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Romney And Obama Both Crucify Animals
by A Vegan Political Party
05 May 2012
myriad ways the presumptive candidates of the
2 major parties crucify animals
Romney has given 10 to 15 million a year to the Mormon Church which
owns the biggest cattle ranch in Florida and is heavily invested
in animal slaughter. His Bain Capital owns an animal reserach
company, is heavily invested in slaughterhouses, illegally acquired
Clear Channel network and on it advertises animal flesh constantly
as well as endorsing his own campaign for free.
I Mitt Romney:
A Animals bombed in 5 illegal wars…Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen:
Mitt Romney has supported every illegal war of the Bush and Obama administrations,
as he advocated 50,000 more troops to Iraq (excluding of course his own 5 sons).
Mitt Romney decided to keep brutal rodeos in the Salt Lake City Olympics
C Treatment of dogs
Dogs Against Romney http://www.dogsagainstromney.com * describes an incident in which
Mitt Romney put the family setter on the roof of his car as he drove TWELVE HOURS to
Toronto from Massachusetts. The terrorized dog had a loose bowel movement on the roof.
D Treatment of captive cows
The Mormon Church helped Mitt Romney’s private equity (no transparency) Bain Capital illegally to acquire the Clear Channel network (itself illegally large according to original FCC rules).
There is a constant stream of animal cadaver ads on Clear Channel stations.
Joked one animal protector: “At least he doesn’t drink coffee!’ to which another
replied: “the trioxypurines in meat are more harmful than the dioxypurines in caffein”
E Romney’s Bain Capital is invested in animal slaughter, drug companies researching
on animals, war profiteering, ecocidal corporations.
F. Mormon investment in animal
Besides being invested heavily in Mitt Romney’s Clear Channel through its owner Bain Capital,
the Mormon Church is invested in another radio chain, Bonneville International Corporation – the 14th largest radio chain in the U.S.[
LDS investments in animal slaughter are massive. A sliver of them are Deseret Ranches,
Florida's largest cow concentration camp, over 300,000 acres in 3 Central Florida
Farmland Reserve Inc. which includes 228,000 acres (923 km²) in Nebraska,; 51,600 acres in Osage County, Oklahoma; over 312,000 acres (1,260 km²) in Florida
Obama heads a network of US Government War On Animals And Animal Protectors
US GOVT WAR ON ANIMALS
FBI's war on nonviolent animal rights workers
MILITARY war on animals
What is USDA Trying to Hide by Denying U.S. Beef Companies Rights to Test
Animals for Mad Cow Disease?
Creekstone Shouldn't Use Test for Mad Cow, U.S. Says
By Cary O'Reilly
Bloomberg, May 9, 2008
Creekstone Farms Premium Beef LLC, the Kansas-based meat producer, shouldn't be
allowed to test beef for mad-cow disease on its own because it could hurt the
U.S. cattle industry, a government lawyer told an appeals court.
``They are creating a false assurance'' because the test Creekstone wants to use
can't show that meat is completely free of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or
mad-cow disease, Justice Department attorney Eric Fleisig-Greene told the court
at a hearing today in Washington.
``The test is not only unnecessary, but it has no value whatsoever,''
Fleisig-Greene told the three-judge panel, adding that a ``false positive'' from
the company's testing would hurt the entire U.S. cattle industry.
Japan, South Korea and dozens of other countries suspended or curbed imports of
U.S. beef after the U.S. found its first case of mad-cow disease in 2003.
Creekstone, which wants to assure customers in Asia and elsewhere that its beef
is tested for BSE, won a district court ruling last year overturning the ban.
Implementation was delayed pending the appeal.
The U.S. government asked the appeals court to reverse the lower court's ruling,
arguing that the test is ``worthless'' for Creekstone's intended purpose. The
U.S. says its meat supply is protected by a 1997 regulation banning use of
cattle parts in animal feed, which is how scientists believe the disease is
spread among cattle. The government tests only a small percentage of slaughtered
cattle for the presence of BSE.
The Agriculture Department rejected the company's request in 2004 to voluntarily
test its cattle for BSE, which can kill people who eat diseased meat. The
agency's authority to regulate testing is based on a 1913 law regulating the
distribution of toxins.
``This statute is to protect farmers from bogus vaccines'' and is ``an extreme
example of government paternalism,'' Creekstone lawyer Russell Frye told the
court. The closely held company wants to use the product ``to assure customers,
especially Asian customers, that they are buying tested beef.''
THE FBI'S VIOLENT WAR ON NONVIOLENT ANIMAL RIGHTS WORKERS
FBI denies constitutional rights of animal rights workers
The Mercury News has covered this story. Its website is http://www.mercurynews.com
It is not the source for the information below.
