On Saturday, September 6, Everglades Earth First! will be gathering to protest the destruction of the Briger Forest and the creation of animal testing laboratories.
This protest is being held during the National Weekend of Action Against the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) [https://www.facebook.com/events/803468656341400], a nationwide weekend of workshops, protests and educational events intended to bring attention to the AETA. The AETA is a piece of corrupt legislation that essentially redefines all action and speech in defense of animals “terrorism.” The AETA threatens the free speech rights of every US citizen, and the ability for activists to create real change in defense of animals and the earth.
The Briger Forest is a 681-acre mix of freshwater marshes, hardwood forest and prairie that’s slated to become a commercial/residential offshoot of the Scripps biomedical research campus. It is home to the gopher tortoise, wood stork, the snowy egret and many others.
We will meet at the boundary of the forest to talk about the flora and fauna that are threatened by this new project, and the ongoing fight to protect them. We will then march to Scripps’ Jupiter campus to voice our opposition to the enslavement and torture of animals in the laboratories slated for construction, and to show our respect for the animals already trapped within Scripps’ walls.
Join us in speaking up for the wild, and in standing in solidarity with the ecowarriors who’ve been unjustly labeled “terrorists” simply because they wanted to make a difference—including Kevin Olliff and Tyler Lang, currently being indicted under the AETA in Illinois [http://www.supportkevinandtyler.com/].
There is public parking on Quarry Knoll Way, between School House Rd and Cat Rock Ln. (School House Rd is just off Military Trail.
We will have a van shuttling people between the public parking and the protest meet-up spot. Call (707) 902-3262(707) 902-3262 when you park so we know there are people needing to be shuttled.
Also, if for some reason that street fills up, there is more parking on the other side of Military Trail, on Corporate Way between Swa and Heritage.
To get in touch, email us at evergladesearthfirst[at]riseup[dot]net. Or call at (707) 902-3262(707) 902-3262. For more information on the Briger Forest, visit http://www.scrapscripps.info/