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23rd May '17 10:35:57 PM Xtifr
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* Man Last from ''TabletopGame/DamnationDecade'' are militantly anti-human civilization. They want to push humanity off the top of the food chain and are planning to use an extraterrestrial virus to wipe out the majority of the human race once they vaccinate themselves against it.



* There are some traits of this in ''TabletopGame/{{Monsterpocalypse}}'''s Green Fury. Only now they have dinosaurs. Dinosaurs as big and powerful as ''Godzilla''.



* The Cult of Planet in ''[[VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire]]'' is kind of like this, except they are defending an environment that is ''more'' than capable of defending itself, and believe in their cause so strongly they would gladly let humanity go extinct to preserve Planet. (They can convince Planet not to kill ''them'' by doing this, and in fact lend them aid in the form of slightly more docile -- to them -- wildlife.)



* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' had Hayley falling in with an environmentalist group whose leader insists that he's a "[[UsefulNotes/{{Otherkin}} tree born in a man's body]]" and "wears" nothing but a potted plant. He also tries to blow up the new mall, but only succeeds in destroying Francine's muffin kiosk and Klaus' human body from [[TwoLinesNoWaiting the main plot]]. When he does this, Haley rejects him, shoving him over and breaking his pot, causing him to desperately heap dirt around his body while acting like he's suffocating.
23rd May '17 10:31:16 PM Xtifr
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* Polish superhero parody comic book series ''Likwidator'' intentionally embraces this trope and takes it to its logical extreme. The storyline consists mostly of the main hero wandering around killing evil people who mistreat nature -- eg. cut trees, work in environment-polluting factories, hunt, buy meat in the store, keep their dog on a leash... Most readers get gravely offended, which is probably the point.



* In ''FanFic/ShadowchasersSeries'' continuity, Red Feather (back when she called herself White Feather) had only good intentions for the environment in mind. In fact, to this day, she is repulsed by groups who take it to far. But back then, she was naïve to the ways of humans, and too reluctant to use technology to research new members thoroughly. This resulted in two eco-terrorists joining her group by mistake, and a disaster that she had to take responsibility for. In the present day, having been released on parole, [[MeaningfulRename she renamed herself Red Feather]] (as the purity her old name represented had been tarnished) and joined the title organization [[GaiasVengeance to defend nature with a more hands-on approach.]]



* In the Creator/TomClancy novel ''Literature/RainbowSix'', an environmentalist group plots the destruction of the entire human race aside from themselves. Their comeuppance comes when the titular team destroys their hideout, forces them to strip naked and abandons them in the jungle to fend for themselves without any technology whatsoever. According to one of the team's members (a special forces survivalist), they have a ''very'' slim chance of survival.



* The antagonist in ''Saints at the River'' is Luke Miller, a pissed-off environmentalist that believes that building a temporary dam to recover the body of a drowned child (and thus alter the river flow) would set a precedent that would enable further damage to the environment. Maggie, the journalist who is the protagonist in the story, returns to her hometown to chronicle the dispute between the townsfolk who want to recover the body by building the dam and the environmentalists, led by Luke, who try to thwart the plan. Luke is depicted as a misanthropic {{Cloudcuckoolander}} who believes that nature, particularly the titular river, is the only thing in the world that's pure.
* In Creator/JohnRingo's ''Literature/LegacyOfTheAldenata'', "Greens" conspire to sabotage the war effort and let most of humanity get killed by a HordeOfAlienLocusts that eat anything organic on invaded planets, and then swarm to others once the biosphere collapses, fueled by a mixture of antipathy towards civilization and ignorance of Posleen behavior.



* The novelized version of Tom Clancy's ''VideoGame/EndWar'' has a terrorist group led by a guy named Green Vox. They're an environmental group and during the [[spoiler:Soviet invasion of Canada]] decide to blow up the oil fields with NUCLEAR WEAPONS... because oil is polluting the environment!
* The Literature/CHERUBSeries has several groups:
** Help Earth! first appears in ''The Recruit'' where they plan to make an attack on a conference between several major oil executives. They return in ''Divine Madness'' where they destroy Natural Gas facilities for ChurchOfHappyology The Survivors.
** ''Man vs Beast'' features the Zebra Alliance, Animal Freedom Militia, and Animal Freedom Army. The Zebra Alliance was a group that would rescue animals until the leader, Ryan Quinn, was arrested turning the group into a protest group. The Animal Freedom Miltia is a more violent group that would assault members of Animals Testing Companies threatening to kill them unless they quit. A spin-off group of them, the Animal Freedom Army, proves to be even more violent when they burn down a facility, bomb an executive's car, and plan to force feed a celebrity chef drain cleaner on live television.

