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Primate Importer Targeted by ALF Whines, Makes Excuses and Lies

Primate Importer Targeted by ALF Whines, Makes Excuses and Lies

Primate Importer Mathew Block Under Attack
Prison, Fines and Lies Are His Stock-in-Trade

After the Animal Liberation Press Office press release this week
publicizing the ALF action against notorious primate importer Mathew
Block and his wife Brooke, the New Times in Broward/Palm Beach wrote an
article reminding their readers of Block's previous criminal conviction,
13-month sentence and $30,000 fine for smuggling orangutans from
Indonesia. Read the article here, and the original ALF communique here.
Block, of course, trots out the same tired old excuses, going so far as
to claim he doesn't torture and kill the animals himself in a
laboratory, and therefore he is not a bad guy. One commenter to the
story online said it best: "Block imports animals for research but
doesn't do any research himself? So what? The people who captured slaves
and brought them to this country did the same thing. They imported
slaves and didn't utilize the slaves themselves to pick cotton. What a
bunch of specious reasoning."

Block goes on to say liberators who freed 33 crab-eating macaques from
his gulag in 1994 condemned them to "sit in the wild and starve to
death." Like his plans for them were so much better. And oh yeah, no
wild animal loses its survival instincts after only a generation or two
in captivity, but he conveniently ignores this fact and spouts his lies
to assuage his own conscience.

Block further claims the ALF vandalized his mother's car instead of his,
even though the story details that "his wife Brooke and mother Gertie
are listed officers on the paperwork" as agents for Worldwide Primates
Inc. Activists know, of course, that family members of those committing
atrocities against innocent non-human animals are effective targets;
recall the owner of Newchurch Guinea Pig Farm halting his slaughter of
thousands of creatures after his mother's grave was vandalized.

Another writer on the New Times' site sums it all up: "what this man is
doing is abominable. humans do not have the right to steal, breed,
enslave, sell, confine, torture, kill non-humans."

More comments and the original article are available here.

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