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  • Convicted Eco-Terrorist Leads “Yellowstone Wolf Patrol” in Montana

    09/20/2014 5:55:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | September 17, 2014 | Ron Catlett
    Rod Coronado, a convicted eco-terrorist, is the leader of the controversial “Yellowstone Wolf Patrol,” a new environmental group that plans to shadow legal Montana wolf hunters during the state’s fall and winter wolf season and document the hunts with a video camera. Coronado, a resident of Michigan, is a radical environmentalist who “sank whaling ships nearly 30 years ago in Iceland and later went to prison after torching a Michigan State University lab in 1992 for conducting research for the fur industry” according to The Buffalo News of Buffalo, NY. He also serves as a spokesman for the radical, militant...
  • Animal Rights Activists 'Die' In Berkeley

    06/21/2014 5:53:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/20/2014 | John Nolte
    To raise awareness for the rights of animals to enjoy "total liberation," especially from medical research, a group of international protesters with the group Direct Action Everywhere, staged a "die in" at UC Berkeley. On top of the medical testing that takes place at the left-wing university, the activists also claim the Berkeley labs engage in animal cruelty.
  • Nostalgia for Bill Clinton: if dog, rabbit

    06/11/2014 1:33:40 PM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 5 replies
    RedState.com ^ | 06/11/2014 | Steve Berman
    Bill Clinton stays pretty busy these days, raking in a half-million or more for an hour spent speaking to rapt audiences. He’s got to charge that much because the Clintons are always on the verge of being broke. Yesterday, I got to hear him speak, along with about 3,500 others who paid $50* for a small chicken breast on lettuce, coffee and cheesecake, followed by Slick Willie’s tossed-fact-salad. Bill looked good, for a 67-going-on-68 year old. He’s lost some weight, apparently by giving it to Al Gore. “The best part of being an ex-president is I can say anything I...
  • PETA to Bigfoot Hunters: You Shouldn't 'Shoot and Kill It' Just Because You Can

    02/02/2014 1:13:42 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies
    |Myrtle Beach News Examiner ^ | February 1, 2014 | Norman Byrd
    The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are certain about one thing, even though they do not acknowledge that Bigfoot is real: It is just as unethical to kill a Sasquatch as it would be any other animal. In a report posted by the CBS Houston on Jan. 30, the animal rights activists reacted to the idea much as expected, because to members of their organization, shooting and killing a living creature, whether it be for food or sport, is an atrocity. PETA spokesperson Lindsay Rajt told The Houston Chronicle: “As an organization we do oppose hunting of...
  • Rad! Alf & Kareem Abdul Jabbar Star in Delta's '80s-Themed Safety Video

    02/02/2014 11:26:35 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Ad Age ^ | January 29, 2014
    Delta and Wieden & Kennedy, New York, go totally '80s in the latest of its creative in-flight safety videos. This new film, which just launched online today, is rife with references from that decade of net shirts, neon and big hair. As the flight attendant goes through the seatbelt and oxygen mask motions, we meet passengers pulled straight out of the era -- peppered with fun references like a Rubik's cube, cassette tapes, Teddy Ruxpin and a Devo hat. There are even cameos of lovable '80s alien Alf, and in the final cockpit scene -- that famous copilot from the...
  • Environmental Activists Pleads Guilty to Poaching [ Yellowstone Coalition ]

    12/23/2013 7:14:40 AM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    Colorado Observer. ^ | December 23, 2013 | Audrey Hudson
    An environmental activist who pled guilty this month to poaching elk during a November hunting trip will resign his position as the Idaho director of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. Marv Hoyt, a leading critic of mining activities on the health of sheep and cattle, killed three elk and left the carcasses of two behind to rot in the field. Hoyt had only one tag for one elk, and initially denied to fish and game officers he had killed the other two cows and tried to hide the carcasses with tree branches. Although the protection of elk is a central goal...
  • U.S. wildlife managers urge lifting Yellowstone grizzly protections

