Animal Rights Terrorists
The firebombs that destroyed fourteen cattle trucks at the family owned Harris Ranch in California January 8 was touted by the North American Animal Liberation group as being done in protest of “the horrors and injustices of factory farming”. What could possibly be more horrific than a group of proto-terrorists who feel acts of criminal violence and destruction are somehow their inalienable right. They are not the “heros” they think themselves to be. Quite the contrary, such groups that direct acts of physical violence and property destruction at persons having opposing beliefs or views are nothing short of cowards and thugs. Thankfully, no one was injured during this act of insanity, although the cost of the damage is immense. Isn’t it time members of the non-violent animal rights community, be it animal rights leaders or the companies that profit through association with the animal rights movement, make a public stand against this type of terrorism done in the name of animal rights? Their response of, “We don’t support or condone such acts of violence, but we understand their motivation”, should no longer be allowed as a shield to hide behind. You either condone violence, or you don’t.