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November 6, 2015 - LONE ACTIVIST LIBERATES FOXES, RABBIT FROM FUR FARM

In a communique received by the North American Animal Liberation Press Office, the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) reports having visited multiple fur farms in Ontario, Canada and taken extensive video footage of the animals imprisoned, tortured and killed there.

The communique reads, in full:

anonymous report, from the North American Animal Liberation Press Office:

"In the early hours of October 23rd, 2015, I took a pair of bolt cutters to the back fence of the fox farm on Hospital Road in Burlington, Wisconsin.

The first imprisoned animal found was a twenty pound rabbit in a small wire bottom cage. She was either a neglected pet or a source of food. I did not have the resources to bring her with me, and released her into the field behind the property. It was a difficult decision, but at least she spent some of her life hopping free and feeling the earth beneath her feet before meeting her fate.
There were only two foxes found on the property. They were tall, beautiful and black with glowing eyes. I crawled into one of their cages in an attempt to pull one out, but she only growled and retreated. They would only come out if I backed away and watched from afar. As soon as they were out of their cages, they joyously galloped around in circles. It was the most beautiful thing to see. I did not wait to see if they made it through the holes in the three layers of fencing that kept them imprisoned.

Raiding a fur farm can easily be done by a single person with enough courage and love to do so. I'm sorry this raid was not more fruitful. This action is in solidarity with Walter Bond. Fool though he may be, Walter is a hero for animals and a comrade who is not to be forgotten.

'Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage' -- Anais Nin"

Imprisoned in cages for life, or mercilessly trapped with painful leghold traps in the wild,  fur-bearing animals killed to make unnecessary fashion statements are forced to endure intensive confinement, compared to the miles of territory these still-wild animals would enjoy in 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 in captivity to premature death. When they do 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.

Those concerned with the truth should not be misled by claims of those with economic interests, for instance ridiculous stories that the animals released are domesticated and unable to survive in the wild, or that the animals voluntarily returned to their cages, or that they froze to death or starved within hours, or were immediately run over by automobiles or eaten by household pets.

The Animal Liberation Front and other anonymous activists utilize economic sabotage in addition to the direct liberation of animals from conditions of abuse and imprisonment to halt needless animal suffering. 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. A copy of the Final Nail, a listing of known fur farms in North America, is available from the Press Office website at
www.animalliberationpressoffice.org



September 18, 2015 - PHEASANTS LIBERATED

received anonymously:

"In the late night hours of September 17th, after hiking miles through the forest, we descended upon a Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) pheasant holding pen located within the EE Wilson Game Management Area. Aviation snips were used to cut a hole in the netting surrounding the pen allowing the approximately 100 ring-necked pheasants held inside to escape into the wild. The immediate area in which these pheasants were released is located in the 'safe zone', a section of the park in which hunting is prohibited.

These pheasants were slated to be used as part of a ODFW sponsored pheasant hunt. It was the goal of this action to spare these animals from an almost certain death at the hands of hunters and to at the very least disrupt the normal functioning of the hunt. It is sick and disturbing that non-human animals are continued to be used as commodities by hunters to be tortured and killed for sport. These pheasants were born into a life of captivity and confinement and it was a beautiful sight to see them fly free for the first time.

-ALF

Note: We would like to request that the North American Animal Liberation Press Office (NAALPO) not speak on behalf us to the media, nor repost this press release to their website or social media pages. We find their continued association with activist Gary Yourofsky (who is listed as a 'press officer' for their organization) and his racist, misogynist, and misanthropic views to be repugnant and an embarrassment to the animal liberation movement. Gary and NAALPO do not speak for us."



July 29, 2015 - AMBER CANAVAN RELEASED!

Amber Canavan

Amber was released on July 29, 2015.

Amber was charged with burglary following the rescue of two ducks during an investigation at the Hudson Valley Foie Gras farm in Ferndale, New York. She pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of criminal trespass and was sentenced to 30 days in jail.

