A LITTLE HELP GOES A LONG WAY!

As you all know, we spent almost three months working alongside Underground Badger Syndicate in the badger cull, partly helping badgers make it through that horrible time, and partly filming a documentary about badger cull action. As you might also know, due to repression, we lost most of our footage and will have to wait until it is released or until we can film it once again.

During that time, Unoffensive Animal was mildly dormant as we were unable to focus on internet work as much as we normally do. Slow and steady we have been getting back to bring you direct action news as well as prisoner support and other stuff we believe we should give platform to.

Sadly, due to the lack of work online, our fundraising fell behind big time, and in the past few weeks we have really felt it. We run out of merch but we were unable to print more and a couple of requests for funds by groups were sadly postponed as we run out of money completely. The latest is our web server bill, that is due pretty soon and we are still trying to work out how we will cover.

We don’t really talk about money often because there is a huge stigma about donations, patreon and funding, but the reality is that within this capitalist society we try to navigate, money is needed every now and then. The conversation around funding and generating money through animal rights is an important one to be had and certainly not as black and white as “Give money to sanctuaries, not to saviours”, as it creates a false dichotomy where different collectives, organisations and even individuals are erased or wrongly attached to either one or the other. Whilst we praise the reminder that sanctuaries are a massively important part of this movement that deserve upmost support, it is important to also remember that campaigns, collectives and prisoners are also worthy of support.

We have written about how we manage money before, but we can sum it up quickly again. Unoffensive works as a media platform, so a part of the money goes towards serves, web stuff and technology bullshit. Some of it is either lifted or borrowed but a fair bit of website requirements we actually have to pay for. We also work as a platform for prisoner, arrest and court support. A good chunk of the money goes out for prisoners to get some food from commissary or for individuals that have been fined after arrest. If and when we have any money left, some of the money goes towards supporting groups and campaigns with equipment and other means. An example of this would be a night vision for an anti hunt group, or some cash for a grassroots group who needs to cover vet bills.

Note that none of the money goes towards personal gain, towards rent, or food, or anything like that. Whilst we are not necessarily against folks making a living out of donations, Unoffensive was never set out to “pay wages” and we will never do so.

So if you believe in the work we do and you think you would like to help, we really, really could do with the support.

We have two streams of income. The first one is merchandise. We are in the process of restocking and releasing new items. We print on organic, fair trade garments with vegan ink and we are shit at being organised so your parcel might take a while, but hey, long live anarchist self organising no?

Secondly, we receive donations through either PayPal or Patreon. Both are shit and both take commission but what can we fucking do. When folks join Patreon they get a sweet nothing as a reward as the only thing we could think of was educational PDFs and whatnot and we cannot imagine putting knowledge behind a paywall, so everybody is welcome to contact us and ask for any information needed.

Are you able to help us out and keep us going?

If so, these are our links:
www.patreon.com/animalliberation
www.paypal.me/unoffensiveanimal112

And if you can’t, don’t have the means or already donate to other causes, maybe consider sharing our words and supporting us that way instead!

SOLIDARITY IS OUR STRONGEST WEAPON.

UA.

THE CULL IS OVER.

Our work in the badger cull is over and we can get back to focusing on Unoffensive Animal. Sadly, due to police repression, we lost a lot of our footage and we might not have enough to publish our full light documentary on the badger cull any time soon, but if it does appear, we will get back working on it as soon as possible.

It certainly has been a rough few months and as every year we are incredibly impressed by the amount of people out fighting the cull and the passion displayed by many of them. It is a humbling experience. We certainly want to mention @undergroundbadgersyndicate for their dedication. If you’re able to, please support them in any way you can.

Now that we are back, we want to hear from you. Unoffensive has always been a platform where direct action is published, but also an educational tool. What would you like us to produce? Would the series on technology and security be something people are interested in? ALFRIDAYS? Incite, Conspire, Inspire? Something completely different?

Whatever it is, please drop us a comment, give us suggestions and requests.

Equally, we would like to hear from people about merch. We don’t make a lot of money out of merchandise but we still believe it to be a good way of spreading the word and raising a few pennies. A few people have contacted us and asked when we are going to restock. Are people interested in a Unoffensive Merch Restock before all the capitalist Christmas bullshit kicks in? Would it be good to have a new design? Would people be interested in beanies?

