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December 25, 2009 - HUNTER'S CARS ATTACKED

anonymous report:

"In the night of 24th december ALF attacked and damaged the cars of five hunters parked under their houses in Pomezia, near Rome (Italy). This is our christmas present for you, murderers"


December 24, 2009 - BIRDS RESCUED FROM HUNTERS

reported anonymously on finoallafine.info (translation):

"On December 16 the imprisonment of 3 thrushes ended, thanks to our intervention. The birds were confined in cages suspended on trees near a hunting lodge in Renate (MI). Using a ladder we removed the cages that we then destroyed with great pleasure. We have liberated the birds in a park away from the hunter murderers."

Italian:
"Il 16 dicembre la prigionia per 3 tordi da richiamo � finita grazie al nostro intervento. Gli uccelli erano rinchiusi in 3 gabbiette sospese su alberi nei pressi di un capanno da caccia a Renate (MI). Usando una scala abbiam tolto le gabbie che abbiam poi distrutto con gran piacere. Gli uccelli li abbiamo liberati in un parco lontani dai cacciatori assassini."


December 22, 2009 - NO HOLIDAY FOR MINK FARMER

reported anonymously on finoallafine.info (rough translation):

"During the night of December 18 we entered a small mink ranch, started about a year ago in Carbognano (VT), despite the problems faced by farmers due to direct actions. The message was clear: fences were cut down and cages were opened inside a long shed crammed with hundreds of mink. After leaving the message 'There shall be no quiet night for the jailers,' we then disappeared into the night from which we came.
We want every cage empty! "

Italian:
"La notte del 18 dicembre siamo entrati all'interno di un piccolo allevamento di visoni, avviato da circa un anno a Carbognano (VT) nonostante i problemi per gli allevatori grazie alle azioni dirette. Il messaggio � stato chiaro: abbattute le recinzioni e aperte tutte le gabbie di centinaia di visoni stipati dentro un lungo capanno. Lasciata la scritta 'Non c'� natale tranquillo per gli aguzzini!'. Ci siamo poi dileguati nella notte consigliera e protettrice da cui eravamo venuti.
Vogliamo ogni gabbia vuota!"


December 21, 2009 - RABBITS RESCUED

reported on finoallafine.info:

"On 29 November we pulled 3 rabbits out of hell, locked up in an intensive farm in UNN Olgiatesi (CO). For them the nightmare is over."

Italian:
"Il 29 novembre abbiamo tirato fuori dall'inferno 3 conigli rinchiusi in unn allevamento intensivo nell' olgiatese (CO). Per loro l'incubo � finito."


December 20, 2009 - "GUARD DOG" RESCUED

anonymous report from finoallafine.info:

"In October 2009 in Lomazzo (CO) we freed a poor dog who was treated horribly and used to guard a truck garage. Now he has found a home and started a new life."

Italian:
"Nel mese di ottobre 2009 abbiamo liberato a Lomazzo (CO) un povero cane veramente messo male e tenuto da guardia in un'autorimessa per camion. Ora ha trovato casa e finalmente a ripreso a vivere."


December 9, 2009 - FREEDOM FOR QUAIL, PHEASANTS, HENS AND BOAR

anonymous reports from finoallafine.info:

BOLLATE (MI)
"September 2009. We entered a quail breeding center in Bollate (MI) and we carried away with us 27 little quails. We kept them with us until they were able to survive, after that we liberated them in a park where hunting is forbidden."

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RHO (MI)
"October 2009. We entered a private breeding farm in Rho and freed 15 quails and 7 doves. They made their first flight in front of our eyes. Freedom for all the animals."

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MONCRIVELLO (TO)
"A night at the end of August. Entering in a pheasant and boar farm located in Moncrivello (TO), we opened the front of the large aviaries and tore down the fence stakes for the boars so they could have the chance to escape."

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CERMENATE (CO)
"October 2009. Having the chance to give a 'safe place' to 4 hens we entered a horrible farm in Cermenate (CO) and we freed them. The choice wasn't easy but our thoughts go out to those four ones now free and safe."


December 5, 2009 - FUR SHOP, HUNTERS TARGETED

recent actions in Italy reported on finoallafine.info:

"December 1 2009 - Torino: 'Adorno' fur shop in the centre of Torino has been damaged with red paint.

November 2009 - Bulgarograsso (CO): 3 hunters' cars have been paintstripped.

October 2009 - Albiolo (CO): the house of Maitiello Attilio, owner of the quail hunting ground in Albiolo (CO), has been redecorated with 9 red paintbombs. The bar in the hunting ground he owns has been severely damaged many times.

June 2009: 2 ducks and 9 rabbits liberated from animal killers."


December 3, 2009 - HOAX BOMB LEFT AT ZOOLANDIA

anonymous report:

"night of 30th november montecchio emilia *re* italy. a hoax bomb was leaned against the front door of zoolandia. the bomb squad found a brick in a box with wires and a message for the bastards."


