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November 19, 2013 - VIDEO RELEASED FROM LABORATORY LIBERATION

Video from the November 13 liberation of mice and rats from the Instituto Royal in São Roque, Brazil.


November 14, 2013 - ACTIVISTS RETURN FOR THE RATS & MICE

One week after announcing the closure of its laboratory in S�o Roque, the Instituto Royal was raided again. In the early hours of November 13, a group of masked activists stormed the complex, forced open doors and removed more than 300 rats and mice who still remained inside the lab. According to police, three security guards were tied up during the raid (one guard was tied up with laces from his boots).

Expensive microscopes, computers and other research equipment was destroyed. Three cars and a motorcycle parked on site were also vandalized. "We regret that activists have again resorted to riot," the institute said in a statement.


November 6, 2013 - LABORATORY CLOSES ITS DOORS AFTER RAID!

19 days after a mass raid in which 178 dogs and seven rabbits were rescued from cages at the Instituto Royal in S�o Roque, Brazil, the institute announced that it will shut down the laboratory. In a statement released today, the institute expained its decision: "Considering the high and irreparable losses and damage suffered as a result of the invasion on Sept. 18 - with the loss of almost the entire breeding stock of animals and nearly a decade of research - as well as the continuing instability and security crisis that jeopardize the physical and moral integrity of its employees, the members concluded that the ability of the Instituto Royal to continue to carry out scientific research and testing using animals is hopelessly compromised."

October 18, 2013 - 200 BEAGLES LIBERATED - HISTORIC NIGHT IN BRAZIL!

An anti-vivisection protest outside the Royal Institute in the city of S�o Roque began with a few dozen people on Thursday, October 17 and during the night grew to at least 100 people. At 2:00 early Friday morning, activists stormed the complex and went straight for the kennels. As many as 200 dogs were rescued.


November 18, 2011 - ARSON AT ANIMAL LAB UNDER CONSTRUCTION

UFSC

anonymous communique, from ativismobrasil.net:

"It was a silent night in the early hours of September 20th 2011, under a fine rain at the Santa Catarina Federal University (UFSC), Florianopolis, Brazil.

The ALF broke into the campus after cutting open the fence that separates it from the avenue.

After visiting the location where goats, birds, mice and dogs are held in captivity to be tortured and killed we visited the new building, still unfinished, where the entire biotery 'would' be transferred to. Many torture equipments were already being stocked inside the new building.

This was not our first visit as this action has been planned during several months.

At 4AM of this glorious morning, we poured a few gallons of gasoline and querosene over the expensive equipment just like we would water a plant to see it flourish. Blessed for destruction, the morning was then lightened with a simple match, letting the fire perform its duty in destroying that vile building.
We were sheltered by the neighboring forest that for long had witnessed
the screams of the animals tortured inside that complex. Today they know their voices have been heard and we left them with our promise to come back, soon.

You may try to find us, but you won't because the ALF is nowhere but yet we are everywhere.

You may have the law on your side, but we are the ones making justice.

You may try to justify your thirst for money and greed even when that means taking the lives of sentient beings, but we are the ones acting in the name of the truth.

You may try to forget your guilt as you try to sleep at night, but we are the ones who are awake guilty to sleep at night, but we will be awake and knocking on your door when you least expect it, at your university, at your work, on your homes.

We celebrate with this September 20th 2011 action the recent release of Kevin Kjonaas, the last SHAC 7 to be released, and dedicate it to all those who risk their lives and freedom to fight for the freedom of others.

TILL ALL ARE FREE!

ALF - Brazil"


July 13, 2010 - BLAST FROM THE PAST: PHOTOS RELEASED FROM LAB RAID

USP

Bite Back has received photos and a note of explanation about a November 5, 2008 raid at the University of S�o Paulo. Media reports at the time noted that a microscope and computers were damaged, telephones wires were cut, and research materials dumped on the floor. Click here for more photos from the action.

received anonymously:

"After all the activities during the International Week of Animal Liberation in Brazil, we feel obligated to report this action as well, in order to publicise what is going on at vivisection labs all around.

