"On Friday 8th May, activists from the 'National Animal
Rights Association', 'Direct Action For Animals', and the 'Alliance For
Animal Rights' joined forces for the open rescue of 9 lobsters, from 'Ka
Shing' restaurant on Wicklow Street in Dublin.
The lobsters, who were going to be boiled alive and
eaten, were taken out to Clontarf by the activists afterwards, and set
free into the sea.
You can watch the video of their rescue and release
Speaking on behalf of the National Animal Rights
Association, Laura Broxson tells us more: "Would you boil a cat or dog
alive? No. So why do people think it's ok to do this to a lobster? They
feel pain. They feel fear. They suffer. Yet, over 20million lobsters are
killed in this way every year. How is it still legal?"
"We had approached 'Ka Shing' restaurant about this
issue weeks ago, and handed in leaflets, but to no avail."
"Right against the front window of the restaurant,
lobsters are kept in an over-crowded tank, with no food, and their claws
are bound with rubber bands. They remain that way until someone orders
them from the menu, and then they are taken out and boiled alive."
"Lobsters do not have an automatic nervous system that
puts them into a state of shock when they’re harmed. They feel the pain
until their nervous system is destroyed - which can take up to 7 minutes
when being boiled alive."
"Sometimes 'pithing' (a stab into the brain) is used on
lobsters, prior to boiling them, in the belief that this renders them
brain-dead. But that is not the case. A lobster's brain operates from
not one, but several ganglia and disabling only the frontal ganglion
rarely results in unconsciousness."
"Anyone with a conscience would agree that it is
unacceptable for this practice to continue. So, yesterday, we decided to
do something about it. Their rescue only took a few minutes, and within
an hour they were released into the sea - where we watched each one of
them swim away."
"This is the first time there has been an animal rights
'open rescue' in Ireland, and it is also the only public liberation of
lobsters that we know about globally. We fully stand by our actions, and
wish for the members of the public to reflect on this important issue.
We wan't people to focus on WHY we felt compelled to take matters into
our own hands. This was life-or-death situation for these lobsters, so
for us, the choice was an easy one to make."
"During the course of an anti-fur protest the next
morning, two of us were approached by Gardai, and have been told charges
are being pressed against us for our actions. But whatever happens, it
is a very small price to pay for those lobsters' freedom. We liberated
them openly, because we are 100% behind our belief that it was the
morally correct thing to do. What we did was an act of compassion, and
we have no regrets."
"Pubs and Hotels in Ireland who host HUNT MEETS at their
venues are to be
targeted and exposed in a new Initiative by a group calling itself the
Apparently many pubs around the country have had damage
inflicted on their
premises since this HUNTING season started in October. The group have
already been active in Louth, Meath and the Midlands and Cork."
"Late last night in the Blanchardstown area of Dublin, Animal Rights
Activists destroyed over 50 of Tom Duffy's heavy duty circus posters.
Duffy's Circus- famous for their abuse and exploitation of captive
animals will not be able use these posters for future circuses. Well
done to the activists involved for sending a message to Duffy's Circus
that abuse of animals IS NOT WELCOME and will NOT be tolerated. ANIMALS
ARE NOT HERE FOR OUR ENTERTAINMENT."
"A Store Is Born sells vintage fur in Dublin. That is
NOT ok. We left a note pinned with a knife to the bike of one staff
member asking to stop selling fur or expect us to take action. Next
visit will be at your home in 10 Cherryfield Avenue Upper.
"For too long, Barnardo family of furriers
in Ireland had their way. They may think that they can do whatever they
please, even attacking peaceful protesters.
The FUrriers Killers
Unit, have had enough. It's time to show these bastards that they cannot
have a peaceful life, enjoying the commodities brought by the killing of
thousands, millions of animals so two old hags and their little
daughters/granddaughters and relatives can sit back and relax.
have started this campaign by redecorating their vehicle, parked
'safely' close to their shop of horrors, behind the Dublin Tourist
Center in Suffolk Street.
The two old cameras in the parking
didn't deter us from doing our job. With a sense of disgust, we saw
bottles of expensive champagne and other luxury items inside the car,
bought thanks to the suffering and death of animals. They even had food
for some pet in there! Talk about hypocrisy and selfishness.
After this quick look, paint stripper was poured all over the car, and
locks were glued.
If you feel like redecorating it further, it
is a Mazda MPV blue-ish (before our renovation, anyway), registration
number 02 D62162. You can also visit them at 31 Hillside Drive,
Rathfarnham, Dublin 14.
This is only the beginning. We will soon
escalate our tactics in this war that people like those wage against our
brothers and sisters of the Animal Nations. It's time for the assassins
to taste the fear and pain they impose upon the only true innocent
victims, the creatures they murder for money. FUrriers Killers Unit"
"We happened to be walking by a bus stop a couple of
weeks ago when we saw a disgusting proof of human's nonsense, greed and
fake happiness. I looked at my hand and found a handy spray can there.
Using the freedom of choice we all have regardless how the system tries
to coerce us, we decided to let people know what's behind all those
No matter how insignificant your actions may seem. You
are the only one who can make it; you are the difference between apathy
"Last sunday the home of Caroline Barnardo was visited
by the ALF. she owns dublin's oldest fur shop and lives at 31 hillside
Drive, Rathfarnham, dublin 14. Front gates chained and padlocked. Bucket
of red paint thrown all over her drive way. More visits to come...
"Over 40 circus advertising signs from the Australian
super circus were destroyed in Maynooth, County Kildare at the weekend.
This will be repeated until they give up using animals in their
"On Sunday August 29th 2010, a cell of the Animal
Liberation Front paid a visit to 4 premises in Belfast that are directly
contributing to Animal abuse & murder.
