17th May, France.

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On the night of the 17th of may, in France, 6 hens were helped on their way out of the farm they were held prisoners in.

Before going to pick up these people I was afraid, very afraid, stomach ache, lots of movies in my head and in each one everything ended badly for me. But what can we learn from this? Our fear is paralyzing, our fear, if it governs us, is stronger than repression to prevent us from taking action.

I felt ashamed to be afraid because I kept asking myself : “what am I risking?”. And I knew the answer very well : “not much”. Women and men have always fought to have their rights recognized by risking death. But we are not risking death, we are risking deprivation of liberty at worst, and it is a risk we have a duty to take. Because THEIR lives are only deprivations of freedom, lives of shackles, of perpetual suffering that it is impossible for us to conceive.

These people have more bravery than any of us human allies will ever have, they resisted, survived Hell. And I have rarely felt as much admiration as I do for them, in front of their bodies broken by this system which were learning to move again, their almost featherless wings trying to beat, their legs scratching the ground for the first time. We must be their accomplices. These six hens will now live in peace in a place that will welcome them, but we must not wait until room in safe places become available to act. When there is the possibility : let’s go. But the rescues can only concern a tiny part of the oppressed and leave all the others behind.

We have to act differently, we have to learn from liberations without placements, in the wild, because this world should belong to them just as much as to us, because it already gives them back their freedom of movement. We must try to help them by every means that we have not yet exploited, and always stay by their side, learn from them because they are the most courageous people we will meet. Immerse ourselves in their realities, in the foul smells, the rows of cages, the industrialization of death, the places of death where too few humans go.

If you don’t overcome your fear, who will? If not now, when ?

In memory of our dead and for the future of the living.


Dans la nuit du 17 mai, en France, 6 poules ont reçu de l’aide pour s’échapper de l’élevage dans lequel elles étaient retenues prisonnières.

Avant d’aller chercher ces personnes j’avais peur, très peur, mal au ventre, plein de films dans la tête et dans chacun tout finissait mal pour moi. Mais qu’apprendre de cela ? Notre peur est paralysante, notre peur, si elle nous gouverne, est plus forte que la répression pour nous empêcher d’agir.

Je me sentais honteuse d’avoir peur car une question me taraudait : “qu’est-ce que je risque ?”. Et je savais très bien que la réponse était “pas grand chose”. De tout temps des femmes et des hommes se sont battu.e.s pour faire reconnaître leurs droits en risquant la mort. Nous ne risquons pas la mort, nous risquons au pire la privation de liberté, et c’est un risque que nous avons le devoir de prendre. Parce que leurs vies à elleux ne sont que privations de liberté, des vies d’entraves, de perpétuelle souffrance qu’il nous est impossible de concevoir.

Ces personnes ont plus de courage qu’aucun.e d’entre nous allié.e.s humain.e.s n’aura jamais, elles ont résisté, ont survécu à l’Enfer. Et j’ai rarement ressenti autant d’admiration que pour elles, devant leurs corps brisés par ce système qui réapprenaient à se mouvoir, leurs ailes presque sans plumes cherchant à battre, leurs pattes grattant le sol pour la première fois. Nous nous devons d’être leurs complices de luttes. Ces six poules vont maintenant vivre en paix dans un endroit qui va les accueillir, mais nous ne devons pas attendre que des places dans des lieux sûrs se libèrent pour agir. Quand il y en a la possibilité allons-y, mais les sauvetages ne peuvent concerner qu’une infime partie des opprimé.e.s et laissent toustes les autres derrière.

Nous devons agir autrement, nous devons apprendre des libérations sans placements, à l’extérieur, car ce monde devrait leur appartenir tout autant qu’à nous, car c’est déjà leur rendre leur liberté de mouvements. Nous devons tenter de les aider par chaque moyen que nous n’avons pas encore exploité, et toujours rester à leurs côtés, apprendre d’elleux car ce sont les personnes les plus courageuses que nous rencontrerons. Plonger dans leurs réalités, dans les odeurs nauséabondes, les rangées de cages, l’industrialisation de la mort, les mouroirs où trop peu d’humain.e.s se rendent.

