Archive for the ‘Animal Liberation’ Category

Message from Prisoner Tomas Vasquez – International Support Needed

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Tomas Vasquez was arrested at a fur farm demonstration on November 25, 2017 and is now facing deportation. We need to support him, share his story widely, make phone calls, and exert some international pressure. Whenever an acivtist is in the hands of the state, that person must know that the rest of us are fighting for them.

Call the detention center:

In Sweden: 0771235235
From outside of Sweden: +460771235235

Please visit Free Tomas Vasquez.

Vegan 2017

Friday, December 8th, 2017

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” -Nelson Mandela

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The only thing wrong with threatening an abuser is not following through!

Friday, December 8th, 2017

These individuals want to give home-schooling classes in how to murder sheep and carve up their bodies correctly. But they’re just a little disturbed that vegans have threatened to kill their daughter. Boo-hoo…

WILD TIMES: Wild Abundance instructor Natalie Bogwalker, right, is pictured with partner Frank Salzano and daughter Hazel. The family was inundated with emails, social media messages and phone calls from vegan activists this fall leading up to Bogwalker’s annual Cycles of Life home butchering class. Photo courtesy of Wild Abundance

by Jonathon Ammons
(Courtesy of Mountain Express)

It’s around 3 a.m. in Natalie Bogwalker’s small home at her Weaverville permaculture school, Wild Abundance. She’s just gotten her infant daughter back to sleep after being awakened by a phone call when suddenly the phone rings again.

This time the number has a Washington state area code, so Bogwalker picks up. Her family is from that part of the country — it could be an emergency. Instead, it’s just another death threat.

“It’s always something about how my throat should be slit, or that I’m a murderer, or I’m going to hell,” she says. “The local activists have been fairly civil, but there are people calling from all over the world who have been a lot more militant. They are threatening my daughter.”

This fall, vegan activists assailed Bogwalker and fellow Wild Abundance instructor Meredith Leigh with emails, telephone calls and social media messages expressing ire over the school’s early November Cycles of Life home butchering class. In the annual workshop, the instructors slaughter two sheep to demonstrate proper butchering and meat preservation techniques, then put every part of the animal to use.

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Ethical Veganism Doesn’t Help Animals

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

This interview was published in late 2011 and the original post on Let Them Eat Meat no longer exists; it is being republished from the Animal Liberation Front website where it still resides. When this article first appeared, I was widely and vocally condemned by many vegans for having the audacity to express these ideas. But it’s several years later, and I still stand by everything I said. I don’t pat myself on the back for not buying child pornography and pretend that my boycott is doing anything to stop child sex slavery. Nor do I believe my being vegan saves a single animal. My only contribution to Animal Liberation rests on my liberations and my efforts to expose and subvert the industry.

Camille and many of her above-ground activist allies recently made a decisive break from vegans who are content to alleviate their own guilt through personal veganism and baking vegan goodies. Several activists in NIO Florida (her local grassroots group) as well as many national and international associates are now targeting biomed students who are on their way to becoming animal experimenters, on the assumption that there is still hope to change them before they become entrenched in careers involving animal exploitation and prolonged animal suffering.

NIO has also gained notoriety by advocating violence against those who are so entrenched, though Camille has remained non-violent in her approach.

LET THEM EAT MEAT: Does simply eating a vegan diet and not buying animal products do anything for animals?

CAMILLE MARINO: In order to be an ethical and decent human being, one must be vegan. There is no gray area here. You are either vegan or you are complicit in the war on animals.

But, no, being an ethical vegan does absolutely nothing to relieve animal suffering. In the real world “free market,” when demand for meat/eggs/dairy declines, the government subsidizes a given exploitation industry and buys any excess supply of animal products, thus ensuring that the suppliers’ profits as well as the economy remain intact. The government buys the surplus and generally diverts it into schools and welfare programs or the surplus is exported to other countries to satisfy federal debt.

I believe that we are wasting enormous amounts of the vegan community’s time and energy by advocating vegan outreach. The animals are dying in exponentially greater numbers.

