The latest issue (Vol. Four, No. 3: July 2008) of the North American Animal Liberation Press Office (NAALPO) quarterly newsletter is now available on-line at:
"To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich;to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common- this is my symphony." -- William Henry Channing 1839
After recent attacks against vivisectors who abuse, torture and kill animals inside laboratories in Santa Cruz, California, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) offered $2500 of donor?s money to add to the reward offered for the arrest of those liberationists who participated in the actions. Only last year People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) was discovered regularly killing healthy, homeless dogs and cats and tossing their bodies in trash dumpsters. Yet millions of people who purport to care about animals send these two organizations tens of millions of dollars every year. Tens of millions of dollars wasted on expensive office buildings, six-figure salaries, millions of trinkets mailed with fundraising letters and ridiculous lettuce costumes; tens of millions of dollars that could be funding a serious struggle for animal liberation.
Alternatively, despite its persistent and growing success, the North American Animal Liberation Press Office operates on a few thousand dollars a year, donated by individuals who know every dime of their donation is used by unpaid volunteers to spread the message that animal liberation is an attainable goal, but a goal that requires the complete commitment of increasing numbers of animal liberationists. A vitally important message of the Press Office, that is now being heard by millions, is that animal liberationists have noble goals and a long history of fighting for animal liberation. Furthermore, these animal liberationists use the very same tactics that have been successfully used in all the important liberation struggles throughout history.
We hope you enjoy this newsletter, and look forward to hearing from you on how we can continue to fight for the lives of the tortured and the oppressed.