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Animal activist rallies showcase continued pressure on agriculture
dairy herd ^ | August 18, 2011

Posted on 08/21/2011 6:12:43 PM PDT by george76

Each summer, animal activists travel across the country to meet and discuss the latest topics of the animal rights movement. This year, animal agriculture was once again the focus. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) hosted its annual Taking Action for Animals Conference in Washington, D.C. on July 15-18, and Farm Animal Rights Movement’s Animal Rights 2011 Conference (AR 2011) was held two weeks later on July 21-25 in Los Angeles. Both events claimed to have “record-breaking” attendance, attracting a combined total of more than 1,600 activists from around the world, ranging in age from 20-60 years old.

Securing rights for farm animals and the promotion of a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle to the mainstream public were hot topics at both meetings. Attendees were given tips on how to utilize social media, create “undercover” videos and craft effective messages to share their views with others. Speakers and exhibitors also encouraged aspiring activists to hold demonstrations, signature drives for ballot initiatives and leafleting campaigns.

The largest activist groups attended and sponsored both meetings, although messaging differed between audiences. Nathan Runkle, Executive Director of Mercy For Animals, Erica Meier, Executive Director of Compassion Over Killing, and Gene Baur, President of Farm Sanctuary, spoke at both meetings. They encouraged a more aggressive, physical approach to eliminating animal agriculture

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Most people are not aware of these animal activist groups’ true motives to end all animal agriculture and rid the human diet of meat, eggs and dairy

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: agenda21; agriculture; animalagriculture; animalrights; ar; collapse; dedevelopment; deindustrialization; elf; environmentalists; farmanimals; farming; hsus; peta; shtf; unagenda21; unitednations; vegan

1 posted on 08/21/2011 6:12:46 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

They want an end to all domestic animals. You can eat twigs and grass IF no wild animal wants it.


2 posted on 08/21/2011 6:15:54 PM PDT by SCalGal (Friends don't let friends donate to H$U$ or PETA.)
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To: george76

They want an end to all domestic animals. You can eat twigs and grass IF no wild animal wants it.


3 posted on 08/21/2011 6:16:05 PM PDT by SCalGal (Friends don't let friends donate to H$U$ or PETA.)
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To: jazusamo; tubebender; girlangler; Flycatcher; LucyT; Diana in Wisconsin; rellimpank; familyop; ...

With keynote speakers HSUS President and CEO Wayne Pacelle and Congressman Jim Moran (D-Va.).


4 posted on 08/21/2011 6:17:27 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: steelyourfaith

Ping.


5 posted on 08/21/2011 6:20:56 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: SCalGal; B4Ranch

Communists , aka Environmentalists, with the United Nations Agenda 21 want you off your own land.


6 posted on 08/21/2011 6:23:09 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
Communists , aka Environmentalists, with the United Nations Agenda 21 want you off your own land.

environMENTALists and animal rights activists (ARs) are just different arms on the same octopus. They want us off our land, and dead. ALL of them are anti-property rights.

7 posted on 08/21/2011 6:27:00 PM PDT by SCalGal (Friends don't let friends donate to H$U$ or PETA.)
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To: george76

I don’t agree with ending all killing of animals for food.
I enjoy a good steak, chicken and duck and a good pork roast.

However, I want decent conditions for animal husbandry for many reasons. Not the least is safe food handling so the meat we eat is safe. I buy meat whenever I can at Wholefoods or get Kosher meats who have higher standards for animal production and killing than the general meat companies.

Sure, the meat costs a little more, but it is safer and actually it tastes better cause all those antibiotics, etc aren’t in it.

I don’t want to be a vegan. But I want decent conditions for animals and safe food. If the general meat production companies can do that fine, if not, they should be exposed for bad and unsafe production.


8 posted on 08/21/2011 6:33:32 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (where is the Great Santini when we need him??)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

I dont mind anybody that wants to be a vegan.
What does bother me is vegans who want to make everybody else become vegans thru force of law. ......


9 posted on 08/21/2011 6:54:02 PM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: george76

so they get rid of all the factory farms that are providing cheap poultry and eggs and meat for the poor in the cities of the third world.

Yes, compassion for the chicken and ignore the malnourished street kids.


10 posted on 08/21/2011 6:57:15 PM PDT by LadyDoc
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

I think every family should have to raise its own food...every mouthful of meat, vegetables, fruit and milk. It would be totally safe that way. It would also be the cure for obesity.


11 posted on 08/21/2011 6:58:14 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: george76

1600 people think they can tell a global population to eat tofu?

I think I’d rather eat activists. They probably taste just like chicken.


12 posted on 08/21/2011 6:58:54 PM PDT by tarotsailor
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To: Red Badger

i agree. I have a neighbor who is a vegan , her husband is not and on his birthday, she takes him out to dinner for a steak! ha.


13 posted on 08/21/2011 7:17:08 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (where is the Great Santini when we need him??)
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To: kittymyrib

Not a bad idea, if somewhat impractical..however, there is a new movement I read about in the WSj that says most every city has enough empty lots, and flat roof tops to raise vegetables to feed the whole city....Hmmm?

yeah, maybe the teenagers could do that instead of gang banging!


14 posted on 08/21/2011 7:20:02 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (where is the Great Santini when we need him??)
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To: george76

Those who don’t want to be good Americans should go back to Germany.


15 posted on 08/21/2011 8:15:11 PM PDT by familyop ("Plan? There ain't no plan!" --Pigkiller, "Beyond Thunderdome")
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To: LadyDoc
"so they get rid of all the factory farms that are providing cheap poultry and eggs and meat for the poor in the cities of the third world."

Yes, but their efforts usually turn toward partnerships with big agriculture corporates to make new, small farm/ranch starts difficult or impractical.

