Despite the increase in civility in modern society, not all of that kindness has been shown to the animals sharing the planet with humans. Too often helpless animals are the brunt of abuse, medical testing and horrific conditions when they are being raised for the food industry. This type of treatment has led to the development of animal activist groups who continue to fight for fairness for all animals around the world.
Not all activists are the same on animalliberationfront.com. Some focus their attention on domestic pets and work to prevent overpopulation and cruelty within the industry. Others refuse to stop their actions until humans cease to use animals for any purpose in their lives. This includes for food, as a mode of transportation or for any research purposes.
Most activists work quietly in the background, initiating petitions, offering financial support and educating those in their communities about the value of every life. Others are more vocal and visible in their fight. This includes activists like Keith Mann.
Mann is a British citizen who began his activism after a stint working at a dairy farm while attending school. In 1982 he became familiar with a local group who were passing out leaflets about their organization. After reading the information they were distributing he immediately began to free captive animals he felt were not being treated properly, rehoming them in better environments.
HIS career has continued as he has expanded into writing as well as developing a criminal record. In the past he may or may not have set fire to vehicles delivering meat products, a crime that he served jail time over. He has also admitted to freeing laboratory mice and threatening airport executives to prevent the transport of animals into the UK for future research purposes. Most recently he and his supporters have begun to focus their attention on the carriage horses working in Central Park in New York City. The argument of tradition has little weight with these activists and it is doubtful they will relent until they get the results they are looking for.