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December 11, 2012 - DANIEL MCGOWAN RELEASED!

"Green Scare" Defendants

The term "Green Scare," alluding to the Red Scare of the 1940s and 1950s, refers to legal and extralegal actions taken by the U.S. government against environmental and animal rights activists. Like the Red Scare, the Green Scare uses new laws and new arms of the state to harshly punish a few individuals in order to repress an entire movement.

In December 2005, government agents carried out a nationwide sweep of arrests, charging fourteen individuals with actions claimed by the Earth Liberation Front and/or Animal Liberation Front in the Northwestern U.S. dating back to the mid-90's. The actions include a 1997 fire that destroyed a horse slaughterhouse in Oregon (the plant was not rebuilt), and fires that destroyed pens and chutes at Bureau of Land Management wild horse holding compounds in Oregon, Wyoming and California (horses were also freed during the actions). Despite no injury caused to any living being, a judge determined that some of the arsons constituted "terrorism" under Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

In November 2006, Nathan Block, Daniel McGowan, Jonathan Paul and Joyanna Zacher entered non-cooperation plea agreements in which they accepted responsibility for their own roles in environmentally-motivated property crimes, but did not agree to provide information or testify against anyone now or in the future.

Unfortunately, other individuals admitted guilt after their arrests and proceeded to provide information to the government. In order to receive reduced sentences, these individuals agreed to cooperate with the state in ongoing investigations against the environmental and animal rights movements. Those individuals are not listed here.

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Nathan Block

Joyanna Zacher

In May 2012, Joyanna Zacher ("Sadie") and Nathan Block ("Exile") were released from prison and will complete their sentences at a halfway house.

In June 2007, Sadie and Exile were sentenced to 7 years and 8 months imprisonment each. For more information, please contact their support campaign: solidaritywithsadieandexile@gmail.com.
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Daniel McGowan
Daniel
was released from prison in December 2012.

In June 2007, Daniel McGowan was sentenced to seven years in prison. Learn more about Daniel at the following websites: www.SupportDaniel.org, www.facebook.com/supportdanielmcgowan
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Jonathan Paul
Jonathan was released from prison in January 2011 and completed his sentence at a halfway house.

Jonathan Paul was sentenced to 51 months. He began his sentence in October 2007. Jonathan said as he reported to prison, "This is way bigger than us, this is for the animals and the planet, we will never suffer as much as they do."
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Justin Solondz #98291-011
FCI Loretto
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 1000
Loretto, PA 15940
USA

In early 2009, Justin Solondz was arrested in China on local charges, more than three years after he was indicted on arson and conspiracy charges related to actions in the U.S. claimed by the ELF/ALF. In July 2011, Justin was taken into federal custody upon his expulsion from China, after completing a prison sentence. In March 2012, Justin was sentenced to seven years in prison.


November 27, 2012 - TRAPS DESTROYED

anonymous report:

"During the last 3 weeks teams from ARM have destroyed 53 traps in 5 different locations. And as a parting gift we left a few of our own. The traps we destroyed, set by cowards who call themselves sportsman, were not only incredibly cruel they were illegally set.

We have also confirmed multiple reports that several institutions of 'higher learning' in Vermont have and continue to torture, abuse and kill animals in the name of the all mighty dollar.

'The sky is now blue.' Be safe.

And for those who disagree with our actions... Well, it is just the circle of life.... right GMC....

Celer Silens Mortalis
(Swift, Silent, Mortal)"


October 25, 2012 - LOGGING COMPANY HIT AGAIN

anonymous report:

"Gilliardi Logging and Construction have not gotten the message. so we poisoned one of their semi-trucks, carrying a vicious wood-chipper. the evicted hawks and owls will be pleased."


October 17, 2012 - LOGGING COMPANY TARGETED

anonymous report:

"puyallup wetlands are under attack by a private logging company that I and others have yet to identify. this attack was carried out on canyon rd. short-term damage was done to a hydraulic excavator, as a warning. if they continue - our attacks will increase."


