In the month of February we’ve received a total of 21 reports of direct action for animal liberation, many of them claimed by the Animal Liberation Front, some claimed by anarchists. A big majority of the reports were sabotage actions, specially directed at hunting towers. Australia also provided an oldie but a goldie, putting bricks through windows that contained very specific messages for Jacinta Allan, a politician responsible for the murder of wild birds in Victoria.
Switch Off! and Scenes did report lots of earth liberation direct actions, and specifically after Jack was sent to jail Scenes received some very encouraging reports. We’d like to quote a short excerpt of one of them: “We are not special. Our skills are not overly technical or advanced, and our tools are simple to acquire. If you are reading this, you are capable of doing what we do. We all have something to lose; it is simply a matter of living out our beliefs or submitting to the police state. Inaction is a choice just as much as action, and we all have to live with the choices we make.“
Of course, you can read the complete articles and anonymous reports on our website if you want more info! If you appreciate the work that Unoffensive Animal does, we could do with support to pay for website hosting, servers and so on, as well as to support prisoners and exprisoners.
“For years I had heard all these stories about Rojava – great stories of resistance, heartbreaking stories of comrades falling Sehid (martyr), being remembered through tears, laughter and action, and of difficulties. It had always caught my attention; this place, so far away from our reality. A place where I don’t need to fear the police raiding my house, but instead fear the bombs and drones Turkey sends over. The hope that shines in people’s eyes when they talk about Rojava and the fact that many of my beliefs are being put into practice there, was also something that had always caught my attention.
Now, I am here, living many of the things I had only heard about previously. In just the short time I have been here, Turkey has assassinated several comrades, including two YPJ commanders who were part of the famous resistance against ISIS in Kobane. They were wounded there and had been living in a house for comrades wounded in war. Yet, there is silence from the so-called democratic western states admit such clear war crimes. Only days later, I went to a march demanding the freedom for Abdullah Öcalan; we were thousands marching together through the city. And most beautifully, the same wounded friends who survived the attacks only days before were leading the march, showing the spirit of “no pasaran! Em nacim! You will not get through and we will not leave!”.
The revolutionary spirit cannot be denied here, whether it is in the streets talking to people, visiting families who have been part of the Kurdish movement for decades or spending time together with the small team of internationalists who have traveled a long way to get to know the Rojava Revolution.
So, I will try to write a small regular update on Rojava, the developments here, and how I connect it to the broader anarchist and liberationist political movement that we are all part of.”
After 11 months kidnapped by the state, Victor Puertas, an indigenous forest defender arrested during a festival in Cop City, has been released. He spent three months in DeKalb County jail without bail and then he was transferred to an ICE facility where he was held for another 8 months.
Now that he is free, he could do with some economic help to help him with medical, living and jail recovery expenses, as well as with legal fees to fight the domestic terrorism and RICO charges he is facing. If you can afford it, please drop a couple of coins
According to local media, a hunter in Ansbach has faced continuous sabotage for the past two years. A year ago he fell from a tower that had been sawn and put together again, breaking his hand. The latest attack was fire, and the hunter found his tower burnt to the ground. He estimates the latest attack to have costed him around 1400 EUR. The police say they have no clues as to who the culprits are.
A farm has been vandalized in support of the activist accused of being part of a criminal organization, @nosomosecoterroristas
In the early hours of January 31, several activists have entered the facilities of a farm in the province of Soria, in the Spanish state, to protest against the genocide of animals and the impact of livestock farming on climate change and the criminalization of the climate and antispeciesist movement. The activists have left several banners and have stained with red paint the facilities of this farm, which has recently been awarded by the goverment for its “environmental effort”. A decentralized group of the collective claims action from this campaign @nosomosecoterristas.
Vandalizamos una macrogranja en apoyo a les activistas acusades de formar parte de una organización criminal @nosomosecoterroristas En la madrugada el 31 de enero, varias activistas hemos entrado en las instalaciones de una macrogranja de la provincia de Soria, en el estado Español, para protestar por el genocidio a los animales y impacto de la ganadería en el cambio climático y la criminalización del movimiento climático y antiespecista. Les activistas han dejado varias pancartas y han manchado con pintura roja las instalaciones de esta granja, que recientemente ha sido premiada por Junta de Castilla y León por su “esfuerzo medioambiental”.
Un grupo descentralizado del colectivo reivindica la acción desde esta campaña @nosomosecoterristas”
“February 20 in Milan began the fashion week that will see on the catwalks, among others, the Max Mara group one of the few brands that has not yet given up fur despite years of protests by animal rights activists. A worldwide campaign has been launched these days by the fur free e alliance:
The group’s top management remains anchored to their ideas that clearly do not take into consideration the suffering of the animals they continue to want to exploit to make their inserts (mink and fox gloves, cuffs and hoods). Tonight we went to one of their stores to remind them that beauty is never cruel and that their money is soiled with the blood of animals that are skinned without any compassion on their part when by now there are so many high fashion brands that have renounced such slaughter by replacing real fur with synthetic fur. Why do you Max Mara continue to want to murder our brothers to steal the fur that belongs only to them??!