December 2, 2009 - HUNTER'S CABIN DESTROYED, BIRDS LIBERATED

anonymous report:

"In november 2009 the hunter's cabin of Filippi Gino in Berbenno (BG) was completely destroyed and the birds closed in some cages were all liberated.
STOP HUNTING OR DIE!

Vegan Commando"


November 21, 2009 - EXPLOSION BLACKENS DOORWAY AT ZOOLANDIA WAREHOUSE

Zoolandia

received anonymously (rough translation):

"The Animal Liberation Front / Barry Horne Commando claim responsibility for the explosion followed by arson at the warehouse of Zoolandia pet shop in Sassuolo (Mo), Italy on the night of 5th november.
Two devices with timers were placed in front of the door. We took every precaution to safeguard animals inside the shop.
The devices were composed of a tube with 3 Kg. of ammonium nitrate inside to destroy the door and a tank with 20 liters of gasoline + 5 Kg. of sugar to ignite the arson.
With this action we continue to attack the Zoolandia pet shop chain and animal exploitation.
With the bomb on this night we hail Barry Horne and we don't forget him and all like him who have dedicated their lives to animal liberation.
So many use Barry's words but how many liberate animals?
How many are ready to lose their freedom for the cause?
This is our answer to this question.
A.L.F. / Barry Horne Commando"

Italian:
"Il Fronte Liberazione Animale (ALF) / Commando Barry Horne rivendica l'esplosione seguita da incendio avvenuta la notte del 5 novembre al magazzino del negozio di animali Zoolandia a Sassuolo (Mo).
Due congegni dotati di timer sono stati piazzati davanti al portone del magazzino prendendo tutte le precauzioni per salvaguardare la vita degli animali.
I congegni erano composti da un tubo in acciaio contenente 3 Kg. di Nitrato d'ammonio per sfondare la porta + Una tanica da 20 litri di benzina miscelata a 5 Kg. di zucchero per innescare l'incendio all'interno.
Con quest'azione ci uniamo agli altri complici ALF nell'attacco a Zoolandia e allo sfruttamento animale.
Con la bomba di questa notte salutiamo Barry Horne e non dimentichiamo lui e chi come lui ha speso e sta spendendo
la vita per la liberazione animale.
In tanti utilizzano le sue frasi, i suoi scritti, ma in quanti liberano animali?
In quanti sono disposti a perdere la propria libert� per la causa?
Questa � la nostra risposta a queste domande.
A.L.F. / Barry Horne Commando"


November 19, 2009 - COMMUNIQUE, PHOTOS RELEASED FROM FUR FARM RAID

Castel di Sangro

anonymous communique (click here to view additional photos):

"On the night of the 15th of September 2009 we decided to launch an autumn/winter 'fashion collection' which leads to freedom, the only one we appreciate.
We entered inside the mink farm called Valle Salice, located in Castel di Sangro, on the highway 652, under the viaduct II/Valle Salice.
At first we cut a large part of the fence and then we opened the worn cages situated in the four sheds of the farm containing 2000 minks (not only 130 as reported by the media). All these living beings are tortured waiting to become another consumer good.
Our untameable desire for freedom is what drove us. This action represents for us the destruction of an anthropocentric and speciesist point of view, which considers other animals as objects to be exploited and not like
beautiful individuals.
At last we damaged tools, machinery and feed located in a small warehouse.

The only 'fashion show' we like to see is thousands of mink running away and searching for a trickle of water and a chance to get back what humans stole from them, the humans who deported them to breed here, condemning their whole existence, and surely not those who opened the cages!

The only way to support the ALF is being the ALF.
Opening the cages is the only right way to free the animals.

Other animals in captivity"



November 18, 2009 - OFFICE OF HUNTING ORGANIZATION VANDALIZED

reported on finoallafine.info:

"17/11/09 - Forl�

Local newspaper reported unknown people vandalized the local office of the national hunters federation (Arci Caccia). The entrance's window was broken; 'No hunting' and 'Murderers' were painted on the walls."

(photograph from a local newspaper)


November 17, 2009 - HOME MAKEOVER FOR MARAMOTTI FAMILY, OWNERS OF MAX MARA

reported on finoallafine.info:

"16/11/09 - REGGIO EMILIA
Anonymously reported via email:

Redecorated with paint and oil the opulent houses of Luigi and Ignazio
Maramotti in Albinea (Reggio Emilia). Locked the main entrances.
Redecorated with paint also the house of the sister Maria Ludovica located
in Reggio Emilia. All these people represent the top management of Max
Mara Fashion Group, they torture and kill animals for profits of their
company. Against fur trade no compromise, direct action! September 2009".


November 15, 2009 - HUNTER'S CARS DAMAGED WITH STONES

anonymous report:

"Saturday 14th November attacked and damaged with stones about ten cars of hunters in the countryside of central Italy.
ALF"


November 14, 2009 - MOTOR OIL DUMPED AT ENTRANCE TO PET SHOP

reported anonymously:

"13th november montecchio emilia (re) italy. in the night the entrance of zoolandia pet shop covered with 40 liters of used truck motor oil."


