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November 30, 2015 - MORE THAN 1,000 PARTRIDGES LIBERATED

received anonymously (translation):

"On the night of September 25, three friends approached a small farm of partridges. It was not the first time, we had visited at different times over the past few weeks. We already knew how to get there, where to leave the car, which houses had neighbors, etc.
During the trip we split up the roles. One would watch from the only road in, two kilometers beyond the farm in case someone appeared, and the other two would be in charge of going to the farm.

The cages were large fenced-in areas with plastic mesh as a roof. It was easier than we thought it would be. We were scared by the noise of thousands of partridges trying to take flight inside the cages as we broke the nets, but the security we had in our friend keeping vigil helped us to stay calm.

Once the mesh was perforated, we pushed the slumbering partridges to escape. We thought it'd be complicated for them to find the opening, but as one flew to the outside, dozens immediately followed. As if they knew where freedom was.

After an hour, and with over a thousand partridges flying free, we had to leave.

We left smiling and tired. One thousand partridges had a great opportunity. They would have died in the many hunts, which will have to be canceled. Thanks to a good night's effort.

Thanks to everyone in the struggle."

Spanish:
"La noche del 25 de septiembre, tres amigos nos acercamos a una pequeña granja de perdices. No era la primera vez, porque desde hacía algunas semanas ya la habíamos visitado en diferentes momentos. Ya sabíamos cómo llegar, dónde dejar el coche, qué casas había vecinas, etc.
Durante el trayecto nos separamos los roles. Uno vigilaría desde el único camino, dos kilómetros más arriba de la granja por si aparecía alguien, y los otros dos se encargarían de acercarse a la granja.

Las jaulas eran unas grandes zonas valladas con una malla de plástico como tejado. Fue más fácil de lo que pensábamos. Nos asustó el ruido de miles de perdices tratando de alzar el vuelo dentro de las jaulas mientras rompíamos las redes, pero la seguridad que teníamos al tener un amigo vigilando, nos ayudó a mantener la calma.

Una vez agujereada la malla, empujamos a las adormecidas perdices hasta la salida. Creíamos complicado que encontrasen la salida, pero en cuanto una voló hacia la fuera, inmediatamente decenas la siguieron. Como si supieran dónde estaba la libertad.

Después de una hora, y con más de mil perdices volando libres, tuvimos que marcharnos.

Nos fuimos sonrientes y cansados. Mil perdices tendrán una gran oportunidad. Iban a morir en multitud de cacerías, que tendrán que ser canceladas. Gracias a una noche de esfuerzo.

Gracias a toda la gente que se esfuerza."



November 24, 2015 - STATUE OF BULLFIGHTER PAINTED RED

Early on November 23, a bronze statue dedicated to the bullfighter Curro Romero had its face and hands painted red, and "Murderer" and "Torture is not culture" painted on its base. The statue is located at the Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza bullring in Seville. (photos: ELMUNDO.es, Cadena SER)



October 5, 2015 - 20 RABBITS LIBERATED

received anonymously (translation):

"In recent years in Spain, specifically in Catalonia, rabbit farming has been severely affected by the crisis and many farms have closed over the past five years.
Several times we have found ourselves watching possible targets, but when we get closer to check out the security we discover they were abandoned.

Similarly we can also verify that the Animal Liberation actions have fallen in the Spanish state since the crisis began. This is probably due to the lack of resources of the people who take part in this struggle, as well as migration to other struggles by many people.
But on September 20, 2015 we left our temporary lethargy and that night we went to a rabbit farm located in the province of Barcelona and liberated 20 animals who were inside.

In this action there were 20, but we hope there are more actions to come, by which we can free many more and cause more damage to this murderous industry. We believe that this is a perfect time to strike blows and, once and for all, knock down an industry that has been just barely surviving for several years.
We are aware that this depends on our organizational capacity and our determination, but as has happened in other places where they have started effective campaigns, we can close the few remaining farms.

