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December 25, 2013 - MILK ADVERTISEMENT GRAFFITIED

A Cravendale milk advertisement in Staffordshire was graffitied.
December 8, 2013 - BUTCHER SHOP PAINTED AND GLUED

anonymous report:

"At the beginning of December, the Militant vegan Ninjas of the ALF visited a butchers in the Midlands, UK.
'MEAT IS MURDER' 'SCUM' and 'ALF' were painted onto the front windows and the locks were glued.

- ALF."


November 30, 2013 - 100+ CAGE TRAPS DESTROYED, BADGER CULL ABANDONED

More than 100 cage traps used to capture badgers have been stolen or destroyed in west Gloucestershire. According to a BBC report, "cages had been cut in half with bolt croppers and others had been hit with sledge hammers or flattened by people jumping on them."

The British government's "badger cull," an ill-conceived plan to stop the spread of TB in cows, ended on November 30, three weeks earlier than planned. Hundreds of badgers in Gloucestershire and Somerset were needlessly killed since the start of the cull in August.


November 15, 2013 - ALF VISIT THEIR LOCAL BUTCHER

anonymous report:

"For Barry Horne:
Butcher shop in England had its locks glued and was painted with slogans.

Fuck up your local butchers.

- ALF"


November 14, 2013 - LOCKS GLUED, SLOGANS PAINTED AT BUTCHER AND BETTING SHOP

anonymous report:

"For Barry Horne:
A butcher shop had its locks glued and windows covered in etching fluid.
A bookies was also painted with, 'You bet they die!' For the victims of greyhound and horse racing.

Keep fighting!

Animal Liberation Front."


October 23, 2013 - ENCLOSURES DAMAGED, HUNDREDS OF BIRDS ESCAPE FROM GOVERNMENT-OWNED ESTATE

On October 7-8 at the Chevening Estate in Kent the roof covering pens was forced open, allowing close to 400 partridges, pheasants and grouse to fly away. A Kent Police spokesman told news media, "We are not ruling out the possibility of it having been carried out by animal rights activists."
October 15, 2013 - WINDOWS SMASHED ON HUNT CARS

anonymous report:

"2 hunt cars had their windows smashed. - ALF"


October 14, 2013 - PARTRIDGES FREED FROM CAGES AT SHOOTING ESTATE

anonymous report:

"In light of the extension of the badger cull, we descended upon a shooting estate, releasing over 50 partridges who were kept enclosed in 2 separate cages. This will be a very common occurrence for the duration of the cull and if it is rolled out across the country. Stop the cull!"


October 10, 2013 - FIVE CHICKENS SAVED FROM A FACTORY FARM

anonymous report:

"5 chickens were saved from a factory farm at the end of September. ALF."


September 7, 2013 - BADGERS STILL SNUFFLING AROUND NFU MUTUAL

received anonymously (click on photos for larger versions):

"In June we reported our hacks on NFU Mutual, the financial arm of the animal hating NFU. Since June we have not only kept our access to NFUM databases but expanded it and now we even have access to their mail servers. As we sat in our setts it was amusing to read the emails detailing their inept attempts to uncover us and even more funny to see them congratulating themselves that 'no hack had occurred'!

We warned we would use the details we found on NFUM servers to financially destroy those involved in the cull. The cull started last week and we have now uploaded the details (including account information) of those known to be involved in the cull to several 'carding' websites where they will be used for identity theft or just to empty their bank accounts. These farmers and landowners wont be able to fund the slaughter of our wildlife with no money. When we find others involved in the cull we will upload their details.

We were surprised that NFUM failed to close their massive security holes after we released the statement in June. But having seen the emails we now know it is simply because their IT support is crap.

In addition to financial details we found other useful data such as car reg details of those we know involved in the cull. We've attached photos of the reg details of vehicles insured at the Forthampton estate.

The real battle to save our friends in the Somerset and Gloucestershire kill zones is with the brave hunt sabs who will be out every night saving lives. Those of us who's setts are too far away to directly help our friends in danger will continue to find new exploits to attack NFUM.

