Watch Out for this Woman ....

Discussion in 'Trapping & Fur Taking' started by RetiredToFish, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. RetiredToFish

    RetiredToFish New Member

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    I found this info on another site, but wanted to make sure everyone hunting, fishing and trapper knows about it. From the article she will be collecting film and info until January 2009 .... Garry-

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    In this time of video trickery , it is very important to avoid such people such as Shannon Keith. Her style is about as sneaky as Michael Moore's. If any one wants to film you on the trap line or in the trap shed get confirmation that you are dealing with somebody that isn't out to destroy you.


    Striking at the Roots
    Shannon Keith Raises the Bar on Animal Activism
    September 8, 2008
    http://strikingattheroots./shannon-keith-raises-the-bar-on-animal-activism/

    Shannon Keith is a Los Angeles-based attorney and filmmaker, perhaps
    now best known for her powerful 2006 documentary Behind the Mask,
    which introduced audiences around the world to the activism of the
    Animal Liberation Front. In 2004, she started a non-profit group
    called Animal Rescue, Media & Education (ARME). ARME rescues homeless
    animals and focuses on stopping the problem at its roots through
    educational initiatives, including making documentaries about animals
    and animal activists.

    In court, Shannon has represented such animal activists as Kevin
    Jonas, SHAC and Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. She is now working
    on her second documentary. Although I knew of Shannon and her work on
    behalf of animals and activists, I was able to learn from her
    firsthand at the Let Live conference in Portland last June. Shannon is
    a dedicated animal activist with a valuable perspective on the
    movement.

    SHANNON, WHAT NEWS CAN YOU SHARE ABOUT YOUR NEXT FILM?

    Skin Trade is going to be slightly different than Behind the Mask in
    the sense that it will be geared toward a greater spectrum of people.
    Skin Trade will have all new experts, new footage, activists and
    celebrities talking about the fur industry. The message of the film,
    which is anti-fur, will really hit home because of the emergence of
    fur in the fashion industry in the last couple of seasons. Even though
    the film is anti-fur I am going to show both sides of the fur issue —
    something that I think will add credibility and strength that will be
    undeniable to the average "Joe" on the streets watching an animal
    rights film.

    IT SOUNDS COMPELLING. WHEN WILL THE PUBLIC BE ABLE TO SEE IT?

    Oh, it's not done yet. We expect it to be completed by January 2009.

    YOUR ACTIVISM SEEMS TO HAVE TWO MAIN PRONGS: YOUR WORK AS AN ATTORNEY
    DEFENDING ANIMALS AND ACTIVISTS, AND YOUR WORK AS A FILM PRODUCER OF
    DOCUMENTARIES. HOW DO THESE TWO INFLUENCE EACH OTHER?

    As far as being an animal rights attorney, the documentaries help
    explain to the general public and even individuals in the movement
    what it is I do, and who I defend. With regards to Behind the Mask, it
    really seemed to clear the air not only on who or what the ALF is
    about, but why I defend direct action activists. The media and
    government unjustly call them "terrorists," and as their defense
    lawyer I get labeled one as well. A lot of people would ask why I
    defend such "violent domestic terrorists," but after watching the
    movie the subject seems to be much clearer to them. With Skin Trade, I
    hope to have the same result but more so with my other clients, the
    animals. I want to portray the cruel realities of fur but target it to
    the general public. Hopefully, it will be clear why it is that I chose
    a career defending animals.

    NOW THAT BEHIND THE MASK HAS BEEN OUT FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS, WHAT HAS
    THE IMPACT BEEN?

    The impact has been tremendous. I cannot even begin to explain the
    extensive ground it covered. Behind the Mask really hit home to the
    people already in the animal rights community and sparked almost this
    euphoric passion in them. The progress we make for the animals is slow
    and sometimes we lose some activists and the film really seemed to
    rekindle that fire we all share. The impact the movie had on the
    average citizen, not into animal rights, was equally as great. I get
    emails all the time about how it changed people's lives and helped
    them become vegetarian, adopt a cruelty lifestyle, go vegan, stop
    purchasing animal-tested products or how wrong they were about the
    ALF. It's amazing!

    BEHIND THE MASK ARGUES THAT PEACEFUL ACTIVIST TACTICS LIKE WRITING
    LETTERS DON'T WORK — THAT DIRECT ACTION IS REALLY WHAT BRINGS CHANGE
    IN SOCIAL JUSTICE MOVEMENTS. DO YOU THINK THERE ARE ANY ABOVE-GROUND
    STRATEGIES ACTIVISTS CAN DO TO EFFECTIVELY ADVOCATE FOR ANIMALS?

