RABBIT FARM RESISTANCE UK; ALL OUT AGAINST T&S RABBITS.

Welcome to The Frontline, a new series showcasing campaigns from around the world. As always, Unoffensive Animal encourages submissions. If you think a campaign should be featured, reach out! You’re welcome to make suggestions but you’re encouraged to draft stuff too, no one knows your campaign better than yourself! From animal liberation to eco struggle and social campaigns, everything is welcome! 

T&S Rabbits is a British company farming rabbits for their meat. Legally speaking as they are not breeding animals solely for fur and rabbit pelts are a byproduct of their murder, they get away with the fact that they are indeed a fur farm in a country where fur farming was outlawed twenty-one years ago. They are also known to use their rabbit farms as a loophole to build brick and mortar houses in unspoilt countryside. They justify building non-permanent buildings to house farm workers, then they turn those buildings into mansions once enough time has passed. Then they move the farm to a different location and sell the property for a huge profit whilst feeding the sprawling monster that devours unspoilt and wild areas.

We have heard of T&S before as multiple direct action reports have been sent to Unoffensive Animal, breaking the news of fur farming in the UK and showing the conditions inside the farm, but direct action is not the only opposition that T&S has to face.

Rabbit Farm Resistance UK is a campaign fighting every inch against T&S Rabbits. They organise protests in front of the farms and they very efficiently monitor all planning applications that the company puts forward, ensuring that every time they ask for a new dwelling or permission to build a slaughterhouse or even to set up a new farm, they can call to arms and vehemently oppose the application, counting with hundreds if not thousands of objections every time Mr Kerry applies for something new.

And they are winning. In the past year, they have managed to shut down multiple applications in different parts of England whilst putting pressure on other government bodies to stop the activities of the farms that are still active.

In September they organised a demonstration in front of one of the farms that developed into a farm invasion. The only worker and resident within the compound retreated into their home, giving access to the farm and allowing the activists to document the conditions inside the farm. Those photos and videos would then fuel an even stronger opposition to the company as they were horrific stills of the torturous life that rabbits must endure awaiting their slaughter.

At the end of that demonstration, two rabbits who needed immediate medical care were given a new life, and both of them are recovering from the abuse and learning to trust others again.

If you are interested in this campaign you should check their socials.

Their website is here: https://rabbitfarmresistance.noblogs.org

Their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StopGnosallsRabbitFarm

Their Instagram: www.instagram.com/stoprabbitfarms

And their Twitter: https://twitter.com/stoprabbitfarms

Seeing the impressive work that the campaigners are doing there is no doubt that T&S Rabbits will end. The only question is when, and what are you going to do to make it happen faster!

Photo: One of the rabbits living inside a T&S farm.

FREE ALL T&S RABBITS!

PRISONERS OF THE STATE, YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN!

When was the last time you wrote a letter to a prisoner? From animal rights and eco struggle to anti-racist, anarchist and anti-fascist prisoners, many folks are locked up due to their political fight.

Sending dissenting activists to prison is a fairly common tactic by governments, not only in an attempt to silence those taking action but also to inflict fear and doubt in others who might consider doing the same.

For that reason, supporting political prisoners is not only a necessary act of solidarity with those incarcerated, it also is a way of ensuring that those who are not being targeted by the state feel that if the time ever comes they will also be supported.

Today, grab yourself some paper and write a letter to a prisoner. Write to someone you’ve written before, or write to a stranger, that does not matter! But ensure you write a letter to a prisoner and open a new window within their concrete walls.

If you don’t know what to say or you’ve never written to someone incarcerated, simply tell them about your day, or about the last time you went for a walk in nature or a moment in your life that made you very happy. It doesn’t matter, simply talk to them about anything and everything except for maybe their case (especially if they are awaiting trial) or anything that could be understood as illegal.

Every prison (and sometimes just some prisoners) have mail restrictions. These vary vastly but for the most part if they are allowed to receive mail the safest way to send it is on white paper and using black ink. You can check on specific prisoner support groups to know if the person you’re writing to has restrictions. If they don’t, colourful postcards, news clippings and photos will always be a wonderful addition to your letters!

