FOUR HUNTING TOWERS DISMANTLED IN CANADA

November, Quebec, Canada

received anonymously via email:

“On a cold night, we decided to dismantle 4 hunting towers we had previously spotted a few kilometers from the city. We hope to send a clear message to the animal killers and inspire more anti-speciesist comrades to take action in the field. Wild animals need us. Everybody can operate with few equipment such as a cheap pocket saw or a hammer. Some of the sport hunters have really good building skills though. Luckily for us, we found a good long pruning saw in one camp, which was really convenient to destroy it. xoxo

AHAB! Your sport sucks! We are watching you like you are watching them.”

JOIN NO-AD DAY, 27TH NOVEMBER

WHEN?: 27th November
WHERE?: WORLDWIDE!
WHAT?: Take adverts off, reclaim public space!

Advertisement shits in your head. No, seriously, it fucking does. On average in western society, people see 3000 adds per day. Most of them are littered in public spaces. All of them have the exact same aim; to make you consume. To shape you into another robot of this society that spends most of the life working to be able to consume all the mindless bullshit that they sell to us.

In order to give a rest to your eyes, NO-AD day is an initiative calling for action to every single person who feels like capitalism should not get a free pass. On the 27th of November, people are called to remove advertisement from public spaces. From Telephone Boxes that simply require you to peel off the sticker to Bus Stop Ads (we’ve made a tutorial for that one) and even billboards that can be painted white, you have the chance to clear all the rubbish from your city.

According to NO-AD Day organisers, if you wish to work under their umbrella you should not commit acts of vandalism and you should keep peaceful.

Most importantly, you SHOULD NOT install new adds under that action name. The idea is to leave the advertisement spots naked and empty, to enjoy the simplicity of a life without adds.

All actions can be posted online under #noadday. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can send us reports like any other report is sent (details on our website!)

Remember that wearing a Hi-Viz makes you nearly invincible, remember that those spaces were taken from you without permission and remember that as we said before, ADVERTISEMENT SHITS IN YOUR HEAD.

There is a telegram group you can join to get more info and updates:
t.me/Noadday

Here you can find more info about what tools you need and how you can open bus stop adds:
https://www.unoffensiveanimal.is/incite-conspire-inspire/how-to-access-bus-stop-advertisement-spaces/

You can get all the info you need about the day of action on the link below:
https://us10.campaign-archive.com/?u=72951e91bc02759fd2b7b2e83&id=edc92eb25f

See you in the streets.

The beauty of not being sold anything.

SIX BUTCHER SHOP WINDOWS SMASHED.

23rd November, Switzerland.

Received anonymously via email:

“We’ve been out to play again… this time it was your well decorated store front windows that we had a taste for.
We visited 6 locations on this long, sleepless night, you don’t have to worry though, we absolutely had fun! Thank you!
It’s just a real shame that when you go to work in the morning, It’s going to be very cold and breezy for you, We didn’t check but… you have insurance right? I hope the cost to repair these windows isn’t going to come out of the profit you’ve made from our dead friends?
We’re going to keep an eye on you though, we might wait before we visit again, maybe when you’re back, feeling normal, comfortable and when you think you’ve forgotten, we will make sure that you don’t.
Sweet dreams for now xoxo

6 Windows for 6 days in prison.
Stop stealing our comrades.
Fuck the prison system <3”
 

WRITE A LETTER, OPEN A WINDOW TO THE WORLD OUTSIDE

The prison system is fucked up for multiple reasons. It once and again shows how it doesn’t work or “rehabilitate offenders”. It has been designed to push further class divide and to ensure those dissenting are silenced. Worse of all, it is a blatant corporate business where a few enterprises control the trade within the walls, making reoffending a profitable action!

For those reasons, and many more, we stand against all prisons. Prison abolition cannot come soon enough.