    12/12/2013 4:51:01 PM PST · by george76 · 65 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12-12-2013 | Laura Zuckerman
    Yellowstone's grizzlies, now classified as a threatened species, were briefly removed from protected status by the federal government in 2007, when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declared that the outsized, hump-shouldered bears had made a healthy comeback. At the time, the number of grizzlies in the region had exceeded the government's recovery goal of 500 bears, the government said. But conservationists successfully challenged the de-listing in court, arguing that the government discounted climate changes ... On Wednesday, members of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee sought to reverse that decision, recommending a new de-listing after reviewing a report suggesting Yellowstone's...
  • CPW on hunt for stolen decoys ( Colorado )

    11/26/2013 8:13:25 AM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    Montrose Daily Press ^ | November 25, 2013
    Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking information about the theft of waterfowl decoys and hunting blinds from the Escalante State Wildlife Area near Delta ... Colorado Parks and Wildlife had partnered with Ducks Unlimited members to teach kids and novices how to hunt ducks and geese.
  • Friction Over Wolf Reintroduction Spills Into Colorado ( and NM )

    11/21/2013 11:48:46 AM PST · by george76 · 107 replies
    Colorado Observer ^ | November 21, 2013 | Valerie Richardson
    Wildlife lovers clamoring to bring gray wolves to Colorado may want to pay attention to those wooden outhouse-style structures in rural Catron County, New Mexico. They’re called “kid cages,” and they’re built to protect children waiting at school bus stops–from wolves. “The wolf issue is an example, especially with the kid cages, about how you’re putting the interest of wildlife over the interests of human beings,” said filmmaker David Spady. “Every American should be concerned about seeing kids in cages and wolves out wandering around freely.” Spady’s remarks came during a Tuesday screening of his film, “Wolves in Government Clothing,”...
  • Federal judge rules no off-road vehicles on Richfield BLM lands ( Utah )

    11/08/2013 6:00:04 PM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    KSL Broadcasting ^ | November 5th, 2013 | Amy Joi O'Donoghue
    SALT LAKE CITY — A coalition of conservation groups is hailing a federal judge's ruling Monday to strike down portions of the Richfield Bureau of Land Management plan they said gave deference to off-road vehicles at the expense of the environment. "This landmark decision is a resounding rejection of the BLM’s mismanagement of Utah’s stunning public lands,” said Stephen Bloch, legal director for the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance. ... The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance was among seven groups that filed a legal challenge to the Bush-era plans following their adoption in 2008, contending they imperiled pristine landscapes. The Richfield plan...
  • Ft. Collins man, Benjamin Gilmore, guilty in $10M arson fire that damaged condo complex, other bldg.

    10/18/2013 5:27:28 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Denver Channel ^ | 10/18/2013
    Colorado - The Gilmore case attracted national attention because he supported demonstrations at an Occupy Wall Street encampment a block away from where the fire was started. Occupy activists were protesting against economic inequality and government policies favoring the wealthy. The early-morning fire caused an estimated $10 million damage to a four-story apartment complex under construction and the occupied Penny Flats condominium and retail building next door.
  • Eco-saboteur Rebecca Rubin pleads guilty to arson, but won't give up any names

    10/13/2013 9:40:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | October 11, 2013 | Bryan Denson
    Rubin rose before Chief U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken in Portland, where she pleaded guilty to a dozen crimes – in Colorado, Oregon and California – as part of the underground Earth Liberation Front and Animal Liberation Front. ... Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen F. Peifer recounted Rubin's crimes as part of the largest group of eco-saboteurs ever taken down by the FBI. They called themselves The Family and committed an estimated $40 million in damage from 1996 to 2001. ... the terms of the highly structured plea agreement sets limits on the number of years Rubin will spend in prison....
  • Wycliffe rancher losing cattle to grizzlies ( Canada )

