February 2009

[Infoshop News]

The industries and individuals responsible for the exploitation of animals in México City and surrounding areas ought to watch their backs and their business. The Frente de Liberacion ole Mexico (FLAM) shows no signs of slowing its deliverance streak.

Over the last two months, and certainly throughout this past year, FLAM has placed much trust in the handbook on disruption of animal cruelty as they hit the shops, restaurants, labs and homes of those directly connected to the cruelty of animals.

"Animal Liberation is not just two words in zines, web sites, T-shirts, tattoos or patches. Animal liberation is not just words spoken at animal rights meetings, shouted at peaceful demonstrations or rumors spoken about different people. Animal liberation is deeds, fury turned into action, a radical response against the anthropocentric system of domination, the love for freedom. It's what few dare to carry out. It is a challenge to authority, to society, to the system and to its institutions. It is a fire that spreads and that is unstoppable. It is insurrection."


full story: http://news.infoshop.org/article.php?story=20090201071718617

[Los Angeles Times - opinion - video at full story link]

Young animal rights activists took to the streets in central Mexico City on Sunday, chanting "Corridas de toros -- vergüenza nacional (bullfights -- a national shame).'' They were protesting the hundreds of bullfights that take place here in Mexico.

The march was attended by about 800 people, most of them in their late teens or early 20s. It began at the Hundido Park on Avenida Insurgentes at midday, a few blocks from the Plaza de Toros Mexico, the biggest bullfighting venue in the country and one of the largest in the world with capacity to seat 48,000 people.

The protesters walked just a few blocks north, taking up a lane of traffic. Many of the motorists driving by honked in support.

Mariana Hernandez, a 20-year-old biology student clutching a sign that said "Ya Basta! (Enough, already)" said, "The bulls that they kill are living things. They shouldn't kill them for fun."

"The more of us that are here, the better," said Manual Hernandez, 19, another protester. "This is the second year that I've come here and there are more of us every time."


full story: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/laplaza/2009/02/young-animal-ac.html