Saturday, April 3, 2010


Journal Entry by Jason Miller


RAGE is taking a proactive and aggressive approach to opposing the horse slaughter bill that is wending its way through the Missouri Legislature. Two legislators, Jim Viebrock and Casey Guernsey, who voted in favor of murdering horses, recently engaged in jejune, sophomoric phone pranks and name calling against Brenda Shoss, the highly respected Animal Rights activist who leads Kinship Circle of St. Louis. Unbelievable as it may seem, they were retaliating against her for her email campaign that opposed the horse slaughter bill which they both ardently support.

Here is the St. Louis Post Dispatch’s accounting of this surreal event:(Click on title above for article;)

Here is my communication with Representatives Viebrock and Guernsey:

From: Jason Miller


CC: Jim Sullinger ,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Date Sat, Apr 3, 2010 at 12:56 AM


And I do use the term “gentlemen” loosely in addressing you two.

Since I read the St. Louis Post Dispatch accounting of the infantile fashion in which you handled activist opposition to your abominable support of the murder of sentient beings, I’ve been trying to wrap my mind around the fact that you are allegedly representatives of the people in the state of my birth.

I’m a seasoned Vegan Animal Rights activist, so I recognize that empathy deficient, morally retarded “men” like you, who are indoctrinated sycophants of a system that murders 50 billion nonhuman animals per annum, are going to follow your programming and champion profit over life almost every time you are faced with such a choice. Being the good little capitalist necrovores that you are, it is unsurprising that you threw your support behind a law that would enable discarding and butchering noble, graceful, and exquisite sentient beings to “stimulate agribusiness.”

What shocked me was the fact that “elected” public officials, who went into your roles (presumably) knowing that you would face criticism and political opposition, would stoop to childish retaliatory acts against Brenda Shoss of Kinship Circle in this fashion:

(from the Post Dispatch article)

[That’s what happened to Missouri House members a week ago, when Shoss and members of her advocacy group, Kinship Circle, unleashed a deluge urging legislators to vote against a bill that would open the door for a horse slaughterhouse to come to the Show-Me State.

Lawmakers — both Democrats and Republicans — objected to the tactic. They said they had never before received hundreds of e-mails from all over the nation, and even the world, on a bill.

So they struck back.

Shoss received calls at her home from offices in the Capitol, taunting her and making “neighing” voices into the phone. One caller sang a version of the theme song from “Mr. Ed.” A number of the calls came late at night.

Some legislators programmed their e-mail systems to forward any message containing the word “horse” to Shoss. And some told the activist that they would consider passing the bill out of spite.

“I would think that some people who voted against it previously might change their vote,” said Rep. Michael Frame, D-Eureka.....

It’s so fun to piss you wackos off,” wrote Rep. Casey Guernsey, R-Bethany, to one activist from his private e-mail account. “You’re lucky I even acknowledge your existence. It’s so much fun to taunt people like you — ha! Tell me, is it truly liberating to be so incredibly clueless?”]

Public officials “striking back” against peaceful, lawful political opposition?

Representatives of the state of Missouri engaging in prank phone calls and ad hominem attacks against constituents?

Legislators basing their voting decisions on spite?

Really? Come again? And you “men” are how old chronologically? Emotionally I’d place you at about 3, maybe 4 years of age.

You two aren’t fit to serve as members of a junior high glee club fund-raising committee, let alone hold office in the Missouri state legislature.

Buckle up, boys. The second wave of opposition is coming. Your bill isn’t a law yet.

If you have any questions, you can reach me at 913-742-1200

For the horses,

Jason Miller

Founder and Editor of Thomas Paine’s Corner

Co-Founder of RAGE

Press Officer for the North American Animal Liberation Press Office

Founder of Bite Club of KC: Activism with a bite!

Please use the information below to contact Guernsey and Viebrock to let them know what you think of their twisted desire to kill horses and their inexcusably immature and unethical behavior:

Rep. Casey Guernsey: R-Bethany (3)
First elected: 2008 Room: 406B
Jeff. off. phone: 573-751-4285
E-mail address:

Rep. James Viebrock: R-Republic (134)
First elected: 2003 Room: 407A
Jeff. off. phone: 573-751-2381
Dist. off. phone: 417-732-8205
E-mail address:

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