UNDERGROUND BADGER SYNDICATE DESTROYS TWENTY MOLE TRAPS.

9th February, UK.

originally published on @undergroundbadgersyndicate

“NO MORE HIBERNATION, UBS IS BACK!

After the main intensive cull dies off, Underground Badger Syndicate goes into semi-hibernation, like badgers, and spends less time out and more time grunting indoors to survive the winter.

We’ve had enough now and are ready to make hunters upset with our antics, and as every year, the spring trapping season is about to start and we cannot wait to see how many scumbags we can make sad this year!

Just to kickstart it, after checking on some local setts that had been fucked with by the hunt the week before, we decided to check around the main house in a very posh estate. As it was expected, we found mole traps littered all over their incredibly pristine and obviously lifeless grass field they’d call a garden.

We wasted no fucking time and pulled a total of twenty traps from the ground. Because that was not enough, we decided to nick a spade they had in their garage and made sure their green and flat excuse of a garden gained a few extra holes, mounds and imperfections.

You truly need to be a posh twat to want to kill moles. Fuck posh twats, and fuck mole killers.”

WRITE TO ATLANTA FOREST DEFENDER JACK, ADDRESS IS NOW PUBLIC!

Jack was arrested after an arrest warrant was issued in relation to an arson against a police vehicle fleet related to the Atlanta Forest.

He has been locked without bail and will have to wait until the first hearing to see if he will be released. Until then, you should send him letters of love and support!

Remember to not talk about the case. Instead, chose a topic from the list below:

“Jack loves rock climbing, history, Pilates with Nicole, Buddhism, poetry, vegan prison recipes, hip hop, straight edge, punk, carpentry/diy construction, sewing, he wants to hear anecdotes that felt special to you from just everyday things. You could write about a sunset or a wholesome gathering or a way a song made you feel.”

His birthday is March 1st.

Letters must be:

– black or blue ink only.
-any lenght
– not discussing the case
– containing a return address with a name and surname or name of organisation.

His address:

John Mazurek,
Cell 101 2SOUTH,
PO2402124,
C/O Securus Digital Mail Center,
FULTON COUNTY JAIL,
PO BOX 989,
LEBANON, MO 65536,
USA

PLEASE SEND A LETTER TODAY AND MAKE SURE HE KNOWS HE IS LOVED

SOLIDARITY ALWAYS!

THE ANIMAL LIBERATION FRONT WRITES TAGS IN DEFIANCE AGAINST TRENTINO ADMINISTRATION AFTER THE MURDER OF SONNY THE BEAR.

6th February, North Italy.

Received anonymously via email:

ENGLISH (translation):

“TODAY THE M90 BEAR SONNY WAS MURDERED! A REAL EXECUTION BY THE TRENTINO ADMINISTRATION LED BY MAURIZIO FUGATTI. THE BEAR WAS “GUILTY” OF WALKING IN THE WOODS-HIS HOME-AND MEETING TWO PEOPLE. THIS WAS ENOUGH SO THAT A DECREE OF CULLING WAS IMMEDIATELY SIGNED AND A FEW HOURS LATER AN INNOCENT MAN WAS EXECUTED! IN TRENTINO A REAL MASSACRE OF PLANTIGRADES IS TAKING PLACE: FUGATTI’S NEFARIOUS PROJECT IS TO KILL 8 SPECIMENS PER YEAR!

WE WILL NOT STAND IDLY BY TO WITNESS SUCH INJUSTICE: TONIGHT WE WERE ALONG THE HIGHWAY NETWORK IN MILAN AND LEFT WRITINGS ON THE WALLS TO COMMUNICATE OUR DISSENT! OF COURSE WE WILL NOT STOP AT JUST THE WRITING! THEY HAVE DECLARED WAR ON WILDLIFE SUPPORTED BY HUNTERS AND WE WILL RESPOND ACCORDINGLY. THE ALF IS WATCHING AND THERE IS NO PLACE TO HIDE.

A.L.F.♥”

ITALIAN (original):

“OGGI L’ORSO M90 SONNY E’ STATO ASSASSINATO! UNA VERA ESECUZIONE DA PARTE DELL’AMMINISTRAZIONE LEGHISTA TRENTINA GUIDATA DA MAURIZIO FUGATTI. L’ORSO HA AVUTO “LA COLPA“ DI CAMMINARE NEL BOSCO-LA SUA CASA- E DI INCONTRARE DUE PERSONE. QUESTO E’ BASTATO AFFICHE’ VENISSE SUBITO FIRMATO UN DECRETO DI ABBATTIMENTO E QUALCHE ORA DOPO SI PROCEDESSE ALL’ESECUZIONE DI UN INNOCENTE! IN TRENTINO SI STA COMPIENDO UNA VERA STRAGE DI PLANTIGRADI: IL NEFASTO PROGETTO DI FUGATTI E’ DI UCCIDERNE 8 ESEMPLARI ALL’ ANNO!