There is another huge layer to the prison system that as a movement we keep forgetting about. There are folks in prison who were thrown behind those walls for the crime of fighting for a just world. From black panthers (seriously, still) to anti GMO activists and animal liberation folks, many folks are locked up to keep their mouth shut and their spirits low simply because their actions were a threat to the status quo.

People are forgotten behind those walls whilst we write “heroes” under any HIT REPORT comment section. The same people who are praised on instagram could be forgotten the day they enter prison.

This is why we insist on prison solidarity. From our side, we divert quite a bit of the money we make to help stock up the accounts of some prisoners, so they can get commissary food or buy stamps or make some calls. But you can also help, even if you don’t have money to donate. Writing a letter can open a window to the outside, can remind them that they are not alone, can ensure they know they are not forgotten.

Send them news (sometimes, a report or two are nice to read, just remember not to send anything incriminating), tell them about the last hike you did, or the demo you went to, or about your favourite ice cream flavour. The content doesn’t necessarily matter if you’re able to transport them away from prison and into a world of colours other than beige and grey. It might feel like a difficult task, writing to someone you don’t know, but you will 100% make someones day.

You can find a few addresses under our “Prisoner Support” tab on our website:

https://www.unoffensiveanimal.is/prisoner-support/

On that same link you’ll find other sites that have even more addresses, resources on how to write to prisoners and ideas about what to talk about as well as political texts on prison abolition.

Please, take 20 minutes of this evening and write a letter. Choose someone at random, it does not matter. Write a letter today.

And remember, comrades break comrades out of prison.

UNTIL ALL PRISONS ARE LIBRARIES!

PS: Art by No Bonzo (@nobonzo)

ANIMAL TRUCKS SABOTAGED

15th November, Switzerland.

Received anonymously via email:

“Report from Switzerland. 
During one COVID friendly evening walk we stumbled upon a few vehicle used to transport comrades to their deaths. 

Needless to say, we toyed around with them before heading off… expanding foam in the exhaust pipes, electrical wires cut & pneumatic systems fucked with. 

Though, we are not yet satisfied, we are on the prowl and we will find more, hope you can afford the repair fees xoxo “

SHEEP SHEARING EQUIPMENT STOLEN

5th November, Somerset UK

received anonymously via email:

“Whilst out and about we realised that a sheep shearer in Somerset didn’t give a fuck about spring shearing and was cutting and nipping sheep to rip their fleeces off well into November. We thought it would be a good idea to stop it. Their toolbox containing electric shears, blades and other menacing bits such as castrating bands was stolen. Some useful bits for our rescue first aid kit were also seized. The coils for the shears and other tools that were too heavy to take were cut and destroyed. The mountain of bags full of wool was cut open and painted.

As the shed was full of many other useful bits we took a few cordless power tools in the process. Some might be useful on future missions. Some others can be sold to fund fuel and equipment. Bad day for the animal abuser who lost thousands of pounds thanks to an easy night stroll.

Not your jumper. Not your hat. Not your coat. Not your wool.

some anarchists.”

THE BEAR PRISON OF CASTELLER, AND A HUNGER STRIKE TWO WOMEN ARE UNDERTAKING, RISKING THEIR LIFE TO STOP THE IMPRISONMENT

Casteller was on the news recently due to a mass action in support of the bears running wild in Italy and demanding the release of those imprisoned inside. The whole story is grotesque, where a system -run by humans in support of capitalism – will condemn bears to prison when accused of eating a sheep, or a goat, or the remnants in a trash bin. Multiple bears (who were reintroduced into the wild from other countries with the aim of increasing biodiversity) have fallen into a system where they are locked up and sterilised, condemned to live forever between concrete walls.

Two Italian women, Barbara Nosari and Stefania Sbarra have been in hunger strike since the 21st of September in an attempt to gain freedom for the bears in Italy. They sent their demands, that read: “Following up to what emerged from the recent CITES inspection at the Casteller, the hunger strike will be aimed at the following points:

  • immediate closure of the Casteller site;
  • release of the bears called M49 (Papillon) – M57 – Dj3
  • definitive annulment of the order of capture for bear JJ4;
  • elimination of future PACOBACE interventions marked as ‘J’ and ‘K’ which, practically mean death and imprisonment of bears.”

