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December 27, 2011 - BLACK FAXES FOR HLS SUPPLIERS

anonymous report:

"RAE Corporation and Tri-Dim Filter Corporation each received 140 black faxes for their involvement with Huntingdon Life Sciences. DROP HLS NOW!!

Animal Liberation NOW!"


December 1, 2011 - PAINT DUMPED AT STORE SELLING DEAD ANIMAL "CURIOSITIES"

anonymous report, from portland indymedia:

"On the night of Wednesday November 30.2011 anarchists vandalized Paxton Gate Portland, a wealthy boutique inhumanely supplying non-human animals and their parts. Windows were splashed with buckets of paint and on the side walk in front of the store was written 'Fuck Paxton Gate'. This was in solidarity with non-human struggles everywhere, and against the fight of inherent racism--gentrification.

We're not free until we all [including non-humans] are free.

Against all oppressions,

<(A)3"


November 24, 2011 - 16 TURKEYS RESCUED IN VERMONT

anonymous report:

"During the early morning hours of November 16, VTARM members liberated 16 turkeys and 2 geese from a road side holding pen. The same location had been visited the previous year. Power to the lights surrounding the outside holding pen was cut by the security team and two cameras installed after last year's visit were removed. The extraction team utilizing NVGs cut the fence and liberated 16 turkeys. In addition the security team disabled 2 ATVs and liberated 2 geese located during the visit. In all the operation took less than 10 minutes. We enjoyed our visit 'farmer Bob' now consider yourself out of business, you don't want us coming back for a third time. We will use whatever means necessary to liberate animals, prevent cruelty and punish those who commit acts of cruelty. This liberation is dedicated to Walter Bond and all of the other political prisoners: you are in our thoughts and actions every day, thank you and happy thanksgiving!"


November 19, 2011 - CLAIM OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR FUR FARM RAID

anonymous communique:

"On the evening of September 24, we visited the mink farm on Savola Road in the outskirts of Astoria, Oregon, cutting holes in their fences before making our way through their sheds and opening cages.

Capitalism is cancerous and deadly to every life it comes into contact with. We're not interested in reforms and stall tactics, nor in the continuance of a culture that views lives as an economic resource.

On these cooling autumn nights we warm our fingers on the breeding records we took from your sheds and throw into our fire, and take comfort in seeing that some of us still have it in them to run into the wilderness beyond the fences.

For those whose sympathies lie with laws and commerce over lives, look around: retailers and restaurants are catching fire, windows are broken, tires slashed, and security costs are rising. Now might be a good time to consider another line of work.

This action was dedicated to the radical teachers, gardeners and foragers, to those embezeling from corporations, sharing indigenous skills, setting fires, molotoving cops, and all those working to challenge capitalism's deathgrip in their own communities. Your work inspires us.

Fewer calls to action, more action.

The Gordon Shumway Brigade"

According to media reports, late on Saturday, September 24 approximately 300 mink were released from cages at the Western Star Fur Farm (92326 Conroy Road) in Astoria, Oregon.


October 31, 2011 - HOME VISIT FOR HLS COLLABORATOR

received anonymously:

"On the night of October 27, the ALF decided to help Michele Bollinger, VP of Business Development and Consulting for Aptium Oncology, get into the Halloween spirit. We showed up at the house she shares with her husband Jeremy at 2251 Pelham Ave and redecorated her walls and vehicle, with the aid of a little bit of red spraypaint, stripper, and etching paste. The ALF wants to let all the kids in the neighborhood know about the house of horrors that Michele and Aptium, as an AstraZeneca subsidiary, support at Huntingdon Life Sciences.

We are so close to shutting this hellhole down for good, let's make it happen by hitting AstraZeneca where it hurts. Get out there and get active!"


October 20, 2011 - ADDITIONAL FOOTAGE OF FREED MINK

Additional footage of one of hundreds of mink freed from cages at Miller's Mink Ranch in Gifford, Washington in the early hours of October 12.


