"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
"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!"
"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
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
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
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.
"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!"
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
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
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.
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 -
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 -
"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.
Hundreds of rodent 'bait traps' have been smashed and
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."
"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
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"
(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.
SHAC7.com to read
about the trial of the SHAC 7 and history of the case.
Sentence: 6 years
Kevin was released from prison in August 2011
and will complete his sentence at a halfway house.
"July 29 2011. Vandalism at BoardShop. United States,
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 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
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
*Primate Products' "Panther Tracks Learning Center"
is located at 34200 Doctors Hammock Road, Immokalee, FL 34142 (map)
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"
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
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
Stop the murdering, torturing and capturing of innocent
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.
Letters of support can be sent to:
Walter Edmund Bond P.O. Box 16700
Golden, CO 80402-6700
"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
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."
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.