    10/01/2013 1:13:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Cranbrook Daily Townsman ^ | September 30, 2013 | Sally MacDonald
    In his 63 years ranging cattle at Pine Butte Ranch in Wycliffe, Ray Van Steinburg has never had grizzly bears take down a cow. That is, until earlier this month, when he and other ranch workers found the carcasses of two cows about 100 feet apart on the 15,000 hectare property. The cows weigh about 1,400 pounds each. They set up a motion-detected camera at the site of one of the kills and caught amazing footage of not one but two grizzlies approaching the kill, feeding on it, and even wrestling with each other. Van Steinburg said that while his...
  • Environmental groups downplay wolf attacks

    09/18/2013 9:27:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/16/2013 | William Perry Pendley
    Sixteen-year-old Noah Graham of Solway is lucky to be alive after being attacked without warning by a wolf while sitting at a campfire with friends last month on Lake Winnibigoshish near the town of Bemidji in far northern Minnesota. ... the willingness of the Clinton administration to accede to the demands of DOW and other environmental groups, wolves were reintroduced in Yellowstone National Park in 1994 and quickly spread over a 500-mile radius to all corners of Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. Earlier this month, a pack of wolves stampeded 176 sheep — two were bitten and killed; one was half...
  • Ex-Salazar Aide at Center of Controversy (water and land rights)

    07/22/2013 7:23:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    The Colorado Observer. ^ | July 19, 2013 | Mark Stricherz
    A former top aide to then-Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is at the center of a controversy over a suspended federal water-conservation program. Rebecca R. Wodder, a senior advisor to the Interior Secretary on rivers, declined to appear before the House Natural Resources Committee Wednesday afternoon. As the hearing began, a white placard bearing Wodder’s name in black type was placed at the eastern end of a mahogany table and in front of an empty chair. “Unfortunately, the Department will be unable to send a witness to the hearing,” committee spokeswoman Mallory Micetich said an Interior Department official told the committee....
  • 12 states sue EPA over agency's alleged 'sue and settle' tactics

    07/16/2013 11:09:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 17, 2013/
    Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt and the attorneys general of 11 other states sued the Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday, demanding that the agency turn over documents the states allege will show the agency cooperates with environmental groups as part of a "sue and settle" legal strategy to develop regulations. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Oklahoma City, alleges that binding consent decrees between the EPA and environmental groups that have sued the agency over the years have led to new rules and regulations for states without allowing their attorneys general to defend their interests and those of its...
  • Animal rights group helps cancel SoCal elephant rides

    01/30/2013 9:47:50 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    Enterprise Media ^ | January 29, 2013 | Laurie Lucas
    Elephant rides are becoming endangered species at SoCal parades, zoos, fairs and festival. Several organizations have yanked elephant rides from street fairs, festivals and zoos in SoCal, thanks to the lobbying efforts of Animal Defenders International.
  • Drakes Bay Oyster Co. goes to court to fight closure

    01/27/2013 12:44:54 PM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    THE PRESS DEMOCRAT ^ | January 25, 2013 | GUY KOVNER
    Lawyers for the Drakes Bay Oyster Co. and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will square off Friday before a federal judge in Oakland in the first round of a legal battle to continue the commercial oyster operation in the Point Reyes National Seashore. At stake is Salazar's decision in November not to renew a 40-year lease that gave oyster farm operator Kevin Lunny the right to commercial operations in 2,500-acre Drakes Estero, a five-fingered estuary that features extensive eelgrass beds and a harbor seal colony. The decision, hailed by wilderness advocates, gave Lunny's company 90 days to shut down a business...
  • Sierra Club Decides to Break Law to Stop Keystone Pipeline

    01/24/2013 7:03:15 PM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Jan 2013 | Brandon Darby
    The Sierra Club has announced its approval for a "one-time" use of civil disobedience. The civil disobedience is intended to step up their efforts to oppose the Keystone pipeline. Many of the other groups opposing Keystone have been engaging in civil disobedience as a tactic, including arson-based ecoterrorism. This will be the first time in the Sierra Club's history that they have approved violating the law.
  • N.J. jury convicts animal rights activists

