Friday, April 26, 2013

How Hunters, Government and Media Collude to Deceive the People


The collusion between hunters, government and media to deceive the people is multifarious and almost ubiquitous. Since 2003, I have personally conducted by car and/or motorcycle 7 Compassion for Animals Road Expeditions (CARE tours), each covering 25-44 states in 4-7 months, and have seen quite a few tips of this evil Public Deception iceberg. Following is one nefarious example.

In 2007, while on CARE-3, I was in Allentown PA when local activists asked for my assistance in opposing a new bow-hunting scheme within the nearby Trexler Nature Preserve. It was the dying wish of General Harry Clay Trexler, who created the Preserve in 1906, that no hunting be conducted within the preserve.

But after honouring him for exactly 100 years, the local government announced in 2007 that due to a natural "population explosion" of the white-tail deer within and surrounding the preserve, its ecology and that of the surrounding areas had been seriously damaged, and thus the deer population needed to be culled by some 50%. As if by magic, there came the cavalry, in the form of a herd of bow hunters who promptly stepped forward to gallantly volunteered their services to the community, free of charge of course.

Except for the resistance put up by several great local activists, notably Carol Loomis, Virginia Wolfe and Cheryl Baker, the public had no comment, and the hunt scheme became fact. On opening day of the hunt, Carol, Cheryl, Cheryl's teenage son and I entered the preserve, on foot and unarmed, amidst the teaming bow hunters, male and female, all armed with compound bows and razor-bladed broad-head arrows. We received many glances and stares ranging from suspicious to hostile, but it was an eye-opener.

Were I blindfolded and driven by jeep into the preserve, and taken for a short walk of no more than 100 yards from the parking lot, then have the blindfold removed and asked what I was looking at, I would have answered that I was in a farm. Acres of forest had been ploughed down, and row upon row of deer clover had been planted in its place.

Those who understand the Compensatory Rebound Effect, some hunters included, know that with an over-abundance of food, deer would maximize their reproductive rate. Instead of no-fawn and singlet, they would have twins and triplets, resulting indeed in a high deer population, which is exactly what the hunters wanted.

Bow-hunters are very aggressive in forcing their way into potential hunting areas where the discharge of fire-arms is illegal, including urban parks like Trexler, and within the urban area itself, even in people's backyards.

It is the general strategy of hunters to first cultivate a high deer population by means of food-plots, then claim deer over-population, then offer themselves as saviours of deer-ravaged communities. The truth of the matter is that the whole thing is initiated by the bow-hunters stemming basically from their bloodlust, in collusion with the hunter-friendly politicians who are often themselves hunters, and put in office by the hunting industry in the first place. After all, the govern knows about the Trexler food-plot, and issued the hunting permits.

General Trexler, even a top level military man, would weep.

But that is not all. I took pictures of the Trexler food plot and submitted them to the local newspaper, and spoke at length to its reporter, who actually interviewed me at the preserve when I was there, but the article that came out the following day did not make a single mention of the deer clover plantation, did not use my photos, but instead glorified a female hunter for being among the first to bag a magnificent buck.

Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Veganism and Environmentalism go hand in hand

Vegan ARAs should support the Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement

The Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement is waged by environmentally conscious and Earth-revering student bodies opposed to their own universities investing millions to billions of dollars in the fossil fuel industry, and it is sweeping the nation from Harvard on down. It should be supported by vegans and ARAs wholeheartedly - for obvious reasons. But some denounce it vehemently on not so obvious grounds, and here is my rebuttal:

1. Some say that the oil/coal/gas industries own and run the government and are too powerful to fight, and therefore should not be fought. Would they say the same about the meat/dairy/egg industries which also own and run the government?

2. Some say that "animal agriculture emits 51% of all greenhouse gas emissions" and that to fight the fossil fuel industry which emits the other 49% is a diversion of energy and waste of time. What would this "logic" look like if the ratio is 50/50? Are the vegan and environmental movements mutually exclusive?

3. Some say that the oil barons are "impervious to symbolic action" of the anti-oil movement. By the same token would they say that the meat barons are likewise impervious to the "symbolic action" of the anti-meat movement? Defeatism at its finest. If a university invests millions or billions of dollars in the animal agriculture industry, would they likewise denounce an Animal Agriculture Divestment Movement against that university?

4. Some say that the hunting industry, which also owns and runs the government, is likewise too powerful to defeat, and further that domestic animals killed for food far out-number wild animals killed for recreation and trophy, and therefore, they conclude, the anti-hunting movement, like the anti-fossil-fuel movement, is also a fruitless diversion of time and energy from the vegan/AR movement, not withstanding that hunting itself is anti-vegan and anti-AR. I know this on the personal level, given that the Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (of which I am the founder) and Anti-Hunting in America (of which I am an admin) have taken much heat on this score. This same criticism is now directed against the anti-fossil-fuel movement which, like anti-hunting, also happens to be pro-vegan and pro-AR - e.g. the Alberta tar sands which levels huge swaths of boreal forest and poisons entire watersheds upon which native animals (and native peoples) depend.

