September 7, 2011 -
RESIST POWER PLANT, DRILLING VEHICLE BURNED
reported by activists in Turkey:
"On 5th of september, drilling vehicles of Anadolu Group
(this group is the biggest partner of McDonalds Turkey, Coca Cola
Turkey) which tries to build a thermic power plant to Gerze-Sinop tried
to enter Yaykil village. Local people and eco-activists barricaded the
roads to village for defending their land, but police and gendarme
attacked people with tear gas, pepper spray, water cannons and batons.
Activists answered this attack with stones and slogans. During the
police attack some buildings, barns, farms and bushes caught fire; 25
activists and 4 policemen injured.
Because of their resistance, drilling vehicles left the
village. At night police took 6 activists in custody from their homes.
At night of September 6, a drilling vehicle which was
waiting in a gas station near the village was burned by unknown people.
The vehicle is totally destroyed. Gendarme and local police is still
searching for the arsonists in Gerze.
For pictures you can check out:
For the video of police attack:
Animal and Earth Liberation Supporters from Turkey"
November 23, 2010 -
PAINTED, BANNERS DESTROYED IN PROTEST OF ANIMAL SACRIFICE
actions in protest of the killing of animals during
Kurban Bayrami (Eid al-Adha, Festival of Sacrifice) in Turkey; reported
here for additional photos ("Kurban = Cinayettir" = "Sacrifice =
"Sacrifice is Murder!
The invitation which called out by Animal Liberation
Initiative, one month before 'massacre days', produced a pervasive
effect. The activists who took the road with this slogan: 'We throwed a
stone to the sea, it created five circular ripples, now, it's time to
create a storm', staged tens of protests against the massacre and
cruelty in many districts of Istanbul and Izmir.
They said these with their writings: in fact, the
sacrificial ritual is not an Eid -the feast-, it's a massacre and
cruelty. They damaged and destroyed hundreds of pancartes, banners and
bill posters about the Feast of the Sacrifice. Those destroyed stuffs
had placarded by offical corporations, religious and militarist NGO's.
The activists stuck thousands of stickers to the streets. While the
action was influencing, a few dissident media published action news.
Thanks to everyone who be a voice of silent and get into
Chronologic list of actions (from end to begin):
İstanbul (20/11/2010) - They continued to act in
Buyukada and Uskudar. They stuck a lot of stickers all the way in
various places of Buyukada (Big Island is an island in the Sea of
Marmara, near Istanbul). They wrote a writing: 'Sacrifice is a massacre'
at an active point in Buyukada. They also stuck a few stickers in
In Uskudar, throughout roadside of metrobus, the
pancartes and banners which celebrated the feast and promote the
sacrifice, were destroyed by activists. In bus stops; on streets, poles
and walls, they made a few writings and stuck a lot of stickers.
İstanbul (19/11/2010) - Sacrifice banners were cutted in
İstanbul (16/11/2010) - While animal resistance news
were coming from everywhere, a news gladdened us: in Ankara, a bull
resisted for hours and escaped forest of METU (Middle East Technical
University) -We hope that he is still free and secure- Tens of bulls,
cows, sheeps, goats and other 'sacrificial' animals resisted seriously.
Some of them were shot with pump rifles; some of them were crushed with
cars and trucks; some of them were killed by poisoned shots. But after
all, they resisted and they became a hope for us. They gave a good
lesson to everybody thereby resisting against the massacre. All animals
who resist for to remain alive, are our honour. Long live animal
- The activists stuck the stickers in a park near
'sacrificial' animal selling space.
- It was wrote 'Sacrifice is not a feast; it's a
massacre' to entry of Macka Park.
- They stuck the stickers in metrobus bus stops.
- The activists cutted banners of NGO's and politic
parties which promote the sacrificial ritual.
- In Kadikoy, the pancartes were destroyed.