Si tu ne dépasses pas ta peur, qui le fera ? Si ce n’est pas maintenant, quand ?

A la mémoire de nos mort.e.s et pour le futur des vivant.e.s.


29th May, Brighton.

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“On the 29th of May, we paid Canham & Sons butcher shop in Hove a 3am visit, covering every surface of the storefront with messages for them to see the next morning. The windows were plastered with “fuck speciesism” and “fund the next pandemic here”. Combined with ALF symbols we hope it sent a very clear message that their murder will not go unchallenged. 

We were inspired by the recent similar actions across Brighton which we hope to see continuing. Make butchers fucking afraid again. 

We were unable to take any photos and unfortunately the graffiti was gone by the time we were unable to pass by it next, but we hope getting if off cost them a pretty penny and keeps them up at night knowing we’ll be back. 


Photo: web image, unrelated to the action. 


18th May, North of England.

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“Last night four of us loaded up two cars with industry style chicken transportation crates so that we could maximise the number of precious little beasts that could be liberated from slavery. 

We arrived at a farm we knew all too well but upon opening the shed hatch we were greeted by barrenness so we loaded back up and got out of the area to reconvene and hatch a plan. 

A quick look at aerial view maps and another potential target only 15 minutes away was located.

Upon arrival it became apparent that this place was possibly actually an even easier a target than the original. While two entered the shed and carefully filled the crates the other two kept watch and transported them to the cars, once the last of the crates were full the catchers joined in transporting to the vehicles. 

With ninety birds in the crates and homes for a possible hundred, as the runners loaded the crates into the cars

the catchers returned to the shed with a cat carrier and a couple of bags to take to the magic ton mark.

This liberation was carried out in solidarity with not only our non human animal brothers and sisters but also our human comrades who have come under fire recently.”


4th June, Brighton UK.

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“Rog-Man Butchers repainted and fixed up their windows so were due another visit. Now they have more broken windows and more to repaint. We hear they are getting massive metal shutters. Perhaps they are scared? Perhaps they should be.

We need to realise that we can take down these places by doing, not watching. By tearing down, not asking. There is so much that needs dismantling and smashing, start with that place you always pass and wish something would happen to.

We’d also like to pass on how much we enjoyed seeing beautiful photos of the smashed and painted windows of speciesist businesses, we hope to see more. The colourful work of folks in Nottingham was especially impressive, can’t wait to see what you get up to next.

Lastly but most importantly, we would like to send out solidarity to the people across the planet who are rising up against systematic racism. Your rage and action is powerful, Black lives matter and murderers in blue are outnumbered. Together we are stronger than them. Rest in Power, George Floyd.

Love and Rage, ALF.”


March, East Midlands

received anonymously via email:

“Whilst out one night investigating, we crept into a major UK family egg farm. The doors were all helpfully left open and unlocked, so the access was easy. We walked into a massive multi-story caged barn, but there were no hens in sight. Ghostly empty rows and rows of empty cages with only traces of feathers and dirt left behind. We walked down the seemingly endless corridors, and at the very end of the barn we found 15 hens locked inside some cages. We wondered why they were left behind… Had they escaped during the farmers attempt to murder the tens of thousands of hens? Then underneath the cages a little head appeared, they had broken free. We knew in that instance that we had to aid her. Having got this far by herself she had to survive after everything she had gone through. She must have been starving because she had no access to food or water. Inside one of our jumpers she went and we ran away, passed the scums house, under the cover of night.”


12th May, Midlands UK

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“Tonight we decided to take our allocated daily exercise at 3am, with spray cans, glue, a knife and a brick on our person.