NFU Mutual is the financial arm of the NFU. They provide millions every year in donations to the NFU. Without NFUM the NFU would not have the money to lobby our corrupt politicians to keep laws on animal welfare lax. With No NFUM, there would be No NFU and so no live export trade from the UK and no badger cull. NFUM's existence causes needless suffering to millions of animals.

GeekyBadgers


September 4, 2013 - 150 HENS LIBERATED

anonymous report:

"150 caged hens liberated from an intensive farming unit in the south of england, in solidarity with all involved in fighting the badger cull, until all are free"


August 29, 2013 - HUGE BLAZE AT POLICE TRAINING CENTER MARKS START OF BADGER SLAUGHTER

reported anonymously:

"The (under construction) Police Firearms Training Centre in Black Rock
Quarry, Portishead, situated directly beneath the Avon and Somerset Police
regional headquarters was our target on the night of 26th August, and we
left it with flames licking high. The facility is intended to serve forces
across the South West.

After climbing into the quarry we used accelerant to burn the major
electrical cables at five junction points throughout the complex, and
doused and lighted a pallet of electrical fittings and wires. More than
twelve hours later the fire is still burning. It put smiles on our faces
to realise how easy it was to enter their gun club and leave a fuck you
signature right in the belly of the beast, with a curious fox as our only
witness.

On the same night others of us attacked two vehicles near St George,
Bristol with paint stripper and by slashing the tyres � one G4S and one
Amey. In the UK and globally G4S provide prison and security services and
profit from many aspects of prison society. Amey, in a joint venture with
GEO transport prisoners in England and Wales and run courthouses in
Bristol and North Somerset.

In the City around us the lock down increases; there is a general
atmosphere of rising fear and powerlessness; there is more and more
surveillance, and security guards with handcuffs appear on more and more
doors. Tensions across the world are simmering as people lose faith in the
system. As a response to this insecurity the state is militarising it�s
police with firearms, remote control drones and 'non-lethal' weapons that
regularly kill. At the same time they develop the preventative 'soft cop' buffer of community support officers, liaison teams and so on, that are
more fitting with the democratic image. They even get some help from
leftists such as John Drury from Aufheben with his contributions on crowd
control, who is as terrified of the unmanageable as the ruling classes
are. The British state is a world leader in counter-insurgency techniques.
Their expertise is the result of generations long brutal colonisation,
like in India, Kenya and to this day in Ireland.

Two years after the major UK riots we think an important door was opened
for radical and combative refusal of our daily existence on a wide scale.
For those of us who took to the streets it was a breath of clean air in
the dungeons, a reminder that the encroachment and control is not
complete. Even when the apathy and isolation seems to have taken hold
again we continue our attacks. The police and security industry specialise
in making us feel powerless in our own lives, and making these attacks
goes a long way to overcoming this feeling.

This is also our way of marking two years that Bristol anarchist Badger
has evaded capture after the riots. Stay free, keep fighting!

Speaking of which, the night of our action coincides with the announced
start of the planned cull of wild badgers in the South West of England.
Through attempting to facilitate the cull and stop resistance the police
shore up the interests of agricultural industry and the land owning
classes. We hope this will be one of many rebellions against this
slaughter. Because the state and corporate security forces are integral to
this world of exploitation and authority.

Our best wishes to the Greek anarchist Kostas Sakkas in recovery from a
successful hunger strike for pre-trial release after 30 months on remand.

The struggle will continue until all are wild and free.

-Angry Foxes Cell in collaboration with ACAB"


August 6, 2013 - GEORGE HOUSE RELEASED!

George House
George wa
s released from prison on August 5.

