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Wednesday, January 11th, 2006
7:51 pm
More and Overseas Media Freegan Requests
Journalists would also like to talk to freegans who are here:

Connecticut (anywhere)
Maine (anywhere)
Massachusetts (anywhere)
New Hampshire (anywhere)
Rhode Island (anywhere)
London. England, UK
Southeast England, UK


We've also received requests from overseas from journalists wanting
to interview freegans. There are journalists who would like to talk
to you if you are freegan and live

Anywhere in the UK, especially
East Midlands, UK
(Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire/Leicestershire/Lincolnshire/ East Staffordshire)
Yorkshire, England, UK


Anywhere in Australia
8:44 pm
EVEN MORE Media Requests for Freegans & Dumpster Divers!!
Since the last time we posted, reporters in EVEN MORE cities have
expressed interest in doing stories on freeganism!

We are still looking for people to talk to media about freeganism in
these cities/regions:

Albany, NY
Bakersfield, CA1.5 hours NE of LA
Bay Area, CA
Boston, MA
Canada (anwhere in the country)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Central FL
Central NY
Chicago, IL
Cincinatti, OH
Gainseville, FL
Ithaca, NY
Los Angeles, CA
Minneapolis, MN
New York, NY
Northern VA
Phoenix, AZ
Rochester, NY
Syracuse, NY
Tampa, FL
Toronto, CA
Vancouver, CA
Washington, DC
Wilmington NC

Please spread the word to anyone you think might be interested. If
you'd like to participate in a media story in any of the towns listed
below, call Adam at (201) 928-2831 or email adam@freegan.info

In case you missed our last post, here is a bit of background on what
this is all about:Read more...Collapse )
Saturday, December 17th, 2005
11:30 am
FREEGAN.INFO UPDATE--Call for Media Spokespeople
Freegan.info, a group and website promoting freeganism, has gotten a ton of media requests lately from journalists all over the country who want to find local freegans to interview.

Freeganism is a lifestyle based around adapting practical strategies to minimize personal consumer impact, cut financial support for the capitalist system that is destroying the earth and human and animal lives, and create new methods for people to survive and thrive based on sharing, mutual aid, social responsibility, and ecological concern. Freegan practices include dumpster diving for food, clothing, funiture, etc., squatting buildings, guerilla gardening, train hopping, and more. If you aren't familiar with freeganism, visit http://freegan.info. Or for a quick definition of freeganism, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeganism

(Add this line for animal rights pages: If you aren't sure what freeganism has to do with animal rights, visit http://http://freegan.info/?page=ARFreegan . As many animal rights activists have heard inaccurate descriptions of what a freegan is, you may be surprised to learn that freeganism is a lifestyle that powerfully reinforces animal rights ethics.)

Please spread the word to anyone you think might be interested. If you'd like to participate in a media story in any of the towns listed below, call Adam at (201) 928-2831 or email adam@freegan.info

Here are the cities we are currently looking for interviewees in or near:

Anywhere in Canada
Austin, TX
Bakersfield, CA1.5 hours NE of LA
Boston, MA
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Central Florida
Chicago, IL
Cincinnati, OH
Gainesville, FL
Minneapolis, MN
New York, NY
Los Angeles, CA
Anywhere in Central Florida
Tuesday, December 6th, 2005
5:15 am
Freegans Wanted for Media Interviews
Freegan.info, a group and website promoting freeganism, has gotten a ton of media requests lately from journalists all over the country who want to find local freegans to interview.

What is freeganism?
Read more...Collapse )

If you aren't sure what freeganism has to do with animal rights, visit http://freegan.info/?page=ARFreegan . As many animal rights activists have heard inaccurate descriptions of what a freegan is, you may be surprised to learn that freeganism is a lifestyle that powerfully reinforces animal rights ethics.)

