“The only violence that is happening is the violence [the researchers] commit against animals for money,” Marion said. “My intent is never to threaten anyone, only to provide information that the community has a right to know.”
However, here’s a sample of Marino’s “intentions,” straight from her online posts. Judge for yourself how non-threatening her intentions are:
“While many above-ground strategies remain ineffective, the MDA (militant direct action) campaigns of the animal liberation underground — liberating animals from captivity, inflicting economic damage through sabotage, and creative intimidation tactics — have yielded quantifiable gains. But even tougher means may be necessary to end the billion-dollar animal holocaust industry by bringing the war home to the vivisectors, professors, academic departments and administrators and the entire staff of private research facilities.
“Every time a vivisector’s car or home — and eventually, the abuser him/herself — blows up, flames of liberation light up the sky. And now we have a golden opportunity to begin to destroy the foundations upon which Bogus Big Pharma and the academic-industrial complex rest — the vivisection research model can be made unworkable and obsolete.”
Does that sound like someone who (allegedly) espouses non-violence?
Like virtually every other aspect of the animal activist agenda — the world can easily survive on nothing but plants, medical research can be done solely on computers and indigenous people in harsh climates who dependent on animal foods for survival can switch to imported soy products — their extremist convictions are a toxic stew of false assertions, misguided perspectives and amoral existentialism that supports a twisted “ends justify the means” approach to changing social and economic institutions with which they disapprove.
Camille Marino is merely one of a legion of self-proclaimed “reformers” whose agenda consists of anything but.
The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Dan Murphy, a veteran food-industry journalist and commentator.