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.
They were terrified in those rattling high-sided vehicles; mothers were separated from their young, and some gave birth in the cramped conditions of the truck itself. It was not unusual for a litter to be born and trampled in transit, and for some to slip through the slats as a bolus of blood and flaccid flesh; we once saw a newborn piglet slide out onto the tarmac in Saltmarket, but were unable to find out if it was alive before it was crushed under heavy traffic. Continue reading Accepting the Animal Holocaust is promoting Climate Catastrophe ..Toxic Masculinity, Capitalism and Mass Cultural Delusion!
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.
Bullfighting is the cultural heritage of the Conquest, in Spain it represents the exaltation of torture and legitimation of authoritarian male abuse and violence. Continue reading Spanish State forces Bullfighting on Catalans
spiritandanimal.wordpress.com The protesters pretended to be big slabs of meat. Photos: Pau Barrena with thanks
by Jessica Jones ·The protestors, from the group AnimaNaturalis, doused their naked bodies in fake blood and were wrapped into Styrofoam trays to resemble pieces of meat.
The protest took place on Sunday, May 22nd on Sant Jaume plaza in Barcelona with the aim of educating the public about the benefits of a meat-free diet.
The giant meat packaging trays included the label with the words “carne humana” or human meat in Spanish.
In March, Barcelona declared itself a veggie-friendly city: which includes the writing of a vegetarian guide to the city and encouraging residents to give up meat at least once a week.
Photo: Pau Barrena/AF
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.
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.
She claimed for instance she ‘meant to say’ hunters in general, and not the Royals, and that she wrote in the heat of the moment, after King Joan Carlos ( since abdicated) had been caught out on a secret trip hunting elephants in Botswana, despite being honorary president of the World Wildlife Fund. Continue reading Marisol judged for calling Royals ”swindlers, drunks and murderers”