(Gov Schwarzenegger cooperated with the FBI in criminalizing
the 1st amendment rights of animal rights activists as
AETA's brutality was extended to California law)
The FBI has arrested a man in Virginia for wearing an animal mask at an anti
circus demo. It has arrested environmental activists in Oregon, antivivisection
demonstraters in California, is funding the torture tasering of pigs at the Univ
As an Israeli soldier, Rahm Emmanuel, ended up as a White House Chief of Staff
while an American citizen fighting with Muslims ended up in jail, as Henry
Paulson used the IRS in attacking call girl rings in order to frame Attorney
General and Gov
Eliot Spitzer who had indicted him and Maurice Greenberg, the FBI under Robert
has been a pawn of vivisectors, pharmaceutical companies, butchers and factory
poster's note: Those who oppose violence do not endorse setting fires
since they burn small mice, spiders and other animals living hidden in buildings
and since they can potentially take human life. The FBI is actually promoting
the setting of fires by USAF bombing raids which burn the babies of Afghanistan.
The FBI's informants in the Earth Liberation Front and Animal Liberation Front
have been the provocateurs in initiating acts of violence, just as FBI
have killed human beings in the civil rights movement (e.g. Violet Liuzzo) and
The FBI's leadership has deliberately attempted to provoke with terms such
as 'carnivore' for some of its software.
Few agencies or groups have spent more in propaganda than the FBI, with tv
writers of print and audio books who portray the FBI as the great rescuers, etc.
John Webster is torturing pigs with tasers at the Univ of Wisconsin in
funded by the Justice Dept.
A terrorism task force has arrested four animal-rights protesters for picketing
the homes of vivisectors of UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz.
Federal and local authorities arrested Pinole resident Maryam Khajavi, 20,
Berkeley resident Joseph Buddenberg, 25, Long Beach resident Adriana Stumpo, 23,
and Oceanside resident Nathan Pope, 26. They were charged under the federal
Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act which criminalizes the right of protest.
The Act was promoted by Senators Chambliss, Inhofe, Coburn,
and Izakson, all of animal abuse industry dominated state governments.
The protesters demonstrated outside
the El Cerrito home of a UC Berkeley researcher.
None of the four suspects could immediately be reached, but a spokesman for the
animal-rights movement, Los Angeles surgeon Dr. Jerry Vlasak, said the
protesters should be congratulated.
"We applaud anybody who steps up to the plate," he said.
Matt Krupnick's coverage of this event for the C C Times was totally biased in
favor of the FBI. His number is 925-943-8246
FBI continued its green scare (2006 archives)
poster's note: Those who oppose violence do not endorse setting fires
since they burn small mice, spiders and other animals living hidden in buildings
and since they can potentially take human life. The FBI is actually promoting
the setting of fires by USAF bombing raids which burn the babies of Afghanistan.
Pictures of informants in eco-witch hunt.
author: Snitches get what?
Repost far and wide. Probably safer in jail...
Here are photos of two of the informants named thus far in the recent "green
scare." These pictures were shown to victims of FBI harassment in several states
during this months round ups, subpoenas, home visits, and raids. Who says the
FBI isn't good for anything. It's worth noting that Jacob "Sketcher D" Ferguson
is still out and about and probably still wired. He has several tattoos
including one of a pentagram on his head. contribute to this article
No doubt about it. They cut a deal. Latest AP story22.Dec.2005 23:29
Motion says Virginia man charged in case to testify against others
By JEFF BARNARD / Associated Press
One of the six people arrested this month on federal charges they were part of
an ecoterrorism campaign has agreed to testify against others charged in the
case, according to court papers.
A defense motion filed in U.S. District Court in Eugene says Stanislas "Jack"
Meyerhoff, 28, a former Eugene resident who has lately been attending Piedmont
Community College in Charlottesville, Va., is one of the unnamed informants the
federal government has relied on for evidence in the investigation.
Public defender Craig Weinerman named Meyerhoff and another man, Jacob Ferguson,
as informants in a motion for the release of Chelsea Gerlach, who is being held
The motion is to be argued Thursday in U.S. District Court in Eugene.
Gerlach, 28, who grew up in the Eugene area and worked as a disc jockey in
Portland, faces trial on indictments she and Meyerhoff helped topple a high
tension power line outside Bend in 1999 and that she served as a lookout while
others were setting fire to the Childers Meat Co. plant in Eugene in 2001.
