Posts Tagged ‘Animal Liberation’
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…)
Saturday, October 14th, 2017
An international call for a week of action against speciesism, from October 30 and November 5, has been launched through social media. It encourages folks to carry out all kinds of actions, from street propaganda (paintings, posters, distribution of leaflets …) to workshops/forums and debates in your meeting spaces, to self-organizing various actions against specific businesses with the tools that each person may consider appropriate, to mass mobilizations and demonstrations.
May each one be organized as it suits each one involved, and may they shake all the cages. In memory of Barry Horne and all the human and nonhuman victims of speciesism and domination.
Both individual and collective measures of struggle are valid; from diffusion actions to mobilizations.
Solidarity between species is not just a written word!
The call out translated in several languages
Friday, November 11th, 2016
The rabbit was released from a tiny cage and given a new loving home in memory of Animal Liberation Front warrior Barry Horne, who died on hunger strike until death in defense of all life 15 years ago. For the animals.
Saturday, September 24th, 2016
Yesim Nurova is a journalist affiliated with R9 Media. She is an animal rights activist known throughout Turkey and Europe. She has organized and led some of the largest animal liberation and animal rights demonstrations and protests, many with a Direct Action component, in Asia. Also, she is the Founder of the Spanish language A.L.F Frente de Liberación Animal Liberation/Animal Rights Community, an animal liberation and animal rights online resource for Spanish speaking activists around the world.
Q-Where are you from?
I live in Turkey.
Q-What organization(s) are you involved with?
The North American Animal Liberation Press Office where I’m an Advisor and Liaison for Europe. Also, I’m a Journalist affiliated with New York City based R9 Media.
Q-Why are you an activist? How did you get involved in the fight for
I’m an Animal Liberation Activist because animals are the most oppressed beings on the planet. They suffer and endure so much pain at the hands of and service towards humanity. Worldwide there are factory farms, fur farms, leather factories, slaughterhouses, circuses and zoos. All of which imprison them and subject them to violence and exploit them for goods, resources and entertainment. They are slaughtered for food, clothing, accessories, cosmetics, medical testing and medical products. This is unacceptable in the twenty-first century. Animals have the right to live free of suffering and exploitation at the hands of humans. Fighting for the freedom of animals is my fight. I, and in fact all people, have an ethical responsibility towards animals. They cannot fight for their own freedom so the responsibility falls to Activists. They must be liberated from their slavery and I’m in solidarity with them. I’m fighting for their freedom. (more…)
Thursday, August 11th, 2016
A cold night, rain and thundering far away. Totally wet sitting nearby the enclosure and waiting until the patrol comes.
It’s safe. We can go.
We know this place, so the rescue is done quickly.
We have took four chickens and going away. Four chickens whose world was changed in a few minutes.
Few words from the anonymous team member
For the first time in my life I can see how the animals live in the factory farms.
There is a very strictly scheduled mode. Light clock timer determining night and day, right now imitating night by darkness. I am shining with the flash-lamp over the hall where hundreds of chickens survive – sentenced to death alive. There’s no time to think about daily cruelty and torture. It’s time to take action.
From today, rescue is an indispensable part of my life. (more…)