Animal Rights Archive

Oral Arguments Presented on Motion to Overturn the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA)

The AETA is being used for the first time since its passage by Congress in 2006 to do exactly what civil rights advocates feared it would do – criminalize activities protected by the First Amendment of the U.S.

Police Raid House on Riverside Avenue in Santa Cruz, Again

Police raided a home on the 700 block of Riverside Avenue in Santa Cruz. It is the same home that was raided on February 24, 2008.

Faculty Rally at UC Santa Cruz in Support of Firebombed Colleagues

At the main entrance to UC Santa Cruz, faculty members held a demonstration in support of their colleagues who were targeted with firebombs on August 2nd.

Police Raid Activist House in Santa Cruz

On February 24th, police broke through the front door of a home on the 700 block of Riverside Avenue in downtown Santa Cruz at about 10pm.

Peter Young Speaks at SHAC 7 Benefit in Santa Cruz

Peter Young, an animal liberation activist and former Green Scare prisoner, spoke in Santa Cruz before a screening of "Behind the Mask" at a benefit for the SHAC 7.

Delivering Food to Tree-sitters at UCSC on Christmas

During my brief time on Science Hill, numerous people brought food to the tree-sitters, including Michael Urban, a professor of politics at UCSC.

Parking, Protest and Security on Science Hill

The parking lot and trees are slated to be replaced by a highly-controversial Biomedical Sciences building, the first project under the University’s plan to develop 120 acres of forest in order to accommodate 4,500 new students by 2020.

Tree Sit, Rally and March Protesting UCSC Expansion

Early in the morning of November 7th, activists opposed to UC Santa Cruz's Long Range Development Plan launched a tree-sit in redwoods near Science Hill.

Circus Gatti Comes to Watsonville to Benefit the Police

Activists were able to outreach to almost everyone in attendance. Most people were very receptive to learning about the lifestyles and living conditions of circus animals.

Animal Rights Activists Return to KFC on Mission St.

A small group of animal rights activists demonstrated in front of the KFC on Mission St., a busy road which is also Highway 1 in Santa Cruz.

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