Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Animal rights activism in Kent

Had this from my friend Steev in Ashford. Good to see lots going on around Kent opposing cruelty to animals. Also my friend David had a letter in the Kent Messenger challenging our new Tory MP to back the hunting ban but sadly she continues to want it repealed.

This is from ARK:

Animal Rights Kent staged a protest picnic on Saturday 31st July outside the 
gates of Charles River, opposite Manston Airport.  Charles River Laboratories 
supplies various rodents, from mice to rabbits, to the animal research 
community, including genetically modified species like the patented 
Immortomouse! (1)

The picnic lasted from 12 noon till 2pm, without incident, and was to raise 
awareness of the cruelty that goes on in Kent in the name of so-called 'medical 

"A.R.K. believes that animal experiments are morally disgusting, but this view 
is increasingly backed up with science.  The similarities between humans and 
other animals are enough to discontinue this barbaric practice, the differences 
are enough to render it useless.  Animal research has held back vital treatments 
for years, torturing animals while people suffer and die.  The whole industry is 
a fraud.

The best treatment is to stay healthy on a vegetarian or vegan diet with plenty 
of exercise."

A.R.K. are a collection of independent Animal Rights groups from around Kent.  
They take direct, non-violent action and work to educate and inform the public 
on the cruelty inherent in hunting, the meat and dairy industry, the pet trade 
and animal experimentation.

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