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July 11, 2014 -
NEW PRISONER: KARL
701 40 Örebro
701 40 Örebro
In June 2014, Karl and Ebba were each sentenced to 2 1/2 years
in prison for actions against the fur industry.
May 18, 2014 -
104 HENS RESCUED
reported anonymously (click
here for additional photos):
"104 Hens Rescued From Battery Farm
On the night of the 11th of May 104 hens were rescued from a
Swedish battery farm for the simple reason that every hen has the right to a
natural life fulfilling their natural needs. The egg industry in Sweden exploits
million of hens every year because people demand to eat eggs. The only hope for
each individual hen is that somebody on the outside decides to act. The hope for
those left behind and for those that will take their place in the future is that
our habit of eating animal products ceases and that the way society views
animals changes drastically.
Allow us to explain how one of Sweden's current battery farms
looks. We observed several buildings lined up in rows. A strong stench flowed
from the extraction fans. That was how we knew there were animals inside. Every
building was outfitted with cages in several sections, from floor to ceiling, in
long rows that ran the length of the building.
Thousands of hens kept under the same roof, locked in cages with limited space
to move. The air was heavy, thick with dust, stuffy and warm, making it
difficult to breathe. Everything was mechanized. Food was delivered on one
conveyor belt as eggs rolled out onto another. The cement floors were dusty and
their metal cages dirty. We tried to imagine what it would feel like to be
trapped in a lift, together with a group of people. How it would feel to not be
able to stretch ones arms, to have a limited area to move around, with nothing
to do and no access to fresh air. How long would we last? In physical appearance
people differ from hens but we still share a lot in common; the ability to feel
pain, frustration and stress. We all have the desire to live our lives in peace
in accordance with our natural behavior. We have a responsibiliy to treat all
living creatures with respect. Standing eye to eye with a battery farmed hen
made the decision to help as many as possible an easy choice.
The issue of battery farms has been debated over many years in
Sweden. One of the advocates for hens not being kept in cages was children's
author Astrid Lindgren. In the 1980s she received the Animal Welfare Act as a
birthday present from the Swedish government. They promised that battery farms
would be banned and caged hens outlawed. Yet this promise was broken, as
hundreds of thousands of hens are still today kept in cages to produce eggs.
Sweden's Animal Welfare Act says, among other things, that all
animals shall be given the possibility to act according to their natural needs.
At the same time it is accepted that male chicks born into the egg industry are
killed directly after birth. The industry is free to breed and manipulate hens
so that they lay an unnatural amount of eggs. By producing an unnatural amount
of egg shell, the hens suffer from calcium deficiency that results in broken
legs and wings. It is legal to keep hens indoors for their entire lives. It is
legal to keep hens in cages so small and constrictive that the animals become
stressed and ill. And it is also normal for hens to suffer a reduced life span
due to such stress. When they're no longer productive, and therefore not
profitable, they are sent to slaughter. How are these animals meant to live
according to their natural needs in a completely unnatural environment and under
such unnatural conditions?
They are individuals designed to be effective and profitable -
nothing else. The animals are not unique individuals for us to care for but
rather products or cogs in a big machine. We live in a society where the
systematic exploitation of animals is so great it has become normal to think
that such unnatural behaviour is natural and logical. Artificial massproduction,
breeding and manipulation of animal bodies, extreme indoor breeding facilities
in large industrial buildings and slaughter at just a month, half a year or one
year of age is a sad reality. And it is the animals that lose their lives that
pay the true price for our food choices. Our society, politicians and businesses
try to excuse themselevs by claiming that we have the world's best animal
welfare standards and that it is important to protect animals. Clearly this is a
marketing gimick that doesn't reflect the realities we have witnessed. It's a
failed attempt to try and justify our behavior. It is easier and more profitable
to spread a pretend image of how our society protects animals than to present
the true extent of this systematic exploitation.
We all have an obligation, both as a society and as individuals.
We cannot continue to avert our gaze from how we treat other animals and we must
act according to our conscience. This rescue is one way to act and we hope that
many more will join us in saying that enough is enough.
The 104 hens that we resuced were an indiscernible loss for a
farm that imprisoned thousands. But we saved the entire world for 104
individuals. They have now been released to loving homes where they are set to
live a life of opportunity. The freedom to go outside for the first time, to
stretch their wings in the sunlight and to scratch around in the grass. For us
the sight of them doing so is indescribable. We can't imagine what it must be
like for them.
