Camille Marino first VICTIM of the NDAA Bill 1867!!
February 8, 2012 at 7:25 am
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by Ruth Eisenbud
Feb 7, 2012
Camille Marino and Lisa Grossman, of Negotiation is Over, were arrested while protesting the extreme cruelty of vivisection experiments at the University of Florida:
"Last night I was arrested in Gainesville, and am awaiting extradition to Michigan. I deeply appreciate the outpouring of love and support from all of you. Please do not let this minor inconvenience distract attention from the monkeys in prison at U.F. I am proud that 20-30 activists carried on the demo last night after Lisa and I were taken away. Despite my incarceration, we will be suing U.F. this week to disclose the address of their monkey prisons. Then Lisa will get their vet records through 12/31/11. The campaign will go on with or without me and I will be back as soon as I can." Camille Marino
When those defending the weak and defenseless are viewed as the criminals, while those who commit the atrocities are considered pillars of society, it is no wonder there is so much rage and injustice within families, towards: the public in general, immigrants, the poor, racial or religious minorities. and the disenfranchised.
As vivisectors at the university of Florida continue to go about their sadistic pleasures, inaccurately labeled scientific research,
Lisa was arrested for the crime of possessing a suspended drivers license...Camille was arrested for distributing contact information, easily available on the internet, of those committing crimes against humanity, as they declare their divine right to harm, torture and kill animals, granted to mankind 5000 years ago in genesis:
"Genesis 9:1-3 "'The fear and dread of you shall rest on every animal of the earth, and on every bird of the air, on everything that creeps on the ground, and on all the fish in the sea; into your hand they are delivered. Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you; and just as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything.'"
The failure to recognize the personhood of the victims of the vivisection holocaust in laboratories throughout the USA serves as a barometer of societal values. When compassion is the enemy, it is not surprising when we hear of yet another family murdered by an irate husband or father, of another columbine or Virginia Tech, of another Oklahoma city bombing of a federal building, when bullying inflicted on more sensitive classmates results in a suicide, when a disgruntled individual kills his co-workers, when soldiers take body part trophies of the dead and desecrate their bodies...When the violence of the slaughter house floor works it way into society it is not reasonable to expect a peaceful and compassionate society.
Societies which grant personhood to animals and humans alike, do not have the bloody track record of religions steeped in the arrogance and violence of dominion:
"It is the essential characteristic of a wise person that he/she does not kill any living being. One should know that non-killing and equality of all living beings are the main principles of religion" Jain sutra
The Jain religion of India has lived by the religious concept of ahimsa: the supremacy of non-violence, for thousands of years. In this community There are no columbines, no random rage shootings in public spaces, no bullying and no slaughter houses. The failure to understand the connection between violence to animal and human on human violence is a failure of the judeo.christian tradition to understand compassion. It is a failure to understand the impact of sanctified violence to animals on the human spirit and psyche. This failure is understood by Reverend Andrew Linsey, Prof of Religion, Oxford University:
A while ago, I was interviewed about the awful record of Christianity on
animals in comparison with Jainism, and I commented that Jainism in its care
and respect for creation has more understood the Christian doctrine of love
than Christians have themselves. This may sound a very odd comment coming
from a Christian theologian, and it certainly aroused a lot of criticism.
But I still believe that Jains have grasped something that most religionists
When caring and compassionate individuals are driven to extreme measures of protest to protect helpless animals, one should first question the values of those endorsing, enforcing and committing the violence. In a more compassionate society extreme protest is not necessary, for animal compassion is a given, not a taboo. Little good will come to society by silencing the compassionate and empowering the cruel. If nothing is done to address legitimized animal abuse, carried out by an antiquated biblical mandate, then tragically, we can expect more Columbines, Virginia Techs, domestic violence and random shootings in public spaces. If only the judeo.christian tradition would relinquish its tyranny over animal-kind... There is no reverence for life on the slaughter house floor.
There can be no love in a society that protects the cruel and
criminalizes those seeking to end the violence.