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* The novelized version of Tom Clancy's ''VideoGame/EndWar'' has a terrorist group led by a guy named Green Vox. They're an environmental group and during the [[spoiler:Soviet invasion of Canada]] decide to blow up the oil fields with NUCLEAR WEAPONS... because oil is polluting the environment!
* The Literature/CHERUBSeries has several groups:
** Help Earth! first appears in ''The Recruit'' where they plan to make an attack on a conference between several major oil executives. They return in ''Divine Madness'' where they destroy Natural Gas facilities for ChurchOfHappyology The Survivors.
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novel ''Man vs Beast'' features the Zebra Alliance, Animal Freedom Militia, and Animal Freedom Army. The Zebra Alliance was a group that would rescue animals until the leader, Ryan Quinn, was arrested turning the group into a protest group. The Animal Freedom Miltia is a more violent group that would assault members of Animals Testing Companies threatening to kill them unless they quit. A spin-off group of them, the Animal Freedom Army, proves to be even more violent when they burn down a facility, bomb an executive's car, and plan to force feed a celebrity chef drain cleaner on live television.



* Creator/AlanDeanFoster's ''Literature/HumanxCommonwealth'' novel ''Flinx in Flux'' features as its primary antagonists a fanatical ecoterrorist group who believe in destroying all forms of "exploitation" of the natural order by humans. Their current target: a small genetic engineering firm working on the planet Longtunnel, which is renowned for the plasticity of its native lifeforms. Flinx gets involved when he accidentally rescues one of the company's researchers, the lovely and talented Clarity Held, who was kidnapped, interrogated, beaten, and left for dead on Alaspin. The group later mounts a full-scale armed assault on the Longtunnel facilities, and eventually tries to capture [[spoiler:Flinx himself, once they learn what he is]]. In this final battle, they pull a NiceJobFixingItVillain by accidentally breaking the mechanism [[spoiler:keeping Flinx and Pip asleep]].



* An episode of ''Series/CriminalMinds'' had an arsonist who began murdering men involved with corporations accused of being heavy polluters, as well as their families. It turns out he was acting alone, and was nothing more than a sadistic psychopath (he used a suit that allowed him to watch his victims burn up close). His actions disgusted the local environmental group whose website he was using to find his "justifiable" victims, especially the leader, who kills him in an instance of TakingYouWithMe.



* In ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'', Opus the penguin failed to find his mother due to an Uzi-toting animal rights group breaking into the animal testing lab that he broke into, kidnapping him, and then leaving him in the ice-cooler of a 7-11 because "they're on a bit of a shoe-string budget-wise."

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* In ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'', ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'':
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Opus the penguin failed to find his mother due to an Uzi-toting animal rights group breaking into the animal testing lab that he broke into, kidnapping him, and then leaving him in the ice-cooler of a 7-11 because "they're on a bit of a shoe-string budget-wise."



* German caricaturist Markus once drew one of them protesting the slaying of dragons - on stage during a Creator/RichardWagner opera.

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* German caricaturist Markus once drew one of them protesting the slaying of dragons - on dragons--on stage during a Creator/RichardWagner opera.
23rd May '17 10:15:50 PM marcoasalazarm
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See also FreeTheFrogs for a version set in schools. Most members of an Animal Wrongs Group will be {{Evil Vegetarian}}s. See EvilLuddite for when they're motivated by a hatred of technology rather than a love of nature. Compare with their cousin trope, the EcoTerrorist.