Support website: Facebook.com/SupportForAmber


June 30, 2015 - NEW PRISONER: AMBER CANAVAN

Amber Canavan
Sullivan County Jail
4 Bushnell Avenue
Monticello, NY 12701
USA

Amber was charged with burglary following the rescue of two ducks during an investigation at the Hudson Valley Foie Gras farm in Ferndale, New York. She pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of criminal trespass and was sentenced to 30 days in jail. Amber began her sentence on June 30.
Support website: Facebook.com/SupportForAmber



June 29, 2015 - CRUSTACEAN LIBERATION

reported anonymously:

"June 2015, USA - 10 crayfish rescued from a live seafood market and released back into their native habitat.

-Crustacean Liberation"



June 13, 2015 - CRAYFISH RESCUED FROM SEAFOOD MARKET

received anonymously:

"June 2015 - In broad daylight, 3 crayfish were liberated from a live seafood market. Once they were in safe hands they were quickly released back into the waters in which they were originally captured.

A small crayfish meat trade exists in the United States where live crayfish are captured in traps from rivers, lakes, and swamps. They are shipped sometimes hundreds of miles (in some cases across continents) to be sold in restaurants and seafood markets, where these beings (who feel pain, stress and anxiety) are eventually boiled alive and eaten. The crayfish at this particular market were found in deplorable conditions; stacked on top of each other in crates without access to water. Many were clearly wounded with missing limbs and claws. Unfortunately these conditions are not an anomaly for most live seafood markets, it is the norm.

This action was inspired by the recent open liberation of 9 lobsters by the National Animal Rights Association in Ireland. We would like to encourage activists to put their shoplifting skills to use in the service of animal liberation. If you can 'liberate' a tofurky from Whole Foods, then you can liberate actual animals from places of violence and exploitation.

In Solidarity with Marius Mason and all long term anarchist prisoners.

'...better lives have been lived in the margins, locked in the prisons and lost on the gallows than have ever been enshrined in palaces.'

-Crustacean Liberation"



March 17, 2015 - PHEASANT LIBERATION

received anonymously:

"On the night of March 16th, 2015, a gate on an aviary was opened at the Estacada Game Farm (25395 South Beavercreek Road, Beavercreek, OR) liberating a flock of ring-necked pheasants into the wild. These birds were bred, among other reasons, to suffer and die in pre-orchestrated canned hunts; a practice which represents the height of human arrogance and disregard towards animal life.

This liberation is dedicated to the individuals who are currently being prosecuted and/or imprisoned under the "Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act". This liberation was also done as a reminder that when we don't allow fear to prevent us from taking action to directly free animals, we render the AETA obsolete.

-A.L.F."



March 11, 2015 - ATTEMPTED FIREBOMBING AT KFC

Early on March 9 a window was broken at a KFC restaurant in Reno, Nevada, and a Molotov cocktail was thrown inside. "ALF" was spray-painted on a drive-thru sign.



December 30, 2014 - PEN CUT OPEN, BIRDS GIVEN A CHANCE AT FREEDOM

anonymous report:

"On Sunday night a pen was cut open at the Oregon Fish and Wildlife game bird exhibit located in the EE Wilson Wildlife Area giving 3 ringneck pheasants a chance to escape into the wild. This action was done to both spare these wild animals from life of captivity and to challenge the societal norm that regards non-human (as well as human) animals as commodities.

Holiday greetings to earth liberation prisoner Marius Mason and to the accused mink liberators brought up on federal 'terrorism' charges for allegedly freeing mink from a midwest fur farm.

-A.L.F."