5. Some strongly oppose major animal advocacy organizations for collaborating with the animal agriculture industry, and all power to them. On the other hand, they strongly denounce the Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement waged by the environmentally conscious student bodies opposed to their own universities collaborating with the fossil fuel industry. Where is the consistency in this?

6. Some say that even if the Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement succeeds, the oil companies could just add a dollar to a gallon of gasoline, and the consumers would meekly pay it. By the same token, even if 20% of the population go vegan, the 80% would pay more for a pound of beef.

7. Some pile shame on "today's environmental mis-leaders for exploiting the naivety and good intentions of a movement of activists who really do want to save the world", which is an insult to those who, based on sound science, oppose the fossil-fuel industry, some of whom being themselves vegans and ARAs.

About the only difference they could pin between these two parallels is that while anti-meat activists do not eat meat, anti-oil activists still use oil. But this only goes to prove that the fossil fuel industry has such a monopoly in the energy sector that gives energy users no choice but to use oil. Even those driving pure electric cars use electricity derived largely from coal.

There is no question that diet-oriented veganism is a cardinal principle for saving the planet, but so is energy-oriented environmentalism. For one to denounce the other is to say "my way or the highway". For the anti-meat movement to denounce the anti-oil movement is the right hand trying to cut off the left hand.

Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)

Monday, April 15, 2013

Up to 80 mpg; 0-60 mph in 7 secs, range 350mi/600km

Up to 80 mpg; 0-60 mph in 7 secs, range 350mi/600km

In this day and age verging on ecological and economic collapse, and you want an inexpensive, fuel efficient yet *exciting* vehicle (dream on?), I have one to recommend - the Ninja 250 (see Shannon Wright's red bike in the pic).

For history, details and specs, see

And it has the unique advantage of being widely acknowledged as the ideal starter bike around, so people who can't currently ride can learn to ride on it as well.

The idea of learning to ride a motorcycle may seem daunting, but I do not know a single person who has acquired the skill who does not love it.

Its extra merits include

1. You can get a good used one for less than $1000.

2. It is proven reliable and durable, being the best selling light sportbike since the 1980s.

3. It has a top speed of up to 100 mph / 160 kph, and can stay on it all day.

4. It has a highway range of some 375 miles / ~600 km on a 4.8-gallon-tank of gas - extremely advantages during fuel shortages.

5. I know a women who has criss-crossed the continent several times on hers.

6. Due to its lasting popularity, parts are plentiful, cheap and easy to find.

7. In a bartering situation, it can buy you a lot of food.

8. It is race-bred, so very athletic, nimble and capable, so it normal circumstances, even expert riders cannot out-ride its capability. Plus, subjectively speaking, it is great fun to ride.

As the following video attests, when raced against bigger bikes (e.g. my blue CBR 600 in the pic), the 600s and 1000s would zip right past it on the straight, but it could overtake them on the curves.

So, to newbies: Get one, and you won't be tired of it for years, while flying by gas stations with peace of mind.

Note: There are electric motorcycles (I don't mean scooters) out there, but currently, they are pricey, near impossible to find used, and have only limited ranges. Plus, when most of the electricity is generated by coal at this point, riding either bike makes little ecological difference.

Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Ag-Gag an Immoral Law

Criminalize Ag-Gag Laws]

Before presenting the petition, let me start with a common-sense question:

Suppose you're enjoying a wildlife-photography excursion when suddenly you're shocked to see a Bald eagle - a "trash animal" in trapper lingo - caught in a leg-hold trap, what would you do first before setting about to free the eagle? You would, of course, take a picture of it. My question is "Have you just committed a criminal act?"

Answer: If the Ag-Gag Law applies to exposing the cruelty inherent in the trapping industry, outdoors naturally, then you have just become a criminal.

Of course it's an "if", because - 1. How can this be enforced, and 2. How in a moral society, and the "Land of the Free", can this be deemed acceptable?

Unfortunately, this is exactly what this very Ag-Gag Law is designed to do, as long as it happens behind razor-wired walls and locked doors.

In this law, there is no human rights for exposing abuse of animal rights.

Under this law, exposing TRUTH is a crime, while the COVERING UP of truth is condoned, legalized, protected and enforced. Just what kind of a moral society are we living in?