November 10, 2009 - HUNTING CABIN VANDALIZED, BIRDS FREED FROM CAGES

reported by activists in Italy:

"Como (Italy) - On the night of Friday, November 6, the ALF damaged a hunting house in the forest, completely destroying everything inside it and painting, with spray-paint, every wall. We also gave freedom to the birds imprisoned in several cages and destroyed them. For the animals - Alf"

Italian:
"Como (Italia) - Nella notte di venerd� 6 novembre ALF ha danneggiato una cascina di cacciatori facendo a pezzi tutto il suo contenuto, imbrattando le mura con delle scritte e distruggendo le gabbie dove erano chiusi alcuni uccelli, dopo averli liberati. Per gli animali - Alf"


November 4, 2009 - RED PAINT FOR MAX&CO.

reported on finoallafine.info:

"02/11/09
Sansepolcro (AR)
Lots of red paint for Max & Co and a special message: 'MMFG=TROUBLES'.
In memory of Barry Horne and dedicated to the prisoner Sergio Maria Stefani.
FLA"


October 29, 2009 - SPECIAL DELIVERY FOR COMPANY NOT KEEPING ITS PROMISES

reported by activists in Italy:

"October 3rd - Milano - Italy
During the busy shopping saturday afternoon activists entered the La Rinascente department store in Viale Certosa to dump buckets of diluted shit onto the floor and thrown onto merchandise, in front of astonished customers. This is a message to a company not keeping their promises to go fur-free."


October 27, 2009 - PET SHOP DOORS SUPERGLUED

anonymous report:

"24 sept montecchio emilia -re- italy zoolandia pet shop doors superglued."


October 26, 2009 - ANOTHER MAX&CO. STORE CLEANING UP GLASS

reported by activists in Italy:

"September 20 - Cusano Milanino (Milano) Italy
Local Max&Co. store gets paint and 4 windows smashed in protest against MaxMaraFashionGroup and the fur trade."


October 21, 2009 - OPEN SEASON ON HUNTER'S CARS

reported on finoallafine.info:

"Sunday 18 October, Central Italy.
Windows broken on 11 hunter's cars. The hunting season has also opened for us... We only have to go to the countryside and choose our prey."


October 2, 2009 - MINK LIBERATED, BREEDING CARDS DESTROYED, PELTING SHED BURNED

reported by activists in Italy:

"September 2009 - Castel di Sangro - Italy
130 minks have been liberated from a small farm in Castel di Sangro, owned by Raffaele D�Amico. According to local newspapers, that delayed reporting the action, all the cages were opened, all the breeding cards destroyed and the pelting room burned down. This farm had been the target of an ALF raid back in 2003 and the farmer is currently facing trial for aggression against some Peta activists that staged a demo along with a TV crew inside the sheds a few years before."


September 29, 2009 - MAX & CO. STORE VANDALIZED

Max&Co.

reported by activists in Italy:

"September 20 - Rho, Italy
Local newspapers report an action where the Max&Co store in the town centre has been subject to damages with painted slogans reading 'killers' and 'Stop Fur' and a few windows have been smashed with a hammer. Max&co is part of Max Mara Fashion Group, a company under an international campaign to stop their use of fur."


September 22, 2009 - MAXMARA PAINTED RED

According to a local newspaper, on September 19 a MaxMara shop in the City of Lodi had its entrance and windows covered in red paint.
September 20, 2009 - RABBIT FARM ADVERT TORN DOWN

anonymous report:

"LAZIO (ITALY) We broke down a wood frame more 2 metres high with an advertising board of a rabbits farm. Destroyed poles, taken away the board, teared a plastic coated banner in pieces. In little time a damage of hundreds of euros"


September 18, 2009 - MEAT COMPANY VAN DESTROYED
AIA

anonymous report:

"24th August, Reggio Emilia, Italy.
Reported by local media. An arson has destroyed a meat van of AIA group.
An incendiary device was ignited under the van.
Attached is a photo taken from a newspaper.
A.L.F."

Italian:
"Come riportato da quotidiani locali, nella notte di luned�
24 agosto un incendio doloso ha completamente distrutto
un furgone frigo della ditta di carni AIA a Reggio Emilia.
L'azione � stata portata a termine con un congegno incendiario
composto da un litro di benzina + innesco ritardante
posizionato nel retro del furgone.
Alleghiamo foto tratta da un quotidiano.
A.L.F."


September 17, 2009 - TWO FUR FARMS FOUND ABANDONED

reported by activists in Italy:

"August 2009

The Animal Liberation Investigation Unit (ALIU) announced the final closure of 2 mink farms in Italy.