October 11, 2014 - CONSTRUCTION SITE VANDALIZED

anonymous report:

"Construction site vandalized in Carrollton tx last night windows spray painted over on construction vehicles gas tanks filled with dirt and bleach and key holes glued"


October 5, 2014 - MARY KAY HQ VANDALIZED

received anonymously:

"Act of vandalism to Mary Kay headquarters front sign spray painted stop animal testing several gun shots fired at building smashing windows"

Note: After many years as a "cruelty free" company, Mary Kay began conducting animal testing again in order to sell products in China (currently, China requires animal testing for imported cosmetics).


September 27, 2014 - ALF RELEASE 30 FOXES FROM FUR FARM

received anonymously:

"The Animal Liberation Front is taking responsibility for the release of 30 foxes from a fur farm in Anamosa, Iowa in the late-evening of Thursday, September 25th 2014. 10 years after the 2004 raid of the University of Iowa, the ALF has returned to east-central Iowa.

The farm targeted was:

Robert Roman
23778 Fairview Road
Anamosa, IA 52205

The majority of fencing on the farm's east and west sides were stripped away. The fencing on the north was enveloped in heavy brush and unlikely to be a point of passage, while the south abutted a shed retrofitted with living quarters, with lights on and a car outside, indicating we were not alone.

An advantage of releasing foxes over mink is that foxes are silent. As a result, the proximity of fox pens to a farmer's house is irrelevant, as we have shown.

Future visitors to fox farms should be aware that foxes are extremely timid. Unlike mink they should be encouraged to exit their cages as a vital ingredient of any fox rescue.

A point worth repeating: This entire action required $40 in gas, $20 in tools, and only a few hours to execute.

The past two years has seen a tenfold increase in the number of known fox farm addresses. The animal liberation movement is now in an unprecedented position to wipe out fox farming in the United States. Fox farms represent the softest of targets for these reasons:

� Fox farms are small, with animal numbers usually in the dozens.
� Foxes are silent (mentioned above).
� Foxes are rarely a primary income source for farmers, who can be more easily persuaded to discontinue fox farming.
� There are under 150 fox farms known to exist.

Foxes are genetically wild. There is a large and thriving wild fox population in Iowa. We encourage the media to maintain their professional integrity by seeking comment from actual wildlife biologists about the survivability of farm-raised fox, not fur farmers or their trade groups.

To be clear, our mission extends far beyond fur. We aim to eradicate all animal-exploitation industries - meat, dairy, egg, animal research, and beyond. We encourage the public to adopt a vegan diet first; raid farms second.

A final message to activists: The ALF doesn't need your passive support. We need your active participation.

Animal Liberation Front

Dedicated to accused mink rescuers currently under federal indictment in the United States, and activists making history in Eastern Europe."

An Iowa fur farm is raided in first fur farm raid of the year.
In a communique received by Bite Back, the Animal Liberation Front took credit for releasing 30 foxes from the fur farm owned by Robert Roman in Anamosa, Iowa on September 25th, 2014.
According to the communique, fencing on the east and west side were cut away, and cages opened, allowing 30 foxes to escape.
Fur farmer detects raid at 2am
According the fur farmer Robert Roman, he detected the break-in at 2am when his dogs began barking.
 "Their activities were disrupted," he said. "I think they fled."
Media continues to quote fur farmers on animals' likelihood of survival
In a message aimed at the media to head off erroneous claims of released animals dying due to lack of survival skills, the Animal Liberation Front gave them these words:
"We encourage the media to maintain their professional integrity by seeking comment from actual wildlife biologists about the survivability of farm-raised fox, not fur farmers or their trade groups."
However, the media continued to solicit quotes from fur farmers on this subject, and not those with qualified opinions.
Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act may not be applicable
According to an Iowa FBI agent, the damages may not have exceeded $10,000, which, according to the agent, is the threshold for an AETA prosecution. As such, this may not be a case prosecuted by the Department of Justice, and if those responsible are caught, the case may be prosecuted locally-
" The law that enables FBI involvement in the crime requires at least a $10,000 loss that has not yet been established in this case, she said."
First fur farm raid of the year
After ten releases of fur farm animals in 2013, this is the first fur farm liberation of 2014.
All animals recaptured, say police
According to police and the fur farmer, only two animals actually left their pens, and both were recaptured. There are reportedly 300 foxes held captive at the fur farm.