No group took responsibility for the toppling the electric tower, but the Animal
Liberation Front took credit for the meat plant fire to protest the treatment of
Authorities have also named Gerlach as a suspect in the 1998 arson of a ski
resort in Vail, Colo., that caused $12 million in damages, though she has not
been charged. The Earth Liberation Front took credit for that, saying it was
fighting ski resort expansion into lynx habitat.
Meyerhoff also was indicted on charges he firebombed the office of Superior
Lumber Co. in Glendale, now known as Swanson Group, in 2001, as well as offices
and a truck shop at the Jefferson Poplar Farm in Clatskanie the same year. Earth
Liberation Front took credit for both those.
In a status hearing Tuesday, Meyerhoff asked the court to show mercy.
"I pray that the court is merciful with those who have renounced these crimes
and have moved on to be students and professionals," he said.
Weinerman characterized Meyerhoff and Ferguson as "serial arsonists" whose
credibility was undermined by the fact that they face life in prison without
parole if convicted on charges of being in possession of a firebomb.
He argued that the weakness of the government's case and Gerlach's strong ties
to the community � her mother lives in Eugene and her father lives in Sweet Home
� should qualify her for release on bail.
Weinerman wrote in the motion that following his arrest Dec. 7, Meyerhoff
admitted he was involved in the Childers Meat fire and claimed Gerlach also was
involved, but could not recall her specific role. He has not been charged in
Ferguson, who told authorities he also took part in the meat plant fire,
characterized Gerlach's role as a lookout with a hand-held radio, the motion
The motion gave no age or hometown for Ferguson, but noted that he has not been
charged in any of the cases.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Barry Sheldahl said the prosecution would respond to the
motion in court.
Ferguson also admitted taking part in the firebombing of a U.S. Department of
Agriculture plant research lab in Olympia, Wash., in 1998, the Superior Lumber
Co. fire in 2001 and the tree farm fire the same year, the motion said.
"Ferguson has admitted to actually setting the fires in these arsons according
to an affidavit filed in connection with the issuance of search warrants in
these cases," the motion said.
That affidavit also says that the informant, not named, went with an
investigator to the tree farm in December 2004, and described how the
firebombing was carried out. In 2005 he wore a hidden microphone and obtained
tape recordings of conversations with defendants Meyerhoff, Kevin Tubbs of
Eugene, Daniel McGowan of New York City, and William C. Rodgers of Prescott,
The affidavit includes a transcript of McGowan saying two of the firebombs from
the tree farm fire did not go off, and a notation that investigators found a
bucket of fuel at the scene with a fanny pack, typically used to hold the bomb
timer, immersed in it.
McGowan was indicted on charges he joined Meyerhoff in the arsons of the lumber
mill and the tree farm.
FBI agent Vincent Antignano arrests a man in Virginia for wearing an animal mask
at a demonstration against circuses.
Joint Terrorism Task Force" Arrests Activist on Felony Charge for Wearing a Mask
Apr 27th, 2008 by Will Potter
From DC Indymedia:
On Saturday, April 12, an FBI agent arrested an animal rights activist at George
Mason University in Fairfax, VA. The activist was charged with wearing a mask in
public�a Class 6 felony in Virginia.
On April 5, the arrested activist attended a protest at GMU and wore a mask.
After the GMU Police Department identified the activist, a warrant was issued
for his arrest. When he appeared at a protest one week later, he was identified
and subsequently tackled and arrested. The arrested activist was protesting
Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus for their history of animal abuse.
The FBI agent who arrested the activist is part of the Joint Terrorism Task
Force and is based in Prince William, VA. His name is Vincent Antignano and his
badge number is #1035. He was stalking the arrested activist after he protested
on numerous occasions against a private company, Huntingdon Life Sciences, which
conducts medical tests on animals.
I spoke with the activist arrested, and I think it's critical to note that
neither he, nor the other protestors, were charged with anything like property
destruction. He simply wore a mask at a lawful protest.
To those unfamiliar with activist groups or protests, that may seem odd. Why
wear a mask if you aren't going to do something wrong? What do you have to hide?
For some, it might be an attempt to look intimidating, tough, or just cool. But
for many, many activists I've interviewed, it's viewed as a necessity in this
political climate. With the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Forces harassing and
filming lawful protests, creating files on political activists, harassing them
at home, and bringing grand jury witch hunts, activists don't want to be singled
out and targeted, and they also don't want to stop speaking up for what they
Ominously, a previous post on Indymedia about the FBI harassment said:
Help is urgent and we cannot continue this alone. Activists feel intimidated and
threatened from many sides. Help is needed.
The bigger question here, though, beyond the absurdity of charging a
non-violent, lawful protestor with a felony for wearing a bandana, is why the
Joint Terrorism Task Force is monitoring a circus protest.
