“A third Norwich butchers has been targeted with animal rights tags and windows shattered. It’s 2021 and the archaic abuse of innocent souls will not be tolerated. If you make a living from the torture and murder and animals, we’re coming for you.”
In this video from the very early 1990s we see a news clip on the attacks on butcher shops in Oxford (UK) as well as a discussion in studio with Robin Webb representing the RSPCA and John Curtin (former ALF activist). Interestingly enough, Robin Webb would become the ALF spokesperson after dropping his role in the RSPCA. Whilst there is no question that the RSPCA and the ALF would not see eye to eye run many things (even tho the RSPCA did assist in corroborating laboratory footage by the ALF and used in in their campaigns), looking at the chronology of this video in the broader UK animal liberation movement historical timer it would bring the question of how much that discussion was a way of appealing as many different folks as possible by presenting both arguments “opposing” each other.
As always, the talk carries on to bring up how consumers simply will change their butcher shop for a big supermarket counter, and that those animals suffer more, and that the best way of winning the British public is through education, law changing and advocacy.
The conversation is old and the arguments are the same, but this small news clip shows how maybe that diversity of tactics can be used even if it appears to be “against” each other, in order to further the struggle.
We have (slightly) good news about Eric. For those who don’t know who he is, Eric has been in prison after being arrested and charged with an attempted firebombing of a government official’s office in Kansas. His release was scheduled for 2023, but since, Eric’s anarchist convictions have made guards and nazis in prison target Eric physically and psychologically. He is now facing new charges after screws made fake allegations of assault, during which Eric was beaten up. His new trial was moved to April of this year and his letter ban seems to have been lifted. To avoid trouble, please don’t send postcards, and just use plain white paper and black ink.
If you don’t know what to write about, Eric has a nice list of things he likes on his website, which you can find here:
He also has a book Wishlist you can order from so he can read stuff whilst in prison:
Please write to Eric. A simple letter can make it or break it for someone in prison:
Eric King #27090-045 FCI Englewood 9595 West Quincy Avenue Littleton, CO 80123 USA
We also have news on the Swedish front. Thanks to a generous donation, we sent 1500GBP to Djurfront, which helped cover the fines, plus Karl’s fines. Knowing that they don’t have to worry about all that cash is fantastic, and it is only thanks to all of our supporters that we can help, so thank you!
Karl had their first trial about calls to fur farmers, ended up with a guilty sentence, giving Karl 100 hours of community service as well as a hefty fine. The good news is that they were released from prison and doesn’t have to be locked up awaiting the next trial! We can only send all our solidarity to you, Karl! And long run the fox!
So with all this good news, the only thing left to mention is to write to prisoners. Visit our website, pop by the ‘Prisoner support’ tab and choose someone to write to. Their freedom is at the end of your pen.
“The streets were deathly silent until we arrived. In the early hours of the morning, we brought hammers to your shopfront. We disappeared again just as easily. Having your shiny things broken is the very least you deserve, murderous scum. Looking forward to the new year? We are.”
“e-comouest is the website designer: ‘www.ledrezen-tuna-net.com & www.ledrezen.com’, these websites claim millions of victims around the world, this is not acceptable.e-comouest collaborates and condones death.for this their website and 30 other websites he was designer were hacked.
“During the night of December 30-31, a butcher shop (La Bête à Cornes) in Toulouse was targeted for the second time in less than a month. Red paint was splattered on the storefront, and messages painted on the walls.”
“Made on 31.12.2020 from 11:50 pm to 00:30 am around Stuttgart at 7 animal exploiting shops and bakery and kebap and ice cream shop and supermarkets. The tape say: Closed because of animal cruelty Total Liberation!!! Now!!!”
“English : At the end of December in the south of France, the members of ALF sabotaged 17 towers for hunting, among other things for the wild boar. These steel towers have been destroyed in order to allow animals to live on this area. Hunting is not a sport, not a hobby, but only a murder authorized by the french state. As long as you kill, rebuild, we will destroy … ALF
Français : Fin Décembre Sud de la France, les membres d’ALF ont saboté 17 miradors de chasse prévus entre autres pour les battues aux sangliers. Ces miradors en acier ont été détruits afin de permettre aux Animaux de vivre sur ce secteur. La chasse n’est pas un sport, pas un loisir mais seulement un meurtre autorisé par l’état français. Tant que vous tuerez, reconstruirez, nous détruirons … ALF”