By Lorraine Murphy on March 19, 2013
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Maturing from their birth in the dungeons of 4chan a scant decade
ago, Anonymous has recently become the Internet's most active
crusaders. Recently, the hacktivist organization has helped
reunite a British girl and her mother, exposed a group of cruel
kitten-abusing teens, come to the rescue of a young girl who was
bullied nearly to the point of suicide, drawn global attention
rape in Steubenville, and
stood vigil at funerals in Newtown, Conn., to keep the Westboro
Baptist Church away from those mourning the deaths of children at
Now they're once again speaking out for those without a voice in
#OpBeast, a 2-week-old op that focuses on exposing and eliminating
animal abuse of all kinds, including bestiality (which is legal in
several states in the U.S.). It sprang from two earlier Ops:
OpVoiceless, a general anti-animal-abuse op, and the highly specific
OpOutrageBestiality, and is led by Twitter user
estimates there are between 50 and 100 people directly active in
this Op, as well as many hundreds who support in smaller ways, like
retweeting or sharing the information on Facebook or their blogs.
This past weekend, they
doxed Anders Ljung, the publisher of the Swedish Hunt and
Hunters magazine, for his support of the killing of Susi, "the most
important wolf in Europe." Susi became politically radioactive when
the indigenous people complained that she and her mate were killing
the reindeer on which they depended, but
according to supporters, the wolf stocks of Scandinavia are so
depleted that her DNA is essential to the survival of the species.
"He wanted to kill, Susi wanted to survive. Now he hates Susi. We
bit back. Anders Ljung, expect us,"
We chatted with Forever_Way in an IRC, and here's what s/he had
to say about the relatively new operation.
Daily Dot: When did you start OpBestiality, and what does
it take to get an Op started? A website? A crew? An IRC? A Twitter
An op takes an idea. The matter of your
choice of exposing your idea is your choice. I've had barrages of
people wanting to help, including
Bullyville [the influential anti-bully account run by former
Marine James McGibney, who recently won a six-figure judgment
against revenge pornographer Hunter Moore]. It's constantly growing.
It won't stop. Ever.
DD: It's inevitable to me that it will eventually be
outlawed in all states. It's a states' rights issue, isn't it?
It's a global issue. Animal abuse is all over. We are currently
working on a few Denmark cases and a Swedish case. Heard of Susi the
wolf? Susi is a wolf that the Swedish government wants to kill to
use her genetic material, same as 16 other wolves. There is a court
ruling at the moment. We are also working on a magazine that wants
to hunt Susi and and puts down the organisations that are pro-Susi.
DD: Was there a particular case that got you into this,
that inspired you to become involved?
Well, I was
working on an op for almost a year which focused on bestiality.
daily I saw evidence of these animals being abused. I fought
furiously to take down websites and bring down ppl that were involved in these acts. The
most success we had was a d0x on a company called 'Ecatel.' Then I
went into a depressive state, not going to go into that, and started
this op after that episode. They are a hosting company who hosts
child pornography and bestiality and a lot of other cruel things. I
coped after a while. It's a topic i'd rather not go into. But after
that I came back rather surprisingly to my contacts. Lol. And I just
started a tweet on animal abuse and it formed in my head.
DD: So it sort of coalesced into OpBestiality?
Yes. Made it broader and revamped it. This op is for ALL animal
cruelty. We have a case about dog hunters that eat and kill dogs.
DD: What's your mission statement, if you have one?
Directly from the href="http://pastebin.com/AAM3sbKF">Mission
Statement: We will not tolerate any behaviour of this sort from
any person. We vow to minimalize the amount of animal abuse, and
ultimately help stop it. We will do whatever it takes to bring down
the filth that is polluting the world.
DD: Is there a point where you'd ever say, "OK, my work here
Until it is peaceful in the world, my work is never
done.I am tired of seeing the human race trying to dominate
everything. I'm trying to take the horror off of the animals. Humans
are not the only beings.
DD: What are the specific actions pBeast is working on now? Like
IRL picketing or doxing offenders?
Both are necessary for me.
I usually stick behind the screen. On Halloween I was spreading word
though, through pamphlets and flyers. People can support by telling
people about the terrible things that happen to animals. It can be
as simple from signing a petition or tweeting, or even attending a
DD: How does someone send you an idea? Through Twitter, or is
there a Facebook or web submission system?
discreetly. I can't reveal my ways mostly. Usually DM [direct
message] and pastebin though, or they can contact me at
OpBeast's supporters continue to tweet
animal-related outrages, petitions,
trackers, and abusers, as well as taking action in “meatspace”;
given their beat, it's sadly unlikely they'll run out of material
any time soon.
Photo of Susi the Wolf via
The Petition Site