    Yes, I do. But I believe they have never worked alone; meaning, when
    we have seen change happen through protest, it has been because there
    were more radical factions working in conjunction with above-ground
    activists, whether known or unknown. In fact, I believe it is
    imperative that for the underground actions to be effective there are
    above-ground campaigns in place at the time. I still believe in
    traditional protest activity, as well as trying to change the law
    through the legislative process.

    People who are not willing to do any of these things can simply
    boycott animal cruelty, by not spending their money supporting these
    companies and industries.

    I WAS REALLY IMPRESSED WITH YOUR PRESENTATION AT THE LET LIVE
    CONFERENCE IN PORTLAND; I WAS ESPECIALLY SURPRISED TO HEAR YOU SAY
    POLICE WILL LIE TO ACTIVISTS WHEN CONFRONTING THEM. WOULD YOU EXPAND
    ON THAT A BIT?

    Police and FBI, and any other law enforcement for that matter, are
    allowed to lie. They are allowed to tell you that if you do not talk
    with them, you will be arrested. That's why it is so important for
    activists to know their rights. One should never talk with government
    officials or provide any information, even if they think they already
    know it. Keep your mouth shut, or assert your right to remain silent
    or have an attorney, at which point they are legally required to stop
    questioning you.

    WITH THE ANIMAL ENTERPRISE TERRORISM ACT AND OTHER LEGISLATION CLEARLY
    INTENDED TO INTIMIDATE ACTIVISTS, WHAT LONG-TERM ROLE DO YOU THINK
    DIRECT ACTION WILL PLAY IN ANIMAL ACTIVISM?

    The repression perpetrated by the governments in enacting
    unconstitutional laws such as AETA, etc., is only backfiring. Because
    legal protest is now sometimes illegal or activists are deterred, they
    have gone underground. Since the passage of AETA, I have heard of more
    underground direct actions than before AETA.

    WHAT DO YOU DO TO KEEP FROM GETTING BURNED OUT?

    That's a good question. I try to keep my head in the game and never
    forget of the pain these animals suffer. But, I try my hardest to have
    a good time when I can, because if I don't, I will burn out. I love
    hiking with my companion dogs and going out with friends and NOT
    talking about animals sometimes.

    DO YOU THINK SPAIN'S DECISION TO GRANT RIGHTS TO GREAT APES OFFERS US
    ANY HOPE THAT COURTS MAY ONE DAY REGARD ALL ANIMALS AS MORE THAN
    PROPERTY?

    Any win for the animals, here or abroad, should be a sign of hope. The
    animal rights movement is one that requires a process that can
    sometimes be daunting and long. Every time we hear of any sort of inch
    being given over to us means we should pull that much harder on the
    proverbial tug of war we are playing here. Spain granting rights to
    greater apes is a catalyst to rights being given throughout. The day
    will come when we pull and all the exploiters, and animal abusers
    direct and indirect, fall in the mud. If we can make them budge even
    an inch, we can make them budge again and again.

    WHAT ADVICE DO YOU OFFER ACTIVISTS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN USING THE
    LEGAL SYSTEM TO ADVANCE THE INTERESTS OF ANIMALS?

    The spectrum of animal rights law is a not a very populated one. I
    advise that working for animals in the legal field will help to show
    how serious we are about our cause. It takes dedication, hard work,
    perseverance and motivation to become a lawyer, and especially to
    become one not for the money, but for a cause. The more legal
    representation we have in the animal rights world, the bigger the
    chance we have to get into politics and make changes for the
    well-being and freedom of the billions of animals constantly tortured
    and murdered for the most trivial of reasons.
     
  2. beetle

    beetle New Member

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    She plans on showing both sides of the fur trade...yea right!:angry:
     

  3. RetiredToFish

    RetiredToFish New Member

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    My Sentiments exactly Roger ..... garry-
     
  4. cantstopgrandma

    cantstopgrandma New Member

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    I really dont understand why animals now seem to have more rights than humans.....sick bunch of people :beat_brick:
     
  5. trapperray

    trapperray New Member

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    Yes she's been around for awhile, alot of weird ideas. I see Garry must have been over to trapperman's web site? Seems to be where alot of these weirdo warning come from, later Ray.:crazy:
     
  6. RetiredToFish

    RetiredToFish New Member

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    Yeah Boy Ray .... Been over there schmoosing .... I learned some things, but haven't done any posting ...... Some interesting stuff ..... Some real crap too ..... :smile2: ... I like to warn about these Anti's .. I fought them pretty hard during the 1970s .... they almost got trapping legislated out in the state of Ohio ..... :004: Garry-
     
  7. River_monster91

    River_monster91 New Member

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    is she on crack???
     
  8. Shad Man

    Shad Man New Member

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    Its hard to believe how ignorant people can be.