We dedicate this action to the anarchists who have been repressed by the operations 'Pandora', 'Piñata', as well as the prisoners accused of belonging to 'Commando Mateo Morral'.
We also send a warm hug to Evi Statiri, who at the time of this writing has ended her hunger strike because the Greek authorities have accepted her release from prison.

FOR HUMAN AND ANIMAL LIBERATION

ALF - The Boar family, the Zorrilla and the Owl"

Spanish:
"En los últimos años en España, y más concretamente en Catalunya, la cría de conejos se ha visto muy afectada por la crisis y muchas granjas han cerrado durante los últimos 5 años.
Varias veces nos hemos descubierto vigilando posibles objetivos, que al acercarnos para ver la seguridad del centro, estaban abandonadas.

Del mismo modo también podemos comprobar que las acciones por la Liberación Animal han descendido en el Estado Español desde que comenzó dicha crisis. Esto probablemente se deba a la falta de recursos de las personas que tomamos parte en esta lucha, como también la migración hacia otras luchas por parte de mucha gente.
Pero el 20 de Septiembre de 2015 salimos de nuestro temporal letargo y esa noche nos dirigimos a una granja de conejos situada en la provincia de Barcelona y liberamos a 20 animales de los que había en ella.

En esta acción fueron 20, pero esperamos que vengan más acciones, de las cuales podamos liberar a muchos más y hacer daño a esta industria asesina. Creemos que éste es un momento perfecto para asestar golpes para hacer caer de una vez una industria que sobrevive a duras penas desde hace varios años.
Somos conscientes que esto depende de nuestra capacidad organizativa y nuestra determinación, pero como ha ocurrido en otros lugares donde se han puesto en marcha efectivas campañas, podremos cerrar las pocas granjas que actualmente quedan.

Dedicamos esta acción a las anarquistas que han sido reprimidas por las operaciones “Pandora”, “Piñata”, así como a las presas acusadas de pertenecer al “Comando Mateo Morral”.
También mandamos un caluroso abrazo a Evi Statiri, quien en el momento de escribir estas líneas, ha finalizado su huelga de hambre debido a que las autoridades griegas han aceptado su excarcelación.

POR LA LIBERACIÓN HUMANA Y ANIMAL

FLA – La familia Jabalí, la Zorrilla y el Buho"



October 3, 2015 - 3000 PHEASANTS RELEASED FROM FARM

In the early hours of September 26, aviaries were damaged and 3,000 pheasants released from the Don Faisan Hunting Farm in Macotera (Salamanca). According to media reports, "Frente de Liberación Animal" ("Animal Liberation Front") was painted on a wall.


September 25, 2015 - BULLFIGHTING POSTERS PAINTED



September 8, 2015 - "MURDERERS," "TORTURERS" PAINTED ON BULLRING

"National shame," "Murderers" and "Abolition" were among the messages painted on the Las Ventas bullring in Madrid, and on nearby sculptures, during the night of September 5-6. (photos: facebook.com/PromoviendoelVeganismo)



July 1, 2015 - SCULPTURE HONORING BULLFIGHTING PROMOTER COVERED IN PAINT

received anonymously:

"The 9th of June in San Sebastian (Basque Country, Spain) the sculpture that
honors Chopera, the family organizing the bullfights in the city, was sabotaged
by us, members of the Animal Liberation Front. More than 700 bulls have died in
the bullring next to it, and this summer more individuals will be assassinated
during this cruel tradition.
We will not permit the violation of animal rights in our land and we will fight
till we are all free.
A.L.F.
---------
Ekainaren 9an Donostian Choperatarrek Ilunben duten eskultura margotu genuen,
ondoan dagoen plazan erailko diren zezenen omenean, eta hiltzaileak gogoratzen
dituen sinboloari ahal genuen pintura guztiaz zikinduz. 700 zezen baina gehiago
erail dira Illunben eta uda honetan zenbaki horrek gora egingo du, tradizio
kruel eta injustu hau aitzaki dutela.
Ez dugu onartuko animalia hauen eskubideen zapalketa eta denak aske izan arte
borrokatzen jarraituko dugu.
A.L.F.
---------
El 9 de Junio en Donostia, la escultura que homenajea a la familia Chopera en
Illumbe fue saboteada. En memoria de los m�s de 700 toros asesinados en la plaza
contigua y de los que ser�n asesinados este verano vertimos pintura sobre ella,
como simbolo de la sangre que tiene en sus manos esta familia.
No vamos a admitir que se sigan pisoteando los derechos animales y seguiremos
luchando hasta que todxs seamos libres.
A.L.F."