NON STAREMO FERMI AD ASSISTERE A TALE INGIUSTIZIA: STANOTTE SIAMO STATI LUNGO LA RETE AUTOSTRADALE DI MILANO E ABBIAMO LASCIATO SCRITTE SUI MURI PER COMUNICARE IL NOSTRO DISSENSO! OVVIAMENTE NON CI FERMEREMO SOLO ALLE SCRITTE! LA LEGA HA DICHIARATO GUERRA ALLA FAUNA SELVATICA SOSTENUTA DAI CACCIATORI E NOI RISPONDEREMO DI CONSEGUENZA. THE ALF IS WATCHING AND THERE IS NO PLACE TO HIDE.

A.L.F.♥”

FOREST DEFENDER LOCKED UP WITHOUT BAIL ACCUSED OF ARSON.

After three homes were raided on Thursday morning in relation to the arson of multiple police motorbikes last year, an Atlanta local has been arrested.

John “Jack” Mazurek is being held without bond in Fulton County Jail. The Defend Atlanta Forest campaign is asking that folks call in to the jail and demand they be provided with nutritious vegan food, moved to gen pop and given coffee.

The contact number for the jail is.
+1 (404) 613-2024
John Mazureks ID number is: 2002124

There is a rally tonight that has already started at Fulton County Jail (901 Rice St NW). Get down if you can and check out the Defend Atlanta Forest socials to stay up-to-date.

There’s no revolution without solidarity. Fight for our comrades.

ANARCHISTS LIBERATE EIGHT DEER FROM A FARM.



5th February, NRW Germany.

[note: photo unrelated to the action]

Received anonymously via email:

“8 deer liberated in NRW, so called “Germany,” their cage torn open in the middle of the night. Down with speciesism! Down with human supremacism and the industrial nightmare! Viva anarchy and all things wild!”

SINDRE, A SWEDISH ANIMAL RIGHTS ACTIVIST, LOCKED UP INDEFINITELY.

Sindre is an animal rights activist, 21 years old, from so-called Sweden. Sindre is a kind and respected comrade in the animal rights community, who has fought against animal abusers in various ways.

In October 2023, Sindre was sentenced to forensic psychiatric forced care. The verdict refers to prosecution for actions in 2021, against the former fur farmer Niklas Pettersson. Sindre denies the alleged crime. Sindre was also sentenced to pay SEK 10,000 in damages to Niklas. The sentence was appealed, but later in 2023 The Court of Appeal upheld the verdict. If Sindre had not been sentenced to forensic psychiatric care, his prison sentence would have been only four months.

Sindre was detained immediately after the trial, on the ninth of October, and has since been imprisoned without an end date. A horrible sentence!

Support Sindre! Help him endure behind bars, let him know he’s not alone. Send letters to the following address:

Sindre Annasson Persson

Rättspsykiatriavdelning 1

Mellanköpingevägen 6

23134 Trelleborg

Sweden

SOLIDARITY IS OUR WEAPON

JESSICA REZNICEK IS HELD IN SEGREGATION

Jessica Reznicek is a land and water defender who, among other things, fought against the Dakota Access Pipeline, in Iowa.

In 2021, Jessica was designated a domestic terrorist and sentenced to 8 years in prison (for one count of conspiracy to damage an energy facility).

Jessica is currently being held in disciplinary segregation (for a total of 60 days). Therefore, her communication is limited and she will not be able to respond to letters as quickly as before.

You can still write to Jessica at the following address,

Jessica Reznicek # 19293-030

FCI Waseca

PO Box 1731

Waseca, MN 56093

For instructions on how to write letters to Jessica, check out, http://supportjessicareznicek.com/contact

For information about Jessica and her case, check out, http://supportjessicareznicek.com

UNTIL ALL ARE FREE

MOUNTAIN VALLEY PIPELINE ACTIVISTS VISIT CJ HUGHES EQUIPMENT RENTALS IN HUNTINGTON, WV.

(Compiled from local and National Media Scources)

Huntington, WV, January 2024

In January, a group of pipeline protestors showed up at CJ Hughes Equipment
Rentals complex, located in Huntington WV

Activists disrupted the workday for their largest office administration
building with spray foam, glitter, barbecue sauce and more. The protestors
made their message clear, “Anyone partnering with MVP is a target, and
will not be allowed to continue with business as usual.

CJ Hughes is a WV based equipment rental company that specializes in
pipeline projects, including the Mountain Valley Pipeline. They also provide
services like directional drilling and hydrostatic testing for fracked gas
pipelines across the region.

