Donald Douglas has noticed this trend. By the way, who knew that there were transgender animals, or that they had rights ;)
At London’s Daily Mail, “Former soldier who became animal rights commander is jailed for six years over campaign of terror against animal testing company.”
Here’s a particularly grizzly account at the Times of Zambia, “Animal rights activist jailed for blackmail plot“:
Debbie Vincent, a 52-year-old former soldier who underwent a sex change, was found guilty last month for her part in a conspiracy to blackmail British-based Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS).
Vincent became the public face of Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) after seven members of the group were jailed for a total of 50 years in 2009 for their role in the campaign.
Members of the group falsely accused HLS staff members of being paedophiles, sent them hoax bombs and sanitary towels claimed to be infected with AIDS, and caused criminal damage to their cars and homes.
In May 2009, activists dug up a grave in Switzerland and removed an urn containing the ashes of the mother of Daniel Vasella, the then-chairman of Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis, one of HLS’ suppliers.
Sentencing Vincent at Winchester Crown Court in southeast England, judge Keith Cutler said: “It is difficult for a judge to calculate the repugnance felt by society to such appalling acts.
“Nothing at all could justify such attacks.”
He added: “You express no shred of remorse or condemnation for the incidents of extreme terror and desecration which have been caused.”
A group of Vincent’s supporters held placards outside the court reading “No Excuse for Animal Abuse” and “Against Animal Testing and State Repression”.