    03/02/2006 1:48:47 PM PST · by LouAvul · 11 replies · 630+ views
    ap via modbee ^ | 3-2-06 | jeff gold
    An animal rights group and six members were convicted Thursday of inciting violence against a company that tests drugs and household products on animals. The group, Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty, maintained its actions were protected under the First Amendment guarantee of freedom of speech. The government charged that SHAC waged a five-year campaign of threats, harassment and vandalism against Huntingdon Life Sciences and posted information on the SHAC Web site about the lab's employees and those who do business with Huntingdon. Many of those targeted saw their homes vandalized, and they and their families received threatening e-mails, faxes and phone...
  • Wake Up, America [re:Huntingdon Life Sciences/SHAC/ Animal Liberation Front (ALF), Earth Lib FR (E]

    03/04/2002 4:19:38 PM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 8 replies · 722+ views
    Consumer FReedom.com ^ | March 4, 2002
    "Arson, vandalism, burglary, grand larceny, firebombing, kidnapping, slander, conspiracy, computer crimes, and theft. If you think this sounds like a rap sheet for a hardened, malicious criminal, you would be close. It's your local neighborhood animal lover and tree hugger gone berserk," ex-Senator Malcolm Wallop (R-Wyo.) writes. And columnist Todd Wilkinson notes, "Because involved individuals are anonymous, they could be anyone. Parents, teachers, church volunteers, your neighbor or even your partner could be involved." SHAC, a violent anti-medical research organization that has harassed and beaten individuals linked with Huntingdon Life Sciences, now says it will extend its campaign or terror ...
  • Possible Sighting of FBI Fugitive in British Columbia

    01/23/2009 2:56:38 PM PST · by Cindy · 8 replies · 269+ views
    FBI.gov | January 23, 2009 | n/a
    January 23, 2009 Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.fbi.gov/pressrel/pressrel09/fugitive012309.htm Possible Sighting of FBI Fugitive in British Columbia The FBI is working with Canadian authorities to confirm the possible sighting of one of its Domestic Terrorism fugitives. Last November, the Bureau announced a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of four eco-terrorists known as “The Family.” Rebecca Rubin, one of the four fugitives, was spotted by a tipster who may have seen her near her hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia. We received several tips about all of the fugitives as a result of the publicity. Some of...
  • Accused eco-saboteur Rebecca Rubin surrenders at Canadian border

    11/29/2012 1:27:16 PM PST · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | November 29, 2012 | Noelle Crombie
    Rebecca Rubin A 39-year-old woman accused of eco-sabotage in three Western states turned herself in to U.S. authorities at the Canadian border on Thursday morning. Rebecca Jeanette Rubin, a Canadian, had been on the run for a decade before surrendering in Blaine, Wash. She is accused of multiple counts of arson as part of a conspiracy with 12 other people from 1996 to 2001 in five Western states. The charges against Rubin include a Nov. 30, 1997, arson at the U.S. Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse and Burro Facility in Harney county near Burns and the Dec. 22,...
  • Lolo National Forest re-examines Colt-Summit timber sale to lift Molloy's block

    08/18/2012 1:44:00 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    ap ^ | August 17, 2012
    The U.S. Forest Service has re-examined the effects of a logging project on lynx habitat in an attempt to lift a judge's block of the Lolo National Forest project. U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy ruled in June that the Forest Service did not properly analyze the cumulative effects of the 2,038-acre Colt-Summit project on lynx habitat.
  • California wildfire arsonist Rickie Fowler found guilty of murder by heart attack

    08/15/2012 8:29:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    AP ^ | August 15, 2012
    A jury on Wednesday found a California man guilty of murdering five people who had heart attacks after he deliberately started a blaze that ballooned into a massive wildfire. Jurors in San Bernardino found 30-year-old Rickie Fowler guilty of setting the Old Fire in the foothills above San Bernardino in October 2003 that burned 91,000 acres and torched 1,000 buildings over nine days. Prosecutors charged Fowler with the murders of five men, ranging in age from 54 to 93, who died from heart attacks after their homes burned to the ground or as they rushed to evacuate. Fowler also was...
  • 4-year sentence for Briana Waters in UW ecoterror case