September 24, 2012 - PEN TORN OPEN, DOZENS OF PHEASANTS RELEASED INTO THE WILD

received anonymously:

"On the night of September 21, 2012, saboteurs tore open a lone flight pen located at the newly incorporated Primrose Pheasant Farm (27368 S. Primrose Path Canby, Oregon), releasing dozens of slaughter-bound ring-necked pheasants into the countryside.

Naturalized populations of ring-necked pheasants have resided in the Willamette Valley for hundreds of years and the surrounding farm land serves as ideal habitat that these captive bred non-domesticated birds can undoubtedly survive in. Destined otherwise to be killed by butchers and sport hunters, these sentient beings will now get the chance to live out the rest of their natural lives in the wild.

For the silent ones..

A.L.F."


August 14, 2012 - FUR INDUSTRY WEBSITE HACKED

Fur Commission USA reported that its website (furcommission.com) was hacked on August 10.


August 7, 2012 - "DROP HLS," "PUPPY KILLER" PAINTED AT HOME OF BECKMAN COULTER VP

received anonymously:

"During the early hours of August 5th, we visited Allison Blackwell, Senior Vice President of Beckman Coulter at her lovely home in Yorba Linda (5715 Via Del Potrero, Yorba Linda, CA). Her and Beckman Coulter have been supplying HLS with the lab equipment used to test on animals for years. For this reason, her driveway, front door, porch and garage door were redecorated in red spray paint. The slogans 'DROP HLS' and 'PUPPY KILLER' was painted across her garage door. Red stain was thrown into her pool in the backyard turning the water and walls of the pool blood red, to remind her of the blood on her hands.

Allison, you know what to do to bring this to an end. Cut your losses and drop HLS. Until then expect to spend thousands more on damages because this is not a one time event.

As it reads across your drive way in red spray paint 'THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING'

ALF"

[Press Office note: Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS) has been exposed in seven consecutive undercover investigations demonstrating lab technicians simulating sex with animals, punching beagle puppies and violating numerous animal welfare regulations. The company kills 500 dogs and other animals every day testing such products as oven cleaners, pesticides and pharmaceuticals. Before losing their NYSE listing several years ago, HLS lost their listing on the London Stock Exchange after UK campaigners exposed atrocities occurring inside HLS facilities; the company currently teeters on the brink of bankruptcy. More information on the campaign to stop the atrocities at HLS, including additional targets worldwide, is available at www.shac.net

The Animal Liberation Front(ALF) utilizes economic sabotage in addition to the direct liberation of animals from conditions of abuse and imprisonment to halt needless animal suffering. By making it more expensive to trade in the lives of innocent, sentient beings, the ALF maintain the atrocities against our brothers and sisters are likely to occur in smaller numbers; their goal is to abolish the exploitation, imprisonment, torture and killing of innocent, non-human animals.]


August 6, 2012 - ALF RAID FOX FARM

received anonymously:

"On the night of August 5, the Animal Liberation Front visited the
only known fur farm in the state of Virginia, Scott Dean's D&S Fox
Farm in Elkton. We opened every one of the few cages at D&S, giving
thirteen beautiful foxes a chance at new lives in the nearby
Shenandoah National Park. As we watched a few of them immediately
scurry off to freedom, we damaged the machinery that allows Dean to
continue his day-to-day operation confining and torturing these
sensitive creatures. Dean, it appears that this is a hobby
providing you only supplementary income - it is our commitment to
free your prisoners and cost you more than you make until you shut
down. To those nationwide who also seek justice for the innocent,
your nearest fur farm is at most a state away. Take action for
animals.

ALF"

note: D & S Fox Farm, 16671 Fox Farm Lane, Elkton, VA 22827


July 20, 2012 - JORDAN HALLIDAY RELEASED!

Jordan Halliday
Jordan was released from prison in July 2012!

In January 2012, animal rights activist Jordan Halliday began a 10-month prison sentence for criminal contempt of court.