The communique
The full ALF communique reads, in full:
"The Animal Liberation Front is taking responsibility for the release of 30 foxes from a fur farm in Anamosa, Iowa in the late-evening of Thursday, September 25th 2014. 10 years after the 2004 raid of the University of Iowa, the ALF has returned to east-central Iowa.
The farm targeted was:
Robert Roman
23778 Fairview Road
Anamosa, IA 52205
The majority of fencing on the farm's east and west sides were stripped away. The fencing on the north was enveloped in heavy brush and unlikely to be a point of passage, while the south abutted a shed retrofitted with living quarters, with lights on and a car outside, indicating we were not alone.
An advantage of releasing foxes over mink is that foxes are silent. As a result, the proximity of fox pens to a farmer's house is irrelevant, as we have shown.
Future visitors to fox farms should be aware that foxes are extremely timid. Unlike mink they should be encouraged to exit their cages as a vital ingredient of any fox rescue.
A point worth repeating: This entire action required $40 in gas, $20 in tools, and only a few hours to execute.
The past two years has seen a tenfold increase in the number of known fox farm addresses. The animal liberation movement is now in an unprecedented position to wipe out fox farming in the United States. Fox farms represent the softest of targets for these reasons:
� Fox farms are small, with animal numbers usually in the dozens.
� Foxes are silent (mentioned above).
� Foxes are rarely a primary income source for farmers, who can be more easily persuaded to discontinue fox farming.
� There are under 150 fox farms known to exist.
Foxes are genetically wild. There is a large and thriving wild fox population in Iowa. We encourage the media to maintain their professional integrity by seeking comment from actual wildlife biologists about the survivability of farm-raised fox, not fur farmers or their trade groups.
To be clear, our mission extends far beyond fur. We aim to eradicate all animal-exploitation industries � meat, dairy, egg, animal research, and beyond. We encourage the public to adopt a vegan diet first; raid farms second.
A final message to activists: The ALF doesn't need your passive support. We need your active participation.
Animal Liberation Front
Dedicated to accused mink rescuers currently under federal indictment in the United States, and activists making history in Eastern Europe."


July 28, 2014 - WINDOWS SMASHED AT BUTCHER SHOP

received anonymously:

"On the night of June 26th two windows were smashed at Star Meats in Berkeley CA, a butcher shop that boasts about its organic and locally sourced meat. Cage free, organic, murder is murder and death is death.
This is a continuation of last years actions in which windows were smashed out of Waylands Meat Market in Oakland and windows smashed in an East Oakland Burger King.
And a note to the persons scrawling this websites URL on bathroom walls at stores, stop. Youre accomplishing nothing but making a working class janitor paint over your daily sharpie scribbles.

- veganarchist lone wolf"


July 15, 2014 - MOBILE SLAUGHTER UNIT DAMAGED

anonymous report:

"Earlier this month, a quart of bleach was poured into the fuel tank of a
mobile slaughter unit operated by Bolar Custom Meat Cutting (381
Delameter Rd, Castle Rock, WA). This was done with the goal of causing
damage to the unit's fuel system and providing temporary respite from
the bloodshed."

***

Mobile slaughter trucks have again been targeted by animal rights activists. Vandals have apparently damaged more mobile slaughter units in the Northwest, calling it "sabotage" in the name of animal rights.

A "chemical abrasive" and bleach were poured into the fuel tanks of slaughter trucks owned by Wards Custom Meat Cutting in Battleground, Wash., and Bolar Custom Meat Cutting in Castle Rock, Wash., according to anonymous reports on July 14 and 15 in Bite Back, an online magazine that publicizes such incidents.

