#OccupyWallStreet: for People, #AnimalRights and the #Environment

Occupy Wall Street, which is described as a “leaderless resistance movement” that vows to “no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1 percent” started on September 17, 2011 in New York City and has been rapidly spreading across the country.

The protesters were initially ignored by mainstream media, then criticized for lacking cohesion and are now beginning to garner more widespread attention, as they increase in number and strength.

On October 1, 2011, the group released their first ‘official’ statement, which expresses why people feel wronged by the corporate forces of the world. While the demands of the group are still being negotiated and developed, the official statement outlines the key problems that are being caused by corporate greed and leading to mass injustice in the United States and overseas.

High amongst the list of key facts they want to be widely known is the following statement directly addressing animal rights:

“They [corporations] have profited off of the torture, confinement, and cruel treatment of countless nonhuman animals, and actively hide these practices.”

The scope of the focus on animal rights at the moment is unclear. Read More . . . at One Green Planet

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