October 13, 2011 - MINK RESCUED FROM FUR FARM; "FREEDOM IS THEIR BIRTHRIGHT"

1000+ Mink Liberated from Gifford, Washington Ranch This Morning
Third Mink Liberation in Two Weeks Results in Nearly 3000 Mink Freed Only Weeks Before Their Planned Deaths

Gifford, WA: In a communique received by the North American Animal Liberation Press Office today, Animal Liberationists have taken credit for liberating more than 1000 captive mink from a Washington ranch. According to the communique, early this morning activists entered Miller's Mink Ranch, destroyed breeding information and opened three quarters of the cages. Images and a short video of several mink going free in a wilderness setting were included with the communique and will be available soon on the Press Office website.

Miller's Mink Ranch

received anonymously (click here for more photos):

Millers Mink Ranch, located at 2823 Addy Gifford Rd in Gifford, WA was established in 2001 and is incorporated in the state of Washington; current estimates show this company has an annual revenue of $94,000 and employs a staff of 1.

"In the early morning hours of October 12th, we entered Miller's Mink Ranch on Addy-Gifford Road in Washington, and took down every breeder card in one of the two large, main sheds. We opened approximately 3/4 of the cages, many of which had more than one animal, freeing more than a thousand animals. We also took 3 individuals and released them at different locations.

We chose to do this not because we believe that humans wearing fur is inherently wrong. Rather we think that the callous disrespect with which the fur industry treats the animals is despicable. The fact that it has become an 'industry' for the vanity and fashion of the rich is what we hate. In the Pacific NW the fur industry represents more than just animal abuse and species-ism. Trapping, killing, and skinning fur bearing mammals for profit was one of the first steps of westward expansion and manifest destiny in this area. It was one of the first parts of the colonial process that decimated many Native people and cultures. The fact that the fashion and fur industries point to Native people wearing fur as their justification of the factories of death is inexcusable. These people responsible have no personal or cultural ties to the native people who were here first, in fact, they are a part of the system that destroyed their way of life. The current way of 'farming' mink, fox, bobcat, and lynx does not bear any similarity or have any hint of the same respect for life and nature that the native tribes and cultures around here have.

We are not asking for better conditions for farmed mink, for a more humane way of caging wild beings. Mink are fiercely territorial animals in the wild, with territories that can be miles long, usually along waterfronts where they can swim and hunt fish and small mammals. This freedom is their birthright as wild creatures. The approximately 2 square feet in which Miller's Mink Ranch cages two and sometimes three mink for the whole of their lives is unspeakable. It is unfortunately the standard for mink farms the world over. The agony and frustration at never feeling more than wire under paws that were meant for swimming and pursuing prey can only be wondered at. Some mink's fervor for freedom is so great they bite the wires of their cages until they break their teeth.

We would like to dedicate this act to every rebel warrior who died nameless and whose rage and bravery went unseen and unknown, to all who struggle against oppression, even with no light at the end of the tunnel in sight."

Imprisoned in cages for life, fur-bearing animals killed to make products sold in stores like Rocky Mountain Firework & Fur Company are forced to endure intensive confinement, compared to the miles of territory these animals would enjoy in the wild - their natural state. The natural instincts of these captive animals are completely frustrated; self-mutilation, sickness, infection, poor sanitation and the sheer stress of confinement lead animals to premature death. When they survive, animals of sufficient size are killed by anal electrocution or gassing, then skinned. In addition to liberating the wild animals destined for a certain, painful and agonizing death, another goal of liberationists is to cause economic damage to fur retailers and farms; dozens of stores and fur farming operations have seen economic ruin since "Operation Bite Back" began by the Animal Liberation Front in the 1990s.