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See also FreeTheFrogs for a version set in schools. Most members of an Animal Wrongs Group will be {{Evil Vegetarian}}s. See EvilLuddite for when they're motivated by a hatred of technology rather than a love of nature. Compare with their cousin trope, the EcoTerrorist.
EcoTerrorist. A subtrope of the more broad WesternTerrorists.
23rd May '17 10:11:58 PM Xtifr
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See also FreeTheFrogs for a version set in schools. Most members of an Animal Wrongs Group will be {{Evil Vegetarian}}s. See EvilLuddite for when they're motivated by a hatred of technology rather than a love of nature. A subtrope of WesternTerrorists.

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See also FreeTheFrogs for a version set in schools. Most members of an Animal Wrongs Group will be {{Evil Vegetarian}}s. See EvilLuddite for when they're motivated by a hatred of technology rather than a love of nature. A subtrope of WesternTerrorists.
Compare with their cousin trope, the EcoTerrorist.
3rd Apr '17 5:20:27 PM Storygirl000
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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/Detentionaire'' featured a trio of kids with a habit of freeing frogs from mistreatment. Not only does this cause the school to be mostly quarantined (kicking off the plot of the episode), but they also ''caused a factory meltdown'', which nearly ''kills'' Lee and his friends, in order to save the frogs being used to color the product made there. [[spoiler: We also find out that they were responsible for the frogs appearing during The Prank, though they weren't responsible for The Prank itself; they merely used it as a distraction.]]

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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/Detentionaire'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Detentionaire}}'' featured a trio of kids with a habit of freeing frogs from mistreatment. Not only does this cause the school to be mostly quarantined (kicking off the plot of the episode), but they also ''caused a factory meltdown'', which nearly ''kills'' Lee and his friends, in order to save the frogs being used to color the product made there. [[spoiler: We also find out that they were responsible for the frogs appearing during The Prank, though they weren't responsible for The Prank itself; they merely used it as a distraction.]]
3rd Apr '17 5:19:35 PM Storygirl000
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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/Detentionaire'' featured a trio of kids with a habit of freeing frogs from mistreatment. Not only does this cause the school to be mostly quarantined (kicking off the plot of the episode), but they also ''caused a factory meltdown'', which nearly ''kills'' Lee and his friends, in order to save the frogs being used to color the product made there. [[spoiler: We also find out that they were responsible for the frogs appearing during The Prank, though they weren't responsible for The Prank itself; they merely used it as a distraction.]]
31st Mar '17 9:30:37 PM Fireblood
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** Main example in "Darkness Falls", which ironically won an award from the EMA because of its "environmentalist message". The Monster of that episode is a species of photosensitive tree mites capable of swarming and killing a score of humans that were released from hibernation by loggers illegally cutting down old-growth trees.
** In "Fearful Symmetry". The WAO ('Wild Again Organization') is suspected of releasing an elephant from a zoo whose cages are too small to make the animals comfortable. It turns out that the first case wasn't their fault. Later, when one of the WAO members attempts to release a tiger to force the Government to shut down the zoo, the tiger kills him.

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** Main example in "Darkness Falls", which ironically won an award from the EMA because of its "environmentalist message". The Monster of that episode is a species of photosensitive tree mites capable of swarming and killing a score of humans that were released from hibernation by loggers illegally cutting down old-growth trees.
trees. A militant group of environmentalists was fighting them with sabotage tactics, including putting sugar in all of the vehicles engines. This meant they couldn't escape the bugs. One we see is himself killed by them trying to escape.
** In "Fearful Symmetry". The WAO ('Wild Again Organization') is suspected of releasing an elephant from a zoo whose cages are too small to make the animals comfortable. It turns out that the first case wasn't their fault. Later, when one of the WAO members attempts to release a tiger to force the Government government to shut down the zoo, the tiger kills him.



* ''Series/WhaleWars'' focuses on a real-life group, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, whose ships forcefully intervene with Japanese & Faroese whaling and bluefin tuna fishing.

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* ''Series/WhaleWars'' focuses on a real-life group, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, whose ships forcefully intervene with Japanese & and Faroese whaling and bluefin tuna fishing.fishing. They have been charged with piracy as a result of ramming or sabotaging whaling ships, though not (so far) convicted.