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the vegan objective is to dismantle speciesism

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

by Felix King

The word vegan has a very specific objective and definition, it’s to dismantle speciesism. It doesn’t have to be set up in behavioral terms other than believing and acting on that belief that animals are equal.

Speciesism is a systematic oppression as is racism, sexism, queerphobia etc. It all stems from the notion that having a privilege (doing nothing but receiving special treatment because of how you’re born) is the correct hierarchy of things.

Even “vegans” don’t understand what veganism is! And the result is a bunch of vegans who hate animals trying to teach the rest of the vegans to hate animals.

Putting anyone below us is hate and violence.

And the term vegan pretty much sums up our own ego. Instead of the vital message of “Hey something is horribly wrong” we just describe what WE do. It’s us In the spotlight, being performative.

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Free Tomas Vasquez – in danger of deportation

Sunday, November 26th, 2017

A support page has been established for imprisoned Animal Liberation activist Tomas Vasquez. They report that he was arrested at a fur farm protest in Sweden yesterday:

At yesterday’s fur farm protest in Falkenberg Tomas Vasquez was arrested and is now being held at a detention center in Åstorp. Tomas is an active animal rights activist that is now at risk of being deported. Together we will do everything we can to free Tomas!

Call the detention center:

In Sweden: 0771235235
From outside of Sweden: +460771235235

 

Calls and support are needed from around the globe to express solidarity with another of our political prisoners.

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Congressional candidate seeks to make government accountable

Sunday, November 26th, 2017

Robert N. Smith is the Green Party candidate for Congress in the 1st Congressional District of Tennessee. He says, “I have a mission, to make this government really serve the people it governs.” And although the Bill of Rights has been steadily decimated since 9/11, I question how many of us understand that if we are unwilling to fight for our own rights, then we have relinquished our ability to fight for Animal Liberation. I support Mr. Smith’s efforts and encourage my colleagues to only support those candidates who represent the interests of the people and the animals. -Camille

Bob Smith Peacemaker and US Navy Retired
Candidate for Congress TN 1st. Congressional District
Nov. 24th. 2017

Why has the Patriot Act not been repealed or declared unconstitutional? It has repealed almost every part of the Bill of Rights except the Second Amendment.

The First Amendment guarantees Freedom of Religion except for Mormons who believe in Polygamy. Except for Muslims who speak up for their right to practice their religion. Except Native Americans who wish to protest harmful industrial practices through prayer.
The First Amendment guarantees freedom of assembly except for people protesting Wall Street Racketeers and Banksters. Except for Native Americans who are trying to protect their drinking water. Except for people protesting cruel treatment of animals. Except for people protesting unsavory business practices. Except for people protesting police brutality.
The First Amendment protects Freedom of Speech except if you speak out against injustice. Except if you Speak out against factory farming practices. Except if you speak out against oil pipelines. Except if you speak out against war, injustice or police criminal activity. Except if you speak out about the selling of our law making to the highest bidder.

The Second Amendment is the only one that remains even if your a convicted felon. After all the latest church shooter was convicted, and still bought guns.

The Third Amendment has never been tested.

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Rabbits liberated in solidarity with Walter Bond

Friday, November 24th, 2017

On November 16, in a recorded telephone message, ALF prisoner Walter Bond announced he was going on hunger strike; he called for his supporters to call the prison and for solidarity actions. He was thrown in solitary confinement. The hunger strike officially ended at Day 6 when the prison agreed to make sure he was allowed vegan trays at every meal. I believe it was all of your contacts and calls that pressured the prison, resulting in his meeting with the warden on Monday. Thank you for all of your efforts. On Sunday night, he agreed to have a vegan lawyer who stepped forward represent him. As of Wednesday, another activist lawyer stepped forward, so at least going forward he will have 2 attorneys available and some legal recourse if needed. His support crew reports, however, that he will remain in solitary for months and likely be sent back to CMU. The following open rescue was done in solidarity with Walter. – Camille

Courtesy of for the animals

A rabbit mom gives birth eight times every year. She does not want to but she has to. Each time there will be 7-10 little rabbits. After 78-82 days they are declared mature nough for the slaughter and they will be killed.