In March 2013, George was sentenced to 12 months in prison for vandalizing Coventry Stadium greyhound track and for attempting to liberate mice from the University of Warwick


July 28, 2013 - CHICKEN LIBERATION DEDICATED TO IMPRISONED ACTIVIST

anonymous report:

"116 chickens liberated from a intensive farm in the south of england, this raid is dedicated to our imprisoned comrade george house.

until all are free"


July 14, 2013 - 150 HENS LIBERATED

anonymous report:

"on june 11th in solidarity with eric mcdavid and marie mason and all animal liberation prisoners 150 hens were liberated from an oppressive intensive farm in the south of england.all the hens are now in safe new homes for life.untill all are free"


June 10, 2013 - NFU MUTUAL HACKED BY BADGERS

received anonymously:

"NFU Mutual is the commercial arm of the National Farmers Union (NFU). They provide a huge part of the income for the NFU and enable it to be a lobbying powerhouse in UK politics. The funding they provide to the NFU is used to ensure that animal welfare regulations on farmers remain lax; that farmers continue to receive huge subsidies; that the horrific live export trade can continue and also ensure that they are able to get the government to allow them to persecute wildlife such as badgers in complete disregard to the law which has them as a protected species. The NFU and NFU Mutual are so closely linked that NFU reps are also sales agents for NFU Mutual. NFU Mutual makes the profit that greases the wheels of political lobbying to allow the slaughter of our innocent wildlife. Last September we decided to come out of our sett and get hacking NFU Mutual, our biggest target.

Since the beginning of May we have exploited vulnerabilities on NFU Mutual systems to allow us to download almost all of their customer files including full financial details, claims and account history. Our access is so complete that we were able to make subtle modifications to the accounts of several people we know are involved in the badger cull.

As more people are identified as being part of the badger cull we will exploit the details we have on them. We will show the same mercy to their finances that they show to the lives of badgers. We already have plans to use the details we have on some of the more high profile supporters of the cull.

This is Bodger and Badger. NFU Mutual bodged their security and so we are now badgering them.

Badgers have friends, and those friends are hackers.

BrockCyberClan - saving wildlife one bit at a time."


May 30, 2013 - NINE LAMBS SAFE FROM ABUSE

anonymous report:

"9 lambs rescued at the weekend from a farm in southern england, they will live their lives free from the abuse of the farming system. in solidarity with all prisoners worldwide"


May 14, 2013 - ANIMAL RIGHTS MILITIA CLAIM TAMPERING OF MILK

received anonymously:

"The English badger cull licenses are set to become valid at the start of June. This will allow dairy farmers (and other sick fucks) to shoot and trap up to 70% of all badger throughout Somerset and Gloucestershire. The science proves that badger are not to blame for the spread of bovine TB, poor farming methods are!
Milk has been contaminated with an undisclosed substance across supermarkets in Somerset and Gloucestershire. Ten Tesco, ASDA and Sainsbury's stores have been affected and the contaminated items are now in circulation.
We have no intention of hurting people, only profits. We ask that the supermarkets immediately withdraw the milk and cut all ties with the cull zone farmers.

- Animal Rights Militia."


May 13, 2013 - BUTCHER SHOP LOCKS GLUED

anonymous report:

"AT THE END OF APRIL A NEW BUTCHER SHOP WAS OPENED IN A TOWN IN THE SOUTH OF ENGLAND. THE LOCKS WERE GLUED ON THE FRONT ENTRANCE. THE BACK DOOR IN WHICH THEY TAKE DELIVERIES WAS ALSO GLUED.
THIS HAPPENED AGAIN AT THE START OF MAY - UNTIL THIS PLACE IS SHUT DOWN THIS WILL CONTINUE AND ACTIONS WILL ONLY GET MORE INTENSE.
UNTIL ALL ARE FREE.

*IN SOLIDARITY WITH AR PRISONER GEORGE HOUSE AND THE 269 ACTIVISTS WHO WERE ARRESTED IN ISRAEL.*
- ALF."


May 7, 2013 - 17 LAMBS LIBERATED BY THE ALF

received anonymously:

"In the early hours of Tuesday morning the 7th of may 17 lambs were liberated by the A.L.F in south west uk just days before they were destined to be murdered for halal meat. Here are the last 2 to go to their new home. They are already in loving happy places around the country living their lives as they should. This is one reason why the A.L.F exists and always will."


May 1, 2013 - ANIMAL LIBERATION GRAFFITI

reported by activists in England:

"Meat is a holocaust" and other slogans were graffitied in the Midlands.


