The animal rights fanatics are getting closer and closer to killing somebody. In the most recent attacks, UC Santa Cruz researchers were the victims of firebombs. One was a car, the other was of a house—with people in residence! From the story:
In the off-campus incident, a well-known molecular biologist and his family, including two small children, were forced to escape a smoke-filled house using a second-story ladder after a firebomb was intentionally set off, police said. One family member sustained injuries requiring brief hospitalization, and police are calling the firebombing, which occurred shortly before 6 a.m., a case of attempted homicide.How many times have I posted here at SHS about the growing radicalism and violence of groups like ALF and SHAC—only to be told by animal rightists that the movement is peaceable, that arson and other “direct actions” attacking property aren’t violent, and children are not being terrorized? Well tell it to the kids who had to escape from their own home! Think they’ll sleep well tonight?
This is terrorism most foul. It follows in the wake of the “wanted posters” pamphlet released just the other day in Santa Cruz, which I posted about here, that listed the addresses of the scientist whose house was for an early morning incendiary bombing. It is also further proof of how elevating the lives of animals in one’s mind to moral equality with those of people can lead to such twisted thinking that it is deemed acceptable to potentially kill people “for those who can’t speak for themselves.”
The larger animal rights movement is duty bound to loudly and unequivocally condemn these acts and cooperate enthusiastically with law enforcement in finding the terrorists. If it fails to do so—again—those like PETA that continue to pretend that animal rights direct actions are akin to the Underground Railroad and those who have written here excusing these acts, will be morally culpable if someone is hurt—well someone was hurt in this bombing—so let us say, when the next person is hurt (or worse).
No more excuses!