For the right of all animals to live in freedom, and until all
The Rescue Group
*The rescuers choose to remain anonymous in order to continue
rescuing animals in the future."
"104 H�nor R�ddade fr�n H�nseri
Natten till den tolfte maj r�ddades 104 h�nor fr�n ett svenskt
h�nseri. Med den enkla anledningen att varje h�na borde ha r�tt till sitt eget
liv och f� utlopp f�r sina naturliga beteende utf�rdes denna fritagning.
�ggindustrin i Sverige utnyttjar miljontals h�nors liv varje �r f�r att vi
m�nniskor kr�ver att f� �ta �gg. Det enda hoppet f�r varje enskild h�na �r att
n�gon av oss p� utsidan agerar. Hoppet f�r de som l�mnades kvar och f�r de som
kommer ers�tta deras platser i framtiden �r att v�r vana att �ta animaliska
produkter upph�r och att samh�llets djursyn �ndras drastiskt.
L�t oss beskriva hur ett av Sveriges nuvarande h�nserier ser ut.
Vi m�ttes av ett flertal byggnader som stod i rad. En stark stank str�mmade ur
ventilationsfl�kterna. Varje byggnad var inredd med burar i flera sektioner,
fr�n golv till tak, i l�nga rader genom hela byggnaden. Tusentals h�nor h�lls
under samma tak och i varje bur satt flera h�nor inst�ngda. Luften var tung,
inst�ngd, varm och oerh�rt d�lig. Det mesta sk�ttes maskinellt. Maten till
h�norna kom p� ett rullband och �ggen rullade ut fr�n burarna ner p� ett annat
rullband. Betonggolv och burar och st�llningar i metall. Burarna var sm� och
smutsiga. Vi f�rest�llde oss hur det skulle vara att bli inst�ngda i en hiss
tillsammans med en grupp m�nnsikor. Hur skulle det vara att inte kunna str�cka
ut sina armar, ha en begr�nsad yta att r�ra sig p�, ingenting att g�ra och utan
att f� andas frisk luft. Hur l�nge skulle vi st� ut? Utseendem�ssigt skilljer vi
m�nniskor oss �t fr�n h�nor, men mycket f�renar oss. M�jligheten att k�nna
sm�rta, frustration och stress. Viljan att leva v�ra liv ifred och f� utlopp f�r
v�ra naturliga beteenden. vi har en skyldighet att behandla allt levande med
respekt. �ga mot �ga med en h�na i ett h�nseri gjorde valet att agera och hj�lpa
s� m�nga som m�jligt att komma d�rifr�n �nnu mera sj�lvklart.
Under m�nga �r har burh�nsens situation debatterats. En av
f�respr�karna f�r att h�ns inte ska h�llas i burar var Astrid Lindgren. N�r hon
p� 80-talet fick djurskyddslagen i f�delsedagspresent lovades det att burh�ns
skulle f�rbjudas. Ett l�fte som br�ts och �n idag h�lls hundratusentals h�nor
inst�ngda i burar f�r att producera �gg.
Sveriges djurskyddslag s�ger bland annat att djur ska ges
m�jlighet att bete sig naturligt. Samtidigt �r det helt okej att alla
tuppkycklingar som f�ds inom �ggindustrin d�das direkt efter f�dseln. Det �r
fritt fram att avla och manipulera h�norna s� att de v�rper onaturligt m�ngder
�gg. Genom att producera onaturligt m�nga �ggskal f�r h�norna kalkbrist vilket
leder till att m�nga bryter ben och vingar. Det �r helt lagligt att h�lla
h�norna inst�ngda inomhus hela deras liv. Det �r lagligt att st�nga in h�nor i
burar som �r s� sm� och tr�nga att de blir stressade och sjuka. Och det �r ocks�
helt normalt att h�nornas slitsamma tillvaro g�r deras liv korta och n�r h�norna
inte �r produktiva, och d�rmed l�nsamma, l�ngre s� skickas de till slakt. Fr�gan
�r hur man ska bete sig naturligt i fullst�ndigt onaturliga milj�er och under
Det �r industrier utformade f�r att vara effektiva och l�nsamma
- ingenting annat. Djuren �r inte enskilda individer vi v�rnar om utan produkter
eller delar av ett stort maskineri. Vi lever idag i ett samh�lle d�r
systematiskt utnyttjande av djur har blivit s� storskaligt och normaliserat att
vi anser att allt detta onaturliga �r det naturliga och sj�lvklara. Konstgjord
massuppf�dning, avel och manipulering av djurkropparna, extrema
uppf�dningsmilj�er inomhus i stora industriella byggnader och slakt vid enbart
en m�nads, ett halv�rs eller ett �rs �lder �r sorligt nog vardag. Och det �r
djuren som s�tter livet till och betalar det verkliga priset f�r v�ra matvanor.
