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COWBIRD TRAP DESTROYED, BIRDS RELEASED. ACTION DEDICATED TO WILL VAN SPRONSEN.

  • July 18, 2019
COWBIRD TRAP DESTROYED, BIRDS RELEASED. ACTION DEDICATED TO WILL VAN SPRONSEN.

16th July, Orange County, CA. Report received anonymously via email: "A cowbird trap was discovered during a late night stroll through the San Joaquin Wetlands in Orange County, CA. Under the light of the moon, wire cutters were used to cut the top off the trap – releasing 6 brown-headed cowbirds into the wild. Government agencies and so-called conservation groups have labeled the brown-headed cowbird as "invasive" and using them as a scapegoat for struggling song-bird populations. Each year hundreds of these traps – usually latter traps containing between 4 to 6 live cowbirds as "decoys"...

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DUCKS RESCUED FROM A FARM.

  • July 17, 2019
DUCKS RESCUED FROM A FARM.

11th July, Gelderland, The Netherlands. Report received anonymously via email: "After some careful and thorough inspections, the horrific facts that took place on this farm (repeatedly) came to light. No water, very poor hygiene, no daylight, only artificial light and hardly any sleep. (The hours of light are being manipulated) That is why we have taken action and rescued a few ducks from this plight in order to offer them a good life. The first thing that was found was the large pile of corpses that had been thrown right in front of the entrance of the stable. Once inside the stable...

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HOW WE SMASH THE SHOOTING INDUSTRY, FOR GOOD.

  • July 16, 2019
HOW WE SMASH THE SHOOTING INDUSTRY, FOR GOOD.

Since the 15th of March, about 45,000 game birds have been released from breeding farms in the UK. The shooting industry in the UK is responsible for the strategic release of 43 million game birds every year. 60% of those birds are bred in the UK whilst 40% are imported from game farms outside of the country, be it as hatching eggs or as live chicks. The pheasant and partridge are bred in factory farm conditions. They will keep breeding birds all year round, take their eggs and hatch them in incubators. Then the breeding farms will sell chicks aged from a day old to 6/8 week old juveniles to shooting...

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HELP WITH FINES, JOIN SOLIDARITY ACTIONS AND WRITE LETTERS TO PRISONERS.

  • July 14, 2019
HELP WITH FINES, JOIN SOLIDARITY ACTIONS AND WRITE LETTERS TO PRISONERS.

As you know, part of our job is to offer prison and arrest support. We have received a heads up that a comrade in Australia is in need of help to be able to pay fines after being charged with "wilful damage" against butcher shops. They have set up a fundraising page and we are encouraging everybody to not only share, but donate as much as they are able to afford to help out our comrade. You can find their fundraising page here, explaining the costs and the situation: https://www.gofundme.com/f/animal-liberation-activism You can read the filthy media report of the action just below:https://www.queenslandcountrylife.com.au/story/6202213/vegan-attack-activist-vandalises-brisbane-butcher-shop/ Please,...

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PARTRIDGE RELEASED FROM GAME FARM.

  • July 13, 2019
PARTRIDGE RELEASED FROM GAME FARM.

July, South UK. anonymous report, from @ALFUKpress: "We easily located a game farm using the game farm map that was recently published. We then waited for a rainy night to help cover any noise we made. Upon getting to the site we realised we didn't need the bolt cutters we brought, so we hid them in a hedge a few hundred metres from the site. Once inside we released a significant number of partridges who immediately flew off into the night sky. Love & LIberation ALF"

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20,000 PHEASANTS RELEASED FROM GAME FARM.

  • July 12, 2019
20,000 PHEASANTS RELEASED FROM GAME FARM.

8th July, South East UK VIA: BiteBack Magazine. received anonymously: "During the night of Monday a group of us approached a game farm near Pembury, South East UK that we had located via the game farm map. The pens were flimsy and breaking by themselves, so we had to be very careful when cutting the chicken wire. We used tin snips to cut through a couple of panels on each pen whilst leaving the frames intact, as the plastic netting would fall on the birds leaving them trapped at the mercy of the gamekeeper. We then opened the shed doors and cut through the plastic walls to make as much space...

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FIFTEEN HUNTING TOWERS DESTROYED.

  • July 11, 2019
FIFTEEN HUNTING TOWERS DESTROYED.

received anonymously via email: Early July, France. "a 5 ALF activist team destroyed 15 hunting towers in France, region "Centre", We will fight until specism is died, until every cage is empty."

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SLAUGHTERHOUSE WALLS SPRAY PAINTED.

  • July 11, 2019
SLAUGHTERHOUSE WALLS SPRAY PAINTED.

2nd July, Binéfar Spain. received anonymously via encrypted email: "After seeing that even with a group of activists camping outside the macro-slaughterhouse peacefully protesting against it didn't change much, we had to take part and do some art in the walls. Take direct action for liberation"

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CHICKENS AIDED FREE FROM A MEAT FARM.

  • July 9, 2019
CHICKENS AIDED FREE FROM A MEAT FARM.

3rd July, South East UK. received anonymously via encrypted email: "A couple of years ago we visited this farm and took 25 birds with us the night before their slaughter. We happened to be driving by that same farm so we decided to pay it a second visit. The farmer, who owns multiple broiler sheds in the area, is also very friendly with the local hunt and allows them to cross through his fields searching for foxes to murder. He will have to rethink his actions if he doesn't want to attract masked people into his sheds. Last time we were there we could just pop the door open with a crowbar without...

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SELF CARE, LOVE AND RAGE

  • July 9, 2019
SELF CARE, LOVE AND RAGE

We've kept quiet for a little while. It is mostly related to a lot of work behind the scenes and reorganising stuff, and it didn't help that our website broke and the tech humans had to give it some love. It also is about burn out. After organising and giving talks for a few months whilst keeping up the internet presence, the lack of energy was starting to show. Luckily, the team is growing and expanding and we are finding ways of splitting work and make things easier for everybody, but the first signs of burnout were showing for many of us. For that reason it was clear we needed to take a break,...

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