We saw them peer out from between the slats of tightly packed trucks as they were steered through town. Often when lorries slowed at a road crossing, groups of children – myself among them – hung on to the rear for a free ride (a risky street game we called ‘going for a hudgie’), but the idea of hanging on to a slaughterhouse truck filled us with revulsion. As city kids, our view of farm animals was filtered through the misty lens of Disney, but anyone could see the slaughterhouse run was wrong. Given the chance, we would most definitely have sprung our gentle friends free to roam the streets and our imagination: cows, pigs, chickens – the lot.
We are excited to announce that Marius received confirmation yesterday that he will be moving to general population at Carswell. As many know, this has been a long time coming and a request that Marius, his attorney, his family, and supporters have made repeatedly for him to be moved from the Admin Unit.
In general population Marius will be able to truly go outside for the first time in seven years, without the barriers of razor wire and concrete. He will also be able to participate in more educational programs and groups. Carswell’s general population has a large sunny communal visiting room that Marius’ family and friends will be able to see him in, rather than the small enclosed space with its own security detail. We are also eager to see if Marius will have better control over his own diet. Continue reading Eco-anarchist Marius Mason is Being Moved out of Secure Admin Unit→
Corrupt Court to cancel Ban on Bullfighting in Catalonia
Public Killing and Torturing bulls will be legalised again in Catalunya by order of the central government. This is the latest of a series of blatantly anti Catalan orders by the Spanish Constitutional and Supreme Courts.
The Courts are politically controlled and have always supported dubious, self serving and even openly fascist proposals instigated by the far right 1% and the Catholic Church. The ban on bullfighting in Catalonia is seen as a traitorous way of asserting that ‘Catalonia is not Spain’.
Bullfighting is defined (by them) as “common cultural heritage” of Spain and can not be vetoed by a regional law, says the court, due to a clause in the Constitution which gives cultural heritage to the Central Government.
Rebecca Rubin has been released and moved into a halfway house! Sentenced in 2014 to five years in federal prison for numerous Earth Liberation Front and Animal Liberation Front actions—including the arsons of Vail Ski Resort and US Forest Industries, as well as liberating horses from and burning down BLM Wild Horse Facilities in California and Oregon.
Rebecca is out of prison almost a year and a half before an expected release date of September, 2017. Glad you’re out, Rebecca!
Don’t forget Rebecca’s birthday on April 18th! (Stay tuned for more information about Rebecca’s situation, mailing address, and ways to provide support.)
Rebecca will likely still want to receive mail at the halfway house. Stay tuned for possible updates on her address.
the royal family is comprised of “swindlers, drunks and murderers”.
en castellano abajo… Councillor Marisol Moreno ,was fined 6000 euros for insulting the King. on Facebook. the prosecution had demanded 10 months jail but since her crime Marisol has been elected to Alicante Council and she also offered many excuses and apologies.
The Prefectures of Castellon has imposed a fine of 6,000 euros on each of the 35 activists who prevented a bull from being set on fire for ”sport” in the town of Olocau del Rey. This is the highest penalty imposed on Spain for such a crime and has been possible thanks to the new so-called ‘gag law’.(see related posts below) We publish the testimony of one of those people, unsigned for fear of further reprisals.
One of the people fined 6,000 euros in Olocau recounts the facts and assaults
en Castellano abajo On the evening of December 5th I went with a group of activists for the defense of animal rights to the town of Olocau del Rey in Castellon with the intention of preventing an innocent animal being tortured by placing balls of fire on his head, something considered inconceivable outside borders of this country is , as is logical for any civilized mind. Continue reading 6,000 euros Fine each for Blocking Torture of Bulls→