İstanbul (14/11/2010) - A day before Muslim Festival of
Sacrifices, on two points of Istanbul and Balcova town of Izmir (a city
in Aegean region), the activists went into the act against animal
- A lot of banners were destroyed in Kadikoy Rihtim,
Altunizade, Sogutlucesme, Kosuyolu. Writings and stickers...
- Writings and stickers in various places of Umraniye.
We destroyed a lot of banners.
İzmir (14/11/2010) - In Balcova town of Izmir, the
activists wrote 'Sacrifice = Massacre' on the walls. One of those
writings was on the wall of a mosque.
İstanbul (13/11/2010) - The activists wrote 'Sacrifice =
Massacre' on 12 different points in Beyoglu.
- On evening hours, 'Sacrifice is a massacre' stickers
were stuck in Bayrampasa.
- On evening hours, the banners were destroyed on
Sirinevler footbridge and in Siyavuspasa. We also stuck the stickers
İzmir (12/11/2010) - In action days against massacre
festival, an action from Izmir... Various stickers were stuck in
İstanbul (10/11/2010) - While the massacre days were
coming up, a few actions against sacrifice, were carried out yesterday
and today, on four different region of Istanbul.
- In Gazi neighbourhood, the activists wrote writings to
the walls and on the buses. 'Sacrifice is murder', 'Sacrifice is a
- A gigantic banner was destroyed in front of Turkish
Radio - Television Corporation in Taksim.
- Two gigantic banner was destroyed in Topkapi and
- A few banners were destroyed in Esenyurt.
İstanbul (06/11/2010) - First answer came from Istanbul
for the call out of Animal Liberation Initiative. Between Beylikduzu and
Avcilar, all banners were destroyed. A lot of bill posters which IHH -
The Foundation for Human Rights and Freedom and Humanitarian Relief has
We have been inviting to all animal rights defenders to
destroy all visual materials whom the organizations who promote the
sacrifice, like IHH, Turkish Air Corporation, Turkish Red Crescent
Society, Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) Mehmetcik Foundation, The Turkish
Meat and Fish Corporation.
Animal Liberation Initiative, Istanbul
October 8, 2010 -
FOR ANIMAL LIBERATION" ATTACK MUNICIPAL DOG POUND
reported by activists in Turkey:
"Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality is working. We can't
sleep and we won't let them rest on their comfortable beds.
On 16th October 2009, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality
killed nearly 70 puppies at their concentration camp which goes by the
name of Hasdal Shelter. Their reason for the massacre was a suspicion of
rabies. Ever since that day, we couldn't forget this massacre. We
couldn't be unresponsive to what they did and we won't. Those
responsible for this massacre shouldn't sleep well on their beds.
Accordingly, the night of 7th September 2010, we
attacked to Hasdal Massacre House. We carried out various sabotages and
writing activities in the shelter terrain.
That massacre was not the first or last. Unblinkingly,
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality still continues to kill and torture
street animals by their butchers and murderers.
With their guns and hooks... overdosing anesthetics...
lack of ventilation in truck haulages... massacres which they called
sterilization/neutering... deaths on operation tables... after the
operation, starvation and let go wihout water for days, on floors thick
of shit and urine... infected wounds... banishments to the uninhabited
places, hills, forests, etc...
All of these are just a piece of the systematic genocide
which the stray animals are exposed routinely; the same with other
animals who are abused in industrial farms, in laboratories, in
This action was first reaction of the precautionary
signal for the slaughtered animals by Istanbul Metropolitan
Municipality. Abusers and Murderers! If you continue to torture or
behave cruelly towards animals, we will try harder acts.
Anarchists for Animal Liberation"
October 7, 2007 -- Windows Smashed at Pet Shop
"Some ALF supporters attacked to a pet shop and smashed the windows
on 6th October. They targeted the shop because they sell rare birds and
reptiles. One of the activist said, 'We do this on 6th of october
because its World Bird Watching Day. We will fight until all the
imprisoned birds can fly free.'
September 2, 2007 -- Leather Shop attacked
"A leather shop owner in Istanbul-Kadikoy woke up on 1 of september
with glued keylocks and smashed windows."