March 14, 2015 - ANTI-MEAT STICKERING

anonymous report:

"'Biohazard! This product contains deadly poison. Eye for an eye! Go Vegan', '...this product contains deadly parasites. Tooth for a tooth!..' � stickers with this text appeared on the labels of products in the supermarkets of the chains Carrefour, DIA, Caprabo, Mercadona and El Corte Ingles in Barcelona. Activists glue them on meat, fish and egg products.

The hoax campaign started by animal liberators last spring, continues this March. Stickers cause incredible panic among sellers and buyers. Police comes on call. For the moment it stays unclear if the criminal case is initiated."


February 4, 2015 - 1000 PARTRIDGES, QUAIL, PHEASANTS LIBERATED FROM GAME FARM

anonymous report (click here for additional photos):

"During the night of the spanish 'King's' holiday from 5th/6th
january, members of the spanish Animal Liberation Front liberated more
than 1000 partridges, quails and some pheasants from a farm where they
were destined to be bred for hunting in Navarre (a region in Spain).
They also did paints, sabotaged electrical system, vehicles, smashed
cages and water supply among others.
They also liberated hundreds of sheep who were kept in a nearby farm
that night.
Until last cage is empty."

Spanish:
"En la noche de 'Reyes', del 5 al 6 de enero, miembros del Frente de
Liberaci�n Animal espa�ol liberaron a m�s de mil perdices, codornices y
varios faisanes que estaban encerradas en una granja destinada a
criarlas para la caza en la regi�n de Navarra.
Tambi�n se han hecho pintadas, saboteado sistemas el�ctricos, veh�culos,
jaulas y la canalizaci�n de agua entre otras cosas.
Esa misma noche liberaron a cientos de ovejas que estaban encerradas en
una granja cercana.
Hasta que la �ltima jaula quede vac�a."


January 30, 2015 - A NEW LIFE FOR 60 HENS

60 hens were rescued from an egg farm in Castile and Le�n in December 2014 (please check back for a translation of the claim of responsibility).

