The tree-huggers with EarthFirst! are up in arms about development being conducted in Florida’s huge but unprotected Briger Forest. Activists have locked themselves in a graffiti laden van to bring attention to the construction going on. The construction just so happens to involve the building of upscale neighborhoods and animal testing labs. So far one person has been arrested but that may not stop these mean greenies as EarthFirst! is known to have burned construction sites. The Broward-Palm Beach New Times quotes the mean eco-wackos in which they state:
Kolter and Palm Beach County have had a corrupt deal from the beginning. It is a crime against nature for developers to keep bulldozing over wild South Florida in order to perpetuate an animal torturing biotech expansion agenda.” Said Ashley Lyons.
Since the early 2000’s, Jeb Bush has tried to lure the Biotech industry to Florida with heavy state and local subsidies including this project and the construction of a campus for biotech company Scripps Florida. In the past few years Scripps has received about half a billion dollars in state subsidies for new facilities and has an agreement to lease the county owned portion of the property for $1 dollar a year ensuring their corporate welfare for years to come.
With the construction of a massive primate breeding facility in Hendry County, the “progressive” biotech industry is solidifying it’s future of inhumane animal testing and Scripps will be no exception. Scripps in Lajolla, CA has a history of testing on primates and Scripps Phase II will more than likely vivisect primates if constructed. Everglades Earth First! promises to continue fighting the development every step of the way.
“We’re going to fight this project until it’s stopped because this forest is worth fighting for.” Said Rachel Kijewski.
There you have it, folks. A thinly veiled threat against animal testing and a primate breeding facility to prevent medical testing on animals so humans can research illnesses and use treatments on them in order to find cures or medicines to treat illness.
Phasing out the human race will solve every problem on earth, social and environmental. — Dave Forman, Founder of Earth First!