Even if you believe that groups like the Animal Liberation Front are truly the
"number one domestic terrorism threat," even if you believe that breaking a
window in the name of the environment is a national security concern, protests
against Ringling Bros. haven't seen very much of that. Elephants have not been
"liberated," and the use of non-violent civil disobedience at circus protests
isn't nearly as common as it was in the late 90s. Ringling, though, has been
relentless in targeting activists.
What the FBI is doing could be described, to borrow another Orwellian phrase
from this "War on Terrorism," as a pre-emptive war. Activists aren't breaking
the law, but they must be arrested because they MIGHT break the law.
Think that's absurd? Check out the comments by FBI Special Agent Robert Springer
Springer, who told a university crowd that the construction of a highway in
Indiana could "arouse an eco-terrorist attack."
But don't worry, dear readers. As this FBI agent says, "We uphold the
Constitution in everything we do�By working in domestic terrorism
investigations, you get to see the First Amendment in action."
The FBI's J Edgar Hoover helped remove JFK. The FBI's
Mark Felt helped remove Nixon not because he
was bombing Cambodia but because he wanted to end
Zionist control of the US air waves. (Shortly after
the murder of JFK, number 3 FBI man William Sullivan was in a 'hunting
accident' shot to death by a NJ state trooper.)
MILITARY WAR ON ANIMALS
All wars are wars on animals birds and fishes as well.
29 Of The Ways Current Wars Harm Animals
BOMBS WHICH BURN
1 People animals birds are killed by bombs, rockets, missiles.
2 People animals birds are blown apart by mines of war profiteers
both when forced into service as dolphin or dog minesniffers
or as unsuspecting victims of mines... A rhino whose legs
were turned to jelly by a landmine in Africa was one
of billions of animal, bird and other victims of landmines.
USE OF ANIMALS AS WEAPONS CARRIERS
3 The US Navy has electroshocked porpoises
and turned them into weapons carriers. (See Day of the
Dolphin by Lilly)
4 Animals die on livetransport ships in wartorn ports after standing in their
own waste, dying of hunger and thirst
BOMBING OF OIL REFINERIES
5 Whales, dolphins, fishes, turtles, sea birds are killed in oil spills from
bombing power plants. 15,000 tons of oil
have been dumped into the Mediterranean by the Israeli
bombing of a Lebanese power plant.
ZOOS BULLDOZED AND BOMBED
6 Animals are bulldozed (killed or backs broken) in zoos in wartorn areas.*
The Nazis bombed London zoos. Churchill retaliated
bombing the Berlin Zoo. The Israeli Defense Force
bulldozed the Gaza Zoo, breaking the backs of those
who survived deaths by crushing.
ENTOMBED BY BOMBS
7. Bears and other animals are sealed into Afghan caves by bombs
WHALES DOLPHINS KILLED BY SONAR OF NAVY SHIPS
8 Naval warships' sonar kills whales.
9 Animals are seized, slaughtered and eaten by armies.
10 Animals disoriented by bombs run away from their homes.
REFUGEE AND SOLDIER ABANDONMENT
11 Animals are abandoned by refugees and by soldiers
INSTITUTIONAL SHUT DOORS
12 Animals are not allowed in to all refugee camps. The US Red Cross
after a worldwide outcry re its gunbacked separation of people
from animals has begun to change its rules on this.
ANIMAL HABITAT DESTROYED
13 Animal habitat (trees, orchards, vines, plants, watersheds) are destroyed by
daisy cutter, bunker
buster and other bombs, cruise missiles etc. Tanks crush
sapling trees and add to the desertification of the planet.
They create erosion ruts and cause mudslindes in areas
14 Depleted uranium is giving animals as well as people
cancer,81 times the average in Baghdad.
BOMBING OF REFUGEES
15 Animals as well as people have died as supply convoys
were foiled by bombed roads and bridges, and as
convoys have been fired upon. In the Highway of Death
bombing directed by G H W Bush, 250,000 white flagged
surrendering soldiers as well as refugees with donkeys,
cats, dogs, goats, cows, chickens etc. were carpet
bombed and bulldozed into graves.
UNABLE TO ESCAPE ROPES
16. Some abandoned animals are left tied up without war
and are dying of thirst and or heat or cold
17. Motorists racing to get out of bombing areas are
mowing down goats, cats, dogs, chickens, sheep on the roads.
PROPELLER AND TANK DEATHS OF BIRDS, MARINE MAMMALS, FISHES
18. Naval warships carve up marine mammals in their
propellers as jetfighters carve up birds in their propellers.
