Animal Liberation Front Targets Multiple Vancouver Fur Shops May
23 On the night of May 21st four Vancouver fur stores were visited by the
ALF. Capilano Furs, Speiser Furs, Snowflake Furs and Pappas Furs were
covered in red paint to remind the public of the innocent blood spilled
every day in the vicious fur trade.
Read the full communique here.
Prisoners Sadie and Exile Released to Halfway House May 20 According to
the Federal Bureau of Prisons , ELF prisoners Sadie and Exile have been
transferred to the custody of the Seattle Community Corrections Office after
spending more than 6 years in full confinement.
"Early this morning in the USA, three anti-hunters toppled a hunting
blind, three tree-stands, and smashed a trail camera." - Communique received
anonymously April 12, 2012
FBI agents serve activist with a subpoena to appear at a grand jury
investigating 2008 arson in Santa Cruz, CA May 11 One person in
California has been subpoenaed to a grand jury by FBI agents. From the
subpoena, it appears the grand jury is investigating a fire set at the home
of a UC-Santa Cruz animal researcher in 2008. There was no claim of
responsibility for the fire, and there is no evidence activists were
More information here.
Fifth Midwest barn fire in one month
destroys rodeo equipment and training arena May 10 A massive fire
destroyed a barn used by a rodeo in southern Illinois last night. The fire
consumed the entire building and its contents, which included "expensive"
equipment used for an annual rodeo. The was no word from investigators about
a possible cause. The destroyed facility east of St Louis used by "Optimist
Rodeo". The organization holds an annual rodeo, which was scheduled to be
held in June. There is no word on if the rodeo will be cancelled, or how the
fire will affect the event. More information on this and the other fires
Victor VanOrden released after serving only three months
of his five year sentence May 9 Victor has been granted parole and was
released May 10th. In February he received an exorbitant sentence of five
years for the �crime� of cutting a fence and opening a single cage at the
Circle K Fur Farm in Sioux City, Iowa. This week, the judge granted Victor
parole, reducing his sentence by over 90%. His codefendant (and wife) Kellie
received a 30 day sentence for the same action.
Read more here.
Animal Liberationist Prisoner Kellie Marshall
has been Released from Jail Apr 21 Kellie Marshall has been released
after her (relatively) brief sentence for cutting fences and releasing one
mink at the Circle K Fur Farm in Sioux City, Iowa. The Circle K Fur Farm was
first raided in 1997. 5,000 mink and 100 fox were released in that action.
More info here.
Bite Back Magazine Publishes 2011 Year-End
Report Apr 21 New report from Bite Back covers an entire year of direct
action and the ALF. The 12-page publication summarizes an entire year of
actions by the Animal Liberation Front and other groups who work outside the
law to save animals. The report includes: *Full color photos of animal
liberations and sabotage actions (great photo of the torched Rocky Mountain
Fireworks and Fur in Idaho + more) *�Ten Best� of 2011 list (including �most
destructive� and �best camera work�) *A complete list of every reported ALF
action (and actions claimed by other groups) worldwide. Get your copy for
only a dollar
Settlement Reached Over Long Haul Raid Apr 11 The
law enforcement agencies that raided the Long Haul in 2008 have come to a
settlement agreement in the lawsuit filed against them by the anarchist
library and community center, as well as the prisoner support group East Bay
Prisoner Support (EBPS). According to the settlement, the agencies have
agreed to delete the computer data seized in the raid and pay $100,000 in
damages and attorney's fees. The 2008 armed raid by the UCBPD and the FBI
was part of an investigation into a series of threatening e-mails sent to
animal researchers at UC Berkeley.
Read more here.
Latest Writings and Events on Animal Liberation
Servants of the Truth, by Walter
Bond �The time has come for an Ideology and for a movement that is both
physically and morally strong enough to do battle against the forces of evil
that are destroying the Earth (and all life upon it). One that cannot be
bought nor led astray by temptation, a movement free of the vices that
sedate the mind and weaken the body. An ideology that is pure and righteous
without contradictions or inconsistencies. One that judges all things by one
standard and emphasizes personal responsibility and accountability above all
Read more here.
The Iowa Dirge I hear so many screams
Bestial cries Of terror and pain Cut off choked out throttled shocked into
silence. And death. Death in obscurity and shadows Produced on an assembly
line. Manufactured in factories, Industrialized Commodified
On Analogies as Advocacy Tools: Some Thoughts on
Appropriation A topic I've seen come up frequently on Tumblr and other
social media sites lately is about privilege and veganism, which actually
encompasses a broad spectrum of issues. Some of these are more clear-cut
than others. While I think it's valid and useful to talk about economic
privilege and the relative accessibility of vegan foods, I will not be
focusing on that here. I think there is another very pressing issue that
gets less visibility that should be constantly on our minds: appropriation
of human oppression to describe exploitation of nonhumans.