- The De Nardi farm in Vittorio Veneto (TV) was found locked and long abandoned. Instead of mink in the sheds, some sheep roam.
We entered the farm at nightfall and we found some cages with birds inside.
Although our aim was only to document the closure of the farm, we could not leave these beautiful animals locked in tiny cages, so we smashed the cages and watched the birds fly away.
De Nardi until a few years ago was president of the Italian Mink Farmers Association.

De Nardi

(click here for additional photos from the De Nardi farm)

- The Anipel mink farm in San Martino Buon Albergo (VR) is finally closed. All cages and sheds are empty. Some sheds were being dismantled and cages were stacked outside along with a truck for sale.
The walls of the sheds still have messages painted by activists who previously visited this farm, and the building that houses cold storage and warehouses has no roof, which was probably destroyed in the fire of 2006.
A dozen dogs are still confined on the grounds of the farm."

Anipel

(click here for additional photos from the Anipel farm)

Italian:
"Agosto 2009

L' Animal Liberation Investigation Unit (ALIU) comunica la chiusura definitiva di 2 allevamenti di visoni in Italia.

- L' allevamento De Nardi a Vittorio Veneto (TV) � stato trovato chiuso e abbandonato da tempo. Al posto dei visoni nell'area dei capanni scorrazzano alcune pecore.
Siamo entrati nei magazzini dell'allevamento con il calare della sera e abbiamo trovato alcune gabbie con dentro uccelli, probabilmente utilizzati come richiamo.
Anche se il nostro scopo era solo quello di documentare la chiusura dell'allevamento non abbiamo potuto lasciare quegli splendidi animali chiusi in minuscole gabbiette, quindi le abbiamo portate fuori e distrutte, vedendo volare via gli animali.
De Nardi fino a qualche anno f� era presidente dell'Associazione Italiana Allevatori Visoni.

- L' allevamento Anipel di San Martino Buon Albergo (VR) ha finalmente chiuso.. Tutte le gabbie e i capanni sono vuoti. Alcuni capanni sono in corso di smantellamento e pile di gabbie sono accumulate fuori dall'allevamento insieme ad un camion in vendita.
Sui capanni e i muri sono ancora presenti le scritte fatte da chi ha compiuto incursioni in questo allevamento, mentre l'edificio che ospita celle frigorifere e magazzini � privo del tetto, probabilmente bruciato nell'incendio del 2006.
Una decina di cani sono ancora rinchiusi in piccoli box nel terreno dell'allevamento."

 


September 12, 2009 - TRACTOR BURNED AT PHEASANT FARM

reported anonymously:
"August 23
Tonight we entered the already known pheasant farm 'Galeotta Nuova' in Strada Uguzzolo, near Parma.
With burning hands we worked to end the job started in 2005.
2 incendiary devices with gasoline were ignited under the tractor of the farm.
Now it is up to the farmer, Gino Ceci, to decide what to do, because we will go on setting the flames of animal liberation... and those not so quick to decide may feel some heat...
-ALF-"

Italian:
"23 agosto
Questa notte siamo entrati nel conosciuto allevamento di fagiani "Galeotta Nuova" in strada Uguzzolo a Parma.
Con le mani calde ci siamo attrezzati per concludere il lavoro iniziato nel 2005.
2 bottiglie di benzina sono state innescate sotto il trattore decretandone la completa distruzione.
Ora sta al proprietario Gino Ceci decidere cosa fare perch� noi continueremo ad alzare il fuoco della liberazione animale... e chi non decide in fretta rischia di scottarsi....
-A.L.F.-"


September 11, 2009 - PHEASANT FARM PAINT BOMBED, CROW LIBERATED

anonymous report:

"August - Figino Serenza (CO) - Italy
The pheasant farm "Roncorone" has been attacked once again. This time the activists used paintbombs to hit and ruin both the house and the car of the farmer.

July 15th - Italy
One crow liberated from a kind of trap used widely around Italy.

February 2009 - Como - Italy
The houses of directors of 'Bennet' hypermarkets have been damaged with paintbombs as an action against the sale of fur in their 59 stores around Italy.
The company decided to go fur-free shortly after this action."


August 31, 2009 - HARES LIBERATED

reported on finoallafine.info:

"In the night of August 2, 2009 a hare farm in Manerbio (Brescia - Italy) was attacked by anonymous liberators. A communique states that all the fences surrounding this big farm (described as large as 2-3 football fields) were opened to let the hares run free. More animals are kept in sheds too near the farmer's house and couldn't be released.

The swimming pool of the farmer was filled with red paint and spraypainted slogans left all around it on chairs, tables and a barbecue."