Tanks have crushed untold trillions of small mammals,
ground nesting birds, frogs, snakes, ants in anthills,
and countless other species.
ALCOHOL RELEASED ABUSE
19. American soldiers drinking have shot
tigers and lions in the Baghdad Zoo.
20. Donkeys and dogs have been shot at Israeli govt checkpoints
21.NASA's military missions have involved secreting
animals aboard. This is unpublicized. Many secreted animals
were with the astronauts blown apart by Lockheed and
22 Animals die in military weapons research labs. Primates
have been irradiated at Barnes Air Force Base in Texas.
23 They have been put in restraining chairs for months
at a time in astronaut studies at Bethesda Naval and
24 Animals die in military contract 'vaccine' research.
25 When PETA was successful in cancelling the US Dept
of Defense use of living dogs as target practice for the
(unnecessary) training of surgeons, the DOD simply
substituted goats, making them truly scapegoats.
26. Chemical and biological weapons from weaponized
anthrax to nerve gases have been developed on captive
animals for many decades. Recently biological weapons
developed by George Merck of the Merck pharmaceutical
company were destroyed after 45 or more years in
. In weaponized anthrax development by the CIA
and Ft Detrick, 4000 primates were detroyed in just
1 experiment before captive primates and 1 billion dollars was given to Battelle
of Tennessee. The books of Leonard Horowitz document
For a list of other atrocities, see
MILITARY SURVIVAL TRAINING
28. US soldiers in survival training are taught to club,
knife and otherwise kill animals from Dugway Proving
Ground in Utah to Okinawa.
SOUND BOMBS HARM DOGS' EARS
29. Israel's sound bombs have been reputed to
explode the wombs of Palestinian women. They harm
animals with sensitive hearing such as dogs and cats.
In the war of the Israeli government against the Lebanese
people, a million animals died in an oil spill
created by a power plant bombing. Cows have died of thirst
on boats unable to land liveshipped animals. Animals
have died as relief supplies can't get into the many crisis
areas. The Olmert regime fired upon relief workers.
* The IDF killed many Gaza zoo animals
bulldozing the cages while the animals
were in them.. gazelles had their
backs broken. Many zoos are prisons.
American soldiers are required to kill docile animals during military "survival
skills" training courses and are instructed to use their bare hands, rocks, or
blunt instruments on chickens, rabbits, goats, and snakes as part of "emergency
food procurement exercises."
Reports reveal that animals die a slow and agonizing death after being
bludgeoned, strangled, or decapitated. An Army course manual instructs soldiers
to kill a chicken "by placing its head under a strong stick, placing both your
feet on either end of the stick ... and pulling vigorously until its head is
pulled off." Another Army manual says, "You can club small mammals or step on
Department of the Air Force Instructor Guide: Basic Combat Survival Training
1. Club to kill animal
3. 550 cord (to suspend animal and tie live animal to tree)
4. Containers/utensils for cooking
The U.S. Army, Air Force, and Marines have confirmed that at least six military
courses currently engage in these exercises year-round, and there have been many
reports of others. Government documents show that two Air Force bases alone use
more than 1,500 rabbits each year, at a cost of more than $10,000.1 According to
a 1997 Department of Defense (DoD) report, the Air Force kills more rabbits in
its "survival skills" courses than does the entire DoD in all its research
facilities combined.2 Estimates reveal that well over 10,000 animals are used
every year in military food procurement exercises.
Typically, soldiers either carry their own animals in a backpack for several
days before killing them or the animals are taken by vehicle into the woods,
where they are "liberated" and then "recaptured," says Sergeant Fredrickson of
Dugway Proving Ground. Eyewitness accounts describe soldiers who are "required
to stroke the rabbit to calm it, then bash it on the head ... the rabbits don't
always die with the first blow."
The military claims that these exercises are a necessary part of troop
preparation. Major Tammy Miracle of the Massachusetts National Guard claims that
killing docile animals "prepare[s] a soldier to fight in today's modern
battlefield." She admits that although "this type of training may seem unusual
... readiness remains to be the Army Guard's overarching priority."
These exercises, however, fail to teach relevant skills to soldiers who may one
day experience life-threatening adverse conditions. It is pointless for a
soldier to practice killing small domestic mammals and birds, considering that
in a real-life survival experience, few would have trouble killing such an
animal if survival depended on it. After all, soldiers do not practice by
killing other humans in order to be effective in combat situations. In the past,
there have been occasions when such exercises were canceled after receiving
national exposure3�yet thousands of animals continue to suffer each year on
military bases that pursue this training.
