HOW TO SUBMIT A HIT REPORT

Lately we have seen a few folks sending DMs asking how to submit content, or sending us links to reports they’ve seen online. Regardless of it being an anonymous submission or a link to a news site, the only way to send reports to UA is over email. This is to protect the anonymity of activists as well as to ensure we actually see it. We do not check the multiple social media’s private messages often, but we will always maintain our emails regardless of how busy we are!

To submit a report, our email is unoffensivereports(aattt)protonmail.com

We have made it easier to submit reports anonymously by creating a form within our website where people can write the content and click send. That email then is encrypted before being sent to our address. Depending on the sensitivity of it and your level of security, you should consider accessing the contact form using TOR instead of your normal browser to ensure you are taking extra steps to remain anonymous.

We are aware that some TOR users might experience trouble with CAPTCHA and we are actively learning about Cloudflare’s new captcha alternative, which should work better with Onion Routed browsers. We will implement that feature soon.

To send media, you can upload it (once again using TOR) to any cloud service (like ufile.io) and then simply paste the link alongside the written report. We would advice to remove the metadata of videos and photos using any of the many tools available online.

Tell us what happened, tell us when and tell us where, but do not tell us who you are and do not give information about your comrades. We do not edit reports, whatever is sent will be copy and pasted as it was sent.

You can find our Contact form here: https://unoffensiveanimal.is/contact-us/

We hope this helps explaining how to send Hit Reports! The image used comes from Wildfire Magazine volume 3, where you can read an article about what to write on a report a lot more in depth!

SEE YOU IN THE NEXT RIOT!

TO ALL OUR READERS, WE ARE OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS – UNOFFENSIVE REPORTS

Hey folks! It’s been a little while since we have reached out directly. The main reason is that we spent a couple of months working with our friends at Underground Badger Syndicate opposing the cruel badger cull in the UK, so we attempted to keep UA running as much as we could but we certainly had a lot less time for the project.

The badger cull, as every year, was one gruesome yet empowering campaign. On one hand, seeing tens of thousands of badgers being mutilated is a horrible experience. Whole clans destroyed, wiped clean to support the farming industry in the country. On the other hand, it is always empowering to see a direct action campaign that manages to bring so many different people from many different walks of life to do one thing and one thing only, sabotage the murder. After many shooters spooked away and many cages smashed, the main badger cull ends for the year, whilst supplementary zones will keep the killing for a little longer.

Now that we have a little more time to dedicate to the project, we would like to reach out to you. Over the years we’ve served as a platform for anonymous reporting, but also as an educational resource, be it on history, or security, or technology, as well as as a news platform for the broader revolutionary struggle. We have operated for over six years now and many different contributors have come and gone. We are at a crossroads now, where we would like to produce more media but we do not have enough time to do so with the current team, so we are looking at broadening up and calling for folks who would like to be active participants in the creation of media for Unoffensive Animal.

The project has always had folks working on it on a volunteer basis and none of us gets paid. UA is, and always will be, a mutual aid project. We are looking for people who would be interested in writing an article twice a month, or maybe even once a week! This could be on history of the movement, or maybe updating the readers about prisoner’s news, it could be on security advice and even on technology and security, but we are not limited to those ideas, if you believe you have a cool idea and know you can commit to it on a semi regular basis, please reach out! This project belongs to all of us, you included, and UA becomes what we all make it! if you think you can help, you can reach out to us directly over the email form on the contact us tab on our website. We do not need (nor want!) to know your details, or your past, or what you’ve been involved in.

Reach out and help us make UA a better platform for all!

https://unoffensiveanimal.is/contact-us/

Worth mentioning that our Patreon has been on a very steady decline over the past two years. If you can afford it, why not join and support the project for a few coins a month?

https://www.patreon.com/animalliberation

If you do not want to subscribe for a monthly donation, we also accept monero and bitcoin donations as well as PayPal. You can find all the addresses on our Support Us page:

https://unoffensiveanimal.is/support-us/

Thank you for your constant love and support.

LOVE AND RAGE, ALWAYS!

UNDERGROUND BADGER SYNDICATE, TAKING DIRECT ACTION TO STOP THE MURDER OF THE WILD.

A few years ago, Underground Badger Syndicate was born as an anti-hunting direct action splinter from Unoffensive Animal. By now, the group is a fully fledged independent team of very committed activists that look for traps wherever they are and destroy the tools that murder wildlife.

We spent some time with them during the last badger cull and it was amazing to see the strategy and work of folks who might not see each other in months but still knows how to work together and be very disruptive to the hunters. We would love to share with you one of our favourite pieces of media they published during the last season; the release of a badger from a trap in the middle of the night. 