We took one mom and her ten kids from such a place. We drove them to the safety. To people who won´t kill them.

Thanks to those who offered their homes.

At the farms of the Czech Republic there are approx. 5.414.000 rabbits (estimation from October 2015). They are killed for their meat and fur. Almost 303k of them were brought from Slovakia, Poland and Hungary to be killed or to be used as „a breeding material”. (Further info: 2015 Situation and prospective report, Ministry of Agriculture).

Support Walter Bond

In 2011 Walter Bond was sentenced to 12 years of prison for arson attacks on a leather products shop, a restaurant selling foie gras and a factory processing sheep skin.

Since November 15th 2017 he is on a hunger strike because he does not receive vegan meal in the prison, his mail is being unreasonably delayed and they are refusing to transfer him to another facility.

 

The Farce of Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

I question how many people understand what they are celebrating as Americans gather around tables adorned with the bodies of the victims of this year’s nonhuman genocide. The following article explains in good detail what Thanksgiving Day truly commemorates. Although it is a bit lengthy, I encourage everyone to read it in its entirety, both for the historical content and the fact that the real authenticity only comes into focus when the essay ends. -Camille

Eagle Warrior and Dennis Banks (one of the founders of AIM)

“This pathetic excuse for a holiday is celebrated over the carcass of a once living, breathing being that wanted to live and had as much right to life as the savages carving its tortured body. Hopefully, all who so dine will soon come down with the maladies and illnesses well-documented to be associated with eating sentient creatures.”

by Louis Eagle Warrior

As history teaches us, the greatest conflicts and the bloodiest wars throughout time have been waged because of belief systems and boundaries. We can trace this from the Crusades and the Spanish Inquisition through Hitler to the various”ethnic cleansing” that go on around the world. This mentality does not tolerate differing political, social and religious beliefs, and it does not hesitate to seize another’s land and property if it suits a purpose.

It was the custom in European countries to mark the boundaries of land with fences ranging from palisades to low rock walls. Once word spread throughout Europe and Spain about this land called The Americas, which was wild, untamed and unclaimed, this new territory became a safe haven for outlaws, prisoners, exiles, and the radical element of politics, social structure and religious practices – the violent and the non-conformists.

Even though the first explorers and early settlers had been warned about the “heathen savages” found in the “New World”, they found the First Peoples of this land curious about these strange people, and more than willing to teach them how to survive and live well in their new surroundings.

The flow of people into this country was slow in the beginning and, even though there was the occasional hothead among the newcomers, life was generally a peaceful co-existence for almost 150 years. However, as the trickle of settlers turned into a steady river, the atmosphere began to change.

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UF withholding animal experimentation records – Help Eleventh Hour for Animals Sue

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Image of a a monkey being tortured inside the University of Florida
(awarded by the court on 12/30/11, Camille Marino v. UF)

Camille Marino
November 21, 2017

Since I got back online four months ago, I filed numerous records requests with the University of Florida — not a single request has been honored and their game-playing has actually reached an entirely new level. I am in receipt of “disappearing” files — heavily-redacted partial records that were released and then “expired” and are no longer available. UF is under fire right now for their dishonest handling of records relating to other projects; possibly even providing fraudulent documents. And it is imperative that we pursue this issue in a timely manner to ensure maximum damage to their reputation. I will be meeting with my lawyer, Marcy I. LaHart, in early December in Gainesville. At that point, we will sue UF or pursue any other legal remedy we deem appropriate to take possession of the animal experimentation records.

Marcy LaHart’s fee is $400 plus a $50 filing fee. In the past, I would pay all legal fees involved in suing the university out of my own pocket when necessary; UF ultimately paying all the fees each time we won and that reimbursed money would go back into the campaign. But 5 years of prosecutions has left me financially devastated. So a GoFundMe account has been established to help Eleventh Hour for Animals pursue legal action.

To Donate, please click HERE.

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