April 15, 2013 - BUTCHER SHOP DAMAGED

anonymous report:

"IN APRIL 2013, A FAMILY BUTCHER'S SHOP NEAR CAMBRIDGE UK SIGN CORRECTED FROM 'FAMILY BUTCHERS' TO 'FAMILY MURDERERS'. LOCKS WERE GLUED AND PROPERTY DAMAGED

GO VEGAN OR GO TO HELL,

THE ANIMAL LIBERATION FRONT

IN SOLIDARITY WITH GEORGE HOUSE"


April 9, 2013 - ALF DESTROY HUNTING TOWERS

anonymous report:

"Hunting towers for murdering unsuspecting pigeons in Cambridgeshire UK were removed on 1/3/13. The towers were rebuilt and consequently burned to the ground.

This will continue to happen until this barbaric 'sport' seizes to happen.

Until all are free

ALF"


April 8, 2013 - LOCKS GLUED AT BETTING SHOPS

anonymous report:

"The Grand National is the most grueling and barbaric of all horse races in Britain which takes place every year. It consists of 40 horses being whipped and forced to jump to unnatural heights. Over the last 50 years, 36 horses have lost their lives during the race itself. Many more have been killed after they are no longer profitable or because they do not meet the grade for racing.
On the night before the Grand National (5/4/2013), locks at all of the betting shops in a town in the South of England were glued. We believe that profiting from the misery and exploitation of any animal is unacceptable and should be challanged by any decent human being.
We call upon every caring person in the world to take similar actions, without these profits the abusive bloodsport known as 'racing' would not exist.

YOU BET, THEY DIE!

In solidarity with AR Prisoner George House.

- ALF."


March 8, 2013 - NEW PRISONER: GEORGE HOUSE

George House #A5822CW
Werrington YOI
Werrington
Stoke-On-Trent
ST9 0DX
UNITED KINGDOM

In March 2013, George was sentenced to 12 months in prison for vandalizing Coventry Stadium greyhound track and for attempting to liberate mice from the University of Warwick. Please send him a letter of support!


February 18, 2013 - NEW PRISONER: HAYLEY KENT

Hayley Kent #A2183CW
HMP Peterborough
Saville Road
Westfield
Peterborough PE3 7PD
UNITED KINGDOM

In February 2013, Hayley was sentenced to six months in prison for campaigning against the live export trade.


February 1, 2013 - MEL BROUGHTON RELEASED!

Mel Broughton
Mel was released from prison in February 2013.

In July 2010, after his third trial for the same offense, Mel Broughton was convicted of conspiracy to commit arson and sentenced to 10 years in prison. Prior to his arrest, Mel was a leading campaigner against construction of an animal research facility at Oxford University.


January 18, 2013 - GAVIN MEDD-HALL RELEASED

On October 25, 2010, six animal rights activists (Alfie Fitzpatrick, Tom Harris, Jason Mullen, Nicola Tapping, Nicole Vosper, Sarah Whitehead) were sentenced for their involvement in the Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) campaign. The activists had pleaded guilty to either "conspiring to interfere with the contractual relations of an animal research organization," or "conspiracy to blackmail" companies linked to the notorious animal testing lab, Huntingdon Life Sciences.

Seven other activists (Dan Amos, Gregg Avery, Natasha Avery, Gavin Medd-Hall, Heather Nicholson, Gerrah Selby, Dan Wadham) were jailed in January 2009 following their convictions on similar charges.

The purely political prosecutions and harsh and unjust sentences are an attempt by the British government to crush dissent and to stop anyone from speaking out against vivisection.


Dan Amos

After serving 2 years in prison, Dan was released in July 2010.

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Gregg Avery

Gregg was released in October 2011 after completing his 9 year sentence.

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Natasha Avery

Natasha was released in October 2011 after completing her 9 year sentence.

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Alfie Fitzpatrick

Sentence: 1 year suspended sentence

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Tom Harris

Sentence: 5 years

In January 2011, one year was added to Tom's original 4 year sentence after he was found guilty of involvement in vandalism at companies linked to Huntingdon Life Sciences in 2008.