From the article, "The new agreement between HSUS and United Egg Producers to seek federal legislation for housing standards for egg laying hens was also discussed at both conferences."

Monsanto was one of many agri-corporates behind the recent spate of "food safety" bills. We had to work hard to get an exemption for very small farmers from the bill that big business and government interests did pass in efforts to prevent new competition. ...pretty much like corporate-government actions in commissioners' meetings in various states against starts of small lumber mills and other small production operations.

I've seen the face of the so-called environmentalist. She's either related to Mr. Mogul or one of his former employees. And I'm really fed-up with politics.

It's time to continue starving the beast (tool of bipartisan big shots), and that's what's going to happen. The default process will be completed. There will be a repudiation. We will get new leadership in business, politics and academia. Globalism is going to die.


16 posted on 08/21/2011 8:41:59 PM PDT by familyop ("Plan? There ain't no plan!" --Pigkiller, "Beyond Thunderdome")
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To: Red Badger

“Vegetarian” Ancient Indian word for ‘lousy hunter’. Plus they smell funny when they’re near you in the health nut store.


17 posted on 08/22/2011 3:56:09 AM PDT by imjimbo (The constitution SHOULD be our "gun permit")
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To: george76
Did you seee the Anthony Bourdain thread recently? I found Tony's opinion on vegetarians amusing:
"Vegetarians, and their Hezbollah-like splinter-faction, the vegans, are a persistent irritant to any chef worth a damn.

To me, life without veal stock, pork fat, sausage, organ meat, demi-glace, or even stinky cheese is a life not worth living.

Vegetarians are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit, an affront to all I stand for, the pure enjoyment of food. The body, these waterheads imagine, is a temple that should not be polluted by animal protein. It's healthier, they insist, though every vegetarian waiter I've worked with is brought down by any rumor of a cold.

Oh, I'll accomodate them, I'll rummage around for something to feed them, for a 'vegetarian plate', if called on to do so. Fourteen dollars for a few slices of grilled eggplant and zucchini suits my food cost fine."

~ Anthony Bourdain
18 posted on 08/22/2011 6:20:19 AM PDT by Daffynition ("Don't just live your life, but witness it also.")
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To: Daffynition

Thanks.


19 posted on 08/22/2011 6:43:25 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
I want decent conditions for animal husbandry

You should be aware that the misnamed "Humane Society of the United States: HSUS" (an entity not to be confused with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: ASPCA), an the scam shop called "People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals: PeTA) are your enemies.

20 posted on 08/22/2011 6:50:00 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: george76
Animal Rights Activists consist of those who want NO ANIMAL to be in a yard, confined in any way, to be spayed, neutered or EVER bred.

I was the President of a Southern California group of dedicated and judicious breeders and OWNERS of kennels. Our County Supervisor used one bad case of an importer with too many dogs (all kept quite safely)to mount a campaign to decimate purebred dogs. I despise this infringement on my life and will fight them to the end.

So much of Hollywood ignorantly have their own pocket pooches and insist I have no right to mine that it is ridiculous.

Well we won our arguments about 90 % with animal regulation and Antonovich had Building and Safety step in and lie about their involvement with zoning (outdoor shaded and safely constructed runs) and now good breeders must be rich and have spent months with Building and Safety (even for outdoor kennels and the proper zoning). Building and Safety says their "rules"have existed for years and years (like always) a blatant lie that I, living on social security, and having had at least FIVE kennels over the years cannot even dream of meeting the newest regs of Building and Safety and Animal Regulation does not even enter this equation.

About the Agriculture industry, these wealthy lobbyists have convinced some very good politicians that they are in the right and all animal use must be stopped.

It will take more than the farmer and the breeder to stop this infringement. But where are the people?

Incidentally, Perry of Texas and Rick Santorum have been hoodwinked and signed or backed legislation against the most ethical of breeders and farmers.
21 posted on 08/22/2011 7:00:05 AM PDT by AKA Elena (St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: george76
There was another cougar thread over the weekend...did ya see it?

[don't click on the provided link; scroll down for a better one..otherwise you'll find yourself on a Aljazerra web site] :)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2766700/posts

22 posted on 08/22/2011 7:03:43 AM PDT by Daffynition ("Don't just live your life, but witness it also.")
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks george76.
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) hosted its annual Taking Action for Animals Conference in Washington, D.C. on July 15-18, and Farm Animal Rights Movement's Animal Rights 2011 Conference (AR 2011) was held two weeks later on July 21-25 in Los Angeles. Both events claimed to have "record-breaking" attendance, attracting a combined total of more than 1,600 activists from around the world, ranging in age from 20-60 years old. Securing rights for farm animals and the promotion of a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle to the mainstream public were hot topics at both meetings.

23 posted on 08/23/2011 3:49:28 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: tarotsailor
I think I’d rather eat activists.

Most of them probably weren't raised by Euell Gibbons. Put a little "pressure" on them, say like the Zombie Apocalypse, and they'll be happy to eat you.

24 posted on 08/23/2011 6:45:25 PM PDT by bigheadfred (But alas)
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To: imjimbo
Plus they smell funny when they’re near you in the health nut store.

WHY, are you in the health nut store????

25 posted on 08/23/2011 6:47:57 PM PDT by bigheadfred (But alas)
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To: bigheadfred

I’m a health nut- a red meat eating, beer drinking, weight lifting, health nut-!!


26 posted on 08/23/2011 6:59:21 PM PDT by imjimbo (The constitution SHOULD be our "gun permit")
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To: imjimbo

Translation: Just cruising for hot chicks.


27 posted on 08/23/2011 7:10:05 PM PDT by bigheadfred (But alas)
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