Please spread the word to anyone you think might be interested. If you'd like to participate in a media story in any of the towns listed below, call Adam at (201) 928-2831 or email adam@freegan.info

Here are the cities we are currently looking for interviewees in or near:Read more...Collapse )
Wednesday, October 5th, 2005
7:45 pm
Dogs used as shark bait
Stray dogs are being skewered on hooks and dragged behind boats as live shark bait, The Sun can shockingly reveal.

The cruel practice takes place on French-controlled Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean, where Prince William spent two holidays.

A six-month-old labrador pup was recently found ALIVE with a huge double hook through its snout - like the dog above - and another through a leg.

The pup was found in a coastal creek and is thought to have somehow freed itself from a fishing line.

But other dogs and kittens have been chomped up and swallowed by sharks.

The RSPCA plans to petition the French government, demanding an end to the hideous torture.

link to story: http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2005450117,00.html
Tuesday, September 27th, 2005
5:32 pm
the 35,000 that got away
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Every fisherman has a tall tale but few will ever be able to brag about the 35,000 big ones that got away.

A fish farmer in Australia's tropical Northern Territory lost an estimated 100 tonnes of prized barramundi this week when steel chains holding a sea cage off Bathurst Island snapped in an unusually strong tide, spilling the fish into the open sea.

Marine Harvest, the Northern Territory's largest barramundi producer, estimated the value of its lost catch of 35,000 fish at A$500,000.

Local fishermen quickly pounced on the company's misfortune.

"They were waving to us, they had lots of smiles, and I saw a couple hold up some fish with great glee," Marine Harvest managing director Craig Foster told ABC radio.

Barramundi are perch-like fish native to Australia's tropical north and are highly prized by diners for their delicate white flesh. They also provide spectacular fishing, often leaping out of the water to avoid capture.
Thursday, September 22nd, 2005
9:12 pm
Recent Actions In Defense Of the Earth.

News From the FrontLine...

September 21, 2005 - UK HLS SUPPLIER'S QUARRY DESTROYED   Received anonymously by activists in the UK: Thursday 15th September must have been a miserable day for Dickerson Ltd. (who through their sister company Donarbon remove the waste from HLS), not only did it rain all day, but the night before their limestone quarry at Greetham in Rutland had been hit hard by an ALF cell. The night was so still and quiet, that noise had to be kept to a minimum to prevent neighbouring houses becoming suspicious. Even so, with the moon illuminating the site we managed to deflate tyres on digging vehicles by destroying air valves, cut a large amount of wiring on JCBs and two large multi-part conveyer belts, sever many hydraulic lines, remove all start-up keys from various ignition points on the conveyer belts and paint slogans inside a storage shed and workers rest area. Finally we smashed our way through 2 locked doors to gain access to the site office which was ransacked, more wires were cut, office equipment damaged, paper work strewn over the floor and covered with water and the manager's new glasses and shoes cut up. Dickerson Ltd./Donarbon, maybe it's best to get away from HLS whilst you still have some quarries in working order, after all look at what the ALF did to those belonging to RMC when they collaborated with animal abuse. To be continued... ALF

September 21, 2005 - Cyberspace
HLS SUPPLIER GETTING 600,000 EMAILS A DAY   Received anonymously: We continue our most effective telecommunication attack to HLS and his suppliers. With our help HLS lost FOCAL communications (and BOC also). At this time we started Phenomenex e-mail and UK phone attack. This fully automated process delivers 600.000 emails daily to 9 key e-mails of Phenomenex. Also we started Phenomenex UK phone line blockade 01625501367. They get call every 20 seconds 24 hours per day.  Attack will continue until Phenomenex drop HLS. Thank you for your great work!

September 21, 2005 - Austria
3500 DUCKS LIBERATED FROM HUNTING ESTATE  As reported by local activists in Austria: On 17th September, 3500 ducks were liberated from a shooting estate just North of Vienna that is breeding ducks for duck shoots.

September 20, 2005 - Austria FUR STORE PAINTED As reported by local activists in Austria: On 12th September, the fur shop "Vitasek" in the Wilhelmstrasse, 12th district in Vienna, was paintbombed. I happened to see it walking by, its fully covered in red paint and the shop keepers were trying to at least clear the display windows.