2 Butchers shops
2 Betting shops
All had their doors & window shutters made unopenable for the next day's
Stop your vile practices & then we will stop the attacks!
A.L.F (Northern Ireland)"
"On Monday 2nd August 2010, a cell of the Animal
Liberation Front (Northern Ireland) paid a visit to six 'legitimate
targets' in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
All premises had their shutters & locks thoroughly disabled!
The 'businesses' targetted were:
Hunting & fishing tackle suppliers.
These actions will cease when these 'businesses' cease!"
"In the busy hours of Saturday, 20th March, a cell of
the Animal Liberation Front paid a visit to a butchers & a bookmakers
premises in Belfast, Northern Ireland (accompanied by some super glue.)
Locks on both premises were thoroughly glued, meaning that come Monday
morning 'opening time', the start of the Animal exploiters/dealers in
death week will not run as smoothly as they would of hoped! These
attacks will continue unabated for as long as innocent Animals are being
abused by unscrupulous people.
The locks of these premises were thoroughly glued...unfortunetly,
due to the area these places are located, no 'message' could be left
(this time!) due to the necessity of a speedy 'hit' & quick withdrawal.
If these Animal exploiters/abusers/murderers do not take
heed & call a cessation to their 'businesses', then these attacks will
continue unabated until they do so.
Other 'targets' are being monitored at this present time
also for Direct Action..."Deeds not Words""
"I wish to report a attack that happened around 12:AM
today in bray CO.Wicklow. This attack was carried out on a KFC branch in
bray. 2 Bricks were thrown at the window but failed to break the glass
and the door was also repeatedly kicked. The organization behind this
attack is called RAGE Resistance against global evil and this is only
our first attack, we will be back."
"The Waterford Foxhounds are holding a charity fun in
Portlaw, Co. Waterford on the 25th of October 2009.
Road signs advertising this event have been placed on
the N25 leading into Waterford city. For the past week the main sign in
the village of Kilmeaden has been paintbombed with the word 'blood' in
red paint written across the white board sign advertising the event. On
two occasions the sign had to be cleaned. Today the Waterford Hunt
banner above the white board sign was paintbombed.
Another roadside sign that was also paintbombed has been
removed by the hunt."
"Over 20 premises in Dublin (Eire) including pet shops,
bookmakers, fur shops, butchers and fast food restaurants spray painted
and lock glued on behalf of all the animals tortured and murdered for
anonymous report: "On monday morning a hunting and fishing shop in
lucan was spray painted and had its locks glued shut. The message read
'A.L.F.: STOP SELLING DEATH' and the ALF symbol was done too! For The
anonymous report: "Two anglers vehicles in the south east of
Ireland had their locks glued tight as they were hauling bodies from the
water. Fish feel pain too."
July 14, 2009 -
DUFFYS CIRCUS SABOTAGED
"Duffy's Circus in Dublin was targeted. Trucks and cars were sabotaged, wires cut, locks glued and property was damaged. A clear message was painted for them, so they would know the reason behind this attack: STOP USING ANIMALS.
This has been their first warning. If they decide to ignore it, more economical damage will be inflicted.
UNTIL THEY ARE ALL FREE."
October 19, 2008 -- Fox Hunter's Vehicles Damaged
"Fox killers in County Waterford had their vehicles damaged as they dug out
foxes with terriers and lurchers. The message was clear, leave our wildlife
alone, the ALF is watching you.
June 22, 2008 -- Circus Posters Destroyed
"the Irish ALF struck again on the night of 21st June '08' targeting a well
known animal circus 'Tom Duffy's circus' posters. this particular circus tours
Ireland with 6 Bengal tigers, horses, dogs, llamas and advertises on it's
posters a zoo that is held after each show.
roughly 30 posters were either spray painted or slashed apart with a knife for
every animal suffering inside duffys circus
until next time,
June 7, 2008 -- Circus Posters Destroyed
"Due to the continued use of animals in their shows. Duffys and Vegas
circuses have had over 70 signs destroyed in North-West Dublin to cause them
financial costs. Animals in the circus are deprived of a natural environment and
many spend hours in cages or chained up, this is unacceptable.
For animal liberation."
May 4, 2008 -- Abusers Targeted in Dublin
"the irish ALF struck local targets again on the night of may 3rd in Dublin
local fur shops such as sydney vard furriers and 'barnardos' were spray painted
with slogans such as 'FUR IS MURDER', 'FUR SCUM' and of course 'A.L.F.'
and the locks were glued while 'rohu' furs had their locks glued.
'La Cave' restaurant who sell the cruel 'fois gras' duck/goose liver dish was
also targeted with spray paint. Trinity college, openly enact in vivisection,
had their science entrance sprayed with 'vivisection is scientific fraud', 'free
the animals', 'vivisection-lies' and, 'ALF'.
also, a local tattoo parlour, who up until recently before being sold to a new,
loving home held a python snake in a small tank and cruel conditions in their
studio, had their front window spray painted and their locks glued as pay back
for the snake."
January 28, 2008 - Circus Signs Destroyed
"Forty Circus Vegas advertising signs were destroyed over the last few days
in County Dublin and eight metal gun club signs were removed or graffitied.
Circus Vegas give up your animals or this economic sabotage will follow you.
now is the time"
January 2, 2008 -- Activists Launch Paint Attacks
"Anti-fur protestors launched paint attacks on two Dublin city centre
clothing shops over the Christmas holiday. Red gloss paint was thrown across the
front of The Turet and the Harlequin stores, both on Castle Market behind the
George's Street Arcade. No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attacks,
which took place early on Christmas day."