In 2009, Jordan was found in contempt of court for refusing to testify before a federal grand jury investigating fur farm raids in Utah. After more than 3 months behind bars, he was released but was then charged with criminal contempt. "It is believed to be the first time in two decades, and only the third time in U.S. history, that someone has been imprisoned for criminal contempt of court after already serving prison time for civil contempt" (greenisthenewred.com).

Support websites: www.supportjordan.org, http://supportjordan.tumblr.com


June 17, 2012 - AMERICANS FOR MEDICAL PROGRESS WEBSITE HACKED

Anonymous activists have reported temporarily taking down the website of the pro-vivisection organization Americans for Medical Progress (www.amprogress.org) on May 29 and again on June 6.


June 1, 2012 - TRAPPING FORUM HACKED

The trapping forum Trapperman.com experienced a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on May 29. Site owner Paul Dobbins told Trapper & Predator Caller magazine, "We got hacked and the hacker took the server down." As of June 1, the website is still down.
May 20, 2012 - FOUR HENS LIBERATED FROM EGG FARM

received anonymously:

"During the second week of May 2012, two activists entered an egg farm located in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. 4 hens were removed from the premises and placed in good homes where they will live out the rest of their natural lives. This is the same farm where 6 hens were liberated last January.

This action was done to save these individual animals from the torture and misery intrinsic to industrialized egg production, as well as to demonstrate that although we may not be able to free every animal, we can free some. This was done in full solidarity with the anarchists and animal liberationists facing state repression here on the west coast and abroad.

Freeing the prisoners.
ALF

**We are intentionally omitting the name, address, and specifics of the farm targeted. The relatively small number of animals taken will most likely, once again, go unnoticed by the farmer and will hopefully allow us to take advantage of the non-existent security on this farm for future raids and investigations."


May 11, 2012 - VICTOR VANORDEN, SADIE AND EXILE RELEASED!

"Green Scare" Defendants

The term "Green Scare," alluding to the Red Scare of the 1940s and '50s, refers to legal and extralegal actions taken by the U.S. government against environmental and animal rights activists. Like the Red Scare, the Green Scare uses new laws and new arms of the state to harshly punish a few individuals in order to repress an entire movement.

In December 2005, government agents carried out a nationwide sweep of arrests, charging fourteen individuals with actions claimed by the Earth Liberation Front and/or Animal Liberation Front in the Northwestern U.S. dating back to the mid-90's. The actions include a 1997 fire that destroyed a horse slaughterhouse in Oregon (the plant was not rebuilt), and fires that destroyed pens and chutes at Bureau of Land Management wild horse holding compounds in Oregon, Wyoming and California (horses were also freed during the actions). Despite no injury caused to any living being, a judge determined that some of the arsons constituted "terrorism" under Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

In November 2006, Nathan Block, Daniel McGowan, Jonathan Paul and Joyanna Zacher entered non-cooperation plea agreements in which they accepted responsibility for their own roles in environmentally-motivated property crimes, but did not agree to provide information or testify against anyone now or in the future.

Unfortunately, other individuals admitted guilt after their arrests and proceeded to provide information to the government. In order to receive reduced sentences, these individuals agreed to cooperate with the state in ongoing investigations against the environmental and animal rights movements. Those individuals are not listed here.

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Nathan Block

Joyanna Zacher

In May 2012, Joyanna Zacher ("Sadie") and Nathan Block ("Exile") were released from prison and will complete their sentences at a halfway house.

In June 2007, Sadie and Exile were sentenced to 7 years and 8 months imprisonment each. For more information, please contact their support campaign: solidaritywithsadieandexile@gmail.com.
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Daniel McGowan #63794-053
FCI Terre Haute - CMU
P.O. Box 33
Terre Haute, IN 47808

USA

In June 2007, Daniel McGowan was sentenced to seven years in prison.

Learn more about Daniel at the following websites: www.SupportDaniel.org, www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2218416997
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Jonathan Paul
Jonathan was released from prison in January 2011 and completed his sentence at a halfway house.