You can find a handful of prisoners to write to here:

www.unoffensiveanimal.is/prisoner-support

If you want more addresses, we find Brighton ABC to have a very up to date list:

https://www.brightonabc.org.uk/prisoners.html

NewYork ABC also has very good lists on prisoners:

https://nycabc.wordpress.com/

If by any chance you feel the need to understand why we stand against prisons, against judges and against the police, we cannot recommend this read any more effusively:

What about the rapists?

Solidarity is our biggest weapon. Use it!

THREE COMPANY VEHICLES ARSONED IN RETALIATION FOR THE CUTTING OF BAHNHOFSWALD.

1st October, Flensburg Germany.

via: darknights.noblogs.org

“Who clears forests, sows hate and reaps flames.

One year ago tonight, the Bahnhofswald was occupied. The destruction of forests, especially of intact ecosystems – no matter where and especially in cities must not go on like this.

For five months there was hope for a meaningful, sustainable future for the forest, but once again greed for profit won out.

Destroying the forest was a wrong decision.
It is always a wrong decision.

We will continue to make those responsible feel that.
Tonight three of the Dutschkewitz – company cars burned.
No tree does not matter!

The Bahnhofwald is not forgotten!
Defend life free spaces”

TRAIN TRACKS SET ALIGHT IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE GIDIMT’EN CLAN.

21st November, Montreal.

via: MTL Counter-info.

#ShutDownCanada

“This morning in Montreal, two tire fires were lit on the CN railway tracks in the neighbourhood of Pointe-St-Charles, at the choke-point of the train yard exit.

Care was taken to ensure there was no risk of derailment. A long straightaway location was chosen, and timing was based on the first scheduled Via passenger train of the morning. As the train approached, an individual stepped onto the track waving two road flares. When the train came to a stop, tires that had previously been filled with cotton towels were placed onto both tracks. They were then doused in gasoline, and the road flares were tossed in from a safe distance to light them up. The action was quick and easy, required few people, and ensured the train was able to stop and not hit the items placed on the tracks. Rail service was interrupted for at least two hours.

We acted in solidarity with the Gidimt’en Clan, who yesterday faced a raid for defending their land, water, and sovereignty. We cannot allow this RCMP action to go unanswered. For every highway blockade, a railway signaling box torched. For every RBC branch deprived of its windows, an RCMP vehicle up in smoke. For every railway blockade, a pipeline valve site sabotaged. All our solidarity with the land and water defenders on the Yintah, let’s answer their calls to shut shit down!

– some anarchists”

70- 100 DEER HELPED TO FREEDOM – UNDERGROUND BADGER SYNDICATE (4th June 2019)

On the 4th June, 2019, @undergroundbadgersyndicate reported that after cutting the fencing off a deer farm in Germany they had managed to release up to 100 deer into the wild.

In the same report they mentioned multiple hunting towers and huts being destroyed as well as trail cameras stolen from hunters.

The anti hunting action comes in multitude of flavours and over the years has proven to be quite a good link between animal liberation folks, eco struggle people and the non activist folks who still want the wild to be left alone.

The struggle against hunting unites folks from many different ways of life whilst pushing a big majority of them to take direct action, regardless of them being seasoned activists or just locals against the injustice of hunting.

From Hunt Saboteur groups to teams fighting the badger cull in the UK, folks who stop the duck shoots in Australia, anti bear hunt activists in the USA or the infamous female-led Akashinga group in Zimbabwe, direct action against hunting is a prevalent force to allow the wild to remain wild.

You can read the report that was released with the video below:

“WE ARE BACK AND KICKING HARD – 100 DEER LIBERATED FROM A BREEDING FARM, MULTIPLE TOWERS AND HUNTING EQUIPMENT DESTROYED.

Whilst out and about in Germany, we received a tip-off that made our stomachs turn. Within a national park, the licensed hunter that murders wildlife in the name of conservation has a side gig. He is breeding fallow deer in an enclosure and shooting them from a tower inside. He is also leaving the dead corpses and bones scattered around the enclosure, the sick fuck.

We didn’t waste any time and got to work quickly. After cutting a sufficient hole in the perimeter fence we herded them out. Not an easy task when deer seemed to have been conditioned to stay in, making them struggle to see they could now run to freedom. In the end, in between 70 and 100 deer were freed into the wild.

After running around in the field to show them the way, we headed to the nearest shooting towers and either made them fall or made them unsafe.