* Parodied by ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' with a human rights activist who [[InvertedTrope explains that his chosen method of raising awareness about cruelty to humans is inflicting it on animals]], since the reverse approach seems so popular.

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* Parodied {{Parodied}} by ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' with a human rights activist who [[InvertedTrope explains that his chosen method of raising awareness about cruelty to humans is inflicting it on animals]], since the reverse approach seems so popular.



* Damian Day goads a group of peaceful activists into raiding a beagle farm on ''Series/DropTheDeadDonkey''. It ends badly...for Damian; [[spoiler:Gus and Alex realise there's something going down and rearrange the raid to go to a farm that breeds rottweilers for experimentation]].
* In an episode of ''Series/LasVegas'', such a group steals a truckload of lobsters from the Montecito to prevent their "murder", hiding them in a shark aquarium. The ringleader is caught, brought front and center, hinted that [[PrisonRape he was about to become a meat eater,]] told he endangered the sharks by introducing unchecked foreign contaminants into the water and to twist the knife further Ed and another casino manager retaliate by organising an All-You-Can-Eat lobster buffet.

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* Damian Day goads a group of peaceful activists into raiding a beagle farm on ''Series/DropTheDeadDonkey''. It ends badly...for Damian; [[spoiler:Gus and Alex realise realize there's something going down and rearrange the raid to go to a farm that breeds rottweilers for experimentation]].
* In an episode of ''Series/LasVegas'', such a group steals a truckload of lobsters from the Montecito to prevent their "murder", hiding them in a shark aquarium. The ringleader is caught, brought front and center, hinted that [[PrisonRape he was about to become a meat eater,]] told he endangered the sharks by introducing unchecked foreign contaminants into the water and to twist the knife further Ed and another casino manager retaliate by organising organizing an All-You-Can-Eat lobster buffet.



* In the ''Series/{{Elementary}}'' episode "Rekt in Real Life", one of the suspects is Raina Karnow of the Animal Salvation Fund, who threatened the target for promoting seal-hunting. Sherlock considers her a "fanatic", and she initially believes she's been called in to discuss the "equine slavery" of the NYPD Mounted Division. [[spoiler: While undoubtedly flaky, she turns out to be amenable to compromise, agreeing that she'll lay off hunting by the indigenous population, if he speaks against commercial seal hunting.]]

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* In the ''Series/{{Elementary}}'' episode "Rekt in Real Life", one of the suspects is Raina Karnow of the Animal Salvation Fund, who threatened the target for promoting seal-hunting. Sherlock considers her a "fanatic", and she initially believes she's been called in to discuss the "equine slavery" of the NYPD Mounted Division. [[spoiler: While undoubtedly flaky, she turns out to be amenable to compromise, agreeing that she'll lay off hunting by the indigenous Inuit population, if he speaks they speak up against commercial seal hunting.hunters.]]
31st Mar '17 9:17:46 PM Fireblood
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To some extent, TruthInTelevision: Extremist animal rights groups ''do'' exist, and have committed crimes ranging from the horrific to the merely petty in service of their views. However, this is not the place for comparisons to the actions of real groups.

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To some extent, TruthInTelevision: Extremist extremist animal rights groups ''do'' exist, and have committed crimes ranging from the horrific to the merely petty in service of their views. However, this is not the place for comparisons to the actions of real groups.



* The Creator/MercedesLackey short story "[[http://www.baenebooks.com/10.1125/baen/0671878662/0671878662___3.htm Last Rights]]" features Animal Liberation activists wanting to free the re-created dinosaurs from an experimental park. One discovered that an apatosaurus that doesn't notice you can squash you good, another that dromaeosaurs are not your new friend, and the sole survivor that triceratops are bad-tempered, territorial, and surprisingly fast--but fortunately, can't climb trees.

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* The Creator/MercedesLackey short story "[[http://www.baenebooks.com/10.1125/baen/0671878662/0671878662___3.htm Last Rights]]" "Last Rights" features Animal Liberation activists wanting to free the re-created dinosaurs from an experimental park. One discovered that an apatosaurus that doesn't notice you can squash you good, another that dromaeosaurs are not your new friend, and the sole survivor that triceratops triceratopses are bad-tempered, territorial, and surprisingly fast--but fortunately, can't climb trees.