Jonathan Paul was sentenced to 51 months. He began his sentence in October 2007. Jonathan said as he reported to prison, "This is way bigger than us, this is for the animals and the planet, we will never suffer as much as they do."
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Justin Solondz #98291-011
FDC SeaTac
Federal Detention Center
P.O. Box 13900
Seattle, WA 98198
USA

In early 2009, Justin Solondz was arrested in China on local charges, more than three years after he was indicted on arson and conspiracy charges related to actions in the U.S. claimed by the ELF/ALF. In July 2011, Justin was taken into federal custody upon his expulsion from China, after completing a prison sentence. In March 2012, Justin was sentenced to seven years in prison.


April 12, 2012 - HUNT SABOTAGE

received anonymously:

"Early this morning in the USA, three anti-hunters toppled a hunting blind, three tree-stands, and smashed a trail camera.

As we approached the hunting complex, we stayed in the brush and peered into the hunting blind with binoculars to make sure the field was empty. Once we were sure that no one was in the area, we sprang into action and went after the deer killing blind.

The hunting blind had its supports silently cut with a saw, and was then pushed over into the field. The impact from the 20 foot fall tore the actual hunting blind from the tree stand, undoing all the hours it took the killers to construct the stand in about 10 minutes. After the hunting stand was taken care of, we went after the three steel tree stands that were further back in the field. The support straps on these three stands were cut, and the tree stands were then dismantled and disposed of. Upon leaving the field we saw a trail camera strapped onto a piece of wood, which was also destroyed.

We saved some wildlife from being maimed and killed by gun wielding sadists with our actions, but hunting is an extremely widespread, environmentally degrading and disgusting practice that needs to be stopped as much as possible, by anyone who has the opportunity to do so.

-ALF"


April 7, 2012 - CHICKENS RESCUED, "EVERY LIFE COUNTS"

anonymous report:

"Some small actions:

January 2012: 6 hens were removed from an intensive egg farm located in the Willamette Valley of Oregon.

February 2012: 3 chickens were rescued and re-homed from a broiler farm in Washington state.

Escaping the horrors of the factory farm, these individuals will live out the remainder of their lives in freedom in open fields.

Solidarity with non-cooperating green scare prisoners and those on the run.

Every life counts,

ALF"


March 16, 2012 - DOZENS OF PHEASANTS FREED BY THE ALF

reported anonymously:

"Last night, the night of March 14th, we infiltrated the property Queener Ridge Pheasant Company (40485 Queener Drive, Scio, OR) which breeds ringneck pheasants primarily to be murdered in commercial canned hunts. After jumping a barbed wire fence, we made our way to the main breeding facility where we dismantled a huge section of an aviary that held between 75-150 pheasants; liberating them into the night sky. Although the number of animals freed represented only a tiny fraction of the thousands more still held captive on this farm, we feel that every life saved--no matter how few--is a victory.

Ringneck pheasants are a naturalized species to this region and are specifically bred to retain their wild characteristics and instincts, so we have no doubt that these animals can survive in the wild upon
release. Otherwise doomed to a life of confinement and brutality these sentient animals now have a fighting chance at survival.

For an industry whose only purpose is the infliction of violence against sentient animals for entertainment and pleasure, the only ethical choice we can make is to set your animals free.

Against all domination,
--Animal Liberation Front"

Pheasants used in so-called Sport-shoots are raised in intensive confinement; the crowded, unnatural conditions within the pens lead to aggression, counteracted by a variety of mutilations and physical restraints, the most common of which is 'debeaking'. If the birds aren't killed outright during the shoots, their necks are wrung. Many are simply left to bleed to death.

Theo Hopkins wrote to the Daily Telegraph:
"I recently saw a pheasant shot and wounded 40 yards above the ground. The 2lb bird, flapping and shedding feathers, hit the ground with an audible thump. It couldn't fly, but tried to run. A dog grabbed it by the wing and dragged it across the field and through a dense hedge. The bird and wing parted company. The dog looked momentarily confused, but then thankfully grabbed the body. The bird continued to flap around at the Gun's feet awhile, while he waited for his next shot. Eventually he picked up the bird by the feet and repeatedly swung its head against a fence post."