Yesterday, when we last talked to Stefania, she said: “our action is very painful but we must bend them (the government). They must give the bears back the freedom they have stolen. Help us please thank you.”

When we were first contacted about this, the request was for us to share a petition for people to share, which we have categorically denied in multiple occasions due to privacy, security and effectiveness issues. We see this as a slightly different situation, so we will share the petition link with everybody who wishes to sign, but we would call everybody to do something more than sign a fucking internet petition.

Two people are facing immediate death due to the inactivity of the Italian government. Multiple bears are facing life in prison because of the greed of animal agriculture. Wherever you are in the world, it is now a good time to make your voice heard. There are Italian embassies in most countries in the world. That might be a good starting point to elevate the voice of the two humans asking for help.

This is your moment to save multiple lives. Take it serious.

Link to their petition: http://chng.it/m7TGNg8d

FIRE TO ALL PRISONS. FIRE TO CASTELLER!

FIVE HENS LIBERATED FROM ‘FREE RANGE’ EGG FARM IN NORFOLK

31st October, Norfolk UK

Received anonymously via email:
 
“On the 31st of October, we entered Nature Farm, Horsford, a “free-range”, family-run egg farm in Norfolk. Free-range is synonymous with ‘high welfare’, yet exposés of farms up and down the country have proved, time and time again, this is not the case. Red Tractor, RSPCA Approved, farm-fresh, happy hens, high welfare … these are all meaningless labels to placate the conscience of consumers. The public are being duped.
 
Over numerous visits to Nature Farm, we found hens in shocking, appalling conditions: bleeding, infected, red raw, prolapsed, egg bound, featherless. Suffering. The farm was dingy, filthy, smelt putrid and was full of flies, with no enrichment for the hens. It’s a prison and a breeding ground for zoonotic diseases.
 
On this occasion, five individuals were liberated. They have been taken to a new home where they will enjoy love, sunlight and freedom: the freedom to carry out their natural behaviours, freedom to be themselves, freedom from harm, exploitation and murder. To the hundreds we had to leave behind, we are truly sorry.
 
There is never a right way to exploit someone else’s body, there is never a just reason to reduce a sentient life to nothing more than a commodity. But for those who believe otherwise, the ‘humane way’ doesn’t exist. It’s a lie.
 
UNTIL EVERY CAGE IS EMPTY
UNTIL ALL ANIMALS ARE FREE ✊”

217 HENS OPEN RESCUED.

October 2020, Czechia.

via: http://michalkolesar.net

“I am tired of counting our rescue actions. So I will just write that in a few nights we took out of grief and suffering 217 hens.

There are places we visit more that once. We remember how girls look shortly after they are stocked in these halls. They are calm, they let us pet them and hold them in our arms, people in safe homes are often amazed how beautiful they are. The time goes by, some are dying, some are surviving and those who are still alive are loosing their minds, strength and will to live. To every tiny impulse they react insanely, they are frightened by light, sound, they scream a lot and flap their wings and people in their safe homes pity them and tell us that it’s so terrible what people did to them. We sometimes go to rescue them just a couple of days before human hands snatch them out of their suffering just to load them into transport to be slaughtered. In their last days those animals are lethargic, surrendered and some of them will not survive this even in their new home. I already know this when I take them in my arms.

In safe homes people tell us how terrible the battery cages are and we tell them that those girls we saved look terrible but they are not from the battery cages. We tell them that the misery is everywhere but not widely publicised and popular. Some lie that battery cages are better than aviary or cage free systems, others lie that they are worse or at least they repeat their strategical crap. Both these liars invoke common sense and emotion.

But who does it hurt? For example these girls from aviary system.”