We have received a reportback from a demo against hunting in Athens, Greece. Read their words below:
“On Sunday 2 April, a group of antispeciesists was gathered outside the Mediterranean Exhibition Center in Athens to protest against hunting.
A translated part of the antispeciesists call is following:
Antispeciesism and anarchy: connecting the struggles
Human imposition on non-human animals is perhaps the most common and normalized form of violence. In particular, hunting, which has always been a show off power of the ruling class and has a historical role in the imposition of man over non-human animals. Proclamation of power and masculinity are the main characteristics of hunting. The young boys become men by executing and posing with the lifeless bodies of those they have murdered.
For our part, we consider the Anarchist/Anti-authoritarian struggle in the light of total liberation and we invite individuals and groups who recognize the necessity of antispeciesism discourse and actions, comprehending them as integral part of the struggle against every form of oppression.
We consider the human species as a part of the ecosystem and not as the top of a hypothetical pyramid of it, so we do not treat animals and the natural environment as a raw material to be exploited or as a source of production and profit. Therefore, we stand against the exploitation of the natural world and non-human animals by any authoritarian system.
AGAINST NATURE’S EXPLOITATION, FIGHT FOR THE EARTH AND FREEDOM
UNTIL TOTAL LIBERATION”
Photo: Folks stand with a banner that reads “Hunting is not a hobby, it’s murder. No guns in hunters’ hands”