Posts Tagged ‘Animal Liberation’
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.”
Friday, November 23rd, 2018
This is a text about antispeciesism from an anarchist point of view. This text was written mostly because of the reactions from reformist organizations following a series of acts of sabotage.
Thursday, November 8th, 2018
We sat in the hedge waiting until the house by the farm turned all lights off. The padlocked gates gave way easily under the bolt cutters and the sheds were accessible through the windows, giving us plenty of room to carry on the operation. We had not taken into consideration something important. The quick growth of the turkeys had turned them from easy-to-carry, chicken sized birds into huge animals since our last scouting. They were now almost ready to be slaughtered. We decided that thirty was as many as we could take and one by one we carried them to the transport. In less than fifteen minutes the birds were loaded and on their way to a safe new home. As the tractor was close by we decided to use a window punch to cost a little more money to the animal abuser. It is incredibly satisfying to see the glass shattering, thinking of the bills that the farmer will have to pay. We see this action not as an act of heroism but as a means to an end tool. Decentralised actions throughout the UK to destabilise the animal abuse system aren’t just a token of solidarity towards our non-human comrades, but a completely necessary behaviour that should be repeated across the board and combined with resilient overground campaigns that seek something else than the spread of veganism. We shouldn’t be discussing the ethics of sabotage and their impact on the general public, we should be attacking with all our rage towards what hurts them the most; their money.
Let this be your call to action. From butcher shops to slaughterhouses, from calves to fish, it is time to act. It is time to cause them enough money that their insurance companies decide to not cover them any longer. It is time to rescue as many animal victims as we possibly can.
It is time to act. We hope that our words transmit our sense of urgency.
The world, the animals and the environment around us cannot afford to wait a little longer. Every animal slaughtered, every tree cut and every person dead after being trapped by this system will accelerate exponentially the destruction of the planet. With this action we also want to remember Barry Horne.
Barry lives in those who act.
Who, if not you?
When, if not now?
Animal Liberation Front
Santiago, Chile: Responsibility Claim for the Arson Attack Against the UMCE (Metropolitan University of Educational Sciences) Bioterium
Sunday, September 23rd, 2018
We claim responsibility for the incendiary attack against the UMCE’s bioterium. With this claim we want to make some points.
1. This action was aimed at the destruction and evacuation of a building used to torture, mistreat and experiment on animals. A place that on several occasions has been boycotted by groups that have rescued animals that were imprisoned there.
Despite these acts of sabotage, the enclosure was once again filled with animals, again and again.
So, when we read a few weeks ago the responsibility claim from the compañerxs who rescued the rats and frogs from this bioterium, we had no doubt that it was time for direct action and fire to close this place.
2. We are individuals who are not connected to the protests or the university. At no time did we seek to terrorize the people who carried out the protests at the UMCE. The action was planned carefully to safeguard the people who live on the university campus and to avoid physically hurting anybody.
3. We claim responsibility to position ourselves and to question the tolerance and complicity that has been involved in the torture of animals in this university, both during and before the protests, and the silence and false criticism of those who remained passive to the confinement and experimentation on animals, allowing it to continue unhindered. Let it be clear, silence and passivity make us accomplices of torture!
4. We carry out direct action as an active form of confrontation against dominion, against passive normality that is complicit in torture, in all its forms. We cannot remain apathetic to animal exploitation. We do not want bigger cages or ‘more ethical’ conditions for torture, we want to destroy all the cages and all forms of exploitation.
Tomorrow you can be sure that other laboratories will be victims of our fire!
The spirit for animal liberation is unbreakable!
Sunday, September 16th, 2018
418 Westwood Dr.
Mandeville, LA 70471
Telephone: (831) 637-0339
Continuing our exposure of the nihilist-right and eco-fascist group, Church of ITS Mexico, we briefly look at the wife of Arturo Vasquez (Abe Cabrera), editor of “Eco-Extremist Mafia” publication Atassa. We inform the facts that his wife, in the course of her studies into fields of ‘scientific research’, Biomedical Engineering and Neurobiology, has performed horrific experiments on animals.
A little bit of research can confirm that she has committed vivisection; useless and torturous cruelties done on living beings for no other reason than to progress with her own paltry and worthless career papers, just to throw away those little animals like they were nothing. So, this is the life-partner of the editor of the supposedly ‘iconoclastic’ ‘eco-extremist’ journal Atassa, and this is the family environment Vasquez is in with his kids. (more…)
Monday, August 13th, 2018
UPDATE 12:20 PM 8/11/2018: Joseph’s contact info has been added to the bottom of this post.
Joseph Mahmoud Dibee, an alleged member of the Earth Liberation Front group “The Family,” has been arrested in Cuba and is now being held in Oregon. Cuban authorities, with assistance from the FBI and other US government agencies, detained Dibee in Cuba shortly before he was set to board a plane to Russia. He has been held in the Multnomah County Detention Center in Portland since Thursday afternoon.
He appeared in federal court in Oregon yesterday afternoon. He pleaded not guilty to three counts of arson and conspiracy charges. He told the judge he understood his rights and said nothing else.
He will now face federal criminal charges in Oregon, California, and Washington. (more…)
Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
Sven and Natasha had a short court hearing at Winchester on Wednesday 8th November. After a long time of ongoing negotiations in the background, their legal teams were able to meet with the prosecution and settle on a deal for both defendants that they were relatively satisfied with. They agreed to a non-cooperative plea deal which involved admissions of guilt about their own activities within the ‘conspiracy‘.
They did not relate to any other people. As a result, Sven and Natasha both entered guilty pleas for ‘conspiracy to blackmail’, and were bailed to await sentencing.
This now means that there will be no trial or any further hearings, with exception of sentencing, a date for which is still due to be decided.
(We expect it to be mid December or the start of January)
Thanks everyone for the ongoing support, we’ll keep you all posted as soon as there will be any development.
Unfortunately the website is down because of some server issue beyond our control, but it is being fixed and will be live again by the end of the week, hopefully.
Hunger Strike: Statement from Walter Bond recorded by the North American Animal Liberation Press Office (USA)
Thursday, November 16th, 2017
Statement from Walter Bond recorded by the North American Animal Liberation Press Office on 11/15/17
“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.” (more…)
Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
Animal Liberation Front comrades in UK are getting active again despite years of repression and clampdowns by the state. Here’s a quick list of actions that happened over the last month. Reports from Bite Back:
8 November 2017
“Several turkeys liberated from concentration camps (aka farms) in the UK last night.”
Tuesday, October 24th, 2017
During the first week of October, 2017, persons unknown were able to enter the University of Chile’s science faculty at the Juan Gomez Milla Campus on Macul and Grecia avenues.
After having previously identified a laboratory for animal experimentation, the unknown persons entered it, released the animals imprisoned there (mainly rodents) and destroyed the infrastructure of the lab along with all the ‘research’ documents that were inside it. The unknown persons managed to escape without being detected or identified.
During the days that followed, it was confirmed that 120 laboratory rodents were released, they were being experimented on to test the physiological effects of climate change. The ‘Institutional Committee for the Care and Use of Animals’ (CICUA) – the name of the organization responsible for approving, supervising and certifying the use of animals for experimentation – stated that the animals were not being abused, and also noted that “most of the released rodents suffer from afflictions and will not survive for long since they require the assistance of humans for their well-being and survival”. (more…)