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31 March 2002
An Appeal To Earth & Animal Liberators

By Robert Cohen - [email protected]

Please do not consider committing an act of agricultural bioterrorism.

The stated goal of the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) includes an agenda designed to:

"Inflict economic damage to those who profit from the destruction and
exploitation of the natural environment."

The stated goal of the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) includes an agenda designed to:

"Inflict economic damage to those who profit from the misery
and exploitation of animals."

Should America's meat and dairy supply become tainted with foot and mouth disease, anthrax, mad cow disease, or other infectious diseases, the consequence of your action will result in an unprecedented American tragedy.

People will immediately cease eating meat or consuming dairy products, and that might appear to be a good thing, but it is not. Millions of animals will have to be slaughtered as they were in England during last year's foot and mouth disease outbreak. Such dramatic change will only be temporary, as it was in Europe. Once the food supply becomes safe again, people will go back to their old habits and perhaps eat more meat. Terror does not teach people new ways. The world must be changed with education and love.

Without meat and dairy, there will be a run on existing supermarket foods. People will hoard commodities, and there are no emergency measures that will prevent looting and food riots.

The effects of an act of passion, performed by those with honorable intentions, might very well backfire by hurting millions of people very badly.

Please...if you are considering an act of terror and justify your action as "for the animals," you must reconsider.

This past Monday, March 25, 2002, 140 agriculture industry representatives met in New York City at the Conference for Agricultural Bioterrorism and learned that just one case of foot and mouth disease would probably destroy America's agriculture industry. One area of discussion at this conference was a review of law enforcement's role in combating bioterrorism, and the latest technologies used to prevent acts of bioterrorism, including sophisticated surveillance measures.

Three years ago, milk and dairy products in Belgium were found to contain 100 times the safe level of dioxins. For one full month, milk, cheese, and meat were pulled from supermarket shelves. The people of Belgium never again want to relive the worst examples of human depravity. People will do anything to obtain food for themselves and family members.

The United States Department of Environmental Protection has not released a dioxin report that reveals greater contamination in our food supply that even Belgium experienced. USDA and FDA both fear food riots. For once, I agree with both agencies. The existing news is horrible, and is being censored so that such food riots do not occur in America. The report should not be released.

One day, everybody will eat a plant-based diet. One day, all people will learn that drinking body fluids from diseased animals and eating polluted flesh do not do the human body any good. One day, people will learn that twelve pounds of diseased and contaminated milk are concentrated to become one pound of delicious toxic ice cream.

Today is not that day. Too much change too quickly will create enormous harm. We need a gradual transition to a plant based diet.

Biological terrorism is not the answer. Agricultural terrorism will do more harm than good. Should such an event happen, food will immediately become very scarce.

PLEASE, if you are considering an act that will change the world in this way, consider all of the consequences.

If we have learned one lesson from the horror of 9/11, we must face the reality that a small group of motivated individuals, willing to die for a cause, can defeat billions of dollars worth of sophisticated security measures.

The animal and earth liberation fronts include individuals who have unquestionable passions and motivations to change the world. It is unfortunate that their methods include violent actions. These controversial people are proud of the fact that for all the burned buildings and damaged property, they have never taken a human life.

As an ex-volunteer firefighter, I responded to over 500 calls. I and other firefighters are aware that hundreds of firefighters have been seriously and permanently injured, some killed, by responding to false alarms or by acts of arson. I have zero tolerance for acts of violence.

Animal and earth liberators want the world to immediately begin the transition to a plant based diet in which living creatures no longer die. That is mankind's benevolent destiny. That transition can occur over the course of a few months or a year, as factory farm owners or small farmers transition into alternative food growing operations. To change the world in one day will create a three dimensional domino effect of unparalleled magnitude.

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