Please contact your senators and representative and request that they introduce
language into this year's Defense Appropriations Bill that explicitly prohibits
the use of your taxpayer dollars to purchase live animals for military "survival
skills training." If you don't know their contact information, please call the
Congressional Switchboard at 202-225-3121, provide your state or zip code, and
ask to be transferred to their offices or click here to obtain the information
through a web page.
1 Fairchild Air Force Base, WA 99011-8648; United States Air Force Academy, CO
2 "Department of Defense Animal Care and Use Programs 1997"
3 United States Army Dugway Proving Ground; Massachusetts Army National Guard
(While poster thinks the alleged tape of Muslim abuse
of animals may have been a black op of the IDF
there is much useful information in the following article:)
Hundreds of Thousands of Animals Killed Annually in Cruel Military Experiments
News programs have been airing ghastly video footage from Afghanistan that shows
dogs dying agonizing deaths in al-Qaeda military experiments. One tape shows a
dog trapped in a room with vapor rising. The dog begins licking his lips
(increased saliva is one of the first signs of poisoning), loses control of his
hindquarters, and is eventually seen lying on his back, moaning. However, these
cruel experiments are nothing new�nor are they confined to Afghanistan. The war
on animals is an international one.
From Tel Aviv to Tehran to Texas, dogs and other animals are being poisoned and
otherwise tortured in chemical, biological, and conventional warfare
experiments. PETA has equally barbaric, secretly shot footage, from 1977, of
Israeli soldiers injecting� and killing�dogs with what appear to be nerve
No matter where you stand on international conflicts, it is a painful fact that
the Israeli army has also blown up unanesthetized pigs with Scud missile
explosives and conducted other painful experiments on dogs, monkeys, doves,
mice, toads, and guinea pigs. An article in the March 17, 2000, issue of
Ha'aretz, Israel's most respected daily newspaper, reported that experiments
carried out by the Israel Defense Forces on animals were so horrific that the
soldiers forced to conduct the experiments had to seek psychological counseling.
The United States military has a long history of conducting cruel animal
Each year, at least 320,000 primates, dogs, pigs, goats, sheep, rabbits, cats,
and other animals are hurt and killed by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) in
experiments that rank among the most painful conducted in this country. Because
these figures don't include experiments that were contracted out to
non-governmental laboratories or the many sheep, goats, and pigs often shot in
wound experiments, the total number of animal victims is actually much higher.
The cost to taxpayers for these military experiments is estimated to be in
excess of $100 million annually.
Military testing is classified "Top Secret," and it is very hard to get
information about it. From published research, we do know that armed forces
facilities all over the United States test all manner of weaponry on animals,
from Soviet AK-47 rifles to biological and chemical warfare agents to nuclear
blasts. Military experiments can be acutely painful, repetitive, costly, and
unreliable, and they are particularly wasteful because most of the effects they
study can be, or have already been, observed in humans or because the results
cannot be extrapolated to human experience.
Burns and Blasts: As far back as in 1946, near the Bikini Atoll in the South
Pacific, 4,000 sheep, goats, and other animals loaded onto a boat and set adrift
were killed or severely burned by an atomic blast detonated above them. The
military nicknamed the experiment "The Atomic Ark."
At the Army's Fort Sam Houston, live rats were immersed in boiling water for 10
seconds, and a group of them were then infected on parts of their burned bodies.
In 1987, at the Naval Medical Institute in Maryland, rats' backs were shaved,
covered with ethanol, and then "flamed" for 10 seconds.
In 1988, at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico, sheep were placed in a loose
net sling against a reflecting plate, and an explosive device was detonated 19
meters away. In two of the experiments, 48 sheep were blasted: the first group
to test the value of a vest worn during the blast, and the second to see if
chemical markers would aid in the diagnosis of blast injury (they did not).
Radiation: At the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute in Maryland, nine
rhesus monkeys were strapped in chairs and exposed to total-body irradiation.
Within two hours, six of the nine were vomiting, hypersalivating, and chewing.
In another experiment, 17 beagles were exposed to total-body irradiation,
studied for one to seven days, and then killed. The experimenter concluded that
radiation affects the gall bladder.
At Brooks Air Force Base in Texas, rhesus monkeys were strapped to a B-52 flight
simulator (the "Primate Equilibrium Platform"). After being prodded with painful
electric shocks to learn to "fly" the device, the monkeys were irradiated with
gamma rays to see if they could hold out "for the 10 hours it would take to bomb
an imaginary Moscow." Those hit with the heaviest doses vomited violently and
became extremely lethargic before being killed.
