"To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men."
"I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being."
~ Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the U.S.
Protests, Boycotts, & Legal Actions
(Some of our stories printed in the Providence Journal)
Judge rules DEM can't kill deer on Block Island
After Defenders of Animals filed suit against the state, a Superior Court Judge, Judge Thomas H. Needham, prohibited the state Department of Environmental Management from killing any deer on Block Island. The shooting was to occur at night when powerful lights could be shined into the animal's eyes, immobilizing it. It was the first time DEM planned to kill deer by the method called "Jacklighting."