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Farm Lobby in Victoria, Australia, Wants an Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act

Those who peddle influence on behalf of the agriculture industry in the Australian state of Victoria would like elected officials there to enact legislation similar to the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, which was signed into law in the United States in 2006. As I’ve pointed out previously, language on the Office of Legislative Policy and […]

Felony Charge Dropped in Florida Case Against Animal-Rights Activist

Florida Assistant State Attorney Jonathan Raiche has dropped a felony charge that could have landed Arnold Christopher Lagergren in prison for up to five years under the Florida Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act. Raiche had added the felony charge to a handful of misdemeanor trespassing and vandalism charges Lagergren was already facing in connection with an […]

Video Shows Slaughterhouse Worker Shooting Horse

I have a problem with people who claim that they can’t stomach images of animals being slaughtered. In my October 12, 2012, commentary, “Exposed: Animal Cruelty at an Idaho Dairy Farm,” I wrote: “To he who lacks the courage to engage his conscience – I say: Your avoidance is contemptible.” Most of that avoidance is […]

Nellie McKay on Animal Rights and Activism

I’m listening, as I write this, to Frank Zappa’s Broadway the Hard Way, a live recording made during a 1988 concert tour that remains as powerful a musical uppercut as has ever been delivered to the Republican Party’s drooling maw in the run-up to a presidential election. I’ve been thinking quite a bit lately about social […]

“Project Earth” TV Series to Feature Animal-Rights Activists

I spoke last night with Carlie Jackson, the executive producer of a new documentary TV series called Project Earth, which will introduce us to animal-rights and environmental activists who’ll explain “what they are doing for the earth and why they are doing it,” according to the series’ website. What follows is a transcript of our […]

Animal-Rights Activists Challenge Terrorism Law

Since they’ve been busy convincing the rabble which are the compelling stories of the day, the 24-hour cable-news networks have understood — and thus, conveyed — precious little about the importance of a necessary lawsuit that was filed last week in U.S. District Court in Massachusetts. From the Associated Press: “A group of animal rights […]

Animal-Rights Activist Charged with Felony

When Florida Assistant State Attorney Jonathan Raiche added a felony charge to the misdemeanor charges Arnold Christopher Lagergren was already facing, he did so without understanding just whose bidding he’d done. According to a Florida Keys Keynoter report by senior staff writer Kevin Wadlow: “Jonathan Raiche, prosecuting the case for the Monroe County State Attorney’s […]

“Bold Native” — An Important Film About Freedom

At the beginning of Bold Native, the film’s protagonist, Charlie Cranehill, tells us (in voice-over) a great deal about himself in these few words: “We spend our lives saying, ‘No. Not me. Not my fight. Not my problem. Not tonight.’ What’s the difference between you and me? A few years ago, I became someone who […]