DawnWatch: Jane Magazine piece by animal rights activist — February 2007 edition

Wednesday, February 7th, 2007

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From: DawnWatch – news [at] dawnwatch.com
Date: Feb 7, 2007 7:44 PM
Subject: DawnWatch: Jane Magazine piece by animal rights activist — February 2007 edition

The February 2007 edition of Jane magazine includes a “true tale” piece by SHAC animal rights activist Lauren Gazzola, headed “I’m in prison for being a terrorist — and I literally wouldn’t hurt a fly.” (p 62)

Lauren writes about the day the FBI arrived at her house and cuffed and arrested her and two roommates. She explains that she was arrested under the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (actually at the time it was the Animal Enterprise Protection Act but it has since been upgraded) “which punishes people who ‘physically disrupt’ places like fur farms and animal-testing labs.” She explains, “But we weren’t accused of doing anything violent… the charges… stemmed from our allegedly running a Web site that reported protest activity against one of the world’s largest animal testing labs , Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS).”

As background to the campaign Lauren writes, “In 1997, an undercover documentarian got a job at HLS and recorded the staff punching puppies in the face and dissecting a conscious monkey.”

About the SHAC campaign tactics she writes, “There is no denying that some of the things people did in the name of the campaign were illegal. What’s crazy, though, is that when I stood in the courtroom pleading not guilty, neither I nor any of my friends had been charged with participating in window smashing, tire slashing or paint throwing. We were on trial for writing about it.”

She writes, “By the time you read this, I will have served two of the 52 months I am sentenced to in federal prison.”

Her final line is, “They can jail the activist but they cannot jail the activism.”

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Kinship Circle: HLS Customer Scios + SHAC & SPEAK Updates

Saturday, December 16th, 2006

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From: Kinship Circle – info [at] kinshipcircle.org
Date: Dec 12, 2006 3:49 PM
Subject: Target: HLS Customer Scios + SHAC & SPEAK Updates

Kinship Circle Primary – PERMISSION TO CROSS-POST AS WRITTEN
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12/12/06 — Target: HLS Customer Scios + SHAC & SPEAK Updates
KINSHIP CIRCLE ACTION CAMPAIGN
http://www.KinshipCircle.org

IN THIS ALERT:

1. Scios Inc. CONTACT INFORMATION
2. Scios Inc. SAMPLE LETTER
3. SHAC 7 Days of Christmas
4. SPEAK Founders Facing Imprisonment

SOURCE OF INFORMATION:
Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (UK), http://www.shac.net
info [at] shac.net

RESOURCES:
Customers of Huntingdon Life Sciences
http://www.shac.net/HLS/clients.html

HLS EXPOSED FOR THE SIXTH TIME – WORKERS REVEAL THE TRUTH INSIDE HLS
Download report in PDF format: http://www.shac.net/ACTION/newsletters/Inside_HLS.pdf
Help the campaign: http://www.shac.net/MISC/Inside_HLS_What.html

Close HLS
http://www.CloseHLS.net

WHO IS HUNTINGDON LIFE SCIENCES?
Fact Sheet: http://www.kinshipcircle.org/fact_sheets/default.html

INSIDE/OUT: DIARY OF MADNESS
($10) Booklet with graphic images from HLS protests and investigations
To order, email name and street address, to: info [at] kinshipcircle.org
To order online: http://www.kinshipcircle.org/store/default.html

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DawnWatch: First of SHAC 7 heading to jail interviewed on Democracy Now — 10/3/06

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006

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From: DawnWatch – news [at] dawnwatch.com
Date: Oct 3, 2006 5:23 PM
Subject: DawnWatch: First of SHAC 7 heading to jail interviewed on Democracy Now 10/3/06

Today, Andrew Stepanian, an animal rights activist, began serving his three year sentence — the first of the SHAC 7 to go to jail having been convicted of violating the Animal Enterprise Protection Act . Before he turned himself in he was interviewed by Amy Goodman of Democracy Now. You can watch that interview on line here.

You can also read the transcript at that site, which is useful, though the interview sounds better than it reads, plus Democracy Now aired undercover footage from the Huntingdon Life Sciences laboratory.

Please send Amy Goodman and ‘Democracy Now’ a huge thank you for the in depth coverage of the case. Positive audience response lets Goodman know that these issues matter to her listeners and viewers; it will encourage similar coverage in the future.

Democracy Now takes comments at mail [at] democracynow.org.

Yours and the animals’,
Karen Dawn

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