Sunday, October 17, 2004

Grave Robbers

Folks, whenever you feel that you have to go and steal corpses... more specifically, dead ancestors of your opponent to make your point - then just maybe you should consider medical help. Say...I don't know.... A psychiatrist?

Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. Link here (Hat tip: Right-Thinking) to read a story about what the animal rights activists are up to. Here's a little:
Scientists fear the graves of their relatives will be the next target of animal rights extremists following the desecration of the burial ground of 82-year-old Gladys Hammond.

As hundreds of mourners gathered yesterday for a service of rededication in the Staffordshire village churchyard where her body was stolen, representatives of leading drug firms involved in animal research admitted that the remains of their ancestors may be next in line.

Richard Ley, spokesman for the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), said: 'How many ancestors are they going to go back? Where does it end? There is an implied threat in all this for us, but it is impossible to defend every graveyard.'

Although police are still searching for the culprits, sources with the Animal Liberation Front refuse to condemn the macabre act which yesterday appeared on a website dedicated to glorifying the activities of extremists. Officers believe Hammond's grave in the burial ground of St Peter's church in Yoxall was removed because of family links to a farm in Newchurch which breeds guinea pigs for medical research.

However last night the owners of the farm vowed they would not be forced to close the business, dubbed an 'animal Auschwitz' by activists. Instead they have erected a security fence, employed night-time watchmen and introduced guard dogs. Chris Hall, the son-in-law of Hammond, said: 'They claim that we ritually abuse animals for our own pleasure. I can assure you that doesn't happen.'

Go here for a commercial highlighting some of PETA's statements and actions. I promise it will leave you warm and fuzzy inside....NOT!