Anthony Marr's CARE-7 tour blog #10 - L.A. Funeral Motorcade - 26 Apr 2010
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Thanks to the coordinated efforts of Anthony Damiano, Cathy Garneau,
Marla Stormwolf-Patty, Paul Fusch, Coby and Eleanore Siegenthaler, Christine
Miller, Michelle Mars and myself, the Los Angeles funeral motorcade, in one
word, was TERRRRIFIC!
Paul came in to Coby's place around 10 am, Marla and Joe came in around
10:45, and we hit the road at 11:30 in/on five vehicles - Anthony D in my
car, Paul in his, Marla and Joe in Joe's, Coby and Noor in Noor's, plus I on
my motorcycle. I followed Paul's "Penguin SUV" from Northridge to Hollywood.
On the freeway, he drove at 80 mph and, having been cut off by a few cars, I
had to ride at 90 mph to catch back up to him. :)
We arrived at the assembly point in Hollywood by noon, and Cathy arrived
shortly there after, as did CJ.
Meanwhile Michelle Mars brought in 4 cars, plus a couple of young people
whom we met at the Animal Liberation Forum last week, all in all adding up
to a dozen cars plus my bike.
The assembly point that we had chosen, being a busy street intersection,
was far from ideal, but we made do by parking at the red-zones and staying
with the vehicles while decorating them.
A TV cameraman from Channel 5 arrived before 1 pm, whose footage would go
to 3 other channels, so, in essence, we were covered by 4 TV stations.
After walking around filming participants decorating their cars, the TV
cameraman finally zoomed in on me astride my bike for a few sound bites.
TV: Please state you name, your organization(s) and position(s) in
AM: I'm Anthony Marr, the founder and president of the Global
Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC) and Heal Our planet Earth (HOPE).
TV: Tell me what your organizations are about.
AM: Because a local anti-hunting group almost always loses when pitted
against a local government which is almost always prohunting, we need a
coalition of anti-hunting groups to win. Thus the Global Anti-Hunting
Coalition. Heal Our Planet Earth is about saving million of species from
extinction due to the imminent Runaway Global Heating.
TV: What are you doing here today?
AM: I am currently conducting the 40-states-in-7-months Compassion for
Animals Road Expedition #7 (CARE-7) with GAHC VP Anthony Damiano, which will
include about 40 Funeral Motorcades for the Animals. This one today is one
of the funeral motorcades. Just as we would a friend or a loved one who have
died, or been killed, we dedicate this funeral motorcade to our non-human
friends whom we love.
TV: What kinds of animals?
AM: All animals, wild and domestic. The activists here in this motorcade
each have their own favorites. Some for cows, pigs and chickens, some for
cats and dogs, and others against crush videos - where women literally crush
cats and dogs to death with their bare feet or high heel shoes, and men use
machinery to crush horses alive - for the entertainment of perverts. I
specialize in hunting issues, and do it for the hunted animals, and against
all forms of recreational trophy and commercial hunting.
TV: What are the latest news?
AM: The latest news came only three days ago, when the Supreme Court
struck down a standing law banning videos showing cruelty against animals,
on the laughable ground of protecting free speech. The law used to ban
videos of animal abuse of all types for commercial purposes. To protect
their own hunting videos, the hunters despicably lobby for the legalization
of the dog-fighting and crush videos, and have succeeded. Resulting from
this supreme court action, things are wide open now, and all are legal, and
the internet is suddenly flooded with crush and dog-fighting video, and of
course hunting video. But now, given that Congress is tabling a new bill to
ban certain types of animal cruelty videos, the hunting community and NRA
are now lobbying for banning crush videos only, with hunting videos exempted
specifically. To defeat this will be one of GAHC's missions.
TV: Could you give us a link?
AM: Since crush videos are the least known, I will give you this link:
TV: Thank you.
After the interview, the TV cameraman parked his cam down the road and
asked us to parade past him when ready. We did, with my motorcycle in the
After the cameraman has left, Michelle "Micky" Mars led us to the parking
lot of a nearby city park, where we did our own video recording with my
motorcycle leading the line of cars around the parking lot three times. And
after this, we drove a circuit in Hollywood twice, which we also video
Unfortunately, I left the cam with the person doing the video-recording,
so the footage will not be available in time for the publishing of this blog.
The GAHC group headed back to Coby's place and spent the time together
until it broke around 11 pm. All in all a very satisfying day.
Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)
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