September 19, 2005 - UK HLS SUPPLIER HAS 7 VEHICLES ATTACKED Received anonymously by activists in the UK:  Date: 7th   September  2005Location: UPS depot near Derby 

Damage Report:
*2 workers cars - covered in paint stripper and tires slashed
*1 white delivery van - tires slashed
*2 brown UPS delivery vans - splashed with paint stripper and tires
*2 cargo transport trailers - tires slashed, sprayed with slogans and
cables required for opening loading hatches cut

"Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move,
fall like a thunderbolt
." - Sun Tzu  

In solidarity will the inspiring Spanish ALF and their unrelenting
attacks against UPS. Never give in!                     
Deal with HLS, deal with the ALF!

September 19, 2005 - UK HLS CLIENT, CHIRON DIRECTOR'S CAR ATTACKED Received anonymously by activists in the UK:" The Animal Liberation Front paid a visit to a Chiron director. Only 1 car here so we stripped it and slashed all the tyres. Not even your big gates and security will stop us. We never forget where the scum live.What use is your stupid fucking injunction now?"

September 18, 2005 - New Zealand FIVE HENS RESCUED DURING PROTEST  Reported by activists in Wellington: "Five hens were rescued during a protest at the Kapiti Poultry Farm on Saturday 10th of September. As about fifteen activists arrived for a protest at the battery hen farm, several people discovered a shed door was open and entered the building. Conditions inside the shed were some of the worst ever witnessed by the activists - dead hens lay throughout the building and in cages, the air was thick with feather dust, cages were so crowded that hens were trapped beneath other hens. Many of the hens were severely debeaked, and their beaks were split.

Five hens were rescued and the protest was called off so the hens could be taken to a safe home."

September 17, 2005 - USA SMOKE AT HOME OF L.A. ANIMAL SERVICES MANAGER  Received anonymously: "September 16.
The animal liberation front has taken advice from our Commander in Chief to "smoke terrorists out of their holes." The target was Los Angeles number one terrorist Gordon Stuckey. Military strength smoke grenades were detonated on the floor of this animal killers abode. Stuckey you are a disgusting human being who takes pleasure in the murder of over 50,000 animals a year. You are a target. Sleep light.

September 16, 2005 - Canada TRAVEL OFFICE RANSACKED TO PROTEST PRIMATE TRADE Received anonymously by activists in Canada: "For the international week-end of actions against the Mauritius monkey trade a group of activists decided to hit hard Thomas Cook who still refuse to make the ethical move to boycott the mauritius island until they stop the monkey trade. I guess that means they are ready to face this and a lot more.     

On Friday afternoon we arrived at this Marlin/Thomas Cook travel agency in montreal very angry and masked. We barged into the office kicking and throwing everything in our way. We ran all over the office screaming and threatening the only worker there who was in total shock. The filing cabinets where totally destroyed, thrown on the ground and the files where flying all over the place.

We left the place looking like a total mess but we are still very angry … this was our first visit to Thomas Cook and we were pretty easy on them, next time you won't be counting the damage cost by the hundreds but by the thousands of dollars… you won't be so lucky if you continue pumping the economy of this
murderous island. DROP MAURITIUS NOW!"

Thomas Cook is the main dealer in holidays to Mauritius (one of the biggest exporters of primates for vivisection). More information at: www.GatewaytoHell.net

September 15, 2005 - Norway 3000+ MINK LIBERATED FROM FUR FARM Anonymous communique: "Tonight (thursday night) activists opened the cages for about 3000 minks to give them a last chance to a life outside the dirty cages. The norwegian ALF - Dyrenes Frigjøringsfront - is responsible for the action, against the fur farm owned by the leader of Vestfold Furbreeders association (Vestfold Pelsdyralslag).

Until the last cage is empty...
...you know what to do

Keep fighting!"    