Lastly, the folks at Wildfire would also like to hear about the magazine. If you have read the first edition, what did you think? If you haven’t, why haven’t you?

Talk to us as we want to hear as much feedback as possible and kickstart unoffensive as hard as we possibly can!

If you’re able to support us, we have to pay for our website server (that’s kinda an annoying thing that happens once a year!) and it really isn’t cheap.

For one off donations, PayPal is peng, send us a friends and family tip to unoffensive_animal (@) tutanota (.) com

If on the other hand you want to become part of the super fucking awesome and fantastic club that our patreon supporters are, the link is just here: www.patreon.com/animalliberation

And if you can’t afford donating, we also love you because your worth is not measured by your donations the same way that our worth is not measured by our productivity. (But if you can share and comment and like that would be amazing).

Waiting to hear from all of you.

See you in the next riot

UA.

PS: How peng is this photo from Underground Badger Syndicate?

BADGER CULL, PLUS GUERRILLAMAIL FAILURE. IMPORTANT INFORMATION.

First of all as a quick update about what we are up to, we are still working hard in the badger cull as it has not ended in multiple zones. This is the main reason we are not updating our website and socials as often as normal. As soon as the bloodbath is over we will be able to put a bit of love and care into up keeping Unoffensive Animal, but we don’t want you to think we are abandoning the project, we are just terribly busy!

There is a second reason why we’ve been publishing A LOT LESS than normal. For some odd reason, our standard way or receiving hit reports safely has stopped working.

Guerrillamail does not want to interact with RiseUp so any emails sent through guerrilla mail are NOT being received. Folks needing to send hit reports whilst remaining anonymous need NOT TO USE GUERRILLAMAIL.

Any reports sent during the last month that have not been published yet should be sent once again. We will edit the website explaining how to contact us once the badger cull is over, but for now this is a quick how to:

1- Use a VPN (RiseUpVPN works and it is free)
2- Use Tor Browser (just download the browser, it is easy!)
3- visit tempr.email (instead of Guerrillamail) or any other throwaway email service. You can also create a throwaway account with literally ANY email provider, so long as you do not use it any longer.
4- attach your media to a WeTransfer and copy/paste the download link. We are working on using different and more secure methods of receiving media, but for now that is the easiest and more intuitive
5- don’t write personal details. We don’t need to know.
6- send your email to unoffensiveanimal (at) riseup (dot) net

It is as simple as that. Share this information with everybody and let them know that our email service was down, but we are now able to receive reports once again as long as folks use a different email provider.

Nothing else to add. See you in the next riot!

UA.

UNOFFENSIVE REPORTS – QUICK UPDATE WHILST WE CAN!

It wasn’t too long ago that we reached out to explain we were fully immersed in the badger cull campaign and little has changed since. We are still filming for the third episode of our documentary series and attempting to keep up with internet work at the same time.

We’ve received a few messages regarding merch that has not arrived after a while. If you’re experiencing any trouble with merch, please email unoffensiveshop (at) riseup (dot) net and the folks behind it will respond as soon as possible. Everybody is super busy lately so even if it takes a little longer than it should, do not think we’ve forgotten, we will be sorting it all out!

The badger cull in the UK certainly is some seriously draining campaign. Folks are walking over twelve hours a day in an attempt to save as many badgers as possible, under the rain, covered in mud but with the spirits up that every time they find something, dozens of badgers are spared off a cruel and unnecessary death. It is inspiring to see so many folks involved and working hard and we cannot mention the badger cull and give some credit to Underground Badger Syndicate (FB) (IG), who are working tirelessly and who you should support in any way shape or form. Please go to their page and follow their social medias, and if you can afford it, drop them a donation to help them carry on working. We have a combined 20k followers between our accounts. Even if just 10% donate ONE POUND, UBS would have enough money to last the whole cull!

If you’re unable to help on the ground, there are many things folks can do to oppose the badger cull. Stop The Cull on Facebook (or their website www.innocentbadger.is) provides with a lot of information on how you can help. They have provided you with hundreds of contacts of badger killers you can call and politely ask why they are murdering badgers. It sounds like a silly task, but you could be saving many lives. Remember NOT to call them late at night because they will be very busy killing badgers or sleeping to go visit their cages in the morning.

