The new terrorists

The U.K. is finding a growing terror threat at home. This time, it is not from Islamo-fascists. Now, it’s from animal rights groups. The Sunday Herald reports(emphasis added):

The case of Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS), a drug-testing facility near Cambridge, is one example of how far extremists can go. Last weekend, a “terror list� naming 150 individuals – including 21 children – emerged, most with an indirect link to the company.

If you keep reading the article you find out:

[Robin Webb of the Animal Liberaton Front] rejects the notion that the families of scientists and researchers should not be targets.

“Some say it is morally unacceptable but it is equally unacceptable to use animals in experiments. The children of those scientists are enjoying a lifestyle built on the blood and abuse of innocent animals. Why should they be allowed to close the door on that and sit down and watch TV and enjoy themselves when animals are suffering and dying because of the actions of the family breadwinner? They are a justifiable target for protest.�

How sick is this guy? This is not moral equivallency – it is moral bankruptcy. He doesn’t believe that animals are equal to humans, he believes animals are better than humans.

Don’t think this is a problem limited to England. The Center for Consumer Freedom warns about domestic animal rights terror coming to the U.S.

Jerry Vlasak has been associated with Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (an organization related to PETA). Jerry Vlasak also has connections to SHAC, an organization that has been indicted for terrorism along with seven of its leaders. Here is Vlasak’s view on using terrorism to support the animal rights movement:

“I don’t think you’d have to kill — assassinate — too many,” Vlasak said. “I think for five lives, 10 lives, 15 human lives, we could save a million, two million, 10 million non-human lives.”

He later clarified his statement as reported by The Guardian from a radio interview:

“I am simply saying that it [violence] is a morally acceptable tactic and it may be useful in the struggle for animal liberation.”

Don’t support terrorism. Don’t give money to PETA, PCRM, or SHAC.

Using rights to complain about no rights

I was perusing some blogs today and came up on Losers Lounge. In her side bar, the writer laments the loss of her Constitutional rights:

IN MEMORY OF: The Bill Of Rights (1791-2001) Slain By The Patriot Act. Rest In Pieces

Of course she voices her complaint by blogging and therefore using her rights of free speech and freedom of the press. She also uses a tyrant’s title as her pen name, “Tsarina”.

I guess she doesn’t see the irony of her writing.

Tsarina doesn’t understand the true threat. Bin Laden wrote an open letter containing his seven demands of the American People. Note the first:

(1) The first thing that we are calling you to is Islam.

And the consequences:

“If you fail to respond to all these conditions, then prepare for fight with the Islamic Nation.”

The threat of freedom comes from Islamic fascists. Not from our government where the Bill of Rights is still the standard of liberty in the world.

Everyone needs pride

Honeybun and I were at the local Safeway the other night. One of the checkers has a note written on her apron that says “I’m deaf”. Next to that note is another note that says “DEAF PRIDE”.

Now I think it is admirable that this young woman is being a productive member of society. I do wonder about her deaf pride statement. What exactly is there to be proud about in being deaf? Should she be admired for being deaf?

While she shouldn’t be ashamed of her deafness, her deafness surely shouldn’t be a point of pride. Honeybun made a good point when she said, “Maybe I should carry a ‘bad knees pride’ sign.”