This action happened and wide noticed here in Brazil, just after it. We haven't had it on the web because of security issues. We got in the science lab of malaria (USP) and we destroyed about 10 years of research on mices and some primates. We caused economic damage of something about R$ 70.000,00 on equipment and sabotage.

The action took one hour and with surgical precision made, where the objective was to get in, raise data about abusers and to destroy equipment and the research itself. We were reminded of Barry Horne's sacrifice and the International day of direct action. Today we give society the true story of what have happened in that lab.

Therefore, here is the original letter and pictures of the action to become public today, on the last day of the International Week of Animal Liberation in Brazil"


July 10, 2010 - LUXURY CARS DESTROYED

Range Rover

anonymous communique (photo: Zanone Fraissat/FolhaPress):

"We, the Earth Liberation Front (ELF), claim the action that happened on Friday dawn, 1:20 am, at a Land Rover car dealership at Marginal Pinheiros, next to Eus�bios Matoso bridge. Eight cars were destroyed, causing approximately 1,6 millions of Reais (Brazilian currency) in damages.

This action took place during the celebration of the International Animal (human and non-human) and Earth Liberation Week, on Brazil. The target this time was simply picked due to the leadership of Land Rover on the manufacturing, selling SUV�s, automobiles that are highly polluting and non environment friendly. To accomplish this action, molotov�s were tossed on the cars, a simple cheap and efficient way of causing economic damage. The material used costed 10 Reais (Brazilian currency), approximately.

We won�t simply watch Earth destruction and do nothing about it. The same way those cars burnt others will, Just like houses, trucks, and commercial establishments that exploit or abuse the Earth and the animals.

It is about time that this civilization get it pillars down.

This action was done in the name of all the prisioners of total liberation.

We support you!

Links:

http://g1.globo.com/sao-paulo/noticia/2010/06/delegado-investiga-se-pane-eletrica-causou-incendio-em-carros-de-luxo.html

http://noticias.r7.com/sao-paulo/noticias/loja-de-carros-de-luxo-e-incendiada-na-zona-oeste-de-sp-20100618.html

http://oglobo.globo.com/cidades/sp/mat/2010/06/18/loja-da-land-rover-incendiada-em-sp-oito-carros-sao-destruidos-916916370.asp/

http://noticias.uol.com.br/album/100618incendio_album.jhtm?abrefoto=1"


April 1, 2009 -- Fire Breaks Out at Massive Killing Complex

On the morning of March 21, a fire broke out at a massive slaughterhouse operated by the Perdig�o company in the city of Rio Verde (Goi�s state). Nobody was hurt in the fire. The slaughterhouse, one of the largest in Latin America, has the capacity to kill over 2 million birds and 25,000 pigs a week.

Although the cause of the fire is still being investigated, the Ativismo activist collective received a message from the ALF claiming responsibility (rough translation):

"After more than one year of study and planning and a few weeks surviving in the harsh reality of a slaughterhouse that kills 500,000 birds a day, we reached our goal. The theft of 500,000 lives, stolen as a result of corporate greed and consumer ignorance, stopped, even if only temporarily.

You can blame us for putting at risk the lives of workers, but our action was as efficient as our planning, preventing any loss of human lives.

You can say that this will affect the economy and the families of farmers and workers, but what we did was save the lives of 500,000 birds for each of the nine days that the factory was out of operation.

You can invent a cause and argue that the fire was not an act of sabotage, but what matters is the result and nothing more. If we were interested in recognition for our actions, we would not be a group that operates in anonymity.

You can increase your security, but you will never be sure that you're safe. We have made sure that the doors will always be open for those who have a good reason to enter.

You can not hide and you can not stop us (this was only the beginning).

We are scattered all over the world and act independently and decentralized. This means that whatever happens, you will never prevent us from action; to prevent an individual will not prevent others.