We cannot wait to have a little more time to pour into our website and socials. We are thinking of printing a new and fresh design before the end of the year, what kind of drawing would you like repping? And do you recommend any artists? Comment below and let us know!

Support us if you can because it is incredibly needed at the minute:

PayPal: [email protected]
Patreon: www.patreon.com/animalliberation

UNTIL WE WIN

PHOTO: Hambach Forst, 2018.

THE FIGHT MUST GO ON.

It’s been two years since Daesh murdered you and I considered not publishing anything about it because there is a risk that the 6th of October becomes the only day to remember you, but be aware; we’ve not forgotten and we have you present every day.

Waka was taken from us during battle two years ago today. He joined the YPG to fight Daesh and protect Rojava against fascism. He was a comrade, a friend, an accomplice, a teacher, an earth defender, a hunt sab, a shoplifter and an overall revolutionary. There is no real point to attempt to describe the gentle rage that Waka inspired in me during the time we spent together. Waka was many things, and ever shifting, and yet he was a solid and incredible human being.

I wonder where his notepad went. The one he used to write every single thought that hadn’t been explored properly, every question that hadn’t been answered yet, every new knot, new plant or any other trivial yet incredibly important bit of information. He was constantly learning, and he was constantly teaching. I remember sitting watching him ask questions and wonder how it was possible to listen to someone so deeply. He was always thirsty to learn more.

Yet he was not an armchair anarchist. His learning and discussing was backed by his actions. He would run to the top of the tripod as soon as the filth would appear to attempt an eviction in Hambacher Forst, he would multi task building a wall in a treehouse whilst cooking dinner for ten or he would hitchhike from Germany to Sweden just to sabotage a fox hunt in the middle of winter. Waka was not shy of taking action.

I guess this is the only thing I wanted to achieve by personally writing this. I wanted to remind people that the fight goes on and that we should all be taking action. We cannot win at the rate we are fighting and we shall do many sacrifices before we manage to see some change. Don’t be shy of learning, and don’t be shy of acting.

And to you, Waka, I just hope you know we are still fighting. Every fucking step we give, you walk with us, and with every step we are starting a fire that will light up the revolution.

And you know, whatever cages we find in the cull today I will extra smash them on your name.

Şehîd namirin

PS: To our comrades who have made their home in the mountains and who will most likely be planting a tree in Waka’s memory today, and to our comrades currently travelling to Albania to fight against the Turkish estate; we see you, we love you and we miss you.

The fight must go on.

THE BADGER CULL IS IN FULL SWING.

We know we’ve been absent but there is a good reason for it, we are non stop working at the moment!

For the past weeks, most of us have been spending days and nights in the UK Government organised badger cull zones. Tens of thousands of badgers are murdered every year to appease cow farmers who do not know how to clean a barn. Accused of spreading Bovine Tuberculosis, badgers are either trapped and shot at in the morning or killed during the night with a high powered gun.

Hundreds of people work without rest for weeks to try and save as many lives as possible either by walking footpaths looking for shooters, by walking the countryside in search of traps to sabotage or by gathering intelligence on badger murderers that can then be released online.

This past week we have seen multiple internet actions where some hackers have managed to leak hundreds of names, addresses and other information related to badger killers in the UK. A couple of weeks ago, folks decided to let Simon’s neighbourhood know that he is a key participant in the badger cull by organising night demos and spray painting his drive. Meanwhile, autonomous groups and sabs report direct action every day, having found shooters to scare away or traps to destroy.

We’ve been following around different groups and individuals who put themselves in the frontline against the cull, filming their actions for the third episode of our documentary series.

As well as our standard online reporting, we have multiple projects on the works and we could really do with support. A few folks have messaged or emailed about merch and sadly we cannot print more sizes until we’ve made some money to order them.

As a reminder of how we work and because there has been another group exposed for malpractice and money hoarding, we want to ensure folks know what we do with money. The gross of the donations received are distributed between court fines and court support, arrest support and prisoner support. Some of there money collected goes towards up keeping of our website, servers as well as internet related costs. Some of it, when we can afford it, goes towards groups organising for a better world. Everybody at Unoffensive is a volunteer, we do not have a wage or do this for profit in any form.

So if you’re able to support us, please consider dropping a few coins our way via PayPal or even joining our Patreon team.

