DEMO WRAP-UP! POST AND CROSS POST!
Lacy Street Protest
A small but dedicated band of animal rights activists, convened yesterday at
the invitation only - gala event, for the new Los Angeles Department of Animal
Services "shelter" on Lacy Street to let those attending know the truth about
the mismanagement, corruption and wholesale killing that is the real business of
the LADAS under Ed Boks. (If you live in or near LA and are committed to
attending legal pickets, please e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org and put in subject line See You In The
Ed Boks, current General Manager of the six Los Angeles City shelters (virtual
Death Camps for animals) gave an "order" to an LADAS animal control officer,
telling him that activists had to remain behind an artificial barricade set up
over a block away from the entrance to the festivities. He had LADAS goons
filming the activists and enforcing the bogus sequestration.
When a legal observer with the group discovered, after much time and effort,
that it was NOT the LAPD who erected the illegal barricade, BUT ED BOKS' ANIMAL
CONTROL OFFICERS, the activists were of course, incensed. Ed Boks thought that
he had the authority to subvert their constitutional right to protest on a
public - tax payer owned - sidewalk!
After finally getting an ADL-LA attorney on the phone, a discussion between our
lawyer and a member of the LAPD (who were also there out in force) agreed that
Boks' order was clearly unconstitutional. So, without further ado, the activists
peacefully walked up the public side walk and remained for the rest of the
picket, in front of the main door to the ceremony. Activists then educated the
party goers on Los Angeles' shameful, anachronistic and murderous animal shelter
Boks and his animal-slaughtering confreres attempted to drown out activists, who
were speaking about the fact that there are no true foster programs and citing
hundreds of (free and low cost) written policies that have NOT been implemented
by Boks. Everytime a picketer would try and let the dignitaries in attendance
know that this new death camp facility was indeed a sham, Boks ordered the
orchestra to increase their decibel level and begin playing music (although we
were told later that the panjandrums could still hear us loud and clear through
the trusty bullhorn!) The salient observation was made that Adolph Hitler, like
Boks, had commissioned full symphonic orchestras to sit outside the Nazi
concentration camps and play Wilhelm Richard Wagner, in the belief that such
euphony would disguise and sanitize the grisly genocide taking place at Dachau,
Bergen-Belsen, and Aushwitz.
Activists recited several chants, including "No more shelter lies - no more
compromise!" and "Just more cages to fill; just more animals to kill!" as
revelers drank champagne and toasted the new $154 million boondoggle that
greased the blood-drenched palms of City planners, architects, contractors,
engineers and local union 347; but under the current system will do little to
nothing to save the lives of homeless and lost animals.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was also taken to task for appointing a two-time
loser trained to "minister" to holy rollers, instead of highly skilled,
intelligent and compassionate local candidates who applied for - and were
willing to take a considerable cut in pay to have - the job.
The high muckamucks' in attendance, (commissioner Riordan wearing a black
mini-skirt!) also learned about how David Diliberto had a lawsuit filed against
him for sexual harassment and Ed Boks had to return recently to New York City to
have depositions taken by the District Attorney, to answer charges of racism.
They also learned that while Ed Boks claims that he is reducing the kill stats
and taking Los Angeles toward No Kill, in reality he sends entire families -
mothers with their nursing infants - to the kill rooms. Under his "leaderless"
leadership over 25 unweaned baby kittens were slaughtered in less than two days
because they had the "sniffles." (Ever hear of antibiotics, Ed?)
Boks refuses to implement www.NoKillSolutions.com written protocols, programs
and policies that have been proven to save lives and are being adopted by
shelters and humane society's. Instead, as far as we are told by trusted inside
sources who care about these animals, a very high percentage of those who have
the misfortune to fall into Boks' clutches make it out alive. (The "numbers
killed" and the numbers of animal bailed out by rescues versus those adopted by
the residents of LA are all highly suspect.)
***BUT WAIT FOR THIS LITTLE CHOICE MORSEL . . . . . . .
Best Friends animal sanctuary (who just happens to be a "best friend" of Ed Boks
as well -- Boks has them listed on his resume as his "associates" ) just donated
200 THOUSAND dollars to study why overpopulation exists in LA!!!!! Like we
didn't know ALREADY????
We believe there may very well be a "kick-back" involved in this bizarre and
ludicrous contribution to the city of LA by Best Friends. Why ELSE would they be
doing this ridiculous study, when anyone who has two brain cells KNOW the causes
of overpopulation, and would rather this money be used towards implementing
Picketers departed after an hour and a half, knowing that their message was
heard, and looking forward to the next three Death Camp gala events Boks
promises to have in the upcoming weeks.