Skip to comments.Feds said targeting animal rights groups
Posted on 02/24/2006 4:54:32 AM PST by LouAvul
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Former child star Pamelyn Ferdin, the voice of Lucy in the "Peanuts" movies, told a court Thursday that federal prosecutors are targeting an animal rights group as part of a crackdown on freedom of speech.
Ferdin testified in the federal trial of six members of Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty.
The defendants are accused of using the group's Web site to incite violence against Huntingdon Life Sciences, which uses animals to test consumer products. Ferdin said the group is guilty of nothing more than publishing information on the Web.
"For the government to say you can't say this and you can't say that is going down a very scary path of going toward fascism," she said.
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Inciting violence for anything is just wrong...don't people get that?? Bad apples everywhere......
The largest employer where I live is Alticor (Amway). I remember years ago they boasted that they no longer used animals in their testing of products.
They now use college students.
And nobody cared since college students are one step lower on the evolutionary scale.
I bet she advocates for our table cloth wearing friends as well.
Freedom of mayhem is not the same as freedom of speech and I don't think it is protected in the Constitution. Arresting someone for saying he is planning to damage property or shoot someone is arresting him for assault, not for speech problems.
Have you heard all of what this group has done? They've threatened to disembowel an employee's 7 year old son, banged pots and pans at all hours of the day and night outside their homes, posted where employees' kids go to school, threatened their insurer's executives, (causing cancellation of all Huntington's policies), followed employees' cars, and made crank phone calls to employees' homes.
The ironic thing is that someone who is allegedly so compassionate about animals can threaten violence against a 7 year old boy. Don't get me wrong. I love animals myself and my two dogs are my heart, as well as my most loyal friends. But this form of extremism and ecoterrorism has nothing to do with love for animals. Its anticapitalism in a different guise. The proper term for them would be Watermelons, green on the ouside and RED on the inside. The fact that former Soviet dictator Mikhail Gorbachev is a staunch environmentalist-nitwit makes that fact quite evident.
For the "demonstrations" alone, they should be charged with disturbing the peace. That "used" to be a crime. In any event, these people are domestic terrorists, along with their allies ALF and ELF, and should be treated as such.
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