KITTY BLOCK—The charges filed today are an important outcome and they set a precedent for future cases of wildlife abuse. Before Libre’s Law went into effect, animal cruelty was largely a summary offense in Pennsylvania, and offenders received penalties that were the legal equivalent of a traffic violation. Even egregious acts of cruelty were not given penalties that matched the severity of the crime. Now, under Libre’s Law, aggravated cruelty is a felony. And although the law was inspired by and named after a puppy mill dog, Libre, it covers not just companion animals but all animals, including wildlife.
- ABOMINATIONSALERTSAMERICAN STUDIESANIMAL DEFENDERSANIMAL LIVESANIMAL MARTYRDOM
- AMERICAN BRAINWASHANIMAL EXPLOITERSANIMAL MARTYRDOMAustralia & Pacific IslandsCAPITALIST SICKNESS
The ecoanimal apocalypse in Australia—long foreseen but swept under the rug or actively denied by the establishment politicos and media—with Murdoch’s properties leading the charge in the climate denialist camp, has now caused, at last, an angry awakening that is quickly sprouting a more combative stance and defiant tactics among the public. We earnestly hope the lessons learned by the Australian population at such ghastly cost will illumine the path of liberation from the claws of capitalism.
- ABOMINATIONSANIMAL DEFENDERSANIMAL EXPLOITERSANIMAL MARTYRDOMAnimal Rights
The effect of the ban will be to close furriers, force major retailers to stop buying products with fur trim, force manufacturers to produce separate lines for California or abandon fur themselves in all their markets. It will put a substantial dent in imports from China, many of which are dog and cat fur.
- ABOMINATIONSANIMAL MARTYRDOMCAPITALIST SICKNESSCITIZENS COUNTER-PROPAGANDACLIMATE CHANGE
Australia is facing a bushfire season of horrendous proportions due to climate change. Scientists know what needs to be done in order to halt the steady increase in greenhouse gases but this cannot occur under the capitalist system dominated by short-term profit and the outmoded division of the world into rival nation states. Governments around the world are unable to agree on an international plan and to offer anything more than cosmetic measures.
- ABOMINATIONSAMERICAN WAY OF LIFEANIMAL DEFENDERSANIMAL MARTYRDOMCAPITALIST SICKNESS
JAMES COGAN—The indifference shown by the Morrison government towards the bushfire crisis and its victims is simply the sharpest expression of the attitude of the political establishment as a whole, including the Labor Party opposition. Governments at the state and federal level, Labor and Liberal, are responsible for the lack of funding for fire services, the lack of disaster planning and, along with governments around the world, for the climate change that is a major factor in creating the conditions for the widespread bushfires…