September 13, 2005 - Finland CAGES OPENED AT FUR FARM, BREEDING CARDS DESTROYED Received by activists in Finland: "We visited a fur farm in Polvijärvi 6.9.2005. We took all the breeding cards, app. 200. Unfortunately we could open only few of the cages. We do hope however that even some of the foxes could enjoy freedom and felt the grass under their feet. Our message to all the farmers is clear: We will be back again and again until you finish animal abuse!"


September 12, 2005 - USA KFC HAS 9 WINDOWS ETCHED received anonymously by activists in the USA: "September 9th, 2005 - Seattle, WA - Kentucky Fried Chicken has 9 windows etched and slogans spraypainted."

September 12, 2005 - Norway 6 ATTACKS ON MCDONALDS, FUR SHOPS Received anonymously by activists in Norway: "During august activists have several times targetted furshops and McDonalds in central Oslo.Two furshops have got windows broken and there have been more than 4 incidents of sabotage to McDonalds windows."

September 11, 2005 - Sweden 50 RABBITS LIBERATED Received anonymously by activists in Sweden:

On the night to september 9th we gained entry to a rabbit farm in Valdemarsvik (Sweden) that breeds rabbit for slaughter.

Inside the house there was 50 rabbits in what looked like old mink cages. Some of the cages was on the floor and difficault to open beacuse of the dirt.

In the cages there was lonely and shy rabbits that we felt we had to help. We emptied the farm of all the rabbits and placed them where they can now live a worhty life, a life all animals deserve.

We want to thank all people that during the 20 years the DBF has been in existence in Sweden has taken part of it. It is from these people we found the inspiration to take the law in our own hand ourselves to save life.

- Djurens Befrielsefront
(swedish ALF)

Natten till den 9 september tog vi oss till en kaninfarm i Valdermarsvik som
föder upp kaniner till slakt.

Inne i huset satt ett 50-tal kaniner i vad som såg ut att vara gamla minkburar. En del burar låg ner på golvet och var speciellt svåra att få upp på grund av mängder av smuts och rost.

I burarna satt ensama och skygga kaniner som vi kände att vi var tvugna att hjälpa. Därför tömde vi farmen på alla dess kaniner och placerade ut dem där de nu kan leva ett värdigt liv, ett liv som alla djur förtjänar.

Vi vill tacka alla människor som under de här 20 åren som DBF funnits i Sverige varit en del av DBF. Det är från dessa människor vi funnit inspiration till att även själva ta lagen i egna händer för att rädda liv.

// Djurens Befrielsefront

September 10, 2005 - France CHICKEN FARM SABOTAGED  Received anonymously by activists in France:read the oringinal french communique:

"27/08/2005, in Roquefort Corbieres, the Pyrenees Orientales, France.

Each day in the world an incalculable number of animals are exploited, tortured and massacred, for fashion, experimentation, entertainment or for meat. This is why the Animal Liberation Front (F.L.A.) exists. The liberation of animals is without borders, in Russia or Great Britain animals are released and laboratories destroyed.

Acts of sabotage occurred at Copovi because hundreds of hens are suffering in this place while waiting to be transported under atrocious conditions to be killed.

Determined for the release of all animals.

The F.L.A."

Le 27/08/2005, a Roquefort des Corbieres, Pyrenees Orientales, France.

Chaque jour dans le monde un nombre incalculable d'animaux sont exploites, tortures et massacres; que ce soit pour la mode, l'experimentation, le divertissement ou la viande. C'est la raison pour laquelle le Front pour la Liberation des Animaux (F.L.A.) existe. La liberation animale n'a pas de frontiere, que ce soit en Russie ou encore Grande-Bretagne des animaux sont liberes et des laboratoires detruits.

Des actes de sabotage se sont produits dans l'exploitation Copovi parce que des centaines de poules sont en train de souffrir a cet endroit en attendant d'etre transportees dans des conditions atroces pour etre tuees.