The most recent vandalism brings to four the number of four mobile slaughter units hit in the Northwest. In June, two trucks owned by slaughter companies were similarly damaged in Stayton, Ore., and Hillsboro, Ore.
In one of the most recent anonymous reports, the vandalism was attributed to ALF -- the Animal Liberation Front -- and was claimed to be part of a "Freedom Summer 2014." "Until the last slaughterhouse truck is idled and the last butchers blade is snapped," the report said.

Terry Ward, owner of slaughter company in Battleground, said his truck began smoking and running terribly after driving about 15 miles on July 15. The truck will be towed to a mechanic for repairs, he said. "They're not going to put me out of business."

Capital Press was unable to reach the slaughter company in Castle Rock.
Chris Shoe, owner of the Stayton slaughter company that was targeted in June, said he was contacted by the Department of Homeland Security, which is treating the incidents as domestic terrorism. Capital Press was unable to get a comment from the agency as of press time.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has also been involved and encourages people to call their local FBI office if they have any information. "We are aware of the various incidents and are checking into them," an FBI spokesperson said.

Jerry Haun, executive secretary of the Northwest Meat Processors Association, said he will ask state authorities to alert licensed mobile slaughter companies about the vandalism. "We're pretty vulnerable," he said. "Most of us are in small towns or semi-rural."


July 14, 2014 - SLAUGHTER TRUCK SABOTAGED

received anonymously:

"Last week, a mobile slaughter truck operated by Wards Custom Meat
Cutting (25906 NE 147th Ave, Battle Ground, WA) was sabotaged by having
a chemical abrasive introduced to its fuel system.

There is nothing humane about turning a living-breathing animal into a
lifeless commodity in order to satisfy frivolous human desires. The so
called 'humane meat movement' is not about about respecting the
'welfare' of non-human animals, but about masking and normalizing a
culture of violence and exploitation directed towards sentient
non-humans. This is an act of solidarity with the pigs and cows
that are slated to be killed by this company and with all the victims of
animal agriculture.

Until the last slaughterhouse truck is idled and the last butchers blade
is snapped. A.L.F. Freedom Summer 2014 has officially commenced."


June 24, 2014 - ANOTHER MOBILE SLAUGHTER UNIT SABOTAGED

received anonymously:

"Over the weekend, a mobile slaughter unit operated by Shoe's Mobile
Slaughter and Processing (14515 Coon Hollow Rd, Sublimity, OR) was
decommissioned by having a gallon of bleach poured into its fuel tank.
When the liquid bleach comes into contact with the diesel in the tank it
will create a chemical reaction that will cause rapid corrosion to the
unit's fuel system--forcing it to seize up. For the time being this
slaughter unit will be unable to be used to spill the blood of another
animal.

This method of sabotage was chosen because it is silent, effective, and
easily reproducible. Symbolic protest and consumer boycotts in and of
themselves are not sufficient in addressing the immediate violence that is
being carried out against non-human animals every second of everyday.
Direct intervention is necessary to free imprisoned non-humans and to
destroy the machines that facilitate their exploitation.

This action is dedicated to the memory of Cl�ment M�ric, a vegan and
anti-fascist who was beaten to death by neo-nazis in Paris a little over a
year ago. Just as we struggle against those who abuse and exploit
non-human animals; we also take an uncompromising stance against the
far-right's attempts to not only infiltrate the animal liberation and
environmental movements, but also against their attempts to assert
themselves in society in general. Let Cl�ment's tragic death be a
reminder of the necessity for the movement to maintain a strong anti-fascist ethic and to oppose the fascist scum at every turn.

'Mourn the dead, fight like hell for the living.'"


June 19, 2014 - MOBILE SLAUGHTER UNIT SABOTAGED

received anonymously:

"On the night of June 14th, we sabotaged the fuel system of a mobile
slaughter unit located at the Meating Place (6495 NW Cornelius Pass Road, Hillsboro, OR) by introducing a corrosive chemical to both of its diesel
tanks--causing thousands of dollars in damages and rendering it
inoperable. Although this act will only serve as a temporary reprieve for
the cows, pigs, goats, and sheep that are slated to be killed by this
machine of death, it can at least ensure a few slaughter free days.