V�rt samh�lle, politiker och branscherna lutar sig g�rna tillbaka p� att vi har
v�rldens b�sta djurskyddslag och att det �r viktigt att v�rna om djuren.
Uppenbarligen ett f�rs�ljningsargument som inte h�nger s� mycket ihop med hur
det verkligen ser ut. Kanske ett misslyckade f�rs�k att r�ttf�rdiga vad vi
h�ller p� med. Det �r smidigare och mer l�nsamt att sprida en bild om hur v�rt
samh�lle v�rnar och bryr sig om djuren vi systematiskt utnyttjar �n att tala om
hur det verkligen ser ut och g�r till. Det �r tomma ord, dubbelmoral, oetiskt
och ett h�n mot djuren.
Vi har alla ett ansvar, b�de som samh�lle och individer. Vi kan
inte forts�tta blunda f�r hur vi behandlar andra djur och vi m�ste agera
d�refter. Denna fritagning �r ett s�tt att agera och vi hoppas att m�nga fler
kommer att s�tta ner foten och s�ga: nu f�r det vara nog!
De 104 h�norna som r�ddades var ett om�rkbart antal bland de
tusentals h�nor som h�lls i bara en byggnad. Men det �r 104 individers hela
v�rldar. De har nu placerats i k�rleksfulla hem d�r de f�r f�rsta g�ngen kan
leva sina liv som de sj�lva vill. Friheten att f�r f�rsta g�ngen vistas utomhus,
str�cka ut sina vingar i solskenet och spr�tta runt i marken. F�r oss var det en
obeskrivlig k�nsla att se och det g�r bara att f�rest�lla sig hur det k�ndes f�r
F�r alla djurs r�tt att f� leva sina egna liv och tills alla �r
*Denna fritagning gjordes anonymt f�r att kunna forts�tta
att r�dda djur fram�ver."
April 11, 2014 -
NEW PRISONER: EBBA
542 21 Mariestad
In April 2014, Ebba was sentenced to two years and six months in
prison for actions against the fur industry.
November 20, 2013 -
FUR COAT RUINED
"We walked on a very lovely street in a city in the south of
Sweden and spotted a fur wearing imbecile.. with information that this is a fur
free town the person replied by propagating animal abuse.. so we left the person
with a mink jacket in a not so mint condition any more
.. from Animal rights militia Sweden"
October 25, 2013 -
Viktor was freed from prison on October 22, 2013. He released
"I want to thank everyone who has helped me and who has
supported me in
any way, thanks to you this time has been much less miserable than it
would've been if you had not sent me so much support. I also want to say
that I'm very sorry for my past idiocy, I was drawn into that ignorant b-s
in high school and it lasted until I got to experience the oppression
myself in jail and prison, and that was a real wake-up call for me, I still
have much regrets and guilt over what I supported before, and I hope that I
one day can create something positive out of all this, to use my experience
to make others who has fallen for the same ignorant and hateful propaganda
realize that it's all b-s and that all humans and living creatures in this
universe is equal. Again, thank you all very much. You're the best."
In January 2012, Viktor Padellaro was sentenced to three years
and six months in prison for arson at a McDonald's in Gothenburg, for smashing
windows at a restaurant he believed to be serving shark-fin soup, and for
sending allegedly threatening letters to fur store owners, AstraZeneca employees
and others involved in animal abuse. Viktor had been detained since his arrest
in August 2011.
August 21, 2013 -
According to media reports, as many as 20 hunting towers in
J�mtland County were cut down or overturned early on August 18. (photos: P�r
July 29, 2013 -
AXES THROWN THROUGH
"Thom Olsson has still not withdrawn his application to start a mink farm
outside Skara. During the night of July 25 two axes were thrown through the
windows of his uncle.