#NoMVP #StopMVP #NoPipelines

SABOTAGING HUNTS: JANUARY ROUND UP

[Image credit: @severnvalesabs]

The main hunting season has passed the half-way point and many are starting to feel it drag on. But groups remain active. Some have even visited two hunts in one day, as seen by Glasgow Hunt Sabs and, separately, Staffordshire Hunt Sabs. Though there was plenty of success with disrupting the efforts to kill wildlife, some sabotage groups were on the receiving end of violence. Northants Hunt Sabs were attacked two weeks in a row and then had their windscreen smashed the following week, all during meets of the Cottesmore Hunt. In a statement, they claimed this was a result of continued pressure put on the hunt that they described as ‘wounded’. Behaviour such as this is a sure sign of desperation and has been carried out in a similar way by many hunts that have folded in the past. They later stated; ‘no matter what they throw at us they should always expect us’.

South Coast Hunt Sabs were also assaulted and had a vehicle smashed on New Year’s by the South Down & Eridge with East Sussex & Romney Marsh, who recently amalgamated. Historically, both of these hunts have a reputation for violence and is likely to continue. Be this as it may, the development is big news. They are also advertising for a new huntsman, which suggests things aren’t going well. Last year saw an amalgamation in Kent, resulting in the large county only have one fox hunt left. With both of these developments in mind, this means that hunt sabotage groups in the South East of England now have fewer to contend with, giving them the opportunity to concentrate efforts and shut down those left remaining for good.

It was reported that, despite the best efforts of Plymouth and West Devon Hunt Sabs, The Lamerton Hunt killed a fox whilst hunting Dartmoor National Park. The actions of the hunt just a week earlier resulted in the death of two hounds who were run over on a public road. Like wildlife, hounds are treated as a commodity with little to no regard for their safety or wellbeing. As hunts continue to breed thousands of hounds a year, they subsequently create more life that is subject to suffering. An end to hunting not only means less suffering for wildlife, but also an end to an animal industry.

In December, North Dorset Hunt Sabs used a drone to capture video footage of the Blackmore & Sparkford Vale hunting and killing a fox, which was later broadcast on national TV on Channel 4 News in January. This evidence, aided by receiving mainstream coverage, has forced the governing body of fox hunting to suspend the hunt. Though this response by the governing body is purely to save face, the hunt is unable to continue for the foreseeable future which is undoubtably good for local wildlife but also means that the hunt will take a financial hit from the lack of income generated by mounted hunt supporters who pay to participate. This is one example of how utilising opportunities to show the realities of hunting through mainstream media has played an important part in sustaining public outrage and maintaining pressure against individual hunts as well as hunting in general.

Drones has become more of a regular piece equipment in the sabotaging toolkit, as seen by Cumbria and Lancashire Hunt Sabs who focus their efforts on fell packs; non-mounted fox hunts. With having to operate in challenging vast rugged terrain, drones help to locate and gather evidence of hunts who are increasingly having to rely on trespassing to hunt. It was reported that this includes land owned by the National Trust, Forestry England, Lake District National Park Authority, United Utilities, Cumbria Wildlife Trust, Woodland Trust, and Butterfly Conservation, as well as areas that have status of being a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The sabotage group also state that a growing network of landowners has formed to tackle hunt trespass on their land, adding pressure from the local community against a form of hunting that is already depleting in support. Pressure from local and large landowners could be enough to cause for dwindling hunts to disband. Sabotage helps to make that happen sooner.

The intensive badger cull may have finished months ago but supplementary culling has continued. Though shooting free roaming badgers at night continued until February, regulations stipulate that cage-trapping should cease on the 1st December. Be that as it may, some involved in culling leave their killing mechanisms laying around. Severn Vale Hunt Sabs came across some and made sure they can no longer trap again, and reaffirms the importance of checking up on badger setts, especially that have previously been targeted. Northamptonshire Badger Group, for example, have been busy checking setts and used this to train others, which emboldens locals to take action where necessary and doubles up as a wholesome activity in appreciating the activity of wildlife.

NO LIFE LIKE THE WILD

CALVES RELEASED FROM THE HUTCHES.

Autumn 2023, Bavaria Germany. (Delayed report)

[editor’s note: image unrelated to the report]

Received anonymously via email:

“During the night we visited a local dairy farm. In front of the building in which the enslaved mothercows are held, there were the calf boxes. The very little calves were kept alone in one box. The bigger ones were kept in a group of four. We started opening the boxes. We opened about 8 boxes. As soon as we opened the box of the bigger ones, three calves ran out right away and started playing with each other. We started our way home into the night. The sky were full of stars, but the view of this beautiful night sky was not as beautiful as what we would witness next.

At first we just heard a undefiniable sound, just some feet away from us. Looking around we spotted the three calves running over grass , into the fields, like they were following us. Soon they dissapeared in the darkness. We hope they had an amazing night and run far away. But unfortunately they will be caught again very likely. Thats why we need everyone to help destroy all animal abusing industries. This was just a small sabotage of a small dairy farm. But if this small action, that just takes a few minutes , will be carried out systematicaley , from activist everywhere, where animals are kept in cages/boxes, it will effectively disrupt the dairy industry. Please join us and visit your local dairy farms and open every calf box and in the best case also destroy them all.

We did this action three times within some weeks at the same dairy farm.

Until every cage and calf box is empy!!! :D”