Determines pour la liberation de tous les animaux.
Le F.L.A

September 9, 2005 - Russia RACCOON LIBERATED Received anonymously by the Russian ALF SG: 

"Few years ago prison called "Exotic World" was opened close to the main
road of city Sochi (South of Russia, the Black Sea shore) near the park
"Dendrarium" entrance. There were birds, reptiles and other animals. Happy
raccoon was chosen as the symbol of this jail, but it was not fun at all
for real raccoon, who stayed in cage under advertising board. At day time,
when visitors come he has to stay in open place, feeling stress from big
amount of people and heavy traffic. Raccoons in nature are night animals,
but here in night he had to stay in tiny barrel, where he can't move and
had no food and water.

On the 30th of August, jumped over the fence we came inside of the prison.
The lock on the cage was destroyed, we took raccoon from the barrel and
leave this ugly place. When we were caring him, he was paying attention
especially to the sound of rivers and streams. He was smelling by his
sensitive nose all smells which came by wind.

Few hours later we designated the right place. Raccoon eat with appetite
together with us, drunk water and wash his small hands. It was too hot
during the journey and raccoon looked powerless. He entered water of the
river and began to swim. Then he walked on the grass and had rest there.
Very quickly his stage became better. Liberated he started his walk along
the river to find proper place for his own home.

Those people, who make money torturing and killing such beings, as this
raccoon, should release, that this action is not the last one. If they
don't stop their cruel business, they will face with us in future. -
Animal Liberation Front"


9:03 pm
Animal Liberation Front Raids Future Primate Facility
For Immediate Release
Contact AL Press Office at 818.932.9997

June 1, 2005

Animal Liberation Front Raids Future Primate Facility
Quakertown, PA: The Animal Liberation Front (ALF) visited a Pennsylvania plant nursery whose owner is planning to turn it into a breeding facility of non-human primates to be sold to animal experimenters. Owner Michael Hsu admits to tens of thousands of dollars in damages, and has seen his plans withdrawn from Thursday's agenda for the Richland Township Planning Commission as community opposition has grown.

Activists overturned and destroyed about 1,000 peonies, including some rare breeds last Thursday night. They poured paint stripper on two vehicles and spray-painted graffiti on buildings and greenhouses at Peonyland, 475 Church Road, Richland Township. They wrote phrases -- such as ''Fuck with primates, get fucked by us. ALF''; ''the ALF is watching''; and ''this will just be the start'' -- on greenhouses and storage garages at the business owned by the Hsu family. ''I can't say right now whether or not we'll continue,'' Michael Hsu said Friday.

In an anonymous e-mail forwarded to The Morning Call Newspaper, ALF claimed responsibility for the Peonyland vandalism, saying the group visited the business and ''entered several greenhouses and completely trashed them, dumping hundreds and hundreds of bushes and making a mess of the place. We also poisoned over a hundred planted bushes — have fun finding out which ones, Hsu.''

The organization, in the e-mail, warns owner Michael Hsu to ''drop your plans for a primate prison.'' ''If you imprison so much as one monkey to sell to a lab we will make you pay dearly. We are watching you ... ''

The kennel supposedly would house up to 500 monkeys until they are shipped to medical research laboratories, where they would be subjected to painful experiments before being killed, usually years or decades later. "Experimentation on animals has been shown to be outdated and unlikely to result in cures for human diseases", states Dr. Jerry Vlasak, a practicing surgeon and former animal experimenter himself. "The so-called scientists who kill animals in labs are frustrated clinicians who cannot or will not practice medicine that helps people. They are wasting millions of scarce health-care dollars on useless research that will never help one of my patients".

The monkeys would be shipped from a supply company in Beijing and would be tested for tuberculosis, according to the development application, which lists Chao Hsu and Susan Hsu as co-applicants. The incident is under investigation by Richland Township police and a joint terrorism task force of agents from the FBI and other federal agencies.


homepage: http://www.animalliberationpressoffice.org
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