STOP THE TORTURE OF INNOCENT PLANTS!
Laboratory plants never have a nice day. They never feel the sun or
the rain or the wind. They never sink their roots into the earth.
And many of them end their lives in a laboratory blender. This
senseless brutality must be stopped!
The Plant Liberation Front demands an end to taxonomism, an end to
discrimination on the basis of phyletic origin. We demand an extension
of the Constitutional right of due process to all forms of life: No
organism shall be deprived of life, liberty, or habitat without due
process of law.
The Plant Liberation Front envisions a world in which all genes, all
cells, and all organisms have the freedom to develop to their full
potential, a world free from phyletic chauvanism. To bring this about,
radical ethical, legal, and institutional reform is needed. But the
change must begin in our daily lives.
- The University must end all experiments on plants immediately. All
experimental plants must be transplanted to a suitable habitat and
allowed to grow unmolested. All plant tissue cultures must be placed in
an appropriate medium for differentiation, and the resulting plants
transplanted to a suitable environment.
- The University must end all lawn mowing and tree trimming. STOP THIS
SENSELESS SAPSHED IMMEDIATELY! Its only function is to impose the
esthetic values of Western human culture on plants by force.
- The University must end cruelty to food plants. All food plants must
be killed humanely. The brutality of salad bars must be ended - every
day on this campus, innocent plants are being peeled alive, sliced alive,
and put out to be eaten alive.
- The University must ban phyletic slurs desensitiving humans to the
rights of plants. We must not allow a human in a coma to be called a
"vegetable". We must root out of the language references to "fruits" and
"nuts", to "corny" humor and "the pits". Such terms demean both the
plant majority and the human minorities they are directed against.
- All University, corporate, military, and governmental bureaucracies
and their associated paperwork must be immediately abolished; this will
save the lives of countless millions of trees.
- Plants must be liberated from human oppression, and from internal
oppression. We demand an immediate end to apical dominance. We demand
equality of genes, an end to the dominant/recessive relationship, and the
immediate inactivation of all regulatory genes.
If you love plants, don't eat them.
Source: Chemtech, July 1991.