3rd December, europe?
“HIT REPORT OF THE “CUORE LIBERI OPERATION” : FOUR PIGS LIBERATED FROM A FACTORY FARM ON THE NIGHT OF THE THIRD OF DECEMBER [DIRECT ACTION FROM THE 269 LIBÉRATION ANIMALE COLLECTIVE] !
We were shrouded in mist on that night, like a very welcomed protection.
Thieves met up in an improbable place, for the usual briefing ritual, before the action.
So happy to get together, once again, under the moonlight. We hugged and cheared each other up, to give ourselves courage.
Then, around midnight, we sunk into this other half of the world. The one that starts where small country roads end. Behind creepy hangars, where, “others” are nothing more than bodies to kill. Fully trapped by capitalism, except maybe for their screams.
As always, the first team went few minutes ahead towards the massive factory farm.
Pigs were sleeping, snuggling with one another in their holding pens. It was painfully beautiful.
Our truck comes, and, organised in teams of four comrades, we start lifting pigs from the ground, covered in filth.
We do it again and again, over and over.
We run out of breath while carrying them, as they’re already very heavy.
But eventually, we manage.
Four pigs are in the truck and we fuck off before cops arrive.
A beautiful story of a liberation, that we share, wishing for rage and anger to rise. And to mourn all the liberations that never happened, on that same night.
Politics sits in that gap.
We write to avenge them.
Our vehicles left the country with, at the back, some who will get to live.
While hundreds of ghosts come to tap on our shoulders, every night ever since.
The four pigs were transported to an allied sanctuary where they’re starting up a new life.
We post this report, wanting the practice of direct action to spread and for the flame to burn hotter and brighter in the heart of every comrade who’s reading us.
Suddenly, we come out of traditional paths, of lame protests, to invent something else.
Something that doesn’t depend on adhesion, but on being stronger than what we’re up against.
We have to accept that our struggles have to be offensive, threatening. We have to be in a spirit of conflict, with all hopes and limits this political tactic comes with.
On our long way home, we remembered all the pigs liberated by 269 Animal Liberation since 2016 : this gorgeous bunch of escapees, with Malcolm, Charlotte, Patrick, Serhildan, Sacco, Vanzetti, Sissi, Pino, Pomme, Y., Y., and so many others.
No matter who they are or where they are today, we all belong to the same community, forever bonded.
This action is dedicated to our Italian comrades, from the « Cuore Liberi » sanctuary, who lost 9 pig comrades, murdered by the veterinary police : The State will never be the ally of our struggles for liberation.”