For those who do not know, the ALF is considered the number 1 terrorist threat in the USA. Our actions aim to destroy the companies and individuals who profit from farming animals and to expose the reality that is hidden from the population.

We are very pleased with the result, despite having been forced to delay the date of our action one day later than planned, because March 20 is celebrated throughout the world as a day without meat. This was our way of commemorating the date, but that's not all. During the weeks we had the privilege of being inside this company (you can look, you will not find us), we had the opportunity to document some facts with photos, videos and photocopies, which will be released to selected institutions at the appropriate time.

Today and always, we strive to live in freedom.

ALF - Animal Liberation Front"

Original Portuguese:
"Referente ao inc�ndio na f�brica da Perdig�o em Rio Verde, Goi�s, 21/03/09:

Depois de mais de um ano de estudo e planejamento e algumas semanas sobrevivendo � dura realidade em se estar presente em um local degradante como � o ambiente de um frigor�fico que mata 500 mil aves por dia, atingimos o nosso objetivo. O furto di�rio de 500 mil vidas, roubadas como conseq��ncia da gan�ncia empresarial e da ignor�ncia dos consumidores, ter� uma pausa, ainda que momentaneamente.

Voc�s podem nos acusar de ter colocado em risco a vida dos trabalhadores, mas a nossa a��o foi t�o eficiente quanto o nosso planejamento, poupando assim a perda de vidas humanas.

Voc�s podem dizer que com isso afetamos a economia das fam�lias dos criadores e trabalhadores locais, mas o que fizemos foi poupar a vida de 500 mil aves a cada um dos nove dias em que a f�brica ficou fora de opera��o.

Voc�s podem inventar as causas que quiserem para alegar que esse inc�ndio n�o foi um ato de sabotagem, mas o que nos importa � o resultado obtido e nada mais. Se estiv�ssemos interessados em algum reconhecimento pelas nossas a��es, n�o ser�amos um grupo que atua em anonimato.

Voc�s podem elevar o n�vel de seguran�a, mas voc�s jamais ter�o a certeza de que est�o seguros. J� n�s teremos sempre a certeza de que as portas se mant�m abertas para aqueles que t�m um bom motivo para entrar.

Voc�s n�o podem se esconder e voc�s n�o podem nos deter (esse foi apenas o come�o).

Estamos espalhados por todo o mundo e agimos de forma independente e descentralizada. Isso significa que aconte�a o que acontecer, voc�s jamais poder�o nos impedir de agir, pois impedir a um indiv�duo n�o impedir� aos outros.

Para aqueles n�o nos conhecem, a ALF � considerada a amea�a terrorista dom�stica n�mero 1 nos EUA. Nossas a��es visam destruir o patrim�nio de empresas e indiv�duos que lucram com a explora��o animal e expor a realidade que � escondida da popula��o.

Estamos muito satisfeitos com o resultado inicial, apesar de termos sido obrigados a atrasar a data da nossa a��o (ah, a fritadeira...) em um dia al�m do planejado, j� que no dia 20 de mar�o comemora-se em todo o mundo o
Dia Mundial Sem Carne. Essa foi a nossa forma de comemorar a data, mas isso n�o � tudo. Durante as semanas em que tivemos o privil�gio de estarmos abrigados nessa destacada empresa (podem procurar, voc�s n�o v�o encontrar), tivemos a oportunidade de documentar alguns fatos na forma de fotos, v�deos e fotoc�pias, o que ser� divulgado aos �rg�os selecionados quando o momento for apropriado. Ali�s, estamos procurando desde j� ve�culos de imprensa interessados no pequeno dossi� que temos para apresentar.

Hoje e sempre, lutaremos at� que todos vivam em liberdade.

ALF - Frente de Liberta��o Animal"


November 16, 2008 -- ALF Raids Brazil's Biggest University

reported on Ativismo.com (translated excerpts):

"Frente de Liberta��o Animal Brasil strikes again!* Target: USP

The University of S�o Paulo, like dozens of others scattered throughout Brazil and around the world, uses a large number of animals in a variety of research projects, teaching and testing. This feeds a frenzied market of animals bred only to have their bodies mutilated and tested on for the 'progress of science.'