Spanish:
"CASTILLA Y LE�N, 2014
60 GALLINAS RESCATADAS

A las gallinas les gusta pisar el c�sped, tomar el sol, retozar en la tierra y escarbar. Son seres muy sociables, aprenden las unas de las otras. Les gusta acicalarse las alas, volar a lugares altos para dormir y buscar sitios tranquilos para hacer sus nidos.
Cada a�o en Espa�a, unos 4 millones de gallinas son privadas de todo eso para que se puedan usar sus huevos. Da igual que sean industriales, o se llamen ecol�gicos o de corral. Todos vienen de la explotaci�n de individuos que, a pesar de pertenecer a otra especie, son como nosotros en muchos aspectos (pueden sentir, sufrir, disfrutar, relacionarse y comunicarse). Para producir cualquier tipo de huevo, las gallinas son vendidas, compradas, privadas de su libertad, usadas como cosas, como m�quinas de producir y, finalmente, asesinadas para convertirse en pienso o caldo.
Por cada gallina utilizada para poner huevos, han muerto muchos pollitos macho (descartados por no se �tiles, mueren triturados, aplastados o asfixiados). Gran parte de las gallinas viven hacinadas, muchas sufren mutilaciones, heridas y enfermedades que nunca se curan porque resulta m�s rentable dejarlas morir y comprar otras. Las horas de luz se alteran para aumentar la producci�n, y algunas no llegan a ver el sol nunca.
Igual que ellas, millones de animales en el mundo son usados como objetos por el hecho de no ser humanos. Sufren la explotaci�n, el cautiverio y la muerte para nuestro beneficio. Ayudarles est� en nuestra mano. As� lo hicimos nosotros:
Alguien empez� a buscar informaci�n y pens� que era posible. Consigui� ayuda de algunos amigos que pensaban y sent�an lo mismo, y empezamos a investigar (en locutorios, sin m�viles, en sitios tranquilos...�la seguridad es muy importante!)
No es que no tuvi�ramos miedo, pero nos conoc�amos bien, confi�bamos los unos en los otros y est�bamos dispuestos a esforzarnos y arriesgarnos. Era un esfuerzo peque�o comparado co9n la importancia que tendr�a en la vida de esas gallinas.
Encontramos un lugar en el que podr�an vivir seguras, donde ser�an respetadas y no explotadas. Calculamos cu�ntas podr�amos sacar, y empezamos a hacer planes.
Un par de personas hicieron varios viajes, entraron en varias granjas, a diferentes horas del d�a, para calcular las posibilidades. En unas semanas encontraron el objetivo. Era un lugar a las afueras de un pueblo que produc�a huevos para una marca importante. Hab�a varias naves rodeadas por una valla. Ten�an perros vigilando, pero no tuvimos muchos problemas para entrar. El olor era horrible.
Cuando nos asomamos vimos que no ten�an jaulas. Aun as�, hab�a cientos de gallinas amontonadas. Algunas estaban agolpadas en repisas y otras tumbadas en el suelo. Unas eran gordas, como sobrealimentadas. Otras estaban escu�lidas y les faltaban las plumas, ten�an heridas, etc. Tambi�n vimos algunos cuerpos aplastados. Ese era el lugar. Sab�amos que pod�amos sacar de all� todas las posibles, y ten�amos que intentarlo.
Hicimos varias visitas, de d�a y de noche. Nos aseguramos de que no hab�a alarmas ni c�maras. Nos hicimos a la idea de que necesitar�amos varios coches, as� que buscamos los posibles caminos de salida y de entrada, los sitios para aparcar sin ser vistos, etc.
Planificamos cu�ntas personas necesitar�amos para entrar y sacar a las gallinas, para grabar, y para vigilar desde fuera. Necesit�bamos tambi�n algunas herramientas, ropa adecuada para no ser reconocidos, y alfo para cambiarnos despu�s.
Buscamos tambi�n la manera de comunicarnos con las personas que estaban vigilando, y decidimos hacia d�nde correr�amos si ven�a alguien, qu� dir�amos si nos pillaban y, sobre todo qu� NO dir�amos si nos deten�an: Nada.
Nos repartimos las tareas. Mientras algunas personas se concentraban en meter a las gallinas en las cajas que hab�amos preparado para que estuvieran c�modas, otras les iban llevando a los coches. En menos de dos horas, estaba hecho.
A la ma�ana siguiente, las 60 gallinas respiraban aire puro, y empezaban una nueva vida.

Todos podemos hacer algo para ayudar a los dem�s animales, dejando de usar los productos que vienen de su explotaci�n, liber�ndolos y rescat�ndolos de centros de explotaci�n.

NOSOTROS NO VAMOS A PARAR"


December 31, 2014 - CHRISTMAS STICKER CAMPAIGN

In many Barcelona neighborhoods, hundreds of stickers with the message, "Animals don't enjoy Christmas. Millions of animals will die to feed your indifference," have been put onto animal transport trucks, inside supermarkets, on posters advertising animal products, etc.