Animal Rights Militia"
July 25, 2013 -
THREE SHEEP LIBERATED
"Responsible: DBF-Speciella vapen och taktiker
Some six months ago in Huddinge Stockholm, three sheep changed
location from crammed imprisonment to large fields, a new loving home. Enjoy
Until every cage is empty.
Animal Liberation Front S.W.E.- S.W.A.T."
July 5, 2013 -
VEHICLES VANDALIZED AT
HOME OF ANOTHER PROSPECTIVE FUR FARMER
"On the night between the 1st and 2nd July we visited the home
of Jan Olsson, who is currently preparing to start a new minkfarm outside of
Ystad. Two cars, one moped and a small bulldozer were spray-painted and the lock
of the front door to the house were glued. We left a clear message: NO FARM!
This is only the beginning and the situation is the same for all
capitalists who want to start fur farming, they will not get to rest one moment
until they change their minds. We feel empowered to see that actions are taking
place right now around the country.
DBF - Djurens Befrielsefront"
July 3, 2013 -
WARNING FOR FUR FARMER
"The night of June 25, the parents of Thom Olsson (who just
start building a mink farm in Hassl�sa Petersborg, 531 91 Vinninga) got two
unlit firebombs in their mailbox.
See this as a warning. If you continue cooperate with your son,
then next time those molotovs will be thrown through your bedroom window..
June 20, 2013 -
BUILDING BURNS TO THE
GROUND AFTER FARMER ANNOUNCES PLANS TO OPEN A NEW MINK FARM
According to media reports, a garage and the machines and
vehicles inside, were destroyed in a fire late on June 18 outside the city of
Lidk�ping. One day earlier, the owner of the property, Thom Olsson, spoke on
local radio about his plans to open a mink farm. Police suspect animal rights
activists are responsible for the fire. (photo: P4 Skaraborg Sveriges Radio)
May 31, 2013 -
FUR STORE VANDALIZED
"On the night between Monday and Tuesday, Swedish activists
sabotaged the front of a local fur store, 'Mattsons'. One of the last but also
the oldest store that sells fur in Malm�. Locks were glued, tar was poured over
the door, 'DBF' was spray painted and the the awnings were sliced.
Until all fur stores are closed and every cage is empty
May 21, 2013 -
TARGETED IN GRAVEYARD VISIT
"The night May 13th is hopefully the night when the mass
murderer Knut Indebetou writing off his plans to open a mink farm. The
scum already runs a large chicken farm, but the reason to the night's
action was that he planning to make money on the skin of about 6000
innocent minks every year. A mink farm has not been started in Sweden in
many years and so it should remain. It's an industry built on murder and
the industry will soon be as dead as the sick people who run it.
During the night, we dug our way through Knut Indebetous
parents grave, now it only remains to Knut and the cruelty he perform to
end up in the grave.
The gravestone of the parents grave was placed
in the garden of Knut Indebetous sister, this is because of that she has
the power to affect Knut in his decision on the mink farm.
there will still be a need for a new gravestone at the cemetery, we
placed one with Knut's name.
Knut - Let this be enough. Spare the animals and your
relatives. Otherwise they will never forgive you. If the animals had the
opportunity, they would do something far worse than all you have
experienced so far..
Animal Rights Militia"
April 5, 2013 -
MILITIA TARGET MINK FARM ACCOUNTANT
Sverker Alfredsson, accountant of
Korsberga lantbruk, got a visit on the night of April 4. A large
firebomb was placed on the stairs to his house, and several were thrown
at the windows.
Korsberga lantbruk is owned by Knut Indebetou who is
planning to start a mink farm.
This will continue until you change your mind!
Animal Rights Militia
March 11, 2013 -
FOR ASPIRING FUR FARMER
"In the dead of night on February 28th we visited future
fur farmer Knut
Wilhelm in his home (Korsberga lilla solberga 1, Hjo,
Sweden). While fur
farmers all over Sweden decide to close down their
farms Knut is thinking
about opening up a farm for 6000 mink. We do
not approve of his plans to
deprive these poor creatures of their
freedom, to put them in small cages,
kill them with gas and skin them
for their fur.
We threw two big axes through his windows on the lower
floor of his house
as a warning. There is no future in fur farming.
Feel free to contact Knut:
Korsberga lilla solberga 1, Hjo
Animal rights militia"
January 24, 2013 -
"The night of January 24 Svampens gatuk�k in �rebro had
their windows smashed.
We will come back as long as you continue to
contribute to the killing of millions of sentient beings!