April 19, 2010
Subject: Support Austrian activists
As many of you will have heard, we have launched a big international
campaign against the persecution of animal protection activists in Austria.
The campaign has a website, in which the background of the human rights
scandal is exposed in 22 different languages and readers are encouraged to
send a protest letter to the Austrian politicians. We have also launched a
chain campaign, as part of which there is at least one public protest in one
country taking place every week.
There are two ways in which you can support the campaign:
1. Please spread the website www.shameonaustria. org (or your language
version which you will get by selecting your language in the top menu)
wherever you can - emails, blogs, websites, social network sites etc. Please
help us achieve the target of 100,000 visitors and 10,000 emails sent!
2. If you can, take part in the chain campaign by organising a creative
protest action in your country. Write an email to
so that we can work out the details.
This campaign is extremely important not only for the persecuted activists
but also for the future of the animal protection movement. We need to be
able to defend our colleagues against illegitimate state attacks, otherwise
it will be a signal for other states that we are weak and that they can do
whatever they want.
Thanks for your support