The unnamed clandestine group of animal liberationists join others who utilize economic sabotage in addition to the direct liberation of animals from conditions of abuse and imprisonment. By making it more expensive to trade in the lives of innocent, sentient beings, they maintain the atrocities against our brothers and sisters are likely to occur in smaller numbers; their goal is to abolish the exploitation, imprisonment, torture and killing of innocent, non-human animals.


October 9, 2011 - FUR FARM RAID

According to media reports, over 1,200 mink were released from cages at the Palmer Erickson fur farm (3374 Saratoga Avenue) in Jewell, Iowa in the early hours of October 7.
September 27, 2011 - HUNDREDS OF MINK FREED FROM CAGES

According to media reports, in the early hours of Sunday, September 25 approximately 300 mink were released from cages at the Western Star Fur Farm (92326 Conroy Road) in Astoria, Oregon.
September 26, 2011 - FUR COMPANY BURNS

received anonymously:

"In the early morning hours of September 26th, a visit was paid to the Rocky Mountain Firework & Fur Company, a shop that (quite foolishly) sells both highly flammable and explosive toys, and the chemically-treated skins of thousands of tortured animals (among some other nasty things, like trapping supplies). A hole was drilled into their storage space, and several gallons of fuel were pumped through, as well as multiple other charges being set beneath an adjoining structure. Ignition devices were set to finish up our work, once we were safely on our way.

By oppressing innocent life, you've lost your rights. We've come to take you down a notch. Stay in business, and we'll be back.

Yours truly,
The Arson Unit"

note: Rocky Mountain Fur Co. (www.rmfur.com) is located at 14950 Hwy. 20/26 in Caldwell, Idaho.


September 14, 2011 - HUNDREDS OF RODENT TRAPS DESTROYED

received anonymously:

"Midwest, USA -

Hundreds of rodent 'bait traps' have been smashed and destroyed.

These traps contain poison. The traps are manufactured by companies like Orkin, and are usually black or grey in color, and line the perimeters of buildings in every town - outside fast food restaurants, malls, grocery stores, movie theaters, and so on. Some are even hidden in the bushes and designed to look like large stones. All types of businesses have these disgusting traps. They are smashed, and the poison is double bagged and thrown away indoors, to insure that no living being comes into contact with it.

This is an almost riskless, yet effective action. Rodent traps are not cheap - each one costs the business around sixty dollars.
Some businesses have even stopped replacing the traps, rather than deal with the economic costs of having to replace them regularly.
In addition, this saves the lives of the rodents that have to deal with the constant assault of life within industrial civilization. We now routinely see rodents running through the bushes and parking lots."


September 1, 2011 - FENCING CUT AT ELK FARM

received anonymously:

"On the night of August 29th, a small band of animal liberationists crept quietly onto the property of Damascus Elk Farm located at 23255 SE Highway 212 in Clackamas, OR. This farm raises dozens of Roosevelt Elk for commercial slaughter. Once we made it to the elk pens, wire cutters were used to successfully remove a large section of fencing from one of the pens. Unfortunately due to a disturbance, we had to cut our action short and we were unable to open the remaining pens. The total number of animals (if any) that got away is unknown, but the intent of our action should be made perfectly clear: to prevent directly the violence that is inherent to animal agriculture and to liberate sentient animal back into their native habitat.

Across the country there are thousands of elk and deer being held captive on farms, waiting to be liberated back into the wild. These acts of liberation are generally low risk and can directly save the lives of animals. Elk and deer farms have little to no security and the small size of the industry makes these farms particularly vulnerable to sabotage.

With this act we attempted to remove the last barrier between these wild creatures and their new, free lives. Link by link, these barriers will be dismantled in our society, to create a new ethic of freedom and accountability. Assist us in the struggle for liberation, or stand on the wrong side of history.

For all those imprisoned.
-Animal Liberation Front"


August 3, 2011 - KEVIN KJONAAS RELEASED!


(left to right; Andy Stepanian, Lauren Gazzola, Kevin Jonas, Josh
Harper, Jake Conroy and Darius Fulmer).

