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AGAR: Animal rights activists lack respect for others

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Should I mock the animal liberation movement and its coming event in Toronto?

The Animal Liberation Conference will be held Aug. 16-19 at the University of Toronto.

A press release tells us it is “to empower attendees of the conference to understand animal rights as a core issue that connects to other social justice imperatives.”

The Animal Liberation Conference claims its event is “a grassroots, non-violent, animal rights activism event.”

Perhaps the goal of the organizers is peaceful, but one person’s non-violence is another person’s harassment. Its website (liberationto.com) also promises “bold, historic action” and “mass actions in downtown Toronto.”

It bears watching what the mass actions will be and how attendees interpret “bold action” going forward.

It would be easy for me to mock the event, but that would........

© Edmonton Sun