WDAIL event was Mizla Manandhar who worked on making posters to promote an animal rights club she starting at her university.

UNITED STATES

La Jolla

Anna NuthaThang organized her first protest! AMAZING! They protested the evil vivisectionists at Scripps. 28 people showed and 200 pamphlets were handed out to educate the public.

Scripps Vivisection Protest, La Jolla, CA

Los Angeles

This was a very busy week in the LA area. The week kicked off with a four day conference, the Animal Liberation Forum, put on by Cease Animal Toruture (CAT), an animal liberationist student group at California State University, Long Beach. Speakers included Peter Young, the Bold Native team, Bob Linden, Marti Kheel and Jason Miller, just to name a few of the inspiring minds that galvanized these activists into a week of protest.

Allan Yaxon, Jason Miller and Nicoal Sheen at the Animal Liberation Forum

Next up was the 5 hour demo outside of the JW Marriot which was housing a conference for Fortress Investment, the group currently propping up the scumbags, Huntington Life Sciences (HLS).

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A few days later came a demo outside of the offices of UCLA vivisectors organized by Stop Animal Exploitation Now. Amazing costumes were made by Katia Kosir (the cat). The best part of the event was the ALF-style liberation at the end. Of course the UCLA cops gave citations to all the acting liberationists for covering their faces with bandannas. AR activists are repressed for having acting skills even in Hollywood! It’s definitely an uphill battle for those of us on the side of justice!

The week in LA ended with three neighborhood demonstrations organized by See You in the Streets.The demonstrations were in the neighborhoods of the horrible mad scientists Joaquin Fuster, David Jentsch and Edith London.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Cherry Bomb permalink
    May 2, 2010 1:07 am

    agree, one important part of online activism is to sometimes get offline

  2. May 2, 2010 4:37 am

    Seconded. I never actually use Facebook anyway, but even I can see how online participation can make one believe that they have done enough. On Earth Day in my school, we actually did quite a lot. I don’t have any pictures, as I didn’t personally take any, but there were quite a few events and well over 300 people attended (of course, many of those people were parents who just joined their kids, but ah well!)
    it was interesting and educated people to even small things they may have not noticed about their consumption of power.
    Anyway, good post. I hope to write a post about the recent oil spill that happened, but I’d need to research it more. I am aware that the oil spill is considered the ‘worst crime against nature that humans have ever committed’, by even scientists, and it has been projected to do untold amounts of damages to the surrounding ecosystem. It seems that it will take ‘at least’ THREE MONTHS to rid the ocean of the spill and that’s if things go perfectly. Afterward, they would still need to restore the ecosystem and recover the habitats of numerous species.

    • May 2, 2010 10:39 am

      That sounds like a great post. Though I think we have levied many many crimes against nature and they are all horrific. Clearing rain forests, factory farming, cars, airplanes, continued unnecessary development, over-breeding our species, to name just a few.

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