The interests of these animals, sentient individuals, are never taken into account....

The Frente de Liberta��o Animal (FLA) raided a laboratory at the Biosciences Institute of the University of S�o Paulo (USP) and destroyed research materials, equipment and computers. No one was identified or arrested.

A microscope and computer monitor were damaged, telephones wires were cut, research materials were spread out on the floor....

Science has to evolve, find new ways. Testing on animals is archaic, ethically and methodologically...."

*This is the second action targeting a major university in S�o Paulo. In August, an explosive device was discovered at the entrance to the Federal University of S�o Paulo, disrupting a vivisection conference.

Original report (Portuguese):
"Frente de Liberta��o Animal Brasil ataca novamente! Alvo: USP

A Universidade de S�o Paulo, assim como dezenas de outras espalhadas pelo Brasil e mundo afora, utiliza-se, em larga escala, de animais nos mais diversos projetos de pesquisa, ensino e testes. Alimentando um fren�tico mercado de animais criados unicamente para terem seus corpos mutilados e experimentados para o �leg�timo progresso da ci�ncia�.

Os interesses destes animais, indiv�duos sencientes, nunca s�o levados em conta, mas t�o somente o de pesquisadores, coordenadores e diretores � com suas bolsas de estudo e vencimentos p�blicos - que n�o buscam alternativas ao uso destes animais � afinal, s�o seu ganha p�o, independentemente de quest�es �ticas ou de efici�ncia -, que s�o tratados como simples objetos de manipula��o para interesses acad�micos, financeiros ou qualquer que seja seu prop�sito, sempre injustific�vel do ponto de vista �tico, por se tratar de experimentos n�o consentidos.

O grupo Frente de Liberta��o Animal (FLA) invadiu um laborat�rio do Instituto de Bioci�ncias da Universidade de S�o Paulo (USP) e destruiu materiais de pesquisas, equipamentos e computadores. Ningu�m foi identificado ou detido.

De acordo com a pol�cia, uma professora da Faculdade de Biologia comunicou a a��o do grupo ao 93 DP (Jaguar�), por volta das 10h30m de quinta. O pr�dio foi invadido por volta das 8h15m. O grupo, que protesta contra a utiliza��o de animais em pesquisas, danificou o microsc�pio, o monitor do computador, um notebook e cortou os fios dos telefones. Eles espalharam os materiais de pesquisas pelo ch�o, o que danificou sua utiliza��o. Nada foi levado do laborat�rio.

A imprensa, como sempre, com pouco ou nenhum entendimento do que se passa em laborat�rios de vivissec��o , n�o consegue, ou n�o quer, enxergar a conex�o de um ato de �a��o direta� com a motiva��o deste ato, e seu valor social para uma mudan�a urgente na sociedade. E, na sua simpl�ria leitura, reporta mat�rias difamadoras tratando seus realizadores como v�ndalos ou terroristas, n�o dando ao menos uma linha sobre as motiva��es do movimento de Liberta��o Animal.

O coletivo ativismo (ativismo.com) e o Odeio Rodeio consideram leg�timo e justo os atos praticados contra a pol�tica vivisseccionista da Universidade de S�o Paulo, que n�o respeita o direito � integridade f�sica dos indiv�duos abusados em seus laborat�rios. Salientamos que atos como estes visam a trazer avan�os na luta pela aboli��o do uso de animais no sistema de consumo, como ocorrido na Inglaterra, em que constru��o de novos laborat�rios envolvidos em testes com animais foi freada dados os altos custos com seguran�a.

A ci�ncia tem de evoluir, achar novos caminhos. Os Testes em animais s�o a estagna��o da hist�ria, �tica e metodologicamente.