Italian:
"Nella notte del 2.8.09 ci siamo recate a Manerbio (BS) per fare una visita ad un allevamento di lepri usate dai cacciatori per "ripopolare" le zone di caccia.
Una parte delle lepri erano rinchiuse in gabbie sotto dei capanni vicini all'abitazione dell'allevatore, mentre il resto era diviso in diversi recinti che formavano nel complesso una superificie grande quanto 2-3-campi da calcio.
Ci siamo concentrate sulle recinzioni esterne tagliando centinaia di metri di rete, creando delle vie di fuga per le lepri. Essendo troppo vicine alle finestre dell'abitazione, non abbiamo potuto aprire le gabbie sotto i capanni, il rumore degli nanimali spaventati avrebbe allarmato l'allevatore.
Nel frattempo alcune di noi hanno ricoperto di scritte la zona adiacente la piscina dell'allevatore: tavoli, sedie, capanni da giardino, un barbecue, sono stati decorati con messaggi contro la caccia e il consumo di animali. Della vernice rossa � stata versata nella piscina.
Le lepri allevate in allevamenti come questo se liberate non han nessun problema a sopravvivere, essendo allevate appunto per vivere in campi e boschi, copme prede dei cacciatori. Questa volta sono scappate prima di essere portate in territori di caccia!

Gli animali non sono propriet� degli esseri umani. Non sono oggetti n� cibo. Con le nostre azioni possiamo ridare loro la libert�. e far capire agli aguzzini che per chi sfrutta gli animali ci sar� sempre un prezzo da pagare!
Per la liberazione di tutti gli esseri viventi!"


August 21, 2009 - 100,000+ EUROS DAMAGES AT HOME OF FUR FARMERS

photo: Corriere del Veneto

Local media have reported an arson at the home of Paolo and Silvano Fasolo, the owners of a mink farm near Padova. The fire destroyed a van, two cars and a tractor, and damaged machinery and buildings on the property. Damages are estimed to be at least 100,000 Euros.

Animal liberation activists are suspected of setting the fires. The fur farm had previously been targeted; in June 2006 a fire destroyed a building at the farm.


August 13, 2009 - LOCKS RUINED AT LEATHER SHOP, FISH MARKET AND MAX & CO.

reported on finoallafine.info:
"12/08/2009 - ROME
Locks blocked at a leather shop, fish market and, last but not least, a Max & Co.
Rome repudiates the torturers.
On to the next.."

Italian:
"12/08/2009 - ROMA
Bloccate le serrature di una pelletteria, una pescheria e, dulcis in fundo, un Max & Co.
Roma Ripudia gli aguzzini.
Alla prossima.."


August 11, 2009 - WARNING SENT TO NOVARTIS OFFICES

reported on finoallafine.info:

"A letter with matches has been sent to the Novartis offices in Rome. In the letter a message read 'Not only Vasella's houses, bought with the blood of thousands animals, can burn. Anyone working for Novartis is guilty and responsible. Novartis drop HLS, really...'

One of these nights the car of A.C., vivisector, has received a special treatment. A.C. will stay silent, scared like all the animals he has terrorized and tortured, and he knows why, because we left a special message for him... who's next?

ARM (Animal Rights Militia)"

Italian:
"Spedita una lettera contenente dei fiammiferi alla sede romana della Novartis. All'interno incluso anche un messaggio: "Non solo le case di Vasella, acquistate con il sangue di migliaia di animali, prendono fuoco. Chiunque lavori per Novartis ' responsabile e colpevole. Novartis molla HLS, veramente..."

"In una di queste notti, l'auto di A.C., vivisettore assassino, ha ricevuto un trattamento di riguardo. A.C. rimarr' in silenzio, impaurito come tutti gli animali che ha terrorizzato e torturato, sa perch', abbiamo lasciato un messaggio speciale... A chi tocca prossimamente?

ARM (Animal Rights Militia)"


August 1, 2009 - BOAR LIBERATION

anonymous report:
"Anonymous activists opened the fences that kept a big boar imprisoned in a wood near Genova, Italy. The boar had been captured with sedatives and ropes because the Region decided he was a menace for humans. A so-called animal welfare organization built his 3mx3m prison and kept him there in isolation to save him from hunters going after boars. After being freed he was seen rejoining immediately with other boars that arrived to cheer his freedom."
Italian:
"Circa 4 mesi fa un cinghiale veniva brutalmente catturato a colpi di sedativi e corde intorno alle zampe. La sua imperdonabile colpa era quella di aver varcato i limiti del bosco. Una sedicente associazione animalista chiamata /Amici degli animali abbandonati/ si incaricava di costruirgli una bella gabbia 3m x 3 con la motivazione di preservarlo dalle battute di caccia indette contro tutti i cinghiali, come lui, clandestini.
Subito diventato un caso mediatico il cinghiale, non prima di ricevere un nome che lo umanizzasse e dopo una festa di inaugurazione della sua prigione con tanto di proiezione del video della cattura, veniva sottoposto a periodiche visite previa prenotazione presso la suddetta associazione.
In luglio dopo mesi, sicuramente troppi, di questo squallore e sofferenza abbiamo deciso con la complicita della notte di resituirgli la liberta distruggendo la sua prigione.
A venirselo a prendere uscite fuori dal limitare del bosco c erano altri cinghiali, tra cui un cucciolo, che abbiamo visto coi nostri occhi umidi per la scena andargli incontro una volta fuori dal recinto, come se aspettassero quel momento di ricongiungimento da troppo tempo. Dopo essersi annusati per qualche istante si sono allontanati insieme tra gli alberi.
Ora puo vivere coi suoi simili fino a quando un altro uomo, sia esso cacciatore o animalisti, decidera di porre nuovamente fine al suo arbitrio, stavolta, pero, lui sa di non essere solo.