Diseases: To evaluate the effect of temperature on the transmission of the
Dengue 2 virus, a mosquito-transmitted disease that causes fever, muscle pain,
and rash, experiments conducted by the U.S. Army at Fort Detrick, Maryland,
involved shaving the stomachs of adult rhesus monkeys and then attaching cartons
of mosquitoes to their bodies to allow the mosquitoes to feed.
Experimenters at Fort Detrich have also invented a rabbit restraining device
that consists of a small cage that pins the rabbits down with steel rods while
mosquitoes feast on their bodies.
Wound Labs: The Department of Defense has operated "wound labs" since 1957. At
these sites, conscious or semiconscious animals are suspended from slings and
shot with high-powered weapons to inflict battle-like injuries for military
surgical practice. In 1983, in response to public pressure, Congress limited the
use of dogs in these labs, but countless goats, pigs, and sheep are still being
shot, and at least one laboratory continues to shoot cats. At the Army's Fort
Sam Houston "Goat Lab," goats are hung upside down and shot in their hind legs.
After physicians practice excising the wounds, any goat who survives is killed.
In 1992 and again in 1994, doctors with the Physicians Committee for Responsible
Medicine testified before Congress on military animal use and worked with the
General Accounting Office in an investigation of Michael Carey's experiments at
Louisiana State University. Carey shot 700 restrained cats in the head to
"model" human injuries. As a result of the investigation, Carey's cat-shooting
experiments were halted.
Other forms of military experiments include subjecting animals to decompression
sickness, weightlessness, drugs and alcohol, smoke inhalation, and pure oxygen
The armed forces conscript various animals into intelligence and combat service,
sending them on "missions" that endanger their lives and well-being. The Marine
Corps teaches dogs "mauling, snarling, sniffing, and other suitable skills"
needed to search for bombs and drugs.
A series of Navy tests of underwater explosives in the Chesapeake Bay in 1987
killed more than 3,000 fish, and habitats for hundreds of species have been
destroyed by nuclear tests in the South Pacific and the American Southwest.
The military's tracking system lists approximately 725 military experiments
using animals. Such tests are as misleading as they are cruel. Animals often
respond to chemical agents and antidotes differently than humans. A rat's
respiratory system differs greatly from that of a human, and rats are more
susceptible to toxins because they are unable to vomit. Mice have a genetic
tendency to develop lung tumors, rendering much of the research on physiological
effects of exposure invalid. Regarding skin tests, a U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services report said, "Since laboratory animals have fur and do not
have sweat glands on most of their body, they do not provide optimal models for
Mustard gas, first used in World War I, continues to be a favorite agent for
Department of Defense animal experimenters. A 2005 research article highlighting
the collaboration between University of Maryland at Baltimore (UMB) and
Department of Defense experimenters in an experiment involving mice is entitled
"Development of Formulation for Preventing Half Mustard Induced Damage to Skin."
The article's summary notes the following: "UMB and Department of Defense
researchers have developed a novel formulation that offers substantial
prevention against 2-Chloroethy-ethyl sulfide induced tissue damage in animals.
Because of the similarity in the mechanism of CEES action with actual sulphur
mustard, it is predicted that the formulation will also be effective in offering
prophylactic as well as post-exposure prevention against tissue damage caused by
sulphur mustard." The military should use this treatment, which "inactivates the
toxic agent, reduces inflammation, and promotes tissue healing," and stop
conducting needless mustard gas tests on animals.
Under the banner of defense use, animals have been used to test bullet
trajectories when blocks of gel are better, as they allow military weapons
experts to permanently freeze the bullet trail, something that doesn't happen
with a sheep or dog; they've even been put in slings and shot so that medics
could practice cutting away dying tissue, when there are far superior ways to
Animals don't wage wars; why should they suffer because humans do? All nations
must reject chemical and biological weapons tests on animals. It makes no
difference to the dog writhing in convulsions whether the man administering the
poison gas was Afghan, Israeli, or American. All citizens of the world should
come together for the peaceful purpose of condemning and demanding an end to
this form of terrorism on innocent animals.
You Can Help
In 1993, the General Accounting Office (GAO) began an investigation of the
military's animal experimentation program. Ask your Congressional
representatives to contact the GAO and express support for a thorough and
If you don't know their contact information, please call the Congressional
Switchboard at 202-225-3121, provide your state or zip code, and ask to be
transferred to their offices or click here to obtain the information through a
Please also ask them to urge the DoD to implement alternatives to live-animal
Please contact President Elect Barack Obama and demand an immediate end to U.S.
military experiments on animals:
15 Ways AntiHealth Departments Connected To Pharmaceutical
Servants of the CDC Operate
1.Across the country, many health
departments ignore the many salmonella and ecoli violations
at mega fast food outlets while bringing down great force on small
2. In league with realtors, health departments bulldozed brick
homes, harrassing homeowners as they attempted to create a scarcity
of housing and consequent high rents. Now with tens of thousands
of homes vacant in big American cities, the rent bubbles still have not burst.