We will paste the words that accompanied that video, but before we do we would really like to ask folks to donate to them if you are able to; they are a non-affiliated direct action group which means no bigger charities or organisations are funding them, and they are constantly in need of support.

https://donorbox.org/help-underground-badger-syndicate-fuel-up
Https://paypal.me/fuckthecull1

Find UBS:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063318993550
Instagram: @undergroundbadgersyndicate

“WELL, I HOPE THAT SOMEWHERE SOMEONE BREAKS FREE TONIGHT.

You just went for a stroll. Down the path, into the fields, snuffling around and looking for food. You know what you’re looking for. For a week, you’ve been snacking on peanuts every single day. You walk straight to them, feeling the luckiest animal on earth. Except for this time; your luck has run out.

The cold, deafening sound of the cage shutting behind you startles you. You turn around leaving your peanuts behind, but you are trapped. Locked in a metal box and without escape, you still fight.

It is desperate and frantic, yet hopeless. You scratch against the mud and your nails mark the ground, but they don’t manage to break the soil below you. You don’t care that your knees are bloodied, you want to break free. When that does not work, you try headbutting the walls. A streak of warm blood falls into your eyes from your forehead. There is no escape.

You just wanted to roam free, but the human had decided otherwise. You’re a pest, a problem, an inconvenience. You deserve death. So with nothing else to do but wait, you stare away into the night awaiting your fate. A gunshot awaits you a few hours away from now.

Today is your lucky day though, and so it is ours for having met such an incredibly resilient fighter. You didn’t need a saviour, but you certainly needed solidarity. So we extend solidarity to you and you keep fighting from today onwards.

Stay away from peanuts little one, and run free forever.

LET THE FUCKING WILD BE WILD.”

ON MINK LIBERATIONS

In the past week, the US has woken up to three mink farm raids by the Animal Liberation Front. First in Ohio, where 1000 mink were released into the wild. Michigan was the next target, where 800 mink were reed from cages. Yesterday, at a different farm in Ohio, 40,000 mink found freedom thanks to the ALF, who have yet to claim the action.

Every time that a liberation of this manner is reported, there are many critical voices within the movement that insist in the ecological impact of such actions, or that believe that the animals are far too domesticated to make it in the wild.

We would love to analyse those claims, as well as talk about the thought process behind this type of action, as they are some of the most impactful liberations in the recent years.

Mink liberations (like game bird liberations, or even deer parks) have one very powerful characteristic. Whilst they behave like any other animal liberation action -freeing animals from their place of abuse – they are understood easier as a sabotage action. Unlike other kinds of liberations where the domesticated animals will need care for the rest of their lives, wild animal releases do not require the transport of animals to a secure location, or the rehoming of each individual, or the ongoing treatment and medical care for the rest of their lives. The people involved in wild animal releases do not have to travel out of the raid location with a van full of animals (and the immediate and forensic risk that that entails). Instead, the animals are released into the wild, where they are fully able to meet all their needs and express all their wants. That is a very powerful and much less burdensome action.

We are not talking here about the release of domesticated individuals into the wild. For example, the release of rabbits from a meat farm will without a doubt ensure their death after a few days or weeks, whilst the raid of a rabbit game farm could see thousands of wild rabbits make it into the wild to live for generations to come. In the case of mink, for the most part, fur farms breed American Mink. They are not genetically (or behaviourally) different to their already free comrades. The release of American mink in the North American continent will not force those animals into any more difficulties than any other part of the wild faces with the uber-development of the human species trampling on all sorts of almost disappearing habitats.

There is always an argument about the ecological impact of releasing any kind of animal into the wild, specially on big numbers. The introduction of thousands of individuals does indeed cause an ecological imbalance. But we shouldn’t blame the liberators for that imbalance. The imbalance has been manufactured by greed and capitalism destroying habitat around the world, and by fur farmers that have decided to breed thousands of animals and confine them into a tiny farm. In fact, there has been multiple instances where the farmers themselves have decided to release mink into the wild when the cost of feeding and murdering them was higher than the profits of selling their pelts. Self liberated mink are a common occurrence in mink farms, and arguably if a mink liberation is so impactful that the farm shuts down for good, the ecological impact will be greatly reduced in comparison to decades of that same mink farm working ‘business as usual, releasing mink when they feel like it, with escapees running out of the farm constantly and producing a huge amount of animal waste that leaks into the ecosystem.

There is no action without consequence, and we hope that every single fur farm shuts down, be it because you make them shut down, or because the raids in other farms scare the owners into the realisation that mink (and fox, and chinchilla, and rabbit!) farming is a thing of the past, reserved to history books under the “human horrors and cruelty” chapter.