CONTRO OGNI ANTROPOCENTRISMO
CONTRO OGNI FORMA DI CATTIVITA
PER LA LIBERTA
PER LA VITA SELVAGGIA

FINO ALL ULTIMO RESPIRO"


August 1, 2009 - ONE NIGHT, THREE FUR SHOPS GLUED

reported by activists in Italy:
"July 31, Livorno (Italy)
Local newspapers report direct actions against 3 fur shops in one night. Locks have been glued and spraypainted messages left on place, signing them with the name Alf."


July 11, 2009 - "VIVISECTORS ARE KILLERS" PAINTED ON UNIVERSITY BUILDING

reported on finoallafine.info:

"The veterinary school at the University of Bologna is organizing a course on animal experimentation, to train students to use live animals. The night before the second meeting of this course spray-painted messages appeared on a building on campus:'Vivisectors are killers.' The third meeting will be held September 21."

Italian:
"In occasione del secondo dei 3 incontri del corso introduttivo alla sperimentazione animale nella facoltà di veterinaria di Bologna, è stata nottetempo tracciata la scritta 'VIVISETTORI ASSASSINI' su 1 degli edifici all'interno del complesso universitario. Il terzo incontro si terrà il 21 settembre."


July 8, 2009 -- Meat Vans Burned, Pet Shop Chain Targeted

received anonymously:

"December 2008 - Italy.

25th - Reggio Emilia - 8 p.m. Christmas Day - The door of the house of the Grazioli family (owner of Zoolandia pet shop chain) was set on fire.
A.L.F.

21st - Emilia Region - A meat van of Negroni Group was burned with an incendiary device. The fire brigade estimated 35,000 Euros of damage.
A.L.F.

19th - Formigine (MO) - A meat van of a local shop firebombed. A tank of gasoline was ignited by a radio-wireless device.
A.L.F."


June 21, 2009 -- Animal Transport Truck Destroyed


Viadana (Mantova), Italy. Local newspapers report an arson completely destroyed a truck used to transport pigs to slaughter. Unexploded incendiary devices were found in two other trucks. "ALF" was painted in red on a nearby building.

The owner of the Maramotti Giuseppe trucking company said that if all the devices had worked the company would probably have never recovered from the loss. Damages are estimated to be at least 60,000 Euros.

June 19, 2009 -- Glued Locks and Broken Windows in Rome

received anonymously:

"ITALY ROME To ruin businesses of torturers: smashed tyres and/or windows of two fishmongers vans and one shop selling animal's van. Glued locks of a butcher, a furrier and a fishing shop. Day after we enjoyed a show with sweaty owners under the hot sun trying to open their shops"


June 12, 2009 -- ELF Sabotage Digger

anonymous report:

"ROME ITALY We cut wires and the oil tube of a digger used to deforest. unfortunately there were men at work so we could not destroy the cab Earth liberation front"



May 8, 2009 -- Hunting Center Smashed Into Pieces

translation of anonymous communique:

"In the night of march 31, armed with hammers and crowbars, but most of all with our rage, we managed to open an armored door and get inside a bar and recreation centre for hunters in the quail hunting ground in Albiolo (Como).
In a single minute glass windows and doors, chairs and tables, tv, trophies, coffee machine, microwave oven, cups, glasses, stove and the bar table were smashed into pieces with our hammers in a deafening noise that was music for our hears, the music of revenge for all the innocent victims killed for 'sport'.
The slogans we left behind are a message for these killers, they should be warned that we will hit wherever we can and that hunt victims will never be forgotten.

FA - Fronte Anticaccia (Anti-hunting Front)"

Italian:
"Nella notte del 31 marzo, muniti di martelli e attrezzi per lo scasso ma soprattutto della nostra rabbia, riuscivamo ad avere la meglio su una porta blindata ed entrare nel bar e circolo ricreativo per cacciatori del quagliodromo di Albiolo (CO). In un solo minuto: vetri delle finestre e porte, tavoli e sedie, tv, vetrine e trofei, forno a microonde, macchina da caff', tazzine, bichieri e bottiglie, stufa, bancone del bar ecc. veniva fatto a pezzi dai nostri martelli in un baccano assordante che per le nostre orecchie ' la musica della vendetta per tutte le vittime innocenti, uccise per "sport".
Le scritte che abbiamo lasciato sono un messaggio per gli assassini, che sappiano che ovunque potremo noi colpiremo, che le vittime della caccia non verranno mai dimenticate.