* Creator/SMStirling's ''Literature/IslandInTheSeaOfTime'' also features animal-rights folks becoming traitors, in the form of [[TooDumbToLive Pamela Lisketter]] and her followers, who aid [[BigBad Walker]] in part because they realize that the new Nantucket government isn't going to promote veganism or discourage hunting anytime soon.

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* Creator/SMStirling's ''Literature/IslandInTheSeaOfTime'' also features animal-rights animal rights folks becoming traitors, in the form of [[TooDumbToLive Pamela Lisketter]] and her followers, who aid [[BigBad Walker]] in part because they realize that the new Nantucket government isn't going to promote veganism or discourage hunting anytime soon.



** Hagrid arguably falls under this trope. He is unable to accept that the vicious monsters he likes are not really just friendly, misunderstood animals but are, in fact, vicious monsters. While he doesn't actively campaign for them, he does regularly break the law and put children, himself, and anyone nearby in serious danger, and is very lucky no-one has ever died due to his actions.
** Hermione could also fit a milder form with SPEW (Society for the Promotion of Elvish Welfare). She is determined to free house elves no matter what, to the point of trying to trick them into being free (by hiding clothes in piles of rubbish -- house elves are freed if they're given clothes) even though they really don't want it. At the point SPEW was formed, the only house elves Hermione has met had been abused by their masters; once she learns that there are house elves who are treated well and enjoy being part of the family, she backs off a bit, shifting the organization's purpose to giving them better working conditions and only freeing abused ones.

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** Hagrid arguably falls under this trope. He is unable to accept that the vicious monsters he likes are not really just friendly, misunderstood animals but are, in fact, vicious monsters. While he doesn't actively campaign for them, he does regularly break the law and put children, himself, and anyone nearby in serious danger, and is very lucky no-one nobone has ever died due to his actions.
** Hermione could also fit a milder form with SPEW (Society for the Promotion of Elvish Welfare). She is determined to free house elves no matter what, to the point of trying to trick them into being free (by hiding clothes in piles of rubbish -- house elves are freed if they're given clothes) even though they really don't want it. At the point SPEW was formed, the only house elves Hermione has met had been abused by their masters; once she learns that there are house elves who are treated well and enjoy being part of the family, she backs off a bit, shifting the organization's purpose to giving them better working conditions and only freeing abused ones. This is not an exact example as they aren't really animals, but sapients similar to humans (making it more "{{happiness in slavery}}" for most of them).


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* ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'': Darken Rahl could get like this, depending on his mood. According to Cara, while he was a vegetarian and considered eating meat to be wrong, he ''usually'' didn't have a problem with people in the People's Palace selling or eating meat. But every once in a while, he would snap and brutally murder such a person while sobbingly asking how someone could be so cruel to animals. In one case, such a "punishment" consisted of [[{{Hypocrite}} beheading a man's horse]], [[AxCrazy gutting it, and jamming his head in the open wound, letting him drown in the guts]].
16th Mar '17 4:31:28 PM DaibhidC
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* In ''Comicbook/{{Catwoman}}'' vol.2 #6, Selina is working with the "Friends of the Earth Nature Magic Alliance" to prevent an ecological disaster. She sees them as "a pretty level headed bunch", although when one of them show slight signs of this, she privately reflects that "animal rights activists fantasising about killing makes about as much sense as 'right to life' murders".

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* In Downplayed in ''Comicbook/{{Catwoman}}'' vol.2 #6, #6. Selina is working with the "Friends of the Earth Nature Magic Alliance" to prevent an ecological disaster. She sees them as "a pretty level headed bunch", although when one of them show slight signs of this, she privately reflects that "animal rights activists fantasising about killing makes about as much sense as 'right to life' murders".
16th Mar '17 4:30:41 PM DaibhidC
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* In ''Comicbook/{{Catwoman}}'' vol.2 #6, Selina is working with the "Friends of the Earth Nature Magic Alliance" to prevent an ecological disaster. She sees them as "a pretty level headed bunch", although when one of them show slight signs of this, she privately reflects that "animal rights activists fantasising about killing makes about as much sense as 'right to life' murders".
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