Animal Rights Crazies and what they really want.
The following is quite long, but worth reading if you are truly concerned about our fishing rights. It was forwarded to me in an e-mail and before I decided to publish it here, I contacted both the writer of the e-mail, Bob Kane, and the author of the piece, Jim Beers. Everything you read below is just as Jim Beers wrote it, and I have permission to reprint it. Sit down and be prepared for your worst nightmare.
Forwarded from Jim Beers, a Virginia
For five days in early July I attended the
Animal Rights 2001 Conference at the McLean, Virginia Hilton
The following (and also attached) 10 page
report of what I saw and heard during those five days is
something that I believe should be read and understood by every
American. If you
agree, please forward it to your friends and associates. Give it to anyone who
will publish it in any publication that will do so. Talk to every one and
every group that you can about it. If you can suggest anything further that I can
do to help place this threat to our way of life before others,
please let me know.
My purpose here is to make available what
I learned at this Conference to as many people as possible. Anything you can do to
help will be greatly appreciated.
THE ANIMAL RIGHTS 2001 CONFERENCE -
TERRORISM AND A RADICAL AGENDA AT A
After several requests by Conservation
Force, an international sustainable use conservation organization
located in Louisiana, I agreed to attend the annual animal rights
meeting. The Conference ran from 30 June to 5 July at
the Hilton Hotel in McLean, Virginia. John Jackson, Chairman of
Conservation Force, believed that it was important for hunters
and other sustainable use supporters to attend this conference
just as animal rights representatives attended annual wildlife
management meetings. This
made sense to me. I
was surprised to learn that no other sustainable use or hunting
or fishing group planned to have anyone attend this meeting in a
suburb of Washington. As
the five days passed, I discovered that no participants or
attendees from any of the national conservation groups were to be
found, here in their own backyard.
To the best of my knowledge, no one else who questioned
the goals or tactics of the animal rights movement was in
Those of you who hunt, fish, trap, wear
fur, raise mink, sell fur or leather products, train animals,
have pets, enjoy rodeos, enjoy circuses, live on ranches or
farms, log timber or graze animals, use wood products, eat meat,
eat eggs, eat cheese, eat wild fish and wildlife, eat seafood,
attend dog races, support animal research for human treatments,
support proactive fish and wildlife management for human benefit,
use public lands, own guns, support the 2nd Amendment,
wear leather, oppose terrorism, oppose intimidation, oppose
physical threats, recreate in the outdoors with your families,
love your children, want your religious institutions kept free
from infiltration and manipulation, believe in the Constitutional
freedoms of the USA, oppose the continued expansion of Federal
power, oppose forcible establishment of rule by anarchy in our
USA, oppose the efforts of the UN to regulate everything to do
with fish and wildlife and guns throughout the world, and who
love this nation and what it stands for should have been there. Organizations that
represent your interests should have been there. Law enforcement
organizations should have been there.
The people and groups that gathered at
this luxury Hilton Hotel for five days made no bones that they
are going to eliminate every traditional use of animals and many
other American freedoms and traditions. They have been going
about this incrementally for years. Since there have been no
serious consequences of their activities, their boldness and
arrogance has reached gargantuan proportions. They clearly believe and
preach the radical reformation of the way we live, the way we
relate to our government, and the elimination of most freedoms
that we take for granted here in the USA. They intend to change the
relationship between mankind and the animal world that has
existed for millennia.
This radical movement must be brought into
the light of day. Their
agenda, from mandated veganism to obtaining legal rights first
for apes and then for all other animals, must be understood by
all of us. The
current process where bear hunting is voted out in one state and
all of us say, “I don t hunt bears”. Where wild Himalayan
sheep are added to UN Lists and all of us say, “I will never
get to the Himalayas”. Where public land is locked up and we
say, “I will never have to use that land”. Where dog breeders are
restricted to low numbers or forbidden to breed their dogs and we
say, “I have a cat”. This
incremental process of dividing us and slowly taking away right
after right, this must be exposed and responded to by all of us,
including those vegans and disgruntled citizens who value freedom
and America s promise.