The "SHAC 7" are 6 activists and a corporation, Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty USA Inc., who were found guilty in 2006 of multiple felonies for their alleged role in campaigning to close down the notorious animal testing lab, Huntingdon Life Sciences. As of August 2011, all of the activists have completed their prison sentences. They were not accused of smashing windows, liberating animals or even attending demonstrations; they served lengthy sentences for simply reporting on and encouraging others to engage in legal demonstrations and supporting the ideology of direct action.

Visit SHAC7.com to read about the trial of the SHAC 7 and history of the case.


Kevin Kjonaas
Sentence
: 6 years

Kevin was released from prison in August 2011 and will complete his sentence at a halfway house.

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Lauren Gazzola
Sentence: 4 years, 4 months

Lauren was released from prison in March 2010.

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Jacob Conroy
Sentence: 4 years

Jake was released from prison in November 2009.

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Joshua Harper
Sentence: 3 years

Josh was released from prison in June 2009.

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Andrew Stepanian
Sentence: 3 years

Andy was released from prison in December 2008.

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Darius Fullmer
Sentence: 1 year, 1 day

Dari was released from prison in September 2007.


August 1, 2011 - BRICK PUT THROUGH WINDOW AT BOARDSHOP

anonymous report:

"July 29 2011. Vandalism at BoardShop. United States, California, Sebastopol

The local boardshop owner is a scumbag who was selling leather shoes at his store. He wouldn't reason with me. I told him to leave town. I put a brick through his front window, smashing his neon sign. GO VEGAN

A.R.M"


June 6, 2011 - BURGER KING BILLBOARD ALTERED

reported on Voice of the Voiceless:

Burger King billboard in Berkeley, California.


May 9, 2011 - PRIMATE PRISON BLOCKADED

Primate Products

anonymous communique:

"May 8, 2011

A message was sent this morning to Primate Products and Scripps Biotech at a remote* primate testing and breeding facility in Hendry County...

A road blockade appeared earlier this morning, obstructing potential participants in an animal testing conference scheduled this week in a remote location near the rural town of Immokalee. The blockade consisted of large debris, including tires, tree stumps, concrete block and pallets, interwoven with chain and cable, cover in tar which obstructed the entrance way to the laboratory facilities owned by Primate Products. A message left on a banner, read 'Stop Primate Torture' and a sign was painted 'Go Vivisect in Hell'

According to the program for the primate research conference, this week's activities include trainings on 'behavior modification' for primates, to make them into 'willing workers' in scientific studies where they are tortured through animal testing practices including forcing diseases and drug overdoses, sensory deprivation and unnecessary biomedical procedures. The event also boasts classes on how to convince facilities to 'buy in' on animal research. The PDF with details on the conference can be viewed on Primate Products website, www.primateproducts.com.

Several participants in this conference have been the target of animal rights advocates around the world, due to their records of profit-driven abuse and mistreatment of animals, including non-human primates, the closest known genetic relatives to human beings.

A messages was also left for Scripps Biotech, based in Palm Beach Gardens. If Scripps Biotech moves forward with plans to expand their laboratory facilities, using $579 million in public money, for vivisection and genetic engineering in Palm Beach County, they will become one of the largest animal testing facilities in the southern United States."

*Primate Products' "Panther Tracks Learning Center" is located at 34200 Doctors Hammock Road, Immokalee, FL 34142 (map)

Primate Products

Primate Products


May 8, 2011 - USA FOUR ALLIGATORS LIBERATED IN FLORIDA

reported anonymously:

"Somewhere in Florida on May 1, a 14-foot alligator was liberated from his pit of despair where he was a caged tourist attraction. He was imprisoned in a shallow pool of stagnant green water, no pump, no food, unable to return to his home only yards away. Three baby alligators used as photo props were also freed. All four made it to the river as night fell. The next time the prison guard goes out on the river, we hope his former detainees will greet him appropriately. This liberation is dedicated to POW Walter Bond and all of our imprisoned comrades. --The Resistance"


March 17, 2011 - USA CYBER ATTACK ON FUR AUCTION HOUSE

received anonymously:

"This is an open letter to American Legend.

