By David Harrison ; http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/
Thousands of stray dogs will be poisoned ahead of next month's
Olympic Games in Athens despite a campaign by the RSPCA to prevent
The animal welfare charity says that the strays will be killed
because the Greek authorities fear that the sight of packs of dogs
roaming the streets will damage their efforts to use the Games to
show the world that their country is modern and civilised.
Dogs (and cats, birds etc) are regularly poisoned, not only in
Athens but all over Greece, including the islands. This is NOT a
rumor . it is fact and photos of poisoned animals on the GARCANADA
and other websites are proof of this.
With the Costa Rican long-liner Kendy under arrest and the interception of the Ecuadorian seiner Ancon at Darwin Island, the message has gone out that it is not safe for poaching in the north of the Galapagos Marine Reserve.
Therefore, the Sea Shepherd conservation research ship Farley Mowat departed today for Costa Rica's Cocos Island.
by Will Potter; May 27, 2004
The Bush administration sent a calculated message to grassroots political activists this week: The War on Terrorism has come home.
FBI agents rounded up seven American political activists from across the country Wednesday morning, and the U.S. Attorney's Office in New Jersey held a press conference trumpeting that "terrorists" have been indicted.
Council of Canadians
SASKATOON - The supreme court has decided in favour of Monsanto and against a Saskatchewan canola farmer who's crop was contaminated by the the mega corp's patented frankenfood.
Government officials have scrapped a plan to ship birds which were possibly infected with Avian flu to Cache Creek after locals blockaded the area. Instead they will compost up to 19 Million birds on the farms where they originated or in neighbouring areas.
CBC report follows.
In order to keep the public informed about the animal exploitation and its alternatives, the Antispeciesist Collective has organized a visual action in front of a butcher's shop and a fish shop. We held a workshop at the exit of the Commerce metro, playing a video & showing pictures of slaughterhouses, also giving flyers about veganism.
"Rearing, slavery; slaughterhouse, barbarism", "meat is murder", these are the slogans of some fifty vegan animal rights activists who stood in the Agriculture Fair on Saturday afternoon.
If you read all the way to the very bottom of this one, you will find that the BCFed has adopted an action plan that includes the possibility of a general strike.