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  1. Real World

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    This is what I mean by twisting & distorting the intentions of the Constitution. Although this was in England, it does happen here.


    Parents of rabbit flu death son taunted by animal rights extremists

    Last updated at 12:59pm on 24th August 2006

    Animal rights activists have targeted the parents of Britain's first known human victim of "rabbit flu", with telephone callers telling them his death was a "rabbit's revenge".

    John Freeman, 29, died after becoming infected with the bacteria pasteurella multocida after picking up a rabbit on his farm.

    He fell ill the next day with a fever and died three days later.

    His parents Joan and Peter Freeman, who farm at Aspall, near Stowmarket in Suffolk, spoke out following their son's death to appeal for greater awareness of the bacterium that caused his death.

    But the couple were horrified when anti-hunting extremists telephoned them within days of their son's funeral and implied their son deserved to die.

    Mrs Freeman told The Daily Telegraph that on the day they spoke out, extremists had telephoned to tell her that the couple's only child had been "popping off rabbits for fun".

    In a separate call, Mr Freeman was told that the death might be "rabbit's revenge".

    The couple went to a relative's house to escape the ringing telephone.

    "They were implying that my son deserved to die," Mrs Freeman said. "I just can't understand how people can be so callous. To ring someone up who is devastated with grief - it is disgusting."

    John Freeman's parents said their son had been a conservationist.

    Mrs Freeman said: "I can't believe these people are caring, or nature lovers or conservationists themselves. If they were, they would know that rabbit culling is a part of country life."

    Mr Freeman said: "We are just ordinary people who want to live our lives quietly.

    "The only reason we have accepted publicity is so that others can be aware this disease exists. We expect (opposition) from people who are anti-hunting. They have their views and we have ours. But this is sick. We have got more than enough to contend with, losing John."
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    I don't know what it is about animal rights, but it sure drives people to do some stupid things. If groups like PETA and ALF are the solution, then the solution is worse than the problem.
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    For all Looney's including most liberals FREE SPEECH all depends on who is giving the speech.
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    I don't know, Harry, most liberals I know eat meat.
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    Harry, that is so true.
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    Liberal College Somewhere In America Not Long Ago:
    Michael Moore receives 15 minute standing ovation.

    Same College Two Weeks Later:
    Ann Coulter receives Pie In The Face.

    FREEDOM OF SPEECH :rocker:
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    A pie in the face isn't a matter of freedom of speech, it's a matter of simple assault. Now if the university had an official pie policy, you might have an argument.
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