The only way for me to convey the truly
frightening experience of attending this conference is to
describe what I encountered.
I earnestly hope that the reader will be convinced to
treat this movement with the serious consideration and public
scrutiny that it deserves. If
all of us don t pull together to maintain our freedoms and way of
life, these people will surely turn us into a society that our
forefathers would not recognize and in which we, and I ultimately
believe they, will not want to live.
I can only report what I saw through the
eyes of a 60 year old white male.
These are also the eyes and ears of a Catholic wildlife
biologist and ex-law enforcement officer who hunts, fishes, and
understands the benefits of proactive fish and wildlife
management. After a
stint with the Utah Game and Fish, the US Navy, the Minneapolis
Police Department, and 30 years in various locations with the US
Fish and Wildlife Service I am what I am and I see what I see. All of these things are
relevant to what I am about to report to you.
Although the First Amendment guarantees
the right of free speech and free assembly, many of the things I
saw and heard could only be characterized as inciting mayhem. Many of the people making
presentations crossed state lines to get there and there were
numerous inferences, suggestions, and encouragements to commit
violent and unlawful acts of major magnitudes.
ARRIVAL AND REGISTRATION
Walking through the parking lot each day
revealed an abundance of bumper stickers. Most referred to veganism
in varying intensities. The eventual imposition of veganism
nationwide was the most common.
Other stickers referred to resisting globalism, disrupting
NAFTA, outlawing circuses, outlawing rodeos, stopping fishing,
stopping hunting, stopping dogracing, protesting at Seattle and
Quebec, intimidating the World Bank, and outlawing all fur and
The exhibit area inside lay between the
registration desk and the conference rooms. Passing through the
exhibits revealed an incredible range of protest topics. The following is a
partial list of the handouts and publications:
How the international chemistry industry
is killing poor people around the world.
How President Bush is using religion to kill
Why we must stop the war on drugs.
How the World Bank is being forced to meet
the demands of protesters.
Why we should teach children not to be
ashamed of their bodies.
How all religions were originally vegan.
Ending the use of animals in research,
testing, and education.
Stopping the use of animals for meat, eggs,
and dairy products.
Spiritual Communication with animals.
Using animal communicators.
What would Jesus eat today.
Stopping logging in the Philippines.
How President Bush is oppressing minorities.
Why we shouldn t eat bananas, chocolate, or
beef or use coffee.
How to stop union busting in Haiti.
Boycotting McDonalds, Macy s, Anheuser
Busch, and the Back Bay Restaurant Group.
Why criminals start out as animal abusers.
What s wrong with - leather, hunting,
seafood, fur, meat, etc.
Protesting in Solidarity with the U wa
The Global Sweatshop Coalition.
Ending Procter and Gamble Testing on
Internships for animal rights, indigenous
rights, anti-sweatshop, and anti-fur.
Internship for DIRECT ACTION/CIVIL
There were more things here but space is
limited. I mention
these to give the reader a taste of the atmosphere at this
VIDEO PRESENTATIONS AND SESSIONS
Videos were constantly being shown. The following selections
represent the flavor of those presentations.
IGNITING A REVOLUTION. A sympathetic
primer by radical environmental and animal activists on “ecotage”.
SEXUAL POLITICS OF MEAT. Carol Adams,
ANIMAL LIBERATION: THE MOVIE. ALF raids on British
laboratories and factory farms.
WHAT S WRONG WITH HUNTING. By Buffalo Bills
Coach Marv Levy.
PUPPY MILL EXPOSE. BY actor Charlize Theron.
THE REAL LIFE OF CIRCUS ANIMALS. By Ali
GREAT AMERICAN MEATOUT. BY Ed Asner.
MONEY AND MYTHS. How state wildlife agencies
fail to protect wildlife.
THE BURGER KING CAMPAIGN. By Dan Rather.