We daubed their windows with writing and paint to remind them that FASHION MAKES YOU BEAUTIFUL AS LONG AS IT IS NOT CRUEL! THE ALF IS WATCHING AND THERE IS NO PLACE TO HIDE. ANIMAL LIBERATION FRONT (A.L.F ♥)”
ITALIAN (original): “Il 20 febbraio a Milano è iniziata la fashion week che vedrà sulle passerelle sfilare, tra gli altri, il gruppo Max Mara uno dei pochi brand che non ha ancora rinunciato alle pellicce nonostante anni di proteste da parte degli animalisti. In questi giorni è stata lanciata una campagna a livello mondiale da parte della fur free e alliance:
I vertici del gruppo restano ancorati alle loro idee che, evidentemente, non tengono in considerazione la sofferenza degli animali che continuano a voler sfruttare per confezionare i loro inserti (guanti, polsini e cappucci in visone e in volpe). Stanotte ci siamo recati presso uno dei loro negozi, per ricordargli che la bellezza non è mai crudele e che i loro soldi sono sporchi del sangue degli animali che vengono scuoiati senza alcuna compassione da parte loro quando oramai sono tantissimi i brand di alta moda che hanno rinunciato a tale scempio sostituendo la pelliccia vera con quella sintetica. Perché Max Mara tu continui a volere assassinare i nostri fratelli per rubare la pelliccia che appartiene solo a loro???
Abbiamo imbrattato le loro vetrine con scritte e vernice per ricordare che LA MODA TI FA BELLA A PATTO CHE NON SIA CRUDELE! THE ALF IS WATCHING AND THERE IS NO PLACE TO HIDE. ANIMAL LIBERATION FRONT (A.L.F ♥)”
“Last year the state of Victoria in so-called Australia held a public inquiry into duck shooting. The results of that inquiry saw a recommendation to ban duck shooting in Victoria given a majority vote for the ban. On the 29/01/2024, Jacinta Allan went against her own party’s recommendation and has allowed this cowardice “sport” to go ahead. Following the decision, Jacinta Allan went into hiding and has not yet made a statement. Just some little info on Jacinta, she personally supports duck shooting and her husband Yorick Piper, has been seen in photographs with Field and Game representatives.
Fortunately, Jacinta Allan cannot hide from the A.L.F and we are here to show her AGAIN just what happens when you let personal factors influence political decisions that go against the people’s wishes. Two weeks ago, we visited Jacinta Allen’s office with bricks – now we have returned with hammers, spray cans and more determination!
This time it’s personal. Hunters and their political affiliates will continue to be hunted. We will see your pals on the wetlands.
The Labour government that Jacinta represents has not only sentenced native waterbirds to death but is also complicit in the ongoing genocide in Palestine. They continue to supply Israel with arms to carry out their vile acts. This action was taken for the native waterbirds but also for the lives that have been displaced and taken by the IDF. From the river to the sea.
We acknowledge that this action took place on the land of the Dja Dja Wurrung and Taungurung people. We stand in solidarity with First Nations people in their fight against colonialism.
Jacinta’s office is located at 140 Mollison Street, Bendigo East. Feel free to pay her a visit She can be contacted by: Phone: (03) 5443 2144 Email: [email protected] Postal address: PO Box 399 Bendigo, Vic, 3552”
Leonard Peltier is a political prisoner who has been incarcerated for 48 years.
Leonard is 79 years old and the prison is neglecting his health. Leonard is in need of immediate medical treatment for the loss of his eyesight.
”Leonard Peltier has recently experienced a significant loss of vision which has required him to implore the help of fellow inmates to do basic things like dialing phone numbers for him to make calls, help type emails, and even help assist him getting around, as he cannot see well enough to walk on his own…”
Unfortunately, Sindre has not received any of the letters that have been sent to him. We do not know if this is due to the centre withholding letters, but he still needs love and support.
Sindre’s support team is therefore changing the address. If you want to write letters, send them to Sindre’s family. They make sure Sindre gets all the letters. Write to:
Sindre Annasson Persson
Rudolf Jonassons väg 25B
(Sindre is an animal rights activist, 21 years old, from so-called Sweden. In October 2023, Sindre was sentenced to forensic psychiatric forced care, without end date, for actions against a former fur farmer.)
Please, send a letter to Sindre today, even if you already did so last week. It is likely the facility is stopping Sindre from receiving the letters that would’ve been sent previously, so the change of address should help ensuring he receives them from now on.
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