    06/22/2012 4:34:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    KOMO News ^ | June 22, 2012 | KOMO Staff/AP
    TACOMA, Wash. - The last defendant in a 2001 ecoterror arson at the University of Washington was sentenced Friday in federal court to four years in prison, as recommended by the prosecution. With credit for time served, 36-year-old Briana Waters of Oakland, Calif., will return for 11 months. The first half of the remaining sentence will be served in prison and then a halfway house. Waters will report to federal prison after Labor Day, a special request granted so she can be with her daughter the summer.
  • Loggers: Forest Service policies thwart logging

    06/14/2012 5:47:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    ap ^ | June 14, 2012 | BEN NEARY
    As crews continue to face off against a fast-moving wildfire in northern Colorado, some in the timber industry say the area's fire danger has been heightened by U.S. Forest Service policies and an economy that discourages them from harvesting millions of acres of dead trees that stand ready to burn. The High Park Fire burned has about 80 square miles west of Fort Collins, Colo. It is 15 to 20 percent contained but has been active on its west flank, where there are many beetle-killed trees... As bad as the fire has been, timber experts say the forests of northern...
  • Firebomb maker gets 7 years for 2001 UW arson (Justin Solondz)

    03/16/2012 4:22:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | March 16, 2012 | John de Leon
    Justin Solondz, 32, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to seven years in prison for his role in the 2001 arson at the University of Washington Center for Urban Horticulture. Damage in the fire was estimated at more than $6 million. Solondz pleaded guilty in December to charges of conspiracy and arson under a plea agreement with federal prosecutors, who agreed to recommend the seven-year prison sentence. The defense also sought a seven-year term. A former student at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Solondz was arrested last July 6 in Chicago after his expulsion from China,...
  • Portland police arrest Tre Arrow on domestic-violence assault allegation (Comic relief)

    03/06/2012 3:37:25 PM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | March 6, 2012 | Maxine Bernstein
    Tre Arrow, enviro-nut Portland police today arrested Tre Arrow on an allegation of domestic-violence related fourth-degree assault. An officer arrested Arrow, 38, at 9:01 a.m. in the 5100 block of Northeast 28th Avenue. He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center an hour later and is being held on $5,000 bail. Arrow is on the ballot as a candidate for Portland mayor. He became publicly known as the man who sat on a 9-inch window ledge for 11 days at the U.S. Forest Service's Portland headquarters in 2000. Arrow last month filed a prospective nominating petition with Portland's...
  • Sierra Club faces gas-cash fallout

    02/10/2012 1:14:37 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 2/7/12 | BOB KING
    Is $26 million worth the reputation of a venerable, 1.4 million member environmental group ? The Sierra Club may be about to find out. the 120-year-old organization’s hushed financial marriage to the natural gas industry — and its just-as-secretive divorce — have left some long-time supporters feeling angry, betrayed or misled. The news cut especially deep for activists who have spent years fighting the spread of shale gas drilling in states like New York and Pennsylvania. The Sierra Club quietly accepted $26 million in donations from gas industry interests from 2007 to 2010 — years when the group’s national leaders...
  • Animal Rights Activists Take Credit for Arson at Beef Ranch

    01/11/2012 4:41:40 PM PST · by ColdOne · 9 replies · 1+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 1/11/12 | Michelle Macaluso
    COALINGA, Calif. – Animal rights activists are taking credit for setting fire to and destroying 14 cattle trucks at California’s largest beef producing, feeding and marketing ranches. The North American Animal Liberation press office posted an anonymous letter on its website from activists claiming full responsibility for the arson. “We were extremely pleased to see that all 14 trucks ‘were a total loss,’ with some being ‘completely melted to the ground,’” the statement reads. snip Casey told Foxnews.com that some of the trucks that were destroyed from the fire had sleeper units where truck drivers can sleep during off time,...
  • Animal rights activists take credit for burning of Harris Ranch cattle trucks

