PZ Myers is asking us to Say something kind to Ashley Marie Chavez-Rubertt. She is an 18 year old student who has been targeted by the “Animal Rights Group” known as Negotiation is Over” that I have written about before. So here is my word of support for this honourable young woman.
I’m reposting all of PZ’s post here, and hope he doesn’t object to my blatant plagiarism.
She’s an up and coming scientist, a young biology student at the University of Florida, and she has been targeted by the animal rights radicals and human-hating monsters at NIO for harassment as a “career animal mutilator”. They’ve posted links to her email address and facebook on a page that conveniently also provides a diagram on how to make a molotov cocktail. They also declare that “She has now forfeited all of the rights that she denies her victims”. Her crime seems to be that she actually listened to NIO, thought about their position and hers, and disagreed with them:
Your website seems to indicate otherwise — look, I can appreciate what you do and I appreciate the fact you have your own opinions. Really, we need more opinionated people in the world. The fact of the matter is I myself have examined the evidence and I have already made a decision for myself..
For this, she’s targeted for “Phase II”, whatever that is. I don’t want to know. They’ve posted contact information for her, but I hope she’s sensible and just shuts down that email account. These people are rabid fanatics, terrorists plain and simple.
On each page of their site, NIO has their disclaimer:
Disclaimer: The information on this site is for educational and entertainment purposes only. There is no intent, express or implied, to promote illegal activities. We assume no liability for the potential actions of any third party. All data compiled here has been gathered from, and is available through, independent public sources.
As if this removes any responsibility they might have for any consequences that result from their hatred and calls to violence they spew. It’s like pointing a loaded gun at someone and saying ‘sorry’ after the shooting.
The people that operate the website and their followers are despicable human beings.