AUSTRALIA FACTORY FARM RAIDS.
There were many others on trapping, chicken
farms, the cowboy image, etc.
There were four concurrent sessions
throughout the days. Here
are selections from the program.
WHEN IS KILLING OK? (attacking animals?
Unwanted dogs & cats? Fetuses or babies?)
WHAT RIGHTS? WHICH ANIMALS? (Should
GETTING ATTENTION (Legally) (effective use
of street demonstrations) GETTING ATTENTION (Otherwise) (CD s,
disruptions, banner drops, rescues, phone/web siege, destruction)
ANIMAL SPIRITUALITY (communicating with
animals) HOW BROAD OUR ETHICS? (Can we justify lying, cheating,
stealing, subordinating other social goals?)
ANIMAL VICTIMHOOD (Commonality of
oppression of animals, children, women, minorities)
WINNING HEARTS AND MINDS (changing behavior
through feelings and beliefs)
YOUR SON OR THE RAT? (whose life do we
ROLE OF VIOLENCE
DIRECT TACTICS (economic and peer pressure,
physical threats) ENACTING FEDERAL LEGISLATION (issues,
coalitions, legislators and committees)
HOW CAN WE ALL GET TOGETHER? (what are the
opportunities and obstacles?
What are the steps?)
ENACTING STATE AND LOCAL LAWS
WHAT PRICE SOLIDARITY? (when should we
tolerate damaging tactics or statements by other leaders?)
WHAT PRICE ANIMAL LIBERATION? (how far
should we go to liberate animals?
What should be off limits?)
MEDICINE CAMPAIGNS (Huntingdon, Coulston,
OPRC, Procter & Gamble, WWAIL)
OUTREACH TO WOMEN AND MINORITIES
OUTREACH TO RELIGION
COMPANION CAMPAIGNS (property, puppy mills,
spay/neuter, no-kill, Korean dogs)
THINGS HEARD IN THE SESSIONS
I could only attend one fourth of the
sessions because there were four presented at a time in four
locations. I can
only say that those I did attend ranged from very old rhetoric
about trapping and hunting to scary references to the violent
change of our form of government.
There were reportedly over a thousand attendees. Many were
my age and boasted about starting in the Vietnam protests. Many of the middle-aged attendees boasted of
other protest movement experience on behalf of radical feminism,
the environment, and oppressed workers and minorities. About a third of the
attendees were under 25. Many
of these were heavily tattooed and made liberal use of metal
rings through various body parts. My
guess would be that half of them were attending their first such
conference. In my
opinion, they were being scrutinized by many of the sponsors and
session instructors. They were encouraged to meet with instructors
later in hallways and at dinner if they were interested in
learning “more” about what was discussed and the things only
alluded to. It appeared to be a bazaar for inducting young
people into terrorist activities.
Keep this in mind as you read the following excerpts from
sessions which I attended.
Animals are like exploited workers and
WTO demonstrations helped to save turtles.
Oppressed people are like labor and
environmental supporters. Pollution
is just like police brutality.
Use it as an excuse to demonstrate and forge coalitions.
Abortion rights activists can help to
involve the women s movement and the lesbian/gay activists.
An eco-feminist ethicist ranted against
patriarchy and the “Miss Vegan” contests.
A German leftist studied right wing
concludes- People in power exploit, oppress, and exclude.
Speciesism is racist and right wing like Nazism talked about
Russia was like invading the wilderness. Nazism today is the
animal users who enslave and kill animals like slave laborers who
were “hunted” for sport by Nazis. Competition establishes
inequality and oppression.
Guns must be eliminated from society.
Anyone with a gun wants to kill.
I ve been arrested six times and I still
teach at my University.
Some places like San Francisco will never
prosecute you for anything.
Put bricks through widows to intimidate
wives and children. Baseball
bats when they pull into their driveways have a way of
Sometimes you have to “blow shit up”.
Some people should be “blown up”.
Bomb threats at key moments in England have
won the day for us.