On Tuesday March, 15th and Wednesday March, 16th there was a cyber protest against your company's web sites. We hit your web servers with a distributed denial of service attack. This was done in protest to your murderous acts of selling slaughtered animals for vanity. Over 50 million animals are killed and used for their fur every year, for nothing more than simple vanity and status symbols, and we will work our hardest to make that number 0.

We will stop at nothing to achieve our ultimate goal of eradicating American Legend (formerly Seattle Fur Exchange). We will be back, and chances are, it will be before the next auction.

You profit off the helpless animals you cage and kill every fucking day. American Legend must cease to exist. Find another job.

Next time we will hit with full force. Next time you will not be able to prepare for the tactics used against you. We are in it to win it and allowing your company to continue to sell fur is not an option.

Stop the murdering, torturing and capturing of innocent animals today.

-The 'Fuck American Legend' Foundation"


February 28, 2011 - SIGN PAINTED AT WHALE & DOLPHIN PRISON

During the night of February 25, a sign was covered in paint near the entrance to the Miami Seaquarium.

Miami Seaquarium


February 12, 2011 - WALTER BOND SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS

In February 2011, Walter Bond was sentenced to five years in prison in connection with the April 2010 fire at the Sheepskin Factory in Glendale, Colorado that caused $500,000 in damages. He has also been charged with arson for fires started at the Tandy Leather store and Tiburon restaurant in Salt Lake City in June and July 2010. Support website: www.supportwalter.org.

Letters of support can be sent to:

Walter Edmund Bond
P.O. Box 16700
Golden, CO 80402-6700


February 12, 2011 - CARE PACKAGES SENT TO GOLDMAN SACHS EXECS

anonymous report:

"The Animal Rights Militia has begun repaying the massive debt all animal lovers owe Goldman-Sachs. Goldman-Sachs went to court for injunctions, seeking relief from protests in Washington DC against their role in supporting Huntingdon Life Sciences through their investment in Fortress. They will soon realize that injunctions are useless against the underground.

Care packages were sent on January 28 to Goldman-Sachs executives Michael Paese, Lloyd Blankfein, and several others. Michael Paese is the number one macho alpha dog of government relations for Goldman-Sachs. Lloyd Blankfein is the top macho male, CEO of Goldman-Sachs. January 28 was a global day of action against Huntingdon Life Sciences.

The packages contain stuffed 'dogs' from a toy store, butchered and 'bloody' the way the twisted minds at HLS would leave them if they were real. Each package also contains a half-burned copy of the Constitution of the United States of America. This is in honor of the decision at Goldman-Sachs to burn the Constitution and the First Amendment in court with injunctions against free speech.

Finally,the packages include notes asking the recipients how they would like it if their dogs were at Huntingdon Life Sciences building their investments, and to stop burning the Constitution of the United States of America with unjust court proceedings.

If Goldman-Sachs would prefer not to receive further repayment, there is a way out: Goldman-Sachs can divest themselves of all shares in Fortress, or Fortress can dump HLS. Either one will be considered repayment in full."


January 10, 2011 -  ELF VANDALIZE SIGN PROMOTING SALE OF WILD LAND

anonymous report:

"an ELF activist vandalized a sign in broward county, florida that is selling wild land for commercial use."


January 10, 2011 - SLOGANS PAINTED ON FISHING BOATS

Plymouth

WCVB TV Ch. 5 (Boston) has reported that at least a dozen commercial fishing boats were vandalized in a boat yard in the town of Plymouth, Massachusetts during the night of January 9. Phrases such as "Commercial Fishing = Slaughter," and the initials "ELF" were painted on the boats.

Plymouth

 


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