[Imc-uk-features] Animal Rights feature.
smithx at lineone.net
Sat Dec 16 11:02:55 PST 2006
That's OK except that it plays up the extremism of animal rights campaigners
and plays down State sanctioned cruelty to animals. Don't forget that many
thousands of animals are made to suffer horrendously.
>> The animal rights movement has been extensively vilified in press, radio,TV
>> even by Prime Minister Tony Blair. The general claim is made that animal
>> demonstrators use methods which are too extreme. Demonstrators might argue
>> though that recent legislation which seeks to criminalise common law behaviour
>> leaves them no other option. Also, State sanctioned animal cruelty and
>> of protection are even more extreme.
>I'm just wondering about the first bit of this feature. I am not quite
>sure about the way it's written.
>How about changing it to something like:
>" Over the last few years, the animal rights movement has been extensively
>vilified in the press, on radio and TV and even by the Prime Minister. The
>general claim is made that the threatening, direct and 'violent' methods
>chosen by animal rights activists and campaign groups are too extreme and
>go beyond the 'acceptable'. Activists on the other hand claim that recent
>legislation which seeks to criminalize common law behavior leaves them no
>other option. Furthermore, the State sanctioned animal cruelty and its means
>of protection have made them even more determined to struggle on... "
>Indymedia United Kollektives editorial: features and wire moderation
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