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July 27, 2017 - USA CLOSE CALL: ALF/ELF VOLUNTEERS PURSUED ON FOOT DURING SABOTAGE OF HOUSING DEVELOPMENT

received anonymously:
"CALIFORNIA - Early in the morning of 27 July 2017, en route to the sabotage of housing developments in the rural Central Valley,* A+ELF volunteers were pursued roughly two miles on foot by local law enforcement squad cars through trails and city streets, presumably for suspected trespassing or even robbery. No volunteer was harmed or caught and it is highly unlikely anyone is suspected.

While the action was (sorely and regrettably) stopped, it has only solidified our determination to the cause.

Until every cage is empty and the earth is free.

A+ELF California"


July 18, 2017 - TENS OF THOUSANDS OF MINK RELEASED FROM CAGES AT FUR FARM

Between 30,000 and 40,000 mink were freed from their cages at Lang Farms (23588 County Road 34) in Eden Valley, Minnesota during the night of July 16-17. Fencing surrounding the fur farm was dismantled and every single cage opened!
The farm is located next to wetlands and restored prairie (Dustoff WMA, Rice Lake WPA). Mink are common in Minnesota and can be found in waterways and wetlands across the state.
The county sheriff told news media he was convinced that "militant animal rights advocates" were responsible, and estimated damages from the raid at more than $750,000.

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Authorities say up to 40,000 mink are on the loose in central Minnesota after being released overnight from a fur farm. The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that the animals were released by someone (or a group of people) who broke into Lang Farms near Eden Valley. The suspect(s) dismantled the exterior fence surrounding the mink barns and let all the animals free from their cages.
The sheriff’s office says between 30,000 and 40,000 animals — an estimated value of over $750,000 — are on the loose. The minks will struggle to survive in the wild, the sheriff’s office says, adding that they could pose a threat to native habitats.
Those who see mink in the area are not encouraged to approach the animals but to call Lang Farms at 320-453-4750. The company may attempt to recapture the animals.
The Animal Liberation Front Press Office said Tuesday they have not received any claim of responsibility. The Press Office is not part of Animal Liberation Front but frequently receives anonymous communication from underground groups. While they are not part of the Front, they do support their actions.
In a statement Tuesday, the Press Office said, “Imprisoned in cages for life, or mercilessly trapped with painful leg-hold traps in the wild,  fur-bearing animals killed to make unnecessary fashion statements are forced to endure intensive confinement, compared to the miles of territory these still-wild animals would enjoy in their natural state… The Animal Liberation Front and other anonymous activists utilize economic sabotage in addition to the direct liberation of animals from conditions of abuse and imprisonment to halt needless animal suffering.”
According to the Department of Natural Resources, mink naturally live all across Minnesota.
The water-loving mammals eat creatures that live in wetlands, such as fish, frogs, ducks, worms, and crayfish. Their wild populations are currently considered healthy.


[Press Office note]
Those concerned with the truth should not be misled by claims of those with economic interests, for instance ridiculous stories that the animals released are domesticated and unable to survive in the wild, or that the animals voluntarily returned to their cages, or that they froze to death or starved within hours, or were immediately run over by automobiles or eaten by household pets. 

The Animal Liberation Front and other anonymous activists utilize 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, they 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. A copy of the Final Nail, a listing of known fur farms in North America, is available from the Press Office website at www.animalliberationpressoffice.org



 
April 4, 2017 - FIFTEEN CHICKS LIBERATED

anonymous report, from the Earth First! Newswire:
"Last week 15 charming chicks were liberated from a farm on the east coast. Instead of having their reproductive property (eggs) stolen from them daily and where they would eventually be murdered by humans, they are now 'living large' on a farmed animal sanctuary.
No Arrests.
Until all (sweet and adorable baby chicks) are free!"


February 8, 2017 - CHICKEN RESCUED FROM FACTORY FARM

anonymous report:

 "U.S. 2-3-17. One chicken (4 wk old) rescued from CAFO. Living in a safe, secure home.


January 17, 2017 - NEW PRISONER: NICOLE KISSANE

Joseph Buddenberg #12746-111
FCI Victorville Medium I
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 3725
Adelanto, CA 92301
USA


Nicole Kissane #20651-111
MCC San Diego
Metropolitan Correctional Center
808 Union Street
San Diego, CA 92101
USA


In early 2016, Joseph Buddenberg and Nicole Kissane signed non-cooperating plea agreements in which they pled guilty to Conspiracy to Violate the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act. Joseph and Nicole were accused of releasing thousands of animals from fur farms, and causing damage to other businesses associated with the fur industry, in the summer and fall of 2013.


In May 2016, Joseph was sentenced to two years in prison. Nicole was sentenced to 21 months in January 2017.


Support websites: https://supportnicoleandjoseph.com, www.supportnicole.com www.facebook.com/supportnicoleandjoseph



January 13, 2017 - JUSTIN SOLONDZ 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.