Paypal: [email protected](dot)com

Patreon: www.patreon.com/animalliberation

Love, rage and biodegradable glitter. UA.

HACKERS ARE AT IT AGAIN FIGHTING THE BADGER CULL AND RELEASING DATA

Since the hit report a couple if days ago explaining how some folks had gained access got the main management website of the badger cull, obtaining hundreds if not thousands of names and addresses of those involved ed in the murder of badgers in the UK, the Script Pixies have been at it again with their actions.

According to Innocent Badger website (www.innocentbadger.is), every day that their management website its up, twenty more addresses and names will be leaked into the new formed map that will contain all shooters, trappers and badger killers paid by the government in the UK. They say:

“When the hackers said they still had access, they clearly were not lying. Everyone involved in killing badgers should realise that the NFU doesn’t have their best interests at heart, and we can prove it.

Below is a map. On that map there are currently just 20 shooters (a random selection of the many, many hundreds we now have). Every day that the website https://www.ggkkzz.info/Account/Login is up, another 20 will go on the map. So, if you are involved in killing badgers, you may want to consider contacting the NFU and asking them to pull the site. “

You can find the map with the details of the badger killers on the website:

https://innocentbadger.is/2020/09/21/the-script-pixies-thriving-inside-nfu-cull-website/

“Please do contact all 20 of these people. If you want to stay totally safe, keep all correspondence polite. If you want to withold your number dial 141 first, but be aware that the police will be able to track you and may well contact you if you make threats. Keep it polite, a simple “Can you explain why you are killing badgers?” is perfectly within the law.

Please do book mark this page and come back regularly, the badgers have no one else.”

PHOTO: one of the screenshots the Script Pixies submitted, showing the log of crime reports in Cheshire cull zone.

THE BRITISH BADGER CULL, A BLOODBATH IN THE COUNTRYSIDE

Last week we spent some time with Underground Badger Syndicate talking about the badger cull in the UK and how important it is to spread the message that it is happening to try and get as many activists as possible to join and fight the murder of badgers in the UK.

The badger cull happens in the UK every year with the excuse of “eradicating bovine tuberculosis” in an attempt to make the dairy farmers feel better about the loss of income they incur when their own biosecurity is not good enough. They kill tens of thousands of badgers every late summer and the cull has ensured that some parts of the countryside have virtually no Meles Meles.

But there is hope. Many people put boots on and spend week after week in the badger cull zones, looking for hunters, looking for shooters and opposing the massacre. Every person walking the countryside during the cull actively saves badgers from being killed.

The cull in supplementary zones has been happening for months, but the big event is due to start on the 1st of September

So here is what you can do:

1- Get your boots on and fight the cull on the ground. Quit your job. Start uni late. There is no jobs on a dead planet. Last year, multiple people from Europe travelled to join UBS in their adventures against the cull.

2- OK, you are unable to quit your job, but maybe Because of that job you have a little bit of spare money? Donate to those on the ground as the campaign costs are massive!

3- Join the broader campaign. The badger cull does not simply consist of direct action. From phone blockades to boycotts, mass emails and many other actions you can join from home, there is a job for you.

So, how do I get involved?

Contact Badger Action Network (https://badgeractionnetwork.org.uk). They will be able to find your closest group.

To keep on top of all the different actions and campaigns, please follow Stop The Cull (https://innocentbadger.com). There has been a release of a map with many badger killers addresses and phone numbers that can be used for demos or to contact and ask why they want to kill badgers.

Lastly, follow Underground Badger Syndicate. They make loads of punk shit during the cull and will need as much donations and support as possible.

Here is a video of what they were up to last year during the cull:

We will spend six weeks following anti-cull activists and filming another episode for our documentary series. If you can, consinder helping us out either via Paypal or Patreon.

www.patreon.com/animalliberation
https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=7JPBV9CY8PBR6

UNTIL WE WIN!

UNOFFENSIVE NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT

As you all know, from the beginning of the year we’ve been working on improving what Unoffensive does as a collective. As well as our standard work as an anonymous direct action platform and prisoner support, we’ve been working on different publications and on producing more media in the form of documentaries. We filmed two episodes already before COVID stopped the world from running and we are planning on filming the third episode of the documentary series starting this September. (We aim to publish this series hopefully by the beginning of 2021!)