    01/10/2012 4:04:32 PM PST · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | January 10, 2012 | Jim Guy
    Animal rights activists are behind the burning of cattle trucks at the Harris Ranch truck lot early Sunday, according to a statement from the purported arsonists. The statement, released Monday, describes how the fire, which heavily damaged 14 tractors and several trailers, was set and says the attack was aimed at "the horrors of factory farming." Spokeswoman Nicoal R. Sheen of the Animal Liberation Press Office, which released the statement, said the office doesn't take part in illegal actions but distributes communiqués from those who do. Fresno County sheriff's spokesman Chris Curtice said detectives are looking into the claim. He...
  • Lafayette police: Bomb left in paper bag with victims' names on it ( Colorado : Animal Rights ? )

    01/08/2012 9:26:12 AM PST · by george76 · 2 replies
    Camera ^ | 01/08/2012
    The device that exploded inside a car in Lafayette on Saturday afternoon, sending a husband and wife to the hospital with serious burns, was inside a paper bag with the victims' names written... Lafayette police this morning issued a news release with fresh details of the crime, which remains under investigation. As of 8 a.m. today, no arrests had been made, although ... investigators were looking at a possible suspect. Allyson Stone, 44, and her husband, Christopher Stone, 59, walked out of their home at 337 Lodgewood Point just before 12:56 p.m. Saturday when they saw a package "described as...
  • The growing issue of homegrown terrorism in the United States

    12/14/2011 9:27:44 AM PST · by bayouranger · 18 replies
    cyontinuitcentral.com ^ | 12-14-11 | Not Listed
    Over the past decade, attacks and plots by homegrown US terrorists have increased, the work of extremists from across the political spectrum, says an analysis by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) based at the University of Maryland. Key finding from the analysis are published in the Global Terrorism Database and include: * Between 2000 and 2010 there were 213 terrorist attacks in the United States. Seventeen of these, including the four 9/11 attacks, were fatal. * Since Sept. 11, 2001, 32 people have been killed in terrorist attacks in the United States....
  • Daniel Andreas San Diego: Man on FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist List Spotted in Mass.?

    11/16/2011 2:08:03 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 16, 2011 | ANNE-MARIE DORNING
    One of the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists, Daniel Andreas San Diego, may have been seen in Northampton, Mass., and the FBI is asking for the public's help in capturing him. The 33-year-old San Diego is an alleged animal rights extremist and is wanted in connection with two domestic bombing incidents that occurred in 2003.
  • 'Serial arsonist,' animal rights activist ordered to prison (ALF eco-terrorist)

    10/13/2011 8:49:37 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Deseret News ^ | October 13, 2011 | Emiley Morgan
    SALT LAKE CITY — There was a lot of contention in federal court Thursday over whether Walter Bond rose to the level of a "serial arsonist." But U.S. District Judge Ted Stewart didn't seem that confused before sentencing the 35-year-old to more than seven years in prison — 12 considering that Stewart ordered the sentence to run consecutive with a five-year sentence handed down for arson in Colorado. "I will be the first to admit that I am a serial arsonist," the judge said, quoting something Bond wrote in February. "He does take pride (in what he's done). The court...
  • 7 Things You Didn't Know About The Humane Society of the United States

    03/10/2009 8:50:57 AM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 29 replies · 1,762+ views
    notoriouslyconservative.com ^ | 03 10 09 | Notoriously Conservative
    From the Center for Consumer Freedom: 7 Things You Didn't Know About HSUS 1) The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is a “humane society” in name only, since it doesn’t operate a single pet shelter or pet adoption facility anywhere in the United States. During 2006, HSUS contributed only 4.2 percent of its budget to organizations that operate hands-on dog and cat shelters. In reality, HSUS is a wealthy animal-rights lobbying organization (the largest and richest on earth) that agitates for the same goals as PETA and other radical groups. 2) Beginning on the day of NFL quarterback...
  • Animal rights activists claim McDonalds firebomb responsibility ( Sweden )

