Read the original article by Rick Berman at washingtontimes.com here.
Imagine living in a place where the government dictates what clothes you’re allowed to buy, what you should eat and drink, and punishing you for making the “wrong” personal choices. I’m not talking about North Korea or Venezuela, but California.
The California State Legislature is considering banning the sale of fur products at the behest of PETA and allied groups. You’d think lawmakers would have bigger things to worry about than the trim on a winter coat. Yet the legislature is unwittingly allowing itself to become the latest pawn in the much larger game of total animal liberation.
While the anti-fur campaign is its latest high-profile move, the larger strategy of the animal liberation movement ultimately aims to prohibit using animals for any human benefit. This agenda doesn’t just mean you can’t wear or consume animal products. It also bans medical testing on animals while researchers seek cures for AIDS, cancer and childhood diseases.
Most people are unaware of the larger picture playing out in different arenas where the tactics range from intimidation to legislation in the name of total animal liberation. Animal activists who have a personal agenda frequently use distorted references to the Bible, produce snuff films and harass business employees to secure their priorities. Many of these people have criminal records. Some have been tagged by the FBI as domestic terrorists.