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Brian Keenan went to Beirut in 1985 for a transformation of scene from his local Belfast. He turned headline information whilst he was once abducted through fundamentalist Shi'ite militiamen and held within the suburbs of Beirut for the subsequent 4 and a part years. for far of that point he was once close off from all information and make contact with with somebody except his jailers and, later, his fellow hostages, among them John McCarthy.(

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Convicted of arson attacks on the Isle of Wight in 1994 that caused some $6 million in damages, Horne engaged in lengthy hunger strikes while incarcerated, generating international publicity for ALF. 19 The move to target people for threats and violent attacks is one consequence of the process of progressive radicalization, the recurring trend within the broader animal rights movement in which radical factions, impatient with the lack of results, graduate to more extreme methods to achieve their aims.

In 1986, Coronado and David Howitt traveled to Reykjavik, Iceland, where they sabotaged a whaling station and sank two whaling ships. A few months later Coronado resurfaced as a member of ALF, vandalizing fur salons in Vancouver. Operation Bite Back began on June 10, 1991, when arson caused $75,000 in damage to a mink farm at Oregon State University. Five days later the Northwest Farm and Animal Rights Criminality 43 Food Cooperative in Edmonds, Washington, was firebombed; ALF claimed responsibility.

37 One of PETA’s most successful tactics has been to use education and the media to draw attention to itself and the animal rights cause. PETA sponsors demonstrations, produces public-education materials including graphic documentaries, stages performances and street theatre (some featuring nude supermodels), produces and distributes educational and training materials for affiliated groups, and periodically runs a course on activism called Helping Animals 101 in cities throughout the world. Numerous celebrities have become supporters of PETA, including Paul McCartney, Pamela Anderson, Kim Basinger, and the late River Phoenix, to name a few.

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