“We torture and kill two billion sentient living beings every week. 10,000 entire species are wiped out every year because of the actions of one, and we are now facing the sixth mass extinction in cosmological history.”
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We all suffer from the human condition. Therefore, speciesism is to a certain extent definitional of what it means to be human. Still as Animal Liberation activists, Vegans, and Earth defenders any steps forward we can take to recognize and uproot our own personal biases towards all life outside of the human world is a positive step to take. Our belief in our species supremacy is far larger than any other prejudice we harbor. It’s worth noting that even in our day to day speech we use so many derogatory terms for Animals that we eat but when it comes to wild and predatory Animals we like to pretend we are kindred souls (so says the ALF ‘Lone Wolf’). A gluttonous person may be referred to as a Pig, while a strong man may be equated with a Bear. A person of ill repute may be considered a low down dirty dog, while a courageous person is said to be lionhearted. There are so many of these negative connotations related to ‘food’ and ‘pet’ Animals and so many of these grand ones ascribed to wild predatory Animals that our supremacist mentality even bleeds through in our speech. Deep down we human beings view ourselves as the most fearsome and cunning predator, the most majestic of creatures. Unfortunately the actual evidence points more towards a scavenger and parasite among all other sentient life. We are a most successful cancer.
What is a culture of resistance and why is building one important for the future of the animal liberation movement?
For starters, let’s define how a culture of resistance might function…
It is simply a truism that the movement for the total liberation of non-human animals from human oppression and exploitation is profoundly subversive. Our movement proposes a fundamental re-ordering of the relations that have existed between humans and the world’s animal nations. Entire industrial/business sectors of the world economy are based wholly and directly in animal exploitation. In order for the animal liberation movement to realize final victory these massive economic structures, as well as the powerful interests who are their beneficiaries and protectors, must be overthrown.
The cohesive global 269 community has demonstrated a commitment to Animal Liberation by putting their own bodies on the line, taking matters into their own hands, and releasing commodified animals from their prisons. The movement continues…
Sasha Boojer talks to Israeli news about the recent raid on his home, his arrest, and institutional animal abuseFriday, May 10th, 2013
Like many aggressive activists, Sasha Boojer and his colleagues’ effective tactics have earned the attention of the global Animal Liberation community, the state and mainstream media. In this interview on the Israeli news (English subtitles included), Sasha uses his exposure to bring the issues of the animal holocaust into the living rooms of his compatriots.
by Danielle Wolf
The loud click jolts me
I stir and look around
The blinding lights are all I see
And then I hear the sound
On today’s Rural Routes radio show, sixth-generation farmer and engineer of Ag-Gag legislation in Iowa, Trent Loos, discusses the inherent contradictions in the industry move to prosecute whistleblowers in order to keep agricultural animal cruelty hidden from the public. We discuss the trend from university vivisection operations to factory farms to ruthlessly stomp out all transparency. Most telling are Mr. Loos’ observations that animal exploitation and the corresponding assaults on activists’ civil liberties demand and depend upon the apathy of the public with whom “it doesn’t register.”
UPDATE: At 2:10 pm EST today, April 30, Amy Meyer — the first activist to be prosecuted under Ag-Gag legislation — announced that all charges against her have been dropped.
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Amy Meyer was arrested and charged with violating Utah’s new “Ag Gag” bill that makes it illegal for citizens to record the abuse of animals in order to hide the truth about these atrocities from the American people. You can learn more about “Ag Gag” bills by listening to my recent interview with Paul Shapiro, the HSUS Vice-President of Farm Animal Protection.
Here is the shocking story of what happened outside of Dale T. Smith and Sons Meat Packing Company in Amy Meyer’s own words:
In an ongoing and global campaign of state repression and intimidation against high-profile activists who threaten the status quo, original Israeli “269″ activist Sasha Boojer was arrested today. In a recent interview with NIO, he discussed his activism, ideology, and the impending specter of state repression.
Upon his release, Boojer issued the following statement: