Posts Tagged ‘Animal Liberation’
Monday, July 27th, 2020
ES | Adiós Walter Bond…
For us, animal liberation and human liberation are two parts of the same struggle, the liberationist struggle is total, and anarchist, or it is nothing.
We want to get word out to animal rights, vegan, animal liberationist and anarchist comrades that recently we both saw on animal liberation sites and received an anonymous call asking for solidarity to Walter Bond, after he got out of prison. Whilst news of Walter Bond, the ‘Lone Wolf’ Animal Liberation Front prisoner getting out was welcome, -we’d followed his case from the very beginning, feeling affinity with the arson attacks he’d been sentenced for-, we received bad news after publishing that was confirmed shortly afterwards through the Anarchist Black Cross.
We were informed that when Walter was getting near to the end of his release date, he had completely reneged anarchy and now appears to have embraced eco-fascism. In September 2019, Walter published an open letter(1) on his support site rejecting the anarchist movement. The themes in this reactionary and despicable letter borrow from eco-fascist criticisms of anarchy, (that hierarchy is ‘natural’*, that anarchism is hypocritical when it comes to issues of power, that it is single-issue obsessed, only concerned with identity politics etc.). Around this same time, Walter wrote letters to various anarchist groups in the U.S. asking for support efforts from and contact with the anarchist movement to cease. Upon our request for any related information, Philadelphia Anarchist Black Cross forwarded us a photo of Neo-Nazi propaganda on the back of a letter from Walter. The original photo had been shared by the recipient in an animal liberation group in early 2020.
Reading Walter’s open letter you can see that it’s an ignorant and cowardly distancing from the anarchist movement and at the expense of ten years of international solidarity, it is also an insult to all those who supported him throughout his prison sentence and organised solidarity actions, wrote graffiti, provided financial aid etc. Many direct action sabotages were dedicated to Walter during his time in prison and we also supported him through spreading calls for international solidarity and our own activism.
That this open letter of Walter’s came at the end of his sentence before he got out is the classic trick of the turncoat. Given that animal rights circles are increasingly being infiltrated and recuperated by nationalist, fascist and racist groups, not to mention just plainly stupid, liberal and narrow-minded ideas, it’s urgently needed to get the word out about this issue and restate the fight for an anarchist animal liberation position.
We wrote to Walter’s support group asking about their stance but never received a reply, make of that what you will. We strongly recommend stopping any solidarity with Walter Bond.
Fascist scum get out
*Surprisingly, for an ex-anarchist, Walter must not have heard about or read one of the most important and famous anarchist classics, the superb book by P.Kropotkin, ‘Mutual Aid: A Factor in Evolution’.
Update 27.07.2020: Walter Bond and Camille Marino, a woman with considerable influence within Vegan and animal liberation circles due to having served a prison sentence for threatening a vivisector, have launched a new website to promote their so-called new ‘movement’ that they are calling ‘Vegan Final Solution’(2). The content of this website not only confirms that Walter Bond has fully embraced eco-fascism, it also shows that he is now attempting to indoctrinate and recruit people within the Vegan and animal liberation milieu to his poisonous, hate-filled, fascist ideology. From the information published on this website, we can see that ‘Vegan Final Solution’ are openly advocating third-positionist fascism as well as killing people that they have deemed as being either ‘useless’ humans or traitors to the animal liberation movement. The website also contains a link to a PDF document that they are describing as their manifesto that is titled ‘A Declaration of War – Killing People to Save the Animals and the Environment’. We predicted that Walter would use his position of influence in Vegan and animal liberation circles to attempt eco-fascist entryism, so this was no surprise to us, however it is alarming to see how quickly he has embarked upon this project, which makes it all the more urgent to alert comrades to this situation so that Walter Bond and his associates are unable to gain either a voice or a foothold within any of our movements.
Sunday, July 19th, 2020
JOIN US IN THE HAMBACHER FOREST FOR A WEEKEND OF DISCUSSION, WORKSHOPS AND REVOLT FOR ANIMAL LIBERATION
24-27 SEPTEMBER 2020
After months of dystopian weirdness and unprecedented state-repression imposed on the basis of corona, borders are opening up and rage is exploding around the world. But with potentially no radical anti-speciesist gatherings in Europe this summer to contribute to the clash, we felt the need to set a rallying point!
The Hambacher Forest is an ongoing focal point for anti-capitalism and radical ecology on the continent – let’s find each other there and take the opportunity to share skills and perspectives on how to confront human supremacy in the current context. In continuation with the anarchist animal liberation gatherings which took place in Marseille (2016), Bristol (2017), Bilbao (2018) and Rome (2019), we aim to connect those who incorporate the fight alongside other animals and their habitats into a broader struggle against all hierarchies – a struggle for total liberation.
A list of workshops – both hands-on and more theoretical – is soon to be announced. We also want to invite you to propose your own, whether over the coming weeks or more spontaneously once the event begins. Other contributions in the form of literature, stalls and whatever else are also warmly invited.
Remember, this event is:
– FREE, including vegan food for the duration of the event
– SELF-ORGANISED, so if you see a job it’s yours!
– SQUATTED, taking place in an illegal land occupation
– ANTI-OPPRESSION, so fuck right off if you have racist/sexist/heterosexist/cissexist/speciesist or otherwise bigoted views + behaviour
– IN A FOREST, so be ready to camp and respect the ecosystem
More info about what to expect and how to get there will be released on the following website later on. You can also find translations of this callout there, soon to include German, French, Italian, Spanish, and more: www.forestantispedays.noblogs.org
Feel free to contact us with questions or whatever here:
forestantispedays (at) riseup.net
Spread the world and stay wild!!!
Friday, March 20th, 2020
PDF: The Time is Now
This is a PDF explaining how to sabotage game farms. It needs to reach as many people as possible. Against all authority, speciesism and capitalism.
THE TIME IS NOW, BRING DOWN THE GAME FARM INDUSTRY
A step by step guide to sabotaging game farms and putting an end to this fucked up industry.
Game farming is abhorrent. Hunters will use the excuse of conservation as a justification for their murderous actions, but game farming cannot be sustained in any way. Breeding wild animals to be released with the sole purpose of killing them, modifying the countryside to suit the needs of the hunting community and killing all other wildlife in the process with the only aim of capitalising on animal exploitation. Game farming is, indeed, a multi million industry that can be toppled very easily using direct action.
As game farming is an incredibly lucrative business based on breeding and rearing wild animals, direct action focused on sabotaging the infrastructure and releasing the animals into the wild is the biggest and most impactful action anyone can do bring the business to their knees. I will repeat this to clarify: YOU CAN STOP THIS INDUSTRY BY WALKING IN THE COUNTRYSIDE.
This document will solely focus on how to liberate and sabotage game bird farms as a map has been made available with hundreds of entries throughout Europe where you can find your closest farms. That does not mean we do not encourage you to seek other farms, like deer, wild boar and even fox (yes, people are breeding foxes for hunting) and do exactly the same thing. You might need to modify some of the advice, but it will still be good for the most part.
Friday, March 13th, 2020
Much is said about the Covid-19 coronavirus, and yet very little. There are fundamental aspects that remain in the shadows. I want to name some of these, different but complementary.
The first refers to the perverse mechanisms of capitalism to hide the true causes of the problem so as not to do anything about them, because it affects their interests, but it does deal with the apparent cure for the symptoms. Meanwhile, the State spends enormous public resources on prevention, containment and treatment measures, which do not act on the causes either, so this way of facing problems becomes a captive business for transnational companies, for example, with vaccines and medicines.
The dominant reference to viruses and bacteria is as if they were exclusively harmful organisms that must be eliminated. A war-like approach prevails, as in so many other aspects of capitalism’s relationship with nature. However, due to the ability of viruses to jump between species, viruses and bacteria are a fundamental part of the coevolution and adaptation of living beings, as well as their balance with the environment and their health, including humans.
Covid-19, which now makes global headlines, is a strain of the coronavirus family, which causes generally mild respiratory diseases but can be serious for a very small percentage of those affected due to their vulnerability. Other coronavirus strains caused Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), considered an epidemic in Asia in 2003 but since disappeared in 2004, and Middle East Acute Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), which has also virtually disappeared. Like Covid-19, they are viruses that can be present in animals and humans, and as with all viruses, affected organisms tend to develop resistance, which in turn causes the virus to mutate again. (more…)
Tuesday, February 25th, 2020
JOIN US FOR ANOTHER WEEK OF ANTISPECIESIST ACTION, WORKSHOPS AND SKILLSHARING.
20th – 25th May, Hambacher Forst.
(looking for a different language? check the bottom of this page for BASQUE, CATALAN, DUTCH. FRENCH, ITALIAN, SPANISH, SWEDISH, GERMAN)
The third edition of Liberate or Die: From Cage to Freedom will aim to open a space in which we can come together, share skills, and attack speciesism. As before, the gathering will take place in the Hambacher Forst occupation, a focal point of anti-capitalist and climate justice resistance across Europe.
THIS EVENT IS ACTION-FOCUSED.
Aside from just sharing skills, every day of the gathering will be a day of action in which we can put new knowledge into practice. We want to motivate people to initiate actions autonomously, without seeking permission from mainstream/reformist organisations. There will be a range of possible actions depending on your particular interests and risk levels. Some actions may be suggested, but you are invited to come up with plans for yourselves and act spontaneously.
THIS EVENT IS INTERSECTIONAL.
We want to emphasise the interconnections between antispeciesism and all other struggles against oppression. That means bearing in mind different privileges that we hold and maintaining a space which aims to challenge all hierarchies and further total liberation – something that will also be reflected in the workshops offered. This is not a space for those with racist/sexist/homophobic/etc. views who have infiltrated some animal rights groups over recent years.
THIS EVENT IS FREE.
You don’t have to pay to attend! Even if donations are welcome, we believe people shouldn’t have to pay for anything. This event can be hosted for free because we self-organize – everyone attending is part of the crew, and is encouraged to take part in the maintenance of the gathering. If you see a job it’s yours!
THIS EVENT IS SQUATTED.
The gathering will take place in an autonomous land occupation. That means collectively taking care of the forest ecosystem – keep to the paths, pick up your trash, respect the wild. It also means keeping an eye out for intrusion from the state. Participants should be aware of the likelihood of intervention by cops, whether covertly or in uniform. Information will be shared on arrival on legal rights and how to deal with the filth.
Let us know if you have ideas for workshops or other questions.
More info and list of workshops to follow.
Spread the word and stay wild!!
From Unoffensive Animal.
Buenos Aires, Argentina: Explosive attack against a Butchershop – For animal liberation and against progress
Tuesday, February 4th, 2020
via Contra Info:
We assume full responsibility for the abandonment of an explosive in front of a butcher shop on Mansilla street, corner Larrea, on Tuesday 28 at night, in Buenos Aires. The device was composed of two cans of butane gas, a firecracker and 1 liter of gasoline. We do not know what happened, but it was intended to damage this exploitative cursed establishment and cause terror to the civilized who exploit animals and damage the earth in the name of progress, without caring about anything.
Let them know that our wicks are ready and our explosives look towards their bastard world of garbage. We will not hesitate to attack, we want to see it burn completely, because those who do not respect the earth or its co-inhabitants do not deserve to exist. We will continue stalking …
For total liberation!
For the war against progress and for wild nature!
– Wolves Cell
Sunday, September 15th, 2019
In the early hours of September 3, 2019, all of the prisoners on a small mink farm in Hölkemåla, Blekinge, Sweden, escaped from the cages. In total about 1500 persons managed to get free.
We gave a helping hand by disassembling the fence of the farm and then opening all the cage doors. We removed parts of the fence using a wrench to ensure a way out. The fur farm was situated right next to a lake where we hope that as many as possible now get to live.
In a world where freedom exists only in moments of rebellion and insurrection, we still think that the possibility of a life in the forest and lake is quite the opposite of that in a cage. We do recognize that the already destroyed eco-systems and colonised nature is nothing like a dream, but since it is all that we have it is where we will go from our imprisoned existences. A passion for freedom is what drove us to this hidden killing facility to increase the freedom for all of us. Our desire to share this moment of freedom with the minks is rooted in solidarity and love as well as anger and hatred towards those who dominate us and try to steal our lives.
We strongly believe that there is no limit to the things we can do, all we need is to make up our minds and pick a target.
We send our love to Eric King, Matthias in Switzerland and all other prisoners around the world!
Saturday, August 31st, 2019
During the night of 19th August we visited a partridge shoot of the outskirts of Gloucester and liberated what we believe to be around 5,000 partridges, destined to be shot imminently. After weeks of surveillance of the rearing sheds, we waited until two weeks before the start of the killing season to release them. This was both to ensure that the birds were old enough to survive and to cause maximum economic damage. Our aim is to close this shoot down for good.
Due to the proximity of the farm buildings and the gamekeeper’s house, we built a barricade on the track so if the keeper came out in his vehicle we’d have time to escape should the noise of the fleeing birds wake anyone. We then opened each pen in turn by cutting the zip ties that held the fence panels together and the plastic netted roof before herding the thousands of captives into the surrounding maize and wheat fields.
We will dismantle this industry pen by pen, shoot by shoot.
Until all birds fly free.
Animal Liberation Front
via Bite Back.
Saturday, June 22nd, 2019
“Guinea Fowl liberated from Plumpton College, Game Management Facility, in the early hours of Sunday 2nd June 2019.
These birds have been taken to a safe place far away from the oppressors wishing to profit from selling a chance to shoot these birds in the name of ‘sport’ or ‘conservation’.
Fuck the hunters. Fuck Capitalism and Fuck Vegan Campout!
This liberation is dedicated to all Sabs, past, present and future who in our humble opinion are the cornerstone of the Animal Rights Movement.
We are disgusted that Vegan Campout has banned the Sabs and the organisers of vegan campout are sucking up to the CUNTryside Alliance[*], when they have been offered a free site to hold the campout in Wales since the start! What the actual FUCK?!
UNTIL ALL ARE FUCKING FREE, WE WILL NOT REST!
We urge you all to make a stand!
Stay Safe, Fuck Shit Up and make it personal!
Love n Rage Xx”
* Countryside Alliance is a hunters and land-owners organisation of the traditionalist right wing in UK.
Sunday, April 21st, 2019
Rome, 26th-28th July 2019
An occasion to meet each other, to share analyses and skills and to discuss experiences and strategies in the fight against the oppression of animals and the destruction of their habitats. A fight that for us is part of the wider fight against every form of exploitation, oppression and authority, for total liberation.
This gathering wishes to connect individuals and small groups of like minded people working for animal liberation in a way that is radically different from that undertaken by the majority of animal right groups nowadays. Animal activist groups that lack wider politics, be it for political apathy or for well thought out choices, are becoming increasingly appealing to people with fascist, nationalist, sexist and racist views. (more…)
Monday, March 25th, 2019
After seeing a few reports appear about game birds released from breeding farms, a map has been made public containing some of the breeding farms within the U.K.
The shooting industry in the U.K. breeds mostly pheasants, partridges and ducks in factory farm conditions, and then they have a whole system of introduction into the wild during the summer to get the birds in place for the shooting season that starts in September.
It isn’t new to see reports of game farms being visited by the ALF with thousands of animals released, and it is no surprise. As a tactic, game farms are at its weakest point right now, when mating season is happening and they need to collect the eggs to incubate them in huge hatcheries . When breeding birds are released into the wild, there is not only a loss of “stock” but also they are unable to breed the birds they need to then distribute them in shoots. Although it is a liberation action, it carries the weight of economic sabotage and finds a solution to the burden of caring for thousands upon thousands of animals in safe homes, as game birds can be simply released into the wild. There is no doubt that many of them will die, but let’s remember that all of them plus their offspring would die during the next shooting season. (more…)
Thursday, February 28th, 2019
COMMUNIQUÉ FROM MEMBERS OF ALF ARGENTINA, BUENOS AIRES
In the first week of this month; February, members of the ALF have entered a poultry farm and rescued more than 20 chickens, which now enjoy a life in freedom.
We will continue to rescue animals and sabotage centers of torture and death until the end of speciesism.
ANIMAL LIBERATION – EARTH LIBERATION
LONG LIVE DIRECT ACTION
Sunday, February 17th, 2019
Unoffensive Animal was born out of the necessity to inspire activists. After complaining about how the radical left has an incline to disregard veganism and qualify it as classist and colonialist, and after feeling completely disheartened by animal rights activists disregarding human issues, we decided to create a media outlet able to bring both sides and to help radicalise activists.
Unoffensive Animal is an anarchist collective. We are non-profit and strongly anti capitalist. We are queer and/or queer allies. We are antifascists. We are vegan, animal liberationists and we have even been called forest “jihadis”. We stand against animal exploitation and against human exploitation. We oppose racism, bigotry and nationalism. We believe in direct action, but we also believe in diversity of tactics. We know that human liberation is animal liberation and that animal liberation will never happen under capitalism. (more…)
Thursday, December 6th, 2018
From the introduction: ‘This article has been written as a collective project based on the Bristol Liberation gathering in June 2017. It is intended to give people who weren’t there an idea of some of the conversations we had. We hope that it is written in an accessible way and that it is clear and of interest to both those who are familiar with the idea of animal liberation and those who are new to it.’
Monday, December 3rd, 2018
“Elgin, IL, USA
On the early morning of November 2nd, we emerged from the shadows and armed our veganism with attack upon a KFC and the Elgin BBQ Pit. Along with glued locks and smashed windows, the green spray-painted circle A’s signify our way of ‘going green’. Not as a consumer activity of capitalist reform, but as clandestine attack on this speciesist society.
With hostility towards speciesism and anthropocentric domination and for the destruction of all prisons, cages, and civilized systems of industrial control.”