28th June, Midlands UK

received anonymously via email:

“35 Turkeys rescued from standard ‘high welfare’ farm.

All of this years ‘Christmas’ turkeys have now been bred and arrived on farms, we took a visit to this farm whilst the turkeys are young so more could leave that night. The first shed was empty, were we going to have to leave empty handed? Luckily farmers are stupid (among other things) so after trying to enter a few more sheds which appeared locked, we noticed a way in and there we saw hundreds of young turkeys, filling our bags, off we ran into the night just before sun rise.

These turkeys will not be horrifically killed for Christmas dinner… but there are so many more that will be… you know what to do…

Action taken in solidarity with Yogi who has been on hunger strike in prison after being arrested taking part in actions against companies that profit from death.”


The UK is seeing a resurgence of action against vivisection and it seems they have chosen a target. MBR Beagles is a factory farm breeding and selling beagles for vivisection. They have existed for almost fifty years and have continuously operated under different names including Harlan and Interfauna.

Interfauna was a previous target of the ALF. More than one raid was carried out in the past, including the notable 82 beagles and 26 rabbits liberated from the place in 1990.

During the SHAC campaign, MBR Acres was also the target of heated demonstrations and a relentless campaign to shut down the factory farm.

For over a year, local campaigners have run “Stop Animal Cruelty Huntingdon”, which focused on demonstrations against MBR Acres and Covance. Since undercover footage captured with a hidden camera was released showing beagles transported from the sheds and into vans, the campaign has become a lot more than just a local effort.

Multiple national newspapers published reports on the farm and printed the photos obtained by the activists. Politicians and public figures publicly announced their support for the campaign.

Their next demo became heated. Aided by newspapers publishing about the farm and the campaign, on the 27th of June, there was an unexpected shift. More and more people kept arriving at a demo that was not expected to grow that big. People were furious, upset and emotional. The fences were kicked off the entrance to the farm with police not knowing what to do with themselves. 

Since then, the campaign has evolved. It’s now called “Free the MBR Beagles”, singling out their target and showing determination to close down the farm whilst being able to show it is no longer a local campaign, but a national one. At the same time, folks have set up “Camp Beagle” on the verge of the road, meters away from the double-gated entrance of the puppy factory farm. Camp Beagle said, “We are NOT leaving without the beagles” and they seem to be pretty serious about it.

After some time of relative silence against vivisection by the wider animal liberation community, it seems like the fight against animal laboratories is back. 

You can help. For anyone reading in the UK, Camp Beagle actively encourages folk to join and camp with them or even just visit for the day. Their address is MBR Acres Ltd, Sawtry Way, Huntingdon, PE28 2DT. You can get in touch with them online over their Facebook page:

For those who cannot leave everything and move to camp, there still are opportunities to join. The next big demonstration organised by Free the MBR Beagles is on the 9th of July at 8 am, at the same address mentioned above. To follow The campaign, check their Facebook page:

For all of those outside of the UK, luckily there are still things we can do to help. MBR Acres is owned by Marshal BioResources. The company is registered in the US but they have subsidiaries in multiple different countries around the globe. Notably, the Italian Green Hill puppy farm was owned by them until it was shut down for animal cruelty in 2016. Marshal BioResources also owns Marshal Pet Products, a company that is widely stocked in the US’ PetCo and that even sells ferrets to the pet superstore bred in the Marshal BioResources farms. More information on the subsidiaries of Marshal BioResources as well as locations in countries around the world will be welcomed by the wider animal liberation movement and the campaign to shut down MBR Acres.



The comrades at Wildfire have reached out to let us know that the magazine will be printed next week and that numbers of printed mags depend on bulk pre-orders as that is the only way they are funding the costs.

If you’re part of a group and would like to stock up on magazines, this weekend is your chance to help fund a radical, animal liberation magazine! If you know of any groups who would be interested, tag them or share it with them!

For anyone wanting to place bulk orders (minimum 30 magazines), you can contact Wildfire on wildfiremagazine(at)riseup(dot)net

We will be ordering a good bunch ourselves, so for small orders we will be able to provide, but for anyone wanting to raise some funds for their projects and plans this is a fantastic opportunity!