FA - Fronte Anticaccia"

 

May 2, 2009 -- Cars Set on Fire at Home of Fur Farmer

reported by activists in Italy:

"April 29th, Novi di Modena (Italy)
Italian newspapers report that three cars of mink farmer Luciano Gasparini Casari were set on fire in the courtyard of his house during the night. His son helped firefighters to control the flames.
Newspapers report that it is clearly the work of animal liberationists, since his farm has been raided twice in the past (the last time just a few months ago)."


April 27, 2009 -- Dog Rescued, Hunting Center Vandalized

received anonymously:

"Rome, Italy

1. We have rescued a female dog used to produce puppies to sell.

2. Visited a training center for hunting dogs: carried away a cage for dogs, a wild boar head hung like a hunting trophy, and a gas cylinder; destroyed documents and hunting photos.

3. One sling shot, one window: broken sidelight of 2 meat vans, 1 fish van, 1 car used to deratization, 2 cars of hunters. Glued locks of a butcher shop. We attacked more times some of them"


April 19, 2009 -- Pheasants Fly Free From Cages

anonymous report:

"In the night of March 18th a pheasant farm in Rivarolo Mantovano (Italy) was visited by FLA -Fronte Liberazione Animale. The pens were empty, but all the breeders were kept in 7 sheds with 3 rows of cages each, one over the other, constantly illuminated by artificial light.

The activists opened all the cages and cut all fences, seeing the animals fly free in the night sky."

Italian:
"La notte tra il 18 e il 19 marzo abbiamo fatto visita a un allevamento di fagiani a Rivarolo Mantovano.
Le voliere che comongono l'allevamento erano vuote, rimanevano solo le fattrici di enorme valore economico per l'allevatore. L'agghiacciante scenario che ci si presentato davanti consisteva in tre file di gabbie, una sopra all'altra, disposte in 7 lunghi capanni, contenenti centinaia di fagiani stipati in pi di 5 per gabbia, e sottoposti a luce artificiale ventiquattro ore al giorno. Gli animali erano in evidente stato di stress e alcuni di essi erano gi morti.
Il posto era molto isolato e privo di allarmi per cui stato facile e rapido aprire tutte le gabbie e abbattere le recinzioni; anche i retini per catturare i fagiani sono stati distrutti.
Ci siamo accorti che circa la met dei fagiani erano privi di copribecco, uno strumento che i sadici allevatori applicano ai fagiani per evitare che si feriscano tra loro.
Mentre finivamo alcuni di loro spiccavano il volo verso un cielo senza luna e una lunga notte davanti.
Questi lager sono ovunque intorno a noi, non rimaniamo indifferenti e passiamo all'azione!
F.L.A. Fronte di Liberazione Animale"


April 3, 2009 -- Cages Opened At Fur Farm (delayed report)

anonymous commmunique received by aboveground activists in Italy (translation):

"Sunday, December 14, 2008

Taking advantage of a storm we entered in the Pisacane fur farm in Santuario (Savona). Our goal was to liberate the animals and inflict economic sabotage to those who make money on their suffering.
The presence of alarms in one part of the fence and the proximity of the house made it impossible to open fences, all reinforced for the fear of liberators.
So we dismantled rows of cages from an empty shed and put them as bridges to freedom.
Opening the cages in 4 sheds was done in a moment. As a lightning in the storm we hit and disappeared.

For the mink."

Italian:
"Domenica 14 dicembre 2008

Approfittando del temporale siamo entrati nell'allevamento di visoni di Pisacane a Santuario (Savona). Il nostro scopo era quello di liberare gli animali e causare un danno economico a chi lucra sulla loro sofferenza.
La presenza di allarmi a una recinzione e la vicinanza della casa non ci hanno permesso di aprire le reti, rinforzate per paura dei liberatori. Abbiamo cos smontato alcune file di gabbie da un capanno vuoto posizionandole come ponte verso la libert. Aprire le gabbie di 4 capanni stato un attimo. Come un fulmine nel temporale abbiamo colpito e siamo spariti.

per i visoni."


March 21, 2009 -- Photos, Communique Released From Pheasant Farm Raid

On March 6 an aviary was cut open at a farm in Pesaro and 6,000 pheasants were released. The farm raises birds for hunting. The message, "tonight you have discovered freedom" was found on a wall.

Click here for more photos from the action, and to read the communique (Italian).


March 15, 2009 -- Fur Farmer's Cars Paint-Stripped

anonymous communique:

"Galeata (FC) - Italy - Monday, March 9

The Cassinadri family has had a 'job' of breeding and killing mink for years.
Tonight our 'job' was to paintstrip their 3 cars.

Cassinadri... do you really feel safe?

Lovers of night and freedom"


March 8, 2009 -- Thousands of Pheasants Freed

According to newspaper reports, on March 6 an aviary was cut open at a farm in Pesaro and 6,000 pheasants were released. The farm raises birds for hunting. The message, "tonight you have discovered freedom" was found on a wall.