Harass business acquaintances on the golf
course and their neighbors.
Break up stockholder meetings and company
Here s how to find out where people live.
There is “other” stuff that I will be
glad to tell you about in the hall or after the dinner.
There are no consequences of arrest.
Break-ins, destroying property (fire,
etc.) is all justified since society refuses to protect animals.
Make things as costly as you can.
I m proud of all my arrests.
Propagandize and energize the young,
especially radicals in their teens and twenties who will take
Institute demonstrations and maximize
disruptions and publicity. Use
“comely” people as spokespersons and always appear rational
Coordinate harassment by any means that
destroys key businesses, business leaders, and other opponents.
Lying, cheating, destruction, and
“anything else” are justified since society won t listen and
the laws are against us.
The end justifies the means.
Stress victimhood. Racism equals Sexism
equals Speciesism. Women
and blacks had to chip into men s rights. Now animals are chipping
“Person” is not just humans.
The privilege of “whiteness” equals
privilege over animals. Attack
history notions and focus on our progressive enlightenment on all
Break up traditions and change the status
quo to where we are in charge.
Disrupt lawmaking that threatens us at any
European culture is our enemy.
White males must be suppressed.
The Huntingdon Life Sciences model from
England can serve American activists as an example of what to do.
No one owns a pet. We are guardians only.
The whole man/pet relationship needs to be revamped.
NOTE: There were many comments about
cockfighting in states that still permit it, dogracing, meat,
eggs, dairy products, animal research, and other matters that
resemble the foregoing but are simply redundant and too much for
this already extensive report.
Focus on progressive Churches.
I m a Buddhist but I speak at every
progressive Church that will let me.
Manipulate progressive Christians, Jews, and
Assert that all early Churches were vegan.
Identify and support vegan ministers and
other religious leaders. One
humane leader compared himself to Mother Theresa. He, like she, “could
save X many more animals per day or week if he had X more
Go beyond dogma. Go beyond religion. Enter the circle of life.
Unity and Unitarian Churches are good bets
to turn people to veganism.
We are establishing a vegan-spiritual based
We may soon convert the Dalai Lama to
Tell people that we all come to this planet
Saint Francis and Suma Ching How support us.
The religious issue is really the
Christian tradition has been adulterated.
Beware of hierarchical priests.
Utilize professional animal communicators
who engage in telepathic communication with animals. Establish conversations
with “the other side” (meaning the dead).
Animal souls fit with all religions.
Read Angela Davis.
Talk about dietary racism.
Establish solidarity with women of color.
Be very careful that you don t get a Clarence
Stress solidarity with all progressive
People of color are at great risk around
hunters and trappers.
Get whites upset, this energizes minorities.
Anti-nuclear protesters share our goals as
do people against slave labor and those against using the third
world to grow our food. Always
keep an eye out for free floating radicals who can help.
Globalization is the issue to forge
coalitions around. (Cheers)
Preach solidarity with unions, minorities,
feminists, and gay/lesbians.
Animals equal the Holocaust equals child
New Jersey is running out of kids
indoctrinated to hunt.
Training kids with guns endangers everyone.
Stress issues that divide hunters like
Dog hunting and baiting also divide hunters
so use these topics.
Hunters are already divided, keep dividing
Oppose all right to subsistence hunting by
indigenous people. Use
kites, recordings, bullhorns, and “other” things. This last comment brought
a titter of laughs from many of the young people. Hunters want to kill
bears in New Jersey and we saved the bears. Hunter Constitutional
Rights at the state level are funny. They are a placebo to hunters and just put
control in state legislatures which we will soon control.
The restrictions on ballot initiatives in
Utah must be fought anywhere that they pop up.
Hunters are getting old. Pretty soon they will
just disappear. We
are successful in getting to children early in school so they
learn to hate hunting.
We need to work more with the UN to bring
more animals under their control.
