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Manifesto for Radical Abolitionism: Total Liberation By Any Means Necessary

Posted in Animal Liberation, Direct Action & Civil Disobedience, Environment, Revolution with tags , , , on November 23, 2009 by drstevebest

By Dr. Steven Best, 11/13/09

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The nonhuman animal advocacy movement is at a crucial crossroads where truly it is now do or die. In the early 1980s, a new animal rights movement glowed bright with potential; in just a few years, however, the light faded to black as corruption, opportunism, and bureaucracy snuffed out the promise of genuine change. As they evolved, it became increasingly obvious that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and other groups emulated the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to become corporate behemoths and mainstream machines. Increasingly co-opted and compromised, animal rights groups frequently worked with, rather than against, the exploitation industries in order to regulate, not eliminate, the ongoing nonhuman animal holocaust.

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