Animal Activists Cross the Line with Novartis

One of the great things about living in North America is that you can share your opinion freely. Whether you read this blog or others that share the counter point, you can provide opinion without fear of being burned at the stake or put on a firing line. This morning I was on Twitter and stumbled upon a story taking about the recent acts of an animal activist faction. This group of animal activist radicals has torched the home and vandalized the family grave sites of Novartis CEO, Dan Vasella. Now the animal activists have the ashes of one of Vasella’s deceased family members and will only return the urn to him if Novartis stops engaging in business activities with Huntingdon Life Sciences.
I think that this is not expressing your right to speak out against what you feel is wrong. This is criminal type behavior which should come with punishment. I am always curious as to what this is supposed to accomplish. Do groups like this feel that this will engage fringe supporters? there is no business practice that Novartis could be engaging in that would ever justify the torching of the CEO’s family home. This is not speaking up for animal rights this is breaking the law. Somehow radical people seem to think that animal rights are more important the rights and safety of humans. Absolutely bizarre the way that animal rights activists justify behavior.
 

Shaun Haney

Shaun grew up on a family seed farm in Southern Alberta. Haney Farms produces, conditions and retails wheat, barley, canola and corn seed. Shaun Haney is the founder of RealAgriculture.com. @shaunhaney

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Lisa

Terrible…hope they get charged and thrown in prison. They could have hurt or killed someone, besides the trauma they inflicted.

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