February 2, 2012 - NEW PRISONER: VICTOR VANORDEN

Victor VanOrden
Woodbury County Jail
P.O. Box 3083
Sioux City, IA 51102
USA

In February 2012, Victor was sentenced to five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to one count of attempted burglary and one count of "releasing an animal from an animal facility."

Victor and his co-defendant/wife Kellie were arrested in October 2011 near a mink farm in Sioux City, Iowa. Kellie has pled not guilty; her trial is scheduled to begin in March.


January 17, 2012 - LOCKS GLUED AT "SUSTAINABLE" BUTCHER SHOP

anonymous report:

"Glossy banner stolen from outside 'The Local Butcher Shop' in Berkeley, CA. In addition, their locks were superglued on two separate occasions..

The Local Butcher Shop is the latest creation of Alice Waters, San Francisco Bay Area yuppie extraordinaire and artisan killer.

There is nothing 'sustainable' or 'enlightened' about the commodification of non-human life.

-ALF"


January 10, 2012 - NEW PRISONER: JORDAN HALLIDAY

Jordan Halliday #201200256
Davis County Correctional Facility
PO Box 130
Farmington, UT 84025
USA

Letters for Jordan can also be sent to xWriteJordanx@gmail.com and they will be forwarded to him.

In January 2012, animal rights activist Jordan Halliday began a 10-month prison sentence for criminal contempt of court.

In 2009, Jordan was found in contempt of court for refusing to testify before a federal grand jury investigating fur farm raids in Utah. After more than 3 months behind bars, he was released but was then charged with criminal contempt. "It is believed to be the first time in two decades, and only the third time in U.S. history, that someone has been imprisoned for criminal contempt of court after already serving prison time for civil contempt" (greenisthenewred.com).

Support websites: www.supportjordan.org, http://supportjordan.tumblr.com


January 9, 2012 - 14 CATTLE TRUCKS GO UP IN FLAMES

anonymous claim of responsibility:

"at about 3:40 am on sunday, january 8th, 14 cattle trucks caught fire at the harris feeding company in coalinga, ca. containers of accelerant were placed beneath a row of 14 trucks with 4 digital timers used to light 4 of the containers and kerosene-soaked rope carrying the fire to the other 10 (a tactic adapted from Home Alone 2 [if you're going to try this make sure to use kerosene, gasoline dries too quickly]). we weren't sure how well this was going to work, so we waited until there was news reports before writing this. we were extremely pleased to see that all 14 trucks 'were a total loss' with some being 'completely melted to the ground.'

we're not going to use this space to expound upon the horrors and injustices of factory farming. there is more than enough armchair-activists and those of passive politics who are more than willing to do that (anything to keep from getting their hands dirty). we, the unsilent minority (the 1%, if you will), choose a more direct form of action.

we're not delusional enough to believe that this action will shut down the harris feeding company, let alone have any effect on factory farming as a whole. but we maintain that this type of action still has worth, if not solely for the participant's peace of mind, then to show that despite guards, a constant worker presence, and razorwire fence, the enemy is still vulnerable.

finally, to all those who fantasize and romanticize about direct action yet remain on the fence: there is a lot of stuff that needs to be destroyed and we can't count on spontaneous combustion and careless welders to do all the work.

until next time..." 

[Press Office note: Harris Ranch Beef Company is California's largest fed cattle "processor" producing nearly 200 million pounds of beef a year. The largest cattle feeder on the West Coast and 14th largest nationally encompasses a 100,000-head feed lot. At any given time there will normally be between 70-100,000 head of cattle on feed. Harris Feeding Company feeds about 1/3 of all the cows murdered in California. Cows spend the last days of their short, brutal lives standing in their own waste, until hauled off to have their throats slit and their bodies sliced into small pieces for human consumption. Video of the "feed lot" here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9yx0SwwaMo

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New developments in the investigation of Sunday's Harris Ranch fire, the North American Animal Liberation Press Office, sent out an email, and it has very specific details about the fire.

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full story:
http://www.kmph.com/story/16483220/animal-activist-behind-harris-ranch-fire


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