    07/10/2011 8:43:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    The Local Europe ^ | 10 Jul 11
    The Animal Liberation Front has claimed responsibility for Friday's fire attack at a hamburger restaurant in Gothenburg... In a posting on the animal rights activists website Bite Back Magazine, those allegedly responsible described how they smashed two windows with hammers at the burger restaurant at the Scandinavium Center, poured ten liters of petrol in and set it alight. The posting continued, “We were in a hurry as the sun had risen and it was light outside, so we threw the containers with written ALF-messages on them and some lighted matches into the restaurant and it went up in a big...
  • Animal rights activist pleads guilty to Salt Lake area arsons

    07/06/2011 12:58:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    ksl ^ | July 6th, 2011 | Geoffrey Fattah
    An animal rights activist who burned down a Colorado sheepskin store as well as a leather store and restaurant building in Salt Lake City, pleaded guilty to federal charges Wednesday. Walter Edmund Bond, 35, pleaded guilty to felony counts of arson and violence involving animal enterprises. He has already been sentenced to five years in Colorado and could face between five to 20 years for the Utah fires when sentenced Sept. 19. Prosecutor John Huber said the government will argue to make the Colorado and Utah sentences consecutive to one another. "He is unapologetic. He is an unrepentant serial arsonist,"...
  • California violin teacher pleads guilty to 2001 UW arson (Briana Waters)

    06/14/2011 4:45:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | June 14, 2011 | Mike Carter
    TACOMA — Briana Waters, the California violin teacher who was facing retrial for her role in the 2001 arson at the University of Washington's Center for Urban Horticulture, pleaded guilty Tuesday to several charges related to the attack. Waters, 35, pleaded guilty to four counts, including arson, conspiracy to use a destructive device, possessing a destructive device and use of a destructive device. The last count carries a penalty of up to 30 years to life. She also agreed to pay the UW and the state nearly $7 million in restitution. Waters had maintained her innocence even after a federal...
  • Howling Madness ( Wolves , ESA, and )

    03/05/2011 11:30:36 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    Flathead Beacon ^ | 02-16-11 | Dave Skinner
    In January, U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy issued an “Order to Show Cause” to parties in a lawsuit (CV-08-14-M-DWM, filed January 2008) by Defenders of Wildlife. Defenders sued, claiming that wolf-management regulations the government issued under Endangered Species Act Section 10(j) authority allow too many wolves to be killed via management actions. Case 14 was stayed in April 2009 while the larger wolf delisting issue was fought out in another lawsuit from Defenders ... So what, and how, is Judge Molloy thinking? Before becoming a judge in 1996, Molloy was working a case for Trial Lawyers for Public Justice,...
  • Utah man to be sentenced in sheepskin store fire

    02/11/2011 11:11:08 AM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    ap ^ | February 11, 2011
    A Salt Lake City man connected to animal rights activism faces up to 20 years in prison for setting fire to a Denver-area store that sells products made from sheepskin. Thirty-four-year-old Walter Edmund Bond ...also faces federal charges in Utah for fires at the Salt Lake City Tandy Leather Factory Store, and the Tiburon Fine Dining restaurant in Sandy.
  • Vegan activist pleads guilty to Sheepskin Factory arson

    11/18/2010 3:47:40 PM PST · by george76 · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 11/18/2010 | Yesenia Robles
    Vegan activist Walter Edmund Bond, of Utah, today pleaded guilty to felony counts related to an April fire that burned down the Sheepskin Factory in Glendale. Bond, 34, was arrested on July 22, accused of using fire or explosives to damage property involved in interstate commerce and of using force, violence or threats involving animal enterprises. The blaze caused more than $500,000 in damage to the Sheepskin Factory in the early hours of April 30. On July 28, Bond pleaded not guilty to the federal charges. By changing his plea today, he may be eligible for a shorter prison sentence....
  • Woman convicted in UW ecoterror case goes home ( Briana Waters )

