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October 23, 1991

Anonymously(?) Authored Book Urges Violence

JAMA. 1991;266(16):2186-2192. doi:10.1001/jama.1991.03470160014005

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A CURIOUS BOOK recently was sent to JAMA by the book's publishers, animal activists Sydney Singer and (his wife) Tanja K. Singer. According to the Singers, the publication of this thin book has made them about as welcome among animal activists as baby seal killers.

The apparent reason for this sudden unpopularity is that their book calls for violent acts against those who abuse or even use animals. In the past, instruction manuals for violent acts against the targets of animal "liberators" have circulated underground. This book appears to be the first such publication to carry a Library of Congress catalog number.

The Singers say this 118-page book contains the words of an anonymous spokesperson for a group of terrorists who have already launched a secret war to free animals from human domination.

'Declaration of War'  The book, A Declaration of War: Killing People to Save Animals and the Environment