3 humans clad in black arrived at the butcher’s shop, masked and aware of the well lit area surrounded by cameras and residential homes. This seller of animal carcasses also backed on to the local cop shop but we just couldn’t resist the open glass front with no shutters. This sick fucker needed a visit.

One of us began to spray slogans whilst one sat on the shoulders of another to reach the high areas. This was an act of economic sabotage and the priority was causing as much damage as possible. The glue was used in the lock and around the edges of the door. The awnings were slashed with the knife. Every part that could be damaged, was. This is going to cost them, their scummy choices in life should cost them.

The final step was a hefty throw of the brick towards the glass front, and as the smashing sound of broken glass filled the air we legged it.

Economic sabotage is a really important tool in the arsenal of animal liberationists. We need to hit these scumbags on every level and destroy the businesses that profit off the killing of animals. By smashing their glass we are smashing their profits.

Anyone can do this. The reason we post these actions is to inform and motivate others to do more. If we hit these industries at every level and consistently their insurance goes up and ultimately insurers won’t want to touch them.

We also send a clear message with these actions.

Don’t fuck with the animals. Or we will fuck with you.”


10th May, Derbyshire UK

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“While humans have been on lockdown, fish have enjoyed a welcome reprieve from anglers dragging them out of the water, stabbing hooks into their mouths and ripping them out for “fun”.

Last night as Boris announced that we could sit outdoors again, we knew the sick, twisted fishing-folk will soon be out in their masses; torturing fish by the buckets full again, in the name of sport, disguised as a peaceful hobby.

So we took a trip to a Derbyshire reservoir, where your angling club is based. We decorated your clubhouse, to tell it like it is – getting your kicks from a bloodthirsty hobby, by mutilating someone is perverse. They feel pain while you feel joy – you sad sadistic fucks! Their bodies aren’t yours to stab and rip apart as you like. Hook your own fucking mouths!”


3rd May, Portland , OR, USA

According to media reports, The People’s Pig in Portland, Oregon, was hit on the 3rd of May. Three windows were broken, a fourth one was spray painted with a Veganarchist sign. End speciesism was painted underneath.

At this time we have not received a claim of responsibility.


May 10th, Louisville, CO USA

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“Activists masked up and gave the corporate headquarters of Boulder Sausage a smashing welcome to the real animal liberation movement.

We aren’t here to persuade you to add plant based options and enable you to continue lining your pockets with money you use to slit throats and murder families. We’re here to watch your businesses burn to the fucking ground and make you fearful and ashamed of your work. As many cute local, grass fed, humanely raised buzzwords as you want to use, selling body parts that belonged to a person of a life will never be an ethical or respectable business practice. No to vegan capitalism. No to animal enslavement of any kind.
We hope this short and to-the-point video will inspire every individual reading this to do what they can to take similar action against evil animal exploiting businesses. We’re normal humans like you, you’re only a mask and a hammer away. And given the times, you’re probably now only just a hammer away.

Until all are free,
Long live the Animal Liberation Front.

P.S. to Boulder Sausage;
If you haven’t yet, check in on your delivery van. Some maintenance may be due.”

CHEESE SHOP SPRAY PAINTED (Claim of responsibility)

5th May, Brighton UK.

received anonymously via email:

“On the 5th May, we covered our faces, picked up a spray can and headed into Brighton. We were inspired by other actions of this kind which we have seen from others in our area. We are sick of seeing “high welfare” places selling animal products. They think this is guilt free, but we know that they are still using and abusing animals- “free range” and “high welfare” are just labels used so that humans can feel better about the abuse.

Local media picked up the story and printed a one sided story about how the shop owner is very upset. We hope that she and her customers think about what they are selling and paying for, and we are not sorry that this shop might fall into financial difficulty.

We have been very disappointed to see the response to the media, which is a lot of vegans being unsupportive, and saying that this action harms the ‘vegan movement’. To that, we say: we are the animal liberation movement. We are not fighting for more vegan options and acceptance in society. We are fighting for liberation.”