January 13, 2003
Don't miss it. If you care about the environment, if you want to sustain life on the planet, if you love and respect animals, you must attend. The subject is: "Revolutionary Environmentalism: A Dialogue between Activist and Academics." A star studded cast of speakers -- Gary Yourofsky representing People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). He has been arrested more than a dozen times for liberating minks. Paul Watson -- used to be with Greenpeace (They were too peacefuL), now with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. His specialty is ramming whaling ships and he is wanted in Costa Rica and Iceland for sinking ships. Ric Scare, jailed for refusing to cooperate with a grand jury. Animal Liberation Group will be represented by Rodney Coronado who spent four years in prison for torching a Michigan State University lab.
The date -- February 12-14 at California State University, Fresno.
I thought we were fighting terrorism, not legitimizing and validating violence. That's their agenda -- to explore "the ethics of sabotage." They want to draft "a statement of principles that represents the radical environmental community."
First of all, these people are terrorists. They don't hesitate in breaking the law. They destroy property. They endanger innocent people. And they didn't do the animals any favors either. How well do you think these mink did after being released in the wild? Most of them probably died.
Is it appropriate for a public institution to promote environmental terrorism? They are using your money. That is, if you live in California. Sometimes I wonder where our good judgment has gone.
Until next week, I am John Block from Washington.