On our expedition, we found trail cams connected to a SIM card and disconnected them from the network before taking them with us. They will prove useful during the badger cull. It was quite a good surprise to see footage of the dickhead in his own home, trying the camera out before setting it up in the woods. He truly is a piece of shit, the footage shows multiple stuffed dead animals in his living room including deer heads, a bear and a stoat.

A second team visited the area the day after with an angle grinder and a chain saw to make sure the remaining towers were completely destroyed.

Let this be a reminder that no one is safe -wherever the fuck they are – if they are fucking with wildlife.

Fuck hunters wherever the fuck they are.

FOR THE WILD

UBS.”

DOZENS OF HUNTING TOWERS DESTROYED

November, South of France.

received anonymously via email:

English :

“Action Anti Chasse France Sud

In the face of the hunting dictatorship, the members of ALF destroyed in a few weeks dozens of watchtowers on several sectors. Towers, huts, hunting huts will be systematically broken, cut and scattered so as not to be watered down for these murders tolerated by the French state.

State subject to the hunting lobby, allowing the killing of animals and humans. Millions of animals are killed each year for this deadly recreation and more than 420 humans have died in 20 years. Regulate each other but not by killing animal people and honest citizens.

Willy Schraen president of the hunters will say “it’s the fault of bad luck”, more than 3/4 of the French vomit you!!

You build, we will destroy all the time … ALF”

Français :

“Action Anti Chasse France Sud

Devant la dictature de la chasse, les membres d’ALF ont détruit en quelques semaines des dizaines de miradors sur plusieurs secteurs. Tours, huttes, cabanes de chasse seront systématiquement cassés, découpés et éparpillés afin de ne pas être ulilisés pour ces meurtres tolérés par l’état français.

Etat soumis au lobby de la chasse, permettant le meurtre d’animaux et d’humains. Des millions d’animaux tués chaque année pour ce loisir mortifère et plus de 420 humains décédés en 20 ans. Régulez vous entre vous mais pas en tuant les personnes animales et les honnêtes citoyens.

Willy Schraen président des chasseurs dira “c’est la faute à pas de chance”, plus des 3/4 des français vous vomissent !!

Vous construisez, nous détruirons tout le temps … ALF”

BURGER KING SPLATTERED IN FAKE BLOOD

VIA: voces em luto

7th November, São Paulo / Brazil

“ALF repudiates a Burger Kings store on Av. Paulista, the largest economic center in Brazil, in memory of the 20th anniversary of the death of activist Barry Horne!

If the animal holocaust industry doesn’t back down, we’ll make it back down! For all the animals murdered daily in fast food chains! 🏴”

7 de Novembro, São Paulo / Brasil

“ALF repudia uma loja do Burger Kings na Av. Paulista, maior centro econômico do Brasil, em memória dos 20 anos de morte do ativista Barry Horne!

Se a indústria do holocausto animal não recuar, nós a faremos recuar! Por todas os animais assassinados diariamente em redes de fast food ! 🏴”

TWO BULLDOZERS SET ALIGHT IN DEFENCE OF ATLANTA FOREST.

20th November, Atlanta USA.

received anonymously via email:

“BULLDOZERS BURNT IN SOUTH ATLANTA FOREST

WE BURNT TWO BULLDOZERS IN THE SOUTH ATLANTA FOREST

NO COP CITY NO HOLLYWOOD DYSTOPIA
DEFEND THE ATLANTA FOREST
11/20/2021″

Photo: Unrelated, Call to action poster to defend the Atlanta Forest.

50 DUCKS LIBERATED IN UK (4TH MARCH, 2017) – ALFRIDAYS.

In March 2017, the ALF liberated fifty ducks from a factory farm, destined to become meat and sold in supermarkets. 

Whilst many of the ALF actions during that year were not tied to any specific campaign, the Animal Liberation Front reported 213 actions worldwide, ranging from arson and sabotage to the liberation of thousands of animals from farms, slaughterhouses and even laboratories.

You can read the report submitted to BiteBack Magazine about that specific action below:
received anonymously:

“Saturday 4th March, North West UK, ALF liberates 50 ducks from a factory farm.

Eight days old ducks liberated from factory farm in the North West, UK. Upon arrival, many showed burned skin and loss of feathers, probably due to the lack of humidity in the sheds and the 24hrs cycle of light and heat. All 50 of them now safely rehomed.

It is time to get up. It is time to show our teeth. ALF is watching you.”