    10/17/2010 6:31:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    ap ^ | Oct 17, 2010
    The North American Animal Liberation press office says Briana Waters was released from prison Saturday. The 34-year-old Waters was connected to a cell of radical environmentalists based in Olympia and in Oregon who carried out attacks throughout the West from 1996-2001, causing more than $80 million in damage. Last month, an appeals court overturned Water's conviction of being guilty of helping an ecoterror attack that destroyed a University of Washington research center, concluding the judge made mistakes that cast doubt on the fairness of her trial.
  • ALF claims raid on Molalla deer farm

    10/15/2010 4:54:44 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 14 replies · 2+ views
    AP via Seattle PI ^ | October 15, 2010 | staff reporter
    MOLALLA, Ore. -- A posting on a website that conveys information for the Animal Liberation Front says animal activists removed a large section of fencing at a deer farm at Molalla. The message says the raid last Saturday was intended to allow deer to escape into the surrounding forest. Owner Richard Bentley told KGW-TV he's raising 80 European Fallow deer for meat, but there were no animals on the land where the fence was cut. He wonders why animal activists would want to release tame deer during deer hunting season.
  • Animals vs. Human Animals (Dr. Vlasak prefers fewer humans)

    09/21/2010 1:54:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Every now and then, an animal rights activist will toss aside all pretenses to common sense and make a truly inane (and frighteningly candid) statement. Today’s case in point: Dr. Jerry Vlasak, a part-time trauma surgeon who was at one time a spokesperson for the PETA-linked “Physicians Committee” for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). He’s also been affiliated with the pseudo-pirate Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and a public defender of the terrorist Animal Liberation Front. When asked recently about whether we should take steps to eliminate mosquitoes, Vlasak spouted off with a radical anti-people solution. As Wesley J. Smith reports on...
  • Appellate court overturns conviction in 2001 UW arson (Briana Waters, member of The Family)

    09/15/2010 11:47:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | September 15, 2010 | John de Leon
      Briana Waters The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned the conviction of Briana Waters in the 2001 arson of the University of Washington's Center for Urban Horticulture. The 32-year-old Californian was sentenced in June 2008 to six years in federal prison and ordered to pay $6 million in restitution by U.S. District Court Judge Franklin Burgess. A unanimous three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that Burgess made several errors that raised questions about the fairness of her trial, The Associated Press is reporting. The panel said the judge should not have admitted certain articles...
  • Media Bias Gets Dangerous: Minimizing the Ecoterror Threat

    09/03/2010 1:56:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 3, 2010 | Patrick Richardson
    They are over and done with the topic of James J. Lee, despite the mounting number of attacks committed in the name of environmentalism.   Whether or not James J. Lee, who invaded the corporate offices of the Discovery Channel Wednesday armed with explosives and a gun, was a terrorist or not would seem to be open to debate. Certainly PJM has been unable to discover any ties between Lee and any known ecoterror group — despite his radical environmentalist manifesto. At the same time, groups such as the Animal Liberation Front could be expected to disavow any connection to...
  • Utah man arrested in Sheepskin Factory arson

    07/23/2010 5:59:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies · 1+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | 07/23/2010 | Howard Pankratz
    Walter Edmund Bond was taken into custody Thursday in Denver after allegedly telling an informant that he started the Glendale fire and two fires in Utah because they were businesses that "profited from animals." At the time of his arrest by FBI and ATF agents, Bond was carrying a backpack, according to an affidavit by Rennie Mora, a special agent for the ATF. Agents searched the backpack and found literature titled, "The Declaration of War - Killing People to Save the Animals and the Environment - Strike a Match Light a Fuse We've Only Have the Earth to Lose." Bond...
  • Police: animal rights activist implicated in fire ( Colorado )

    06/15/2010 9:57:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies · 350+ views
    ap ^ | 06/16/10
    Police investigating a fire that destroyed a Denver-area business say they're seriously considering a claim by an animal rights activist who takes credit for it. Glendale Police Chief Victor Ross says his department is looking closely at a claim on a website associated with the Animal Liberation Front. The posting by "ALF Lone Wolf" ... The Animal Liberation Front is aligned with the Earth Liberation Front, whose members were convicted in a 1998 fire at the Vail ski resort that did $12 million in damage.