PETA has cracked the wholesomeness of
fishing. This will
deter families and help us with the wholesome labels of other
animal uses. Always
deal with sport fishing and commercial fishing bans separately.
Fishermen are tools of international
All killing of fish must be stopped.
PETA is proud to be forcing the Boy Scouts
to drop their fishing and wildlife management merit badges. They are proud to be in
solidarity with others who are trying to change that
TRAPPING AND FUR
Confront anyone wearing fur and intimidate
Use any tactics to put fur stores out of
Confront people wearing fur trim.
Embarrass fur wearers in front of their
friends and at places where they wear fur.
Personalize the animals to children and the
Trappers are dying out.
The propaganda about animal control is all
lies. No animals
need to be controlled.
Predators must all be protected and
allowed to spread everywhere.
Europe and especially England is way ahead of us here. The Labor Party is very
ON CIRCUSES AND RODEOS
Cowboys are all sissies. Confront them and
Take concealed videos to circuses and try
to get footage of what goes on.
Get local ordinances passed that make it more expensive
and more difficult to put on performances.
Identify and support local law enforcement
vegans and sympathizers.
ON ANIMAL RIGHTS
The NARAL representative described how she
is working with and supporting the Great Ape Project. The only goal is to
obtain legal rights for apes as the crack in the wall for all
other animals (like abortion, endangered species, and gun control).
Since industry bribes politicians anything
we do to get political support is good.
Remember that we have friends who are not
Smith (R-NH) and Senator Jeffords (I-VT) are two of our best
friends. Our new PAC
will be an umbrella for all of us to give money directly to those
we favor and to defeat those who are not our friends. We look forward to a large PAC.
We have eliminated several enemies like Sen.
Slade Gorton (R-WA).
Eighty percent of the people are
If we can control 11% of the voters we can
Clinton didn t do enough for us.
Bush is an enemy to all of us. (Cheers)
If 2% of the voters are ours, we can succeed
beyond our wildest dreams.
ON FEDERAL CONTROLS
The Animal Welfare Act is the vehicle for
expansion and amendments that we had hoped it would be.
The Federal Bear Protection Act proposed
by Senator McConnell (R-KY) will transfer control of bears from
the state to the Federal government. We control the Federal
Congress and the Federal bureaucracy now. In a few years we will
control the state legislatures too.
Get supporters in Federal agencies and work
We need Federal laws over dogs and cats.
Training dogs for security, hunting, and
performing must be controlled by the Federal government.
Most Federal legislators are pro-animal
rights and soon most state legislators will be too.
Federal controls break the back of the
state fish and wildlife agencies that are pro-hunting.
State agencies are enemies.
These selected comments are but a few of
what I heard over five days.
The more explosive sessions were avoided
by the leaders and lawyers. Often
hands were put over microphones and comments from spontaneous
participants were not audible but caused considerable chuckling. I shudder to think about
those things which they didn t mention but invited participants
to ask about “in the hall” or “after dinner”. The sessions held
anywhere from 50 to 200 people, depending on the topic, and not
once was anything questioned.
At one point I felt as if I was attending
a communist training program back in the 50 s or 60 s for a cadre
of insurgents to be sent into a country to be subverted. Some are trained to
control the media, others to influence politicians and control
bureaucracies, still others to control religion and schools,
demonstrators were to disrupt things, and others to do the
“other things” that ultimately underpin all the rest. Frightening is too weak a
word to describe what it is like to watch this take place in a
luxury hotel in a free country.
We all owe a debt of gratitude to John
Jackson of Conservation Force for having the persistence to have
me attend this Conference. Everyone who reads this should share
it with your family, your neighbors, your associates and everyone
else you come in contact with each day. All of us, whether or not
we are concerned directly with one of these animal issues should
understand what is happening and protect the traditions and
rights of all of us whether or not we are an absolute majority. Allowing these tactics
and organizations to succeed threatens all of us in every way.
10 July 2001
Virginia Hunting Dog Owners’ Association
Pittman-Robertson Working Group Chairman