University of North Georgia professor of Political Science Barry Friedman is fundraising for a woman who is a member of an animal rights terrorist group and spending time in jail for violating an order of protection for acts of domestic violence. Friedman is an animal lover, respectfully, but obviously loves animals to the point where he is willing to support people who are willing to kill for them. According to Campus Reform, Friedman has a link at his faculty webpage asking every friend of animals to send money and any aid they can to Camille Marino’s commissary account.
Marino was released from jail a few days ago but was accused of domestic violence by fellow animal rights terrorist Steven Best who is a professor at University of Texas El Paso. Friedman states that Best is Marino’s rival and used the protective order to damage her reputation. Professor Best says that Marino is a sick individual, dangerous sociopath, and utter fraud who is stalking me and the animal rights movement as a whole.
Camille Marino is the founder of the group Negotiation Is Over (NIO). NIO openly advocates violence in order to free animals used for medical testing. The organization’s Strategies and Tactics section of their website includes a part that seems to sanction violent aggression and intimidation against college students involved in animal testing including their family members and friends.
The page not only says:
Students also need to understand that making the wrong choice will result in a lifetime of grief.
But also states:
We need to impart a new vision: car bombs, 24/7 security cameras, embarrassing home demonstrations, threats, injuries, and fear. And, of course, these students need to realize that any personal risk they are willing to assume will also be visited upon their parents, children, and nearest & dearest loved ones. The time to reconsider is now.
NIO members are sincere in their statement. During 2011, NIO put bounties on the heads of university students involved in animal testing including requests to obtain their personal information. The vile calls for action don’t just stop at violence and intimidation, another section of NIO’s website also calls for the assassination of certain individuals like Texas student and hunter Kendall Jones.
Camille Marino has conducted her own intimidation campaign against people involved animal research at the University of Florida in which she labels them as enemy combatants. She has published names, photographs, and addresses of major donors and other important people involved in the university’s vivisection work. During 2013, she was sentenced to six months in prison for harassing Wayne State University Professor Dr. Donal O’Leary. Marino emailed Dr. O’Leary telling him he was NIO’s most wanted, that her associates would be paying him a visit at his house and that she hoped O’Leary died a slow painful death.
Worst part about it, Friedman defends Marino’s militancy stating he is totally committed to her activism and states her actions are absolutely justified. He does not consider Marino to be a terrorist.
The crackdown on grassroots animal-rights activists like Camille, while fascists, bigots, and theocratic traitors are free to disseminate their vicious propaganda, is not random, Friedman states on his fundraising page. It amounts to a conscious policy of state governments and the national government to protect every industry that butchers innocent animals, because those industries are flush with cash and state- and national-government officials aspire to capture a piece of that action. All of them want the slaughter of animals to persist, and so Camille must be kept incommunicado.
Another of Marino’s illegal feats involved firebombing UCLA Professor David Jentsch’s car that took place after threatened and harassed him. The firebombing came shortly after he began receiving threatening emails including a letter that contained razor blades and threatening note. Dr. Jentsch is a psychology and psychiatry professor involved in animal research using rats and non-human primates.
Animal rights is not about the humane or ethical treatment of animals but the animalistic treatment of humans. It is one more avenue environmentalists use in their war on human beings. It is not cruelty to value human life over the life of an animal. In some ways this reminds me of Ayn Rand’s essay Atilla and the Witchdoctor. Friedman is the mystic of the mind (Witchdoctor) who is the knower of truth and enables people like Camille Marino who is the mystic of the muscle (Atilla) who conquers those who conquer nature. This done out of a rebellion against reason, ignoring reality in order to destroy those who produce (vivisection researchers) that benefit human life. Destruction and death are what animal rights groups are all about grounded in the savagery of the animal kingdom.