Outro lado

Sem desmerecer o ato do ponto de vista moral, pois os resultados de uma ci�ncia que n�o caminha ao lado da �tica devem ser desprezados, acreditamos caber, no entanto, alguns questionamentos do ponto de vista estrat�gico.

O primeiro deles diz respeito aos testes em animais. Tendo os animais o status de propriedade, cujo uso para os mais diversos fins � permitido e incentivado (no caso da ci�ncia), a destrui��o do laborat�rio n�o acarretar� em mais testes, para refazer-se o q foi perdido?

Segundo: tendo em vista o paradigma antropoc�ntrico da ci�ncia e da sociedade, que consideram os animais meros meios para o seu fim, o mais importante � derrubar este paradigma. Ora, os testes e o uso dos animais de forma geral s� deixaram de acontecer quando as institui��es mudarem. Enquanto a maioria da sociedade aceitar e demandar seu uso ele continuar� acontecendo. As institui��es s� mudam quando as pessoas que as formam mudam, num movimento de baixo para cima. O questionamento: esse tipo de a��o, que muitos acabam enxergando como mero vandalismo, ajudam ou atrapalham na difus�o das id�ias veganas? Ajudam ou atrapalham na conscientiza��o da sociedade para a causa dos Direitos Animais? H� quem diga que atrapalha.Fica a reflex�o, sem denegrir a simbologia do ato em si."


January 5, 2008 -- Meat Institute Website Hacked

reported by activists in Brazil:

"The website of Brazil's Instituto Pr�-Carne (Pro-Meat Institute) has been hacked by the Animal Liberation Front.

Instituto Pr�-Carne is an association of meat producers and traders devoted to promoting the consumption of meat in Brazil. Their slogans are, among others, 'Eat Meat. It's Tasty, It's Healthy, It's Natural'.

ALF has hacked the website and replaced their pictures with bloody pictures of dying or dead animals, their slogan with 'Eat meat: you pay with your health, we keep your money', and their texts with informative ones about the health effects of eating meat, such as the impact on cancer...."

Screenshot of hacked website:


May 29, 2007 - Rodeo Sabotaged

Activists in Brazil have reported an action protesting an upcoming rodeo in the city of Carapicu�ba (S�o Paulo state) in Brazil. Five trucks/tractors were sabotaged; mechanical and electric hoses cut, sand placed in the gas tank, glass broken. Click here to view video from the action.

Original communique (Portuguese):

"SOMOS A F.L.A ( FRENTE DE LIBERTA��O ANIMAL ), UM GRUPO RADICAL ATIVISTA DE LIBERTA��O ANIMAL QUE PROMOVE A��ES NO MUNDO TODO BUSCANDO ACABAR TOTALMENTE COM A EXPLORA��O ANIMAL.

� DO SABER DE MUITOS QUE AS DITAS " FESTAS DE PE�O DE BOIADEIRO TORTURAM E MATAM V�RIOS ANIMAIS TODOS OS ANOS E ISTO N�O PODE MAIS CONTINUAR , ESTA FOI A RAZ�O DE TERMOS ATACADOS AS M�QUINAS POIS ESTE TERRENO
" PRETENDE " SER PALCO DE MAIS UMA FESTA DE TORTURA.
TEMOS CERTEZA QUE NOSSA LUTA AINDA N�O ACABOU E QUE ISSO FOI S� O IN�CIO.

POR MEIO DESTA TAMB�M INFORMAMOS AOS ORGANIZADORES,
( EXPOESTE ) QUE CANCELEM ESTE EVENTO POIS N�O DESCAN�AREMOS E N�O POUPAREMOS ESFOR�OS AT� ALCAN�ARMOS NOSSO OBJETIVO QUE � ACABAR COM SUA FESTA TIRANDO SEU TEMPO E LHES TRAZENDO MUITO PREJU�ZO.

ESPERAMOS QUE RETIREM SUAS M�QUINAS, SEU SERVI�O DESTA �REA E CANCELEM A FESTA POIS CASO CONTR�RIO SOFRERAM AS CONSEQU�NCIAS."

 


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