Hunger Strike: Statement from Walter Bond recorded by the North American Animal Liberation Press Office (USA)

Statement from Walter Bond recorded by the North American Animal Liberation Press Office on 11/15/17

(Audio Message)


“Since my arrival in Greenville two-and-a-half years ago, my
communications with the world have been made incredibly difficult and at
times impossible. I have been repeatedly denied books, magazines,
letters and pictures. It’s standard operating procedure that my mail –
be it my email or snail mail — is habitually days, weeks and even
months late. It is not at all uncommon for my mail, both incoming and
outgoing, to simply never arrive.”

“I’ve been…. I’ve even been denied copies of my own book, “Always
Looking Forward,” which I wrote in prison and is approved for me to have. “

“It has also become impossible for me to adhere to my Vegan diet,
because none of the so-called “meat options” offered at Greenville,
Illinois are even close to Vegan. Because of this, I have been forced at
great cost to my friends, family and supporters to pay outrageously for
foods from the commissary that continue to be an inadequate version….”

“I have tried now for over a year to obtain a transfer from FCI
Greenville, Illinois closer to New York City where I intend to live upon
my release, but I have been denied this as well through petty and
irrelevant disciplinary reports.”

“Despite all of this, I have maintained years of patience, quietly
awaiting my freedom. But, my cooperation has got me nothing.”
“So in the tradition of A.L.F. activists before me, such as Barry Horne,
I am going on hunger strike. I will not eat anything and will starve
until these issues are remedied.”

“I’m asking everybody in the Animal Rights and Anarchist communities to
stand with me with your protests and actions of solidarity.”

“You can reach the institution concerning my health and my well-being at area code 618 664 62 00.”

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