For more information on mink farm locations (in the USA) and on how people in the past have raided mink farms worldwide, visit https://finalnail.wordpress.com/

UNTIL WE WIN.

THE BLACK HEADQUARTER, ORGANISING THE ANARCHIST RESISTANCE WITHIN THE UKRAINE WAR.

While there has rightly been a focus on the neo-Nazi elements in the Ukrainian military, we want to highlight the anarchists in Ukraine who are organising autonomously in the fight against Russian fascism, bringing together comrades from Ukraine, Belarus, Russia and beyond. Many of these anarchists organise under the banner of the Resistance Committee, created at the outset of war, they aimed to mobilise a popular resistance to the occupation.

Before the war they had no cohesive organisation but have been galvanised to bring together anarchists that fight under various groups within the Ukrainian Territorial Defence. This of course involves fighting in a statist army, one that also counts ultra-nationalists in its own ranks. The Resistance Committee have therefore created their own structures to communicate a manifesto that takes inspiration from the Kurdish Freedom Movement. It calls not just for the fall of Putin, but accepts that oppression and precarity are faced by all of us in modern capitalism and challenges us all to free ourselves and our communities.

In the next weeks we will be featuring some of their activities as well as their political standpoint as a reference of anarchist organising within statist war. We are working on a fundraiser to support their fighting not just because of their anarchist background but also because many of them are also antispeciesist vegans and because their mine-searching-vegan-combat-ration treasure hunts are fucking hilarious.

If you want to see this antifascist group fight free from either Western or Putinist propaganda, check out their Instagram and Telegram here: https://linktr.ee/Theblackheadquarter

PHOTO: www.militantwire.com

HELP HUNT SABOTEURS SWEDEN FIGHT AGAINST THE WOLF CULL.

Our comrades from Sweden Hunt Saboteurs are once again having to fight against the messacre that is the Wolf Cull. This time, 75 wolves are scheduled to be murdered at the begining of January.

We have attached their words below, but pleasem, if you can afford it, donate to their FireFund and support them as much as you can from wherever you are in the world. The group fights constantly against hunting praqctives throughout the country, but their members are also strong antispeciesist comrades who take on the fight in many different fronts and are deserving of as much solidarity as you can extend. If you are unable to donate, please share as much as possible!

“On January 2nd the wolf hunt starts in Sweden and 75 wolves have been sentenced to lose their lives in brutal and ruthless ways. The hunters will tear families apart, torture them to death and traumatize not only the wolves but all the inhabitants of the forest. The wolf hatred is both great and accepted in Sweden which results in wolves being tortured and poisoned to death. Wolves are also a big part of the trophy hunt which means that their lives will be sold to the highest bidder, both legally and illegally.

Hunt Saboteurs Sweden intends to make the hunting difficult and prevent the killing in every possible way to protect the wolves. We will do everything in our power to protect and save these innocent and amazing creatures from the hunters bloodlust. Do you want to help the wolves and our work? Read more about it or donate by clicking the link.The security of the page is high and all the money goes directly to the protection of the wolves.

Protect the wolves – hunt the hunters!

https://www.firefund.net/protectthewolves

Find Sweden Hunt Saboteurs here:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HuntSaboteursSweden

Instagram: @huntsabssweden https://www.instagram.com/huntsabssweden/

WILDFIRE MAGAZINE IS BACK WITH A 3RD EDITION!

Our friends at Wildfire Magazine have published the third issue after the success of volume 1 and 2!

In this volume, CAFT USA discusses the strategy behind their anti fur campaign, there is a very interesting article on how to write reports and Shut Down T&S Rabbits is featured covering their campaign to free the rabbits.

As always, at the end of the magazine there are a few pages with Blackmask, a comic about the Animal Liberation Front drawn by Praxis.

We have got a good bunch in stock, 3 GPB as a minimum donation, and you can find them on our website!

Please note that because all of us are working with Underground Badger Syndicate fighting the badger cull, orders might take a couple of weeks to ship. Be patient, we will get the mags to you this month!

If you’re interested in bulk buying to fundraise for your group, you can drop Wildfire Magazine a line on instagram @wildfire.zine and have a chat with them about prices

SOLIDARITY!

TO WAKA, WE MISS YOU AND WE KEEP FIGHTING.

It’s been four whole years since ISIS took your life in Rojava. It’s a strange feeling, to remember you. It still hurts, but my emotions about your murder have now become those of inspiration and defiance a lot more than of hurt and sorrow. You are missed, and I often catch myself wondering what you’d think about a situation, or what you’d suggest doing to further a campaign, but it feels like you are someone to seek inspiration from more than a deep pool of sadness.