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Gavin Medd-Hall

Gavin was released in January 2013 after serving 4 years of his 8 year sentence.

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Jason Mullen

Jason was released in October 2011 after completing his 3 year sentence.

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Heather Nicholson

Heather was released in November 2012 after completing her 11 year sentence.

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Gerrah Selby

Gerrah was released in January 2011.

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Nicola Tapping

Nicola was released from prison in March 2011 after completing her 1 year and 3 month sentence.

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Nicole Vosper

After serving 21 months in prison, Nicole was released in December 2010.

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Dan Wadham

Dan was released in July 2011 after completing his 5 year sentence.

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Sarah Whitehead

Sarah was released from prison in June 2012 after completing her 6 year sentence.


January 12, 2013 - ALF/ELF SABOTAGE ROAD CONSTRUCTION

reported anonymously:

"Combe Haven. 7th-8th January 2013.

Acting in solidarity with the campaign against the Bexhill-Hastings link road, activists sabotaged contractors attempts to force local wildlife to migrate away from the site of the proposed road.

Wire mesh and wooden doors covered all but one entrance to each badger sett in the area, in an attempt to encourage the badgers to move into human-built setts prior to mating season. The mesh and doors surrounding the badger setts have since been dismantled to encourage the badgers to stay in their habitat of choice.

Newt-nets have also been set up by contractors with the same goal in mind, plastic sheeting staked along the route of the road a foot below and above ground, forcing newts, insects and other small animals out of the area. Thus these nets have also been attacked, torn out of the ground and smashed.

Not only do these actions allow wild creatures to exist where they choose, but slows the build of the road, as the contractors attempt to greenwash their mindless destruction of animal habitats and local natural environments by 'sparing the animal's lives' in this manner and cannot proceed with the road building until they say they are certain that the local wildlife has migrated away from the site of ecological destruction.

After witnessing the surveyors dismay upon noticing the trashed nets, these acts of sabotage will only continue and increase in their severity until those who choose convenience and profit over life have suffered at least equally in their fight for the absolute control and destruction of the natural world.

ALF/ELF."


January 2, 2013 - AGAINST PRISONS, AGAINST ZOOS

anonymous report, from Indymedia UK:

"We started 2013 as we mean to carry on, with an attack on the front entrance building of Bristol Zoo. All the glass front doors and windows were smashed. The building and 'Bristol Zoo' lettering was attacked with paint bombs as well as a paint bomb inside the building. 'Liberate' was sprayed across the front.

Zoos put themselves forward as champions of conservation but the reality is very different. Their 'conservation' is part of the same arrogant hypocritical mindset that places humans separate and above all other living things, and aims for domination and subjugation of nature. Wild creatures are hunted, some to extinction, exploited, and their habitats wrecked. The ones that are lucky enough to be 'saved' are put in cages and this is presented as somehow protecting and helping them.

Zoos are upheld as bastions of education. We can know all we need to know about this or that creature except how to show them basic respect. What it's really about is teaching people that non-human animals are there for our entertainment, and that the entire non-human world exists only for our use. People's need to see and experience something wild is very marketable and exploitable. Behind all the rhetoric and reinvention of zoos lies the cruel reality as always of money and profit by all means necessary. Once we see through their carefully constructed image there is no defence such institutions of slavery can employ against our reasons to attack them.

In the zoo, people get used to the necessity and desirability of cages. Once free animals, pacing their cages and staring vacantly at the bars are a sad reflection of our own captivity.

With this small but successful act we draw a line in the sand between us and the dominator of every creature including ourselves.

On New Years Eve there is a tradition around the world of taking action against the prison system and showing solidarity with prisoners. We continue and extend this tradition in the spirit of total liberation for human and non-human animals alike. We also have not forgotten or forgiven the violence used by the police against demonstrators outside Horfield prison last new years eve.

We will keep hitting them where and when they don't expect it - They can never be everywhere and we will never accept captivity or imprisonment of any sort. We dedicate this action to anarchist prisoners Marco Camenisch, Cristobal Franke 'Mono' and Osman Evcan."


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