This company uses the language of 'sustainability' and 'humane treatment'
to obscure the violence and exploitation inherent to their business.
There is nothing humane about sentient animals having their throats slit
open, being hung-up, and dismembered as if they were nothing more then
mere objects--with no value beyond the dollar sign attached to their
flesh. The only true humane alternative is to destroy the machines that
torture and slaughter sentient animals.

This action is dedicated to anarchist prisoners Marie Mason and Eric McDavid.

*** The Meating Place LLC is custom-exempt facility that is licensed in
the state of Oregon to conduct on-farm slaughtering of cows, pigs, sheep,
and goats for personal non-commercial consumption only, however this
licensing does allow for the commercial slaughter of 'non-amenable'
species such as domestic deer and bison for resale to retailers,
restaurants, and farmers markets. Although the overall number of animals
killed at these custom-exempt facilities is relatively small compared to
their larger federally inspected counterparts, these mobile facilities
serve as crucial infrastructure for smaller niche industries and markets."


May 21, 2014 - ALF FREE PHEASANTS FROM GAME FARM

received anonymously:

"On the morning of May 20th, a visit was paid to Gervais Game Bird Farm
(6565 St Louis Rd NE, Gervais, Oregon). This farm breeds 'game birds'
both for slaughter and to be sold to canned hunting operations. A flight
pen located at the edge of the property had its gate pried open, giving
dozens of captive ringneck pheasants a chance to fly off into the
countryside. Do to logistical concerns the remaining pens and enclosures
on the farm which imprisoned quail and partridge were unable to be
breached. Tonight, direct action was able to give a few animals a chance
at freedom, but there is no solace in the knowledge that some were left
behind.

Ringneck pheasants are a naturalized species to the Willamette Valley and
those bred on farms retain the natural instincts necessary for survival in
the wild.

In solidarity with animal liberation prisoner Kevin Olliff and the silent
ones on the run.

For anarchy and animal liberation.

-A.L.F."


April 28, 2014 - PAINT SPLATTERED AT MANUFACTURER OF PRIMATE CAGES

received anonymously:

"On the night of April, 27th, in commemoration of World Week for Animals in
Laboratories, a visit was paid to Carter2 Systems, Inc. (2750 SE 39th
Loop, Hillsboro, OR) a manufacturer and supplier of primate cages to
vivisection laboratories. Red paint was splattered across the glass door
and walls of the companies sales office to symbolize the blood of the
millions of nonhuman animals tortured and killed for research and cosmetic
testing every year; an atrocity in which this company is directly
complicit.

This act was done in solidarity with the Gateway To Hell campaign and with
the 4,800+ nonhuman primates held captive at the Oregon National Primate
Research Center located just down the street from this facility. Their
pain is our own."


April 16, 2014 - LOCKS GLUED AT STORE SELLING "ITEMS" FROM FUR FARMS, HUNTERS & TRAPPERS

anonymous report:

"On the early morning of April 14th, Paxton Gate, Portland had its locks
filled with liquid steel. Paxton Gate profits from the sale of mutilated
animal corpses, including fur farmed silver fox tails. Also many of the
dead animals sold by this company were killed by trapping. A brutal
practice in which trapped animals will sometimes suffer for days until
they are finally killed by hunters or succumb to their wounds. As long as
Paxton Gate continues to perpetuate the exploitation of non-humyn animals
for profit, they can expect more disruption to their business.

