Animal Rights

Second night of Rock Creek deer shooting draws protesters

Late night on Dec 9, the National Park Service began shooting deer for the second night in a row. This time they had some unwelcome attention from nearby residents and animal rights activists furious with the slaughter. The Park Service vehicles appeared to retreat from the protesters, and several roadblocks that existed prior to the protest were removed during it. It appears that one or two areas in which deer were to be shot were abandoned due to the protests.

Short video of the protest

Park Service found shooting deer in Rock Creek on Dec 8

On the 8th of December, The National Park Service's contract deer shooters showed up the earliest they have yet been seen to kill deer in Rock Creek Park. They claim 300 deer in Rock Creek is too many, even though there are nearly 600,000 people in the surrounding city. Animal rights activists are patrolling the woods to document and when possible disrupt this "cull" of the Rock Creek Deer

Spooky video shot during surveillance run showing NPS blockade positions

Barricades and a lit-up truck in the community gardens off Oregon Ave. This is what the Park Service does when they are setting up to shoot deer behind the barricaded positiion

Animal rights activists protest sale of animal products at VA Safeway

On the 7th of December, the animal rights group "Direct Action Everywhere" staged a protest in the meat department of a Safeway grocery store in Virginia. Organizers posted this video on Youtube

Still from Youtube video-protesters in the meat department of Safeway

Fur-free Friday pickets Furrier's Row, storms Miller's Furs

Black Friday is also known as Fur Free Friday. On Fur Free Friday, Nov 28, 2014, animal rights protesters marched around the fur shops around the DC-MD line, including Neiman-Marcus, Saks 5th Ave, Dior, and Bloomingdales. Afterwards everyone pretended to disperse, then some of them reassembled and stormed into Miller's Furs in Bethesda, MD.

Video of march through "Furrier's Row"

Video of protesters storming Miller's Furs

Gitmo force-feeding protested outside rare Federal court hearing

Early morning on the 6th of October, Witness Against Torture and Code Pink held a protest against the forced-feeding of hunger strikers at Guantanimo Bay. Inside, a rare Federal court hearing on behalf of Guantanimo detainee Abu Wa'el Dhiab challenged the US military's force-feeding practices as constituting torture.

United Poultry concerns holds vigil for factory farmed chickens

On the 4th of May, United Poultry Concerns held a vigil in front of the White House for chickens imprisoned from birth to death in body sized cages for eggs and meat.
Short video of factory farm chicken vigil

Vegan Outreach protest at Cole Bros circus draws harassment

On the 26th of April, activists from Vegan Outreach showed up at the Cole Brothers Circus showing at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds.

The Cole Brothers circus, where animal trainer Tim Friso says "Don't touch 'em, hurt 'em! Make 'em scream!"

Reportback from vegan actions against animal abuse at Ringlings Circus in DC, VA, Baltimore

Last night concluded 5 weeks of "Vegan Actions on behalf of Animals Used as Entertainment" at the Ringling circus.

THIS is what's wrong with the circus

Save the Rock Creek Deer calls for removing park from NPS control after 106 deer shot

Group Condemns National Park Service for Killing 106 Deer in Rock Creek National Park
Calls for Congressional Investigation into Park Mismanagement;
Says Rock Creek National Park should be removed from Park Service control

Animal advocates protest Rock Creek "Deer Removal" as season ends with 106 deer dead

The 31st of March was the last day the Park Service could have USDA "Wildlife Services" shoot deer under the terms of the warning signs and public announcements they had posted. On that day, no shooters arrived, but protesters did, condemning the 4 days of slaughter in Rock Creek this winter, and opposing all plans to continue. The next day, the Park Service announced they had killed 106 deer.

Video of March 31 deer removal protest (liveleak)

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