November 28, 2014 - POLICE CAR WINDOWS BROKEN FOLLOWING VIOLENT REACTION TO PROTEST

anonymous report:

"The Spanish Animal Liberation Front, Frente Liberaci�n Animal (FLA), broke the glass of a police car in Medinaceli, regio Coria, Spain.
The Okupa movement was doing a direct action in Medinaceli against the torture in the event called 'el Toro Jubilo'.
The bullfighters use fire on the bull for this cruel event. After the event they kill this wonderful animal.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2JC8SlDE4k

The Police, Guardia Civil use a lot of violence against our activists. The ALF members, give this reaction to the violence.
'If you use violence against us, or against our friends, the animals than you have to pay the price!'
It was our opinion to burn the car, but there were too many people on the street, so too dangerous!
Next time our reaction will be stronger!
Direct action is the only one option against animal torture!
Frente Liberaci�n Animal"


November 12, 2014 - HUNDREDS OF PARTRIDGES FREED, SAFE FROM HUNTERS

anonymous report (click here for more photos):

"In the begining of october, a spanish ALF cell liberated around
one thousand partridges enslaved at a farm and
destinated for hunting on private lands. This farm is situated in south
Burgos province, in a village called Villafruela.
All the cages were opened, as were most exit doors, a bunch of fences
and nets (that cover the cages to prevent the birds from escaping), and some cages used to attract other partridges were destroyed.

Animal Liberation"

Spanish:
"A comienzos de octubre, una c�lula espa�ola del ALF liber� alrededor
(o m�s) de mil perdices esclavizadas dentro de una granja en la
provincia de Burgos, destinadas para cotos de caza.
Las jaulas fueron abiertas, como la mayor�a de las puertas de salida,
buena parte de las vallas y la red que cubre las jaulas para evitar que
se escapen, algunas otras jaulas usadas para atraer otras perdices
fueron destruidas.

Liberaci�n Animal


October 20, 2014 - ANTI-BULLFIGHTING GRAFFITI

On October 18, graffiti against bullfighting appeared at the entrance of the Vistalegre bullring/congress center at the start of a two-day meeting of Podemos (left-wing Spanish political party). The 8,000 people attending will see the anti-bullfighting messages.

During the meeting one of the topics of debate is if Podemos will officially be an anti-bullfighting political party.


April 10, 2014 - KFC LOCKED SHUT IN BARCELONA

reported by the Shut 'Em Down campaign:

"KFC on La Rambla (main tourist street in Barcelona) was closed on the night of April 5:

'In our work we used an extrastrong bicycle lock, liberated from the construction hypermarket the same day. It securely united the automatic shutter with the doors' handles'.

It was probably the first action of the SED campaign outside the ex-USSR area. Previously the announced nights of actions engaged only Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia and Armenia.

During the first united 'Night of the Closed Doors', as the campaign is known among the Russian speaking audience, activists shut down more than 50 spots in 5 countries.

The tools usually include chains, bicycle locks and glue, but in many cases activists use their imagination like the crew that stuck toothpicks in all the door locks of the Omsk Circus building, preventing the staff from entering without breaking-in. Some of the attacks have already brought inspiring results: like the meat shop in Novosibirsk that didn't open for three days due to the unexpected shut-down.

Campaign e-mail: shutemdown@riseup.net"


March 22, 2014 - ZOO GRAFFITIED

anonymous report:

"21 March Zoological Park (Parque Zoologico) of Barcelona have been
attacked by the Flying Apes Clan (FAC) activists with graffiti spray.
Action was conducted in support of 269life's 5th International Event
(https://m.facebook.com/events/1462358687309718) and aimed at showing that
animal exploitation of any kind will never be tolerated by the
abolitionist movement worldwide.

The choice of Zoological Park is explained by the recent tragedy in
Copengagen Zoo, where giraffe called Marius was brutally killed and fed to
lions for the reasons of genetic selection. 21 March, on the International
Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination it was extremely
important to remind everyone that discrimination and exploitation of any
other human or animal race has nothing to do with the civilized society.
And that gaining of profit by using animals as entertainment tools will be
always punished anyhow. Even if a CCTV camera is pointed on the sacred
enterprise and another one looks from the inside!

Activists left for animal abusers graffities in Spanish 'We are all 269',
'Go Vegan!', 'No Zoos No Cry', 'Speciesism = Shit' etc. They also dirtied
the code/numbers door lock for the staff as nicely as they managed to.

Barcelona Zoo keeps more than about 2200 captives of more than 320 species."


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