The radical left isn't just at war with guns, it's after those who use them, in this case hunters. Long-time animal liberation loon Gary Yourofsky came out with the latest, saying "Hunters are terrorists of animal world," in a March 8, 2013 piece.
Got that? Hunters are Bambi's al Qaeda.
Yourofsky, who calls himself the press officer of the North American Animal Liberation Press Office, went on to bemoan hunting and calling hunters "animal killers." "Hunting is blood lust and dominance. Hunting is hatred and violence. Hunting is murder. And it's obscene," he ranted.
In his diatribe, he quoted both Pythagoras and rocker/hunter Ted Nugent to make points against violence against animals. But he seems OK with violence against humans. He claims he was falsely accused of a crime in one case because "a few hunters claimed that I threatened to gut a hunter's child and blow up some cars over the recent deer killings at our Metroparks. Those charges are untrue, insidious and outrageous."
Then he followed that up with an admission that he did offer violence. "However, I did challenge six hunters to show me how tough they really were. I wanted to beat them down and show them what oppression, violence and domination was all about. Unfortunately, they refused my challenge," he wrote.
Yourofsky has gone after Nugent before, a man he reportedly calls his "Lex Luthor" (Superman's arch enemy). In a 2012 Abolitionists Online interview, he blasted Nugent and others as people who "prey on innocent creatures." He continued: "They all rationalize their homicidal acts with diabolical excuses. They are one and the same; skulking serial killers who wouldn't know the meanings of honesty, compassion or decency if Noah Webster came back from the dead and bit them on their asses!"
The media have often soft-pedaled his actions, even though he has been a controversial speaker on several college campuses. A Youtube video of him speaking at Georgia Tech in 2010 begins with clips of Yourofsky getting arrested ... a lot. It has been viewed by more than 1.5 million people.
The AP called him an "animal-rights advocate" in a 2003 story. The Fresno Bee did the same when he spoke at the Fresno State in 2005. The Evansville Courier & Press chose a slightly more complicated way of saying the same thing in 2007 when it referred to him as "an outspoken vegan and animal rights activist." Israel's Haaretz even said he was a "vegan superstar."
Thankfully, some in the press have been more honest. "Yourofsky has been arrested more than 12 times for animal-liberation attacks and has served six months in a Canadian maximum-security prison," according to the El Paso Times. He claims he "served 77 days of a six-month sentence before I was deported."
Yourofsky also founded the radical vegan organization ADAPTT. According to its website, it is "unequivocally opposed to the meat, dairy, egg and honey industries in every way imaginable."
But there's more. "ADAPTT's other goals are to assist in the abolition of vivisection, dissection, circuses, rodeos and other forms of enslavement, exploitation, abuse and murder. We are uncompromisingly opposed to the bloodsport of hunting and the wearing of animal skin (fur, leather, wool, silk and down). If society can change its selfish, arrogant, egotistical and ignorant ways, we can end the unnecessary bloodshed, malicious treatment and injustices that animals endure."
He seems quite proud of his criminal record. The ADAPTT site devotes more than 2,800 words and 13 separate items to that record including, several instances where he chained his neck to things. "I chained my neck to the rear-wheel axle of my car as it blocked the main entrance of the Michigan State Fairgrounds," he wrote. He also seems pleased that he was "Banned from Canada and the United Kingdom."