I do wish you’d been here this year. So many inspiring projects, and so many people fighting. I’m sure we would’ve had one or two very heated arguments about the efficacy of people dressed up as rabbits in the T&S campaign. I am sure you’d have brought to the table a lot more ideas to further the struggle.

I sometimes think about the true meaning of şehid namirin. Not in the political sense of the Kurdish people, but in a very personal sense. You, like Anna, never actually died because you keep inspiring every step of the way. When I was told you were gone I felt the need to walk faster, to push faster, to fight further. And since then, in every step I have done, every campaign I have joined, I have drawn inspiration from you.

So here we are, four years later, and I can only hope that it is not just me that remembers you with love and rage. I can only hope that many others feel as inspired by you as I do to fight against fascism, to fight for the planet we live on, and to fight for all the animals that inhabit the earth. I sure will keep fighting, in raging memory.

To all who remember Waka, and to all who know that Waka deserves remembrance, make this weekend one loud party of disobedience and insurrection. As a true believer in diversity of tactics, Waka would have appreciated any form of action. Go wild.

Warm and deep love to all our forest friends wherever you are, whatever you’re up to.

Fuck cops. Fuck Daesh. Fuck Erdogan. Fuck coal. Fuck the hunt.

We howl to the moon tonight.

Anarchy or death.

THE FIGHT MUST GO ON.

WILDFIRE VOLUME 3 IS COMING SOON AND WE ARE HERE FOR IT!

Our comrades at Wildfire have let us know they are doing bulk pre orders for Volume 3 of your favourite anarchist animal liberationist magazine.

With so much interesting content in the past two volumes, we are sure volume 3 is not going to disappoint, so we have ordered 100 copies for you all to enjoy. You’ll be able to purchase them through our website once they arrive to us!

They are still taking pre orders for bulk, so if you are a group, a campaign or some sort of colletive that would like to purchase a bunch to make a few extra coins, you can reach them on wildfiremagazine (at) riseup (dot) net, or directly on Instagram on @wildfire.zine.

Their bulk orders are a minimum of 30 magazines, and the price is 1 GBP per mag. Not bad is it?! Get ordering if you think you can shift a few!

We love Wildfire not only because it is very pretty and it has good content, but also because there is no doubt that paper mags create so much more culture than social media accounts.

We can’t wait to have it in stock in our website, are you excited to read it?

SEE YOU IN THE NEXT RIOT!

UNOFFENSIVE ANIMAL IS SIX YEARS OLD! – UNOFFENSIVE REPORTS

So it’s been six years. Six years of travelling and covering news on the frontlines of eco struggle and animal rights. Six years of workshops, security culture and technology guides, history of the animal liberation movement and six years serving as a platform for anonymous reporting.

We have seen friends being sent down and come out of jail. We’ve written a lot of letters to prisoners, gotten excited about the work that many of you are doing to further the revolution, learnt new ways to organise and caused a whole lot of trouble.

Unoffensive Animal was born out of the need to bridge the social media activist scene with the direct action scene. As an anarchist collective, we wanted to teach that another world is possible, we wanted to reach out to other action groups and we wanted to educate the public about what a few, anonymous and dedicated folks, are willing to do in the path to liberation.

This year has been exciting to see. The kick off of Free the MBR Beagles, the resurgence of CAFT USA and the Shut Down T&S campaign are inspiring and give us hope for the future. The fierce eco resistance of the Atlanta Forest protectors has been inspiring. So many fantastic campaigns to support! We are sure that many other campaigns under the radar are also working heaps towards a better world and we cannot wait to hear about them too!

As always, we would like to remind you all that UA is a collaborative project, we are open to submissions, we are always happy to receive an email about something new and we love that folks who follow the collective reach out to help and become part of the collective itself!

We would also like to remind you that, although we do not make any profit, pay ourselves any wages and do not do the work for the money, as UA still exists within a capitalist society we are dependent on your donations to keep afloat. We never really get enough to save for better days, so if you can, please consider doing a little donation as an anniversary gift, or joining as a patreon if you can afford a monthly donation! We accept Monero donations too if you prefer to be completely anonymous. You can find our crypto addresses on the website, and out patreon and PayPal below.

Paypal (unoffensive_animal)(att)tutanota(dottttt)com
Patreon: patreon.com/animalliberation

SEE YOU IN THE NEXT RIOT!

PS: We are taking some holidays. Sneaky way to announce at the very bottom of the write up, but we are gonna take a few days off. We will be back at the end of the month!

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