February 26, 2009 -- 30 Chickens Removed from Cages

anonymous report:

"CENTRAL ITALY
WE HAVE RESCUED 30 CHICKENS FROM THE CAGES OF A BREEDER AND HUNTER DEDICATED TO ALL ANIMAL LIBERATION PRISONERS AND ALL THE ANIMALS CAGED"


February 24, 2009 -- Circus Truck Damaged in Fire

February 19. Sassariy, Italy. A Moira Orfei circus truck was badly damaged by fire. Animal activists are suspected of being responsible. Moira Orfei is one of Italy's most famous animal circuses.

Photos from L'Unione Sarda newspaper.


February 22, 2009 -- Fur Farm Raid - Claim of Responsibility

anonymous communique (translation):

"Monday, February 9 - Fossoli (Modena)
A full moon saw us in action in the mink farm of Rossi Italo in Fossoli. Some hundred meters away from here are the remains of a concentration camp from which the prisoners were sent to Auschwitz. The remains of a sad page in history.

Similar sheds, one after the other, full of prisoners, thousands of them waiting to be gassed, are a page still open in human history, still present in Fossoli near the house of Rossi Italo. Here the victims are mink, but the mentality is the same. After moving the security camera and smashing the lights which turn on when someone enters the farm, we removed the metal barrier from the fence, put on there to prevent the mink from crossing it.

Then we started cutting open hundreds of cages, giving the
prisoner mink a way to get out. Unfortunately we couldn't just open the cages because of alarms in the sheds, and cutting cages with
bolt cutters was possible only for the breeders in 3 sheds. We left spraypainted slogans like 'close down this concentration camp also' and 'ALF'.
Nothing will stop us. Only closing down the farm will give peace to Rossi Italo.
ALF"

Italian (original):
"Luned 9 febbraio - Fossoli (Modena)
La luna piena ci ha visti in azione nell'allevamento di visoni di Rossi
Italo a Fossoli. A poche centinaia di metri ci sono i resti di un campo di concentramento da cui i prigionieri venivano spediti ad Auschwitz. Resti di una triste pagina della storia.

Capanni simili, in fila uno dopo l'altro, colmi di prigionieri, a migliaia
in attesa del gas che li uccider, sono una pagina di storia ancora
aperta, presente ancora a Fossoli accanto a casa di Rossi Italo.
Qui le vittime sono visoni, ma la mentalit la stessa. Dopo aver spostato la telecamera e distrutto i faretti che si accendevano automaticamente entrando nell'allevamento, abbiamo tolto la lamiera dalla rete, messa per non dare agli animali la possibilit di scavalcare e fuggire.

Fatto questo abbiamo cominciato a tagliare centinaia di gabbie dal retro, dando cos possibilit di uscire ai visoni prigionieri.
Purtroppo gli allarmi posti all'interno dei capanni non ci hanno fatto
aprire le gabbie normalmente, e dovendo tagliarle con le tronchesi siamo riusciti a dare la libert solo alle fattrici presenti in tre capanni.
Sul posto abbiamo lasciato due scritte: "Chiudiamo anche questo lager" e "ALF".

Niente ci ferma. Solo la chiusura dar pace a Rossi Italo.
ALF"


February 15 , 2009 -- Thousands of Mink Freed from Cages

Local newspapers report that late on February 9 as many as 3000 mink were freed from cages at the Italo Rossi fur farm in Fossoli (Modena). Lighting and alarm systems were disabled during the raid, and "ALF" and "Close down this concentration camp" was painted at the property.


February 11, 2009 -- Max Mara Shop Spray-Painted

reported by activists in Italy:

"06-01-2009 RHO (Milano) - Italy
Max&Co shop gets spraypainted slogans and paint on the entrance against the sale of fur. Max&Co is part of Max Mara Fashion Group."


January 26, 2009 -- Paint Thrown on Max Mara Shops

reported by activists in Italy:

"21 january 2009 - Lecco (Italy)
According to local media two stores of Max Mara Fashion Group have been damaged during the night. Red and black paint has been thrown on one Max Mara and one Marina Rinaldi store in the city centre. There were also slogans painted, that the workers had to work all morning to remove."


January 25, 2009 -- 3 Goats, 9 Birds Rescued

reported by activists in Italy:

"Cortenuova, Renate (MI) - Italy - November
9 singing birds used by hunters have been freed, their cages smashed and spraypainted slogans left in the hunting cabin. Some rifle bullets have been found and damaged too.

Cermenate (CO) - Italy - December
3 baby goats have been liberated form a farm where they were bred to be killed for Christmas. The action has been claimed by Vendetta Vegana."


January 13, 2009 -- Window of Hunters Car's Smashed

anonymous report:

"Rieti, Italy

To welcome the new year, saturday 3th january we have smashed windows of nine cars of hunters.
We want it'll be a year of freedom!"
 


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