Under this law based not on philosophy or morality but on industrial profit, courageous activists risk imprisonment for conducting undercover investigations of rodeos, circuses, puppy mills, fur farms, vivisection labs and factory farms, sometimes lasting years, to expose inherent cruelty in these inherently cruel industries. So the "Home of the Brave" lies behind bars?

I don't often post petitions, but this one is a MUST. Please sign and share far and wide.

Ag-Gag laws are being passed around the nation, criminalizing undercover investigation of how food is produced and the cruelties animals face at the hands of factory farms. Ensuring consumers have access to these investigations, and allowing organizations to conduct undercover investigations, is absolutely essential to ensure the well-being of animals as well as the safety of food to consumers. Consumers have every right to know how their food is produced. The farming industry is lobbying for these laws in order to help silence the issue of animal rights and keep their abuses hidden. Sign this petition and send a strong signal to the White House that food security and animal rights mandate federal protections and shouldn't be whittled away by state laws.

Created: Apr 10, 2013
Issues: Agriculture, Consumer Protections, Environment
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Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)

Friday, April 12, 2013

Raping of girls and Mother Earth

While the case of Audrie Pott, involving "savage sexual battery", viral online humiliation and prolonged bullying, is particularly onerous, it is but the tip of the teen suicide iceberg. See:

[3 teens arrested for assault after girl's suicide]
by Martha Mendoza | Associated Press

The last paragraph about a similar case in Canada says, "No charges initially were filed against four teenage boys being investigated. But after an outcry, Nova Scotia's justice minister appointed four government departments to look into Parsons' case."

So, let's raise an outcry for Audrie!

Setting my still roiling emotions aside, I intellectually consider corporations-without-principle and people-without-conscience targeting and desensitising children for profit, including WWE wrestling, violent video games and abusive porn, often compounded by irresponsible, abusive and themselves-misguided parenting, including training children to kill animals for fun, e.g. recreational hunting, as major causes of this social disease.

Speaking of "people-without-conscience", psychologists estimate about 5% of the population of any given country to be PSYCHOPATHS, which in the US make a stunning 15 million, plus SOCIOPATHS, many of whom have gravitated to high and powerful social positions due to their unprincipled means by which to realize their unbridled ambitions. We must cure society of this social ill with this fact in mind.

In the long run and big picture, this has to do with how our species rapes Mother Earth without conscience, in spite of our intellectual realizations.

Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Illusion of "Economic Recovery"

Government sources and mainstream media tout "economic recovery", citing unemployment to be down from 7.7% in February to 7.6% in March. But some economists say that in real terms it has gone UP to 7.9%.

It depends on how officialdom plays with a certain number - the number of people who have given up looking for work - 496,000 as it stands today. By subtracting it from the labor force, thus lowering the "participation rate", it gives the illusion of lower unemployment, when in fact a half-million able-bodied and keen-minded Americans have sunken into irrelevance and despair, and been summarily and disrespectfully wiped out from the equation.

On the flip side of the coin, the stock market flying high is cited as yet another sign of "economic recovery". This, too, is an illusion, due not to real wealth, but the injection of baseless printed money by the Federal Reserve into Wall Street. Back in 1929, when the then stratospheric stock market began to slump, millionaires injected REAL money into Wall Street and did bring it back up, but once the injection stopped, the market inevitably plummeted into the gut-wrenching 1930s depression.

Considering the economic coin as a whole, rising stocks coupled with real lowering of unemployment is solid. But a bull market sitting on real rising unemployment is nothing but another economic bubble. And there is nary a bubble that never eventually bursts.

Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)

Friday, April 5, 2013

American Roulette, anyone?

American Roulette, anyone?

Since the 60s, John has been a Mustang-Man, and there is nothing he craves more than that gleaming Shelby on the showroom floor. But he is a victim of the 09 subprime housing crash where he lost his job, his house and his credit, though the bankruptcy court allowed him to hold on to his vintage Mach-1 and his heirloom 44-Magnum.

He is fortunate enough to have landed a lower-paying job that barely pays his rent. But now that his old Mach-1 has RIPed (rusted in pieces), his salivating over that gleaming Shelby has grown torrential. Then last week he got soaked.

It was by the wave of SUBPRIME CAR LOANS sweeping the country, with 6.5 million new cars now in the grasp of people with credit as bad as his. When he heard that his bank would accept hard assets as down payment, he put down his last $500 plus his prized 44-Mag, and drove the throbbing Shelby home. It was a 5-year loan at 21% compound interest, but he couldn't care less while glorying behind the wheel that controls 500 horses.

Banking stats project that 25% of those holding subprime car loans will default and have their cars repoed. If John loses his current job, he would be among them. But then few of the 6.5 million consider themselves in this tragic minority. John has done it before, and he is doing it again.

Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)