|Effective Picketing |
Picketing the site of an activity that is particularly abusive to animals is a highly effective technique for expressing our deeply held view. The action provides high visibility and requires as few as half a dozen participants. As is the case with all forms of direct action, picketing should be undertaken only after both the issues and the target have been researched and selected with care and attempts at a negotiated solution have failed or would clearly be futile.
The following is a rather comprehensive outline of the steps involved in mounting an effective picket. Clearly, some of these steps can be abridged or eliminated to reflect local circumstances.
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|Call organizing meeting |
Select date and times
Select precise picket site and assembly and staging site
Consider proximity to target activity, safety, availability of parking, access
Check on permit requirements
(Most jurisdictions do not require a permit for picketing on public property, as long as participants keep moving and do not obstruct pedestrian or vehicular traffic; however, leafletting, use of bullhorns, or signs for sticks may be restricted)
Prepare signs and leaflets
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