Alongside the extra work we’ve been doing attempting to create more media we’ve also had to work on the back end of our website making it a better and more secure platform.

Adding up all those expenses, plus the regular support to prisoners and their families, we are falling VERY short on money.

We want to remind folks how we work with money. We are completely volunteer run. We don’t have wages or pay for rent with donations. We are not “career activists”. Most of the cash fundraised goes towards prisoner and court support. When we have it, some money goes to new projects (like our documentary series). We are not here to make money. We are here because we have a passion about free media, direct action and education.

For that reason we are announcing a mega sale on our website. All our merch is for the next 72 hours 20% OFF. Every single order will include a bunch of stickers, and every order over 30GBP will also include a free copy of Wildfire Magazine! Not bad hey?

www.unoffensiveanimal.is/collections

We hear you, you want to support but you have all our merch, or you don’t need any clothing and don’t want to grab extra stuff for no reason. You can send a donation via PayPal.

https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=7JPBV9CY8PBR6

Our Patreon aims at 550USD per month as a good standard income to be able to cover website and server associated costs and send some money to prisoners. We’ve been losing patrons lately, so if you feel like you can afford it, please join the team.

www.patreon.com/animalliberation

Any donation right now is massively appreciated, but please only donate if you can. Capitalist society already juices all of us enough to barely manage to survive. If you can’t donate, please consider sharing or talking about it with your friends.

SOLIDARITY.

UA.

WALTER BOND AND HIS ECO-FASCIST TRAJECTORY.

We first feel the need to apologise. For the past three years we have vehemently supported Walter Bond through his last stretch in prison. In multiple occasions Walter has made us question if that support was deserved due to certain texts or language used within the texts, but every time the support group has explained, one way or another, how Walter was being misinterpreted. We have supported Walter with money, we have collected letters, asked folks to donate, to share the word and to write to him. We’ve recommended his book as a form of raising funds for him in prison. 

In light of the most recent actions, we feel the need to apologise to everybody who has felt our influence and supported Walter, as there is now no doubt that Walter Bond has welcomed eco-fascism. 

At the beginning of this year, and with a few months left on his prison sentence, we asked people to send letters of support and help him keep sane and safe until he was released. Not too long after, we received the complaint of two different folks who had done exactly that and received correspondence back that contained Nazi propaganda on vivisection. 

Our first reaction was of anger and upset, specially after having read his open letter “rejecting anarchism” a few months prior to this event. We contacted the support group, who after a lot of back and forth with Walter reassured us that those nazi drawings had been given to Walter by some nazi prisoners, trying to lure him into the ideology. It was an odd and lousy excuse but, being aware that he was about to come out of prison and that he had spent a decade locked up (and understanding how much damage that can do to someone’s mental health), we decided to keep quiet about it. We were wrong, very wrong, and we are now trying to mend our mistake. 

Walter came out of prison and we dedicated about two sentences to let folks know that he had been released, when normally we would mark the release of a prisoner as a massive celebration. Yesterday, someone contacted us with a website run by Walter and another animal liberation ex prisoner, Camille. The website in question is called “Vegan Final Solution”. 

For anyone unaware of what the “Final Solution” means, the final solution was official nazi code name for the murder of all jewish folk within reach. 

We were horrified to see this and decided to email them questioning about the nazi drawings sent from prison and the new website’s name. Walter answered back twice, dodging the questions. This were the last two emails we exchanged: 

“Walter,

That does not answer our main question. Why would anyone choose to use “The final solution” as an animal rights name knowing full well what the final solution has embodied historically for the national socialist
party of germany? 

UA.” 

——————— 

“I’m sorry that you don’t feel I have adequately answered your questions……. Life is like that sometimes. Have a good one 🙂

Walter”.

Those are all the details we can give you. The website in question is full of ecofascism, promoting the murder of anyone who isn’t actively fighting for animal liberation. 

We debated making this public for multiple reasons. Speak nothing but kindness was important, but warning people of the potentially dangerous nature of those politics outweighed it. Not wanting to give a single ounce of promotion to that website was also important to us, but we believe folks are sound enough to understand why eco fascism is wrong. 

Let’s never forget that animal liberation, earth liberation and human liberation are the same. 

Nazi scum, fuck off.