3. Many health departments enforce compulsory mowing ordinances
which violate the first amendment
4. Health department directors and sanitarians, building inspectors
5. Health departments are eliminating fireflies, monarch butterflies,
dragonflies, and countless diverse species as they spray poisons in
the air of communities, poisoning the waters and air, violating
the will of the people and enriching huge chemical companies.
6. Health departments in concert with the CDC are deliberately
misclassifying Mad Cow, Mad Pig, Mad Chicken, Mad Fish, Mad Deer
and other BSE deaths as meningitis,
encephalitis, leukemia, Alzheimer's, brain tumors etc.
7. Health departments have given orders to remove centenarian trees
as they dictate to homeowners what they can do on their own
8. Health departments have been involved in a genocidal war against
rats and have violated the spiritual beliefs of Franciscans, Buddhists,
Hindus, Sufis, Jains and many others whose religions teach that all life is
9. In many cities a mayor can use many agencies in a coordinated
attack against his political opponents.
A disgruntled neighbor can activate
the local health department,
building inspection, animal control,
police, fire inspectors can give
a constant parade of harrassers to
someone. Health department officials have
been known to threaten calls to the building
inspector unless their privacy invading
'sanitarian' is allowed in.
10. Through compulsory pet
vaccinations, through promotion
of Glaxo, Roche, Aventis, Chiron
and other war profiteer 'flu' shots,
health departments enable
the engorging of international
11. A Canton Ohio health department
director threatened a resident with
jail because she was feeding a stray
12. Health departments comb
the yards of the poor for feces
from their pets while ignoring
factory farms and slaughterhouse
operations (Smithfield, Tyson's, Perdue,
Cargill, Ohio Fresh Eggs, DeCoster's) which
dump untold trillions of gallons
of feces and urine into the
13. In many cities, the local health
department has pressured city councils
into trapping cats and dogs rather than spaying them. Why? Because
laboratories such as Harvard, UC Davis,
Univ of Texas, Univ of Wisconsin, Yale,
Cornell, Princeton, Yerkes, Emory
want a constant stream of animals
14. Raccoons are being poisoned
with what the public is told
is rabies vaccine.
15. The socalled West Nile Virus comes
to carnivorous birds and is misnamed
.. the CDC and Health Dept. in order
to avoid panic about the pandemic
of Avian Spongiform Encephalopathy
or Mad Chicken has lied about this.
http://www.animalaid.org.uk (search for war on animals)
http://engforum.pravda.ru (put frankensteins in search)
http://www.wspa.org (Australian branch) re animals trapped
in live shipment boats in Beirut harbor
http://www.chai-online.org (Gaza Zoo bulldozing)
http://www.peta.net/feat/military (all but 1 item factual)
http://www.indymedia.org.uk (re Glaxo and Oxford
http://english.aljazeera.net ocean creatures dying from
massive oil spill generated by Israeli bombing of power
US MILITARY BASES AND ANIMALS
Ft MacDill in Tampa, Florida: as if playing a computer video game, the USAF
coordinats the bombing and burning of children, adults, animals and Mother Earth
from this base.
Barnes Air Force Base in Texas: a place in which primates are irradiated
.. a movie Project X was made about Dr Don Barnes who resigned
rather than inflict pain on primates.
Wright Patterson AFB in Ohio: beagles were used in research experiments
Ft. Campbell, Kentucky: tens of thousands of blackbirds were sprayed
with detergent in winter... the loss of their oil caused them to freeze to
death. Ann Free, Schweitzer biographer, wrote that the heat rose
from their dying bodies as their souls rose.
Bethesda Naval Hospital in Bethesda Maryland: Primates placed in restraining
chairs for months at a time..
could not stretch.. defecated in these chairs.. slept upright
Ft Bliss in Texas allows big game hunters in violation of the beliefs of 95% of
American people who do not stalk animals in the woods to murder them.
John Cornyn, senator from Texas, has participated in canned hunts in which
cage raised birds were released in nets directly in front of him.
Ft Meade in Maryland.. storage place for biological weapons
developed by George Merck on animals.
Ft Detrick in Maryland: sacrificed 4000 primates in just 1 of
many weaponized anthrax experiments.
What are Senator Mikulski and the the Diebold installed Senator Cardin
doing about the crucifixion of animals by the military in Maryland?
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