If you have stepped on a cockroach recently, you might want to watch your back.
A wacko animal rights organization called "Negotiation is Over" has been targeting faculty, staff and students who work at the Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator at UF.
In a flier they distributed, the group offered a $100 reward for any information on students involved in vivisection (invasive experimentation on a living organism) at the research facility including "name of vivisection student," a "picture of the student," their "address, phone and any other contact info" and any information about animal experiments in which the student was involved.
On its website, the organization mentions that students involved in this sort of research will face "a lifetime of grief," proceeding to mention car bombs, threats and injuries. On its website, there are diagrams on how to make an "Improvised Explosion Device" and a Molotov cocktail.
Recently the group, led by Camille Marino, targeted an 18-year-old Gainesville woman who it falsely claimed was a UF student conducting research at the facility. According to the Gainesville Sun, the woman has had no contact with animals and only cleaned a lab in the facility once.
However, it would not have mattered whether this woman had been conducting vivisection or animal research; NIO has overstepped way too many lines.
It has repeatedly invaded the privacy of innocent individuals and is threatening the safety of anyone involved at this research center.
It appears that, for NIO, animal rights come before human dignity and human rights.
The truth of the matter is that there is literally nothing we can do that does not have an adverse effect on some animal somewhere by virtue of our own existence.
Given NIO's perverted ideology, it would not stop at threatening animal researchers. When you arbitrarily award rights and protections to any living organism, you must include insects, bacteria and even viruses.
It has no standard by which to judge whether anything deserves protection other than the fact that it is alive.
Therefore, its logical end will be to fight anyone who kills insects in their home, any scientist that tries to cure a disease and eventually to promote the complete eradication of the human race.
Since when was there a separation of humanity and nature? Eco-terrorists like NIO use language that places humans outside of the realm of the environment and pay little attention to our own ecological needs.
Whale Wars lunatic Paul Watson once called humans the "AIDS of the Earth."
When environmentalists look beyond "going green" for the sake of continuing the human race, and do so for the sake of the planet itself, total human extinction can be the only end.