Category Archive: News Articles

Feb 10

Gather Made Great, Pro-Animal Music

Jon Hochschartner Exploring the vegan straight edge lifestyle.  I’m not a huge fan of vegan straight edge, a sub-genre of hardcore-punk music. I came to it, originally, as a sort of sociologist. Many of the animal activists I looked up to, who got their start in the 1990s, were inspired by this cacophony. I wanted …

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Jan 21

Okotoks pet store closes after attacks from animal rights activists

The Animal House windows were vandalized Friday, the latest in a string of attacks at the store CBC News A pet store owner in Okotoks, Alta. said he’s been forced to shut down his business after multiple attacks by animal rights activists. When employees at the Animal House pet store showed up to work Friday morning, they were greeted by …

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Jan 19

Animal rights activists went on a cross-country anti-fur rampage. Final stop: Federal prison.

By Lindsey Bever Their cross-country road trips had a singular purpose: To terrorize the fur industry, federal prosecutors said. Joseph Buddenberg and Nicole Kissane set out in the summer of 2013 to leave their mark and record their exploits on websites associated with animal rights extremists. The couple vandalized furriers from California to Pennsylvania — gluing locks, slashing …

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Jan 18

Were undercover cops involved in the firebombing of Dingles?

The Herald (UK) Reports of an investigation into claims that a police spy set fire to a Debenhams store in the 1980s has raised the spectre of who was truly responsible for Plymouth’s Dingles department store blaze. For nearly 20 years it has been supposed that animal rights extremists turned the building into a charred …

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Dec 28

Activist who freed minks pleads guilty to federal charge

By The Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — An animal rights activist who vandalized a fur store and journeyed around the country freeing thousands of minks from farms has pleaded guilty to a federal charge in San Diego. The San Diego Union-Tribune says ( ) Nicole Kissane pleaded Tuesday to a charge of conspiracy to …

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