The mobile banner is under way. I started work on it the other day; one side will be for the Australian consulate and live export industry in general and the other side is for the Chinese consulate and the kidnapping of baby animals for live export. I will be at the parking lot next to the pier no later than 5:00 P:M. At 7:00 P:M the bands will start playing that is when I will stop.
Why is the Joshua Tree our symbol? Because like the Joshua Tree the animal rights movement is slow to grow. It takes a very long time for this tree to reach maturity but it can last hundreds of years and can withstand the harshest of environments. When it is allowed to thrive it is a very strong and impressive tree, quite beautiful, and a safe haven for many birds and other wildlife.
I will be demonstrating against this at every location where they put a billboard, and at the event itself.
So many people there for the premier of “The Longest Ride” a rodeo movie. Starring Clint Eastwood’s son, I guess they are not advocates for animals. Too bad. I tried to take a photo of the animals as they were carted off but not too successful. My demo is next week the “Live Animal Export Protest at the Australian Consulate” at 2029 Century Park E. on the corner of Century Park E and Constellation. I will be staging directly across the towers at 10:00 A:M until about 11:30 A:M ish. After I am done there I will be taking my banner and my props over to 443 Shatto Pl. and staging across from the Chinese Consulate. This was originally supposed to be an 8 mile staging of animal rights groups, activists, and others but not enough people showed interest so I narrowed it down to just the Australian Consulate but this does NOT mean the Chinese Consulate gets off scott free. I will be there with the same demo, after a nourishment and bathroom break. HMMMM I think I will go to Appollonia’s Pizzeria again, they were awesome. The pizza was AWESOME.
Yeah, the newest member is the extinct Mastodon but if we keep this up with the elephant holocaust they will be extinct too. Folks we do not need ivory that badly, and we certainly do not need to kidnap baby elephants only to send them to zoos and circuses and tourist attractions. Most tourists do not know that baby elephants suffer a phajaan, or the crush to break their spirits so they will be docile enough for tourists. Folks we do not need to ride an animal that badly. Spend your tourist dollars on reputable animal sanctuaries instead.
I have changed the name of this year’s event from ‘8 miles of advocates for animals’ to ‘Live Animal Export Protest at the Australian Consulate in Los Angeles’. Hope this alleviates any confusion about the event by narrowing it down to just one location. So I will be at the Australian Consulate this April 15th at 10:00 A:M pacific time. The address is 2029 Century Park E Los Angeles Ca. The event will be relatively short, ending at about 11:30 ish. I will have posters and leaflets to hand out, but feel free to bring your own banners or posters about any animal rights issue you care to address. At 11:00 A:M I will ask for a moment of silence as I ring a gong in memory of all of the animal, plant, insect, marine creatures that are lost forever as well as the millions of acres of vital rain forest and desert, and other habitat lost because of animal agriculture. After a few moments I will play the song “Give up the Ghosts” by Radiohead from their King Of Limbs album as we ‘liberate’ stuffed animals from shackles and chains and hold them in our arms. Then I will start the chant with “We will be here every year protesting against ALL animal export until “ALL THE CAGES ARE OPEN AND ALL THE SHACKLES ARE BROKEN”. I hope we can all voice this out load and hopefully get some other folks to join in with us. Hopefully if the Australian government as well as our own realizes that most of the population is against this barbaric practice we can put an end to all animal abuse.
Still waiting on a stuffed sheep, and looking for a larger elephant so I can have a mommy and baby elephant to ‘rescue’ during the demo. The baby chicks and the raven are actually hand puppets. I decided to keep the chicks in the plastic bags to ‘liberate’ during the demo since that is how so many of the male chicks are killed in the egg industry. Oh yeah, our rooster Gillette is NOT part of the demo, he is just overseeing the stuffed animal inventory. He has hairy legs that is why he is called Gillette (even though they test on animals) the name stuck.