An activist who has been subpoenaed to a grand jury in California investigating the animal rights movement says “using grand juries to harass activist communities does not serve justice, it is simply a means of political repression.”

Brittany Kenville is one of several activists who have been subpoenaed to the grand jury, which appears to be investigating a 2008 fire at the home of an animal experimenter at the University of California, Santa Cruz. In a statement Kenville noted that grand juries have historically used the pretense of a crime as justification for threatening activists with jail time if they do not testify about their political beliefs and political associations.

Brittany’s full statement

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"Dear non-vegans, 99% of vegans grew up eating and using animals. We know all of your arguments (excuses) for why it’s your “right” to continue participating in their exploitation and murder. We explored all of those arguments and still decided that we could no longer participate in their violence. No argument about God wanting animals to be enslaved, plants having feelings, we’ve done it for thousands of years so it must be right, or that we’re going to die from lack of cholesterol, protein and fat is going to sway us. Aren’t you a little curious as to why we broke away from a culture that feeds itself off the pain and suffering of others? I know that I was. Go vegan."

Gary Smith (via ratgrrrl)

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caitlinturnsveg:

Do your research and buy brands that don’t test on animals. Beagles are one of the most loving and forgiving breeds. They are not an aggressive breed, because they are so passive they are the breed used for animal testing. There are also rescues.

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