-Furious Foxes"


April 11, 2014 - LOCKS GLUED AT MEAT INDUSTRY SUPPLIERS

anonymous report:

"On the night of April 10th, the locks were glued at Market Supply Co. (139
SE Taylor St, Portland, OR) and McGraw Marketing Co. (2514 SE 23rd Ave,
Portland OR) also had its lock jammed with liquid nails. These businesses
were targeted for providing equipment and logistical support to
slaughterhouses and meat 'processing' facilities all across the Pacific
Northwest. Both these companies play a vital role in the everyday
functioning of an industry that subjugates and murders millions of
sentient animals every day.

These minor acts were done in solidarity with animal liberation prisoner
Kevin Olliff.

-Revenge of the Cows"


March 22, 2014 - SABOTAGE AT BOBCAT FUR FARM

received anonymously:

"In the early morning hours of March the 7th, anonymous individuals breached the property lines of Fraser Fur Farm, a target of anti-fur activists and compassionate individuals for nearly a quarter century. Our motives were borne of a fierce love for wildlife, and a torn heart forced to watch as bobcats and other wild creatures have been made to endure intense confinement and the inevitable fate of a horrendous death at the hands of those who seek to profit from their skins. Fur-farming is a truly despicable industry, and the neck-breaking, rib-cage stomping, anal-electrocutions, and gas chambers must be put to an end by all those with love and courage in their hearts.

After entering the compound, we quickly discovered various methods of security deterrence, including motion-sensor floodlights, fortified fencing, active guard dogs and two houses on-site, one of which say less than 100 feet from the bobcat pens which were our target. Nonetheless, our task was to disrupt as best we could the fate which awaits these fur-bearing animals. Upon entering the bobcat enclosures, we viewed these majestic creatures reduced to market commodities and felt shame that such humans would bestow an existence like this. Some cowered toward the backs of their cages; others slowly inched toward us, curious as to the motives of these last-night visitors; and still others quickly began thrashing about, violently throwing their bodies as a clear expression of the torment inherent in their captivity. Now is our time to lend a hand toward their freedom, and return to the wild.

We quickly began the process of destroying all breeding records. This non-violent act is to ensure the loss of irreplaceable genetic lines, rendering the breeding stock of a given fur-producing business lost. It is with tremendous sadness in our hearts that despite our best efforts, cages were unable to be opened before being run off-site by awoken residents.

This act was meant not to inflict violence against those who profit from this business, or to instill fear and terror in a world already rife with such things. But simply as a gesture of solidarity and love toward those trapped in cages. We, and all others born with enduring compassion in their hearts, will continue to risk freedom in service to others, so long as captivity and violence is the status-quo. We hope and pray for the day when those who reap profits at the expense of all that is sacred will be made to stop the violence, until the last fur farm meets its end.

For all those, human and non-human, continuing to struggle for dignity and peace on occupied land."


February 26, 2014 - TRACTORS SABOTAGED IN SOLIDARITY WITH FOREST DEFENDERS

received anonymously:

"On the night of February 22nd, we poured a mixture of sand and water into the fuel tanks of two tractors used in the construction of a new Atlanta streetcar. The streetcar is one of many major development projects the city has initiated in the past few years as a part of a general plan to revitalize downtown. We know that this plan only means more police and unaffordable housing.

We offer this small gesture of solidarity to the ZAD, the No TAV movement, and the occupation of the Hambach Forest. We would also like to send strength to those affected by increased surveillance or repression the new developments have brought to Atlanta.

Our action was very simple to perform. It did not take long to plan or to enact and we found all of the materials on the side of the road. We do not believe that an accumulation of 'actions' makes a revolution, but we wanted to give encouragment to the current and future participants of revolutionary struggles. Onward, strong hearts!"


February 19, 2014 - FUR COAT SMEARED WITH PAINT

anonymous report:

"A fur coat was smeared with red paint at a second-hand shop in the Bay Area rendering it unsellable. This was a small action to send the message that the wearing of fur, and profiting off the miserable captivity and slaughter of fur bearing animals, is never acceptable - even if it's 'second hand'.

Keep the momentum against this cruel industry continuing!"


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