Nathan Block, Daniel McGowan, Jonathan Paul, Rebecca Rubin, Justin Solondz and Joyanna Zacher entered non-cooperation plea agreements in which they accepted responsibility for their own roles in 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 attempts to receive reduced sentences, those 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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Rebecca Rubin
Rebecca was released from prison in April 2016.
In January 2014, Rebecca was sentenced to five years in prison.

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Justin Solondz
Justin was released from prison in January 2017.
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.

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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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Nathan Block
Joyanna Zacher
Joyanna Zacher ("Sadie") and Nathan Block ("Exile") were released from prison in May 2012.
In June 2007, Sadie and Exile were sentenced to 7 years and 8 months imprisonment each.

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Jonathan Paul
Jonathan was released from prison in January 2011.
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."


December 30, 2016 - RABBITS LIBERATED FROM FARM

anonymous report:
"Virginia - 9 rabbits liberated from meat farm"


October 26, 2016 - OFFICES VANDALIZED TO PROTEST PIG SLAUGHTER

The offices of an agricultural nonprofit in Missoula, Montana were vandalized following the slaughter of pigs as a "teaching tool" for schoolchildren.



October 16, 2016 - MOBILE SLAUGHTER UNIT SABOTAGED

received anonymously:

"Earlier this week, a corrosive chemical was poured into the fuel tank of a mobile slaughter unit in SE Portland (14649 SE Market Ct). This action was undertaken to directly disrupt the operations of this company from carrying out the contract killing of cows and pigs. Animal agriculture is an inherently violent system and the destruction of the machinery that facilitates that system is the ultimate act of love.

-Revenge of the cows"


July 30, 2016 - ENCLOSURES DAMAGED AT ZOO, OWL FREED


According to local media reports, during the night of July 22-23 exhibits and enclosures were damaged at the Bear Hollow Zoo in Athens, Georgia. Viewing windows were broken, locks, fencing and aviary netting was cut, and "Free the Animals" and other animal liberation messages were painted. (photo: Athens Banner-Herald)

The damage allowed several animals to escape from their enclosures. One week after the incident, a screech owl had not been recaptured.



May 25, 2016 - KEVIN OLLIFF RELEASED!

Kevin Johnson

Tyler Lang

Kevin Johnson (Kevin Olliff) and Tyler Lang are animal rights activists who were arrested in August 2013 in rural Illinois on state charges of "possession of burglary tools." In November, after three months in jail, Tyler was released after accepting a plea deal and sentence of time served. In January 2014, Kevin was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison.

In July 2014, Kevin and Tyler were indicted on federal charges. In February 2016, Kevin was sentenced to three years in federal prison. In March 2016, Tyler was sentenced to time served. Kevin was released from prison in May 2016.

Visit their support website for updates.

"As I sit here with so much time to think and talk, it is now more clear to me that what matters in life is the time one has to do. So appreciate the time you have. Get out into the streets. Better yet, get out into the countryside. Do what you know in your heart is right. You won't regret it."
- from Kevin's first statement from prison

Support website: http://supportkevinandtyler.com



May 3, 2016 - NEW PRISONER: JOSEPH BUDDENBERG

Joseph Buddenberg #12746-111
MCC San Diego
808 Union Street
San Diego, CA 92101

Nicole Kissane

In early 2016, Joseph Buddenberg and Nicole Kissane signed non-cooperating plea agreements in which they pled guilty to Conspiracy to Violate the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act. Joseph and Nicole were accused of releasing thousands of animals from fur farms, and causing damage to other businesses associated with the fur industry, in the summer and fall of 2013.

In May, Joseph was sentenced to two years in prison. Nicole will be sentenced in June.

Support websites: https://supportnicoleandjoseph.com, www.facebook.com/supportnicoleandjoseph



April 12, 2016 - REBECCA RUBIN 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.

Nathan Block, Daniel McGowan, Jonathan Paul, Rebecca Rubin, Justin Solondz and Joyanna Zacher entered non-cooperation plea agreements in which they accepted responsibility for their own roles in 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 attempts to receive reduced sentences, those 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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Rebecca Rubin

Rebecca was released from prison in April 2016.

In January 2014, Rebecca was sentenced to five years in prison.
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Justin Solondz #98291-011
FCI Oakdale I
P.O. Box 5000
Oakdale, LA 71463
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.
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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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Nathan Block

Joyanna Zacher

Joyanna Zacher ("Sadie") and Nathan Block ("Exile") were released from prison in May 2012.

In June 2007, Sadie and Exile were sentenced to 7 years and 8 months imprisonment each.
--------------------------------------

Jonathan Paul
Jonathan was released from prison in January 2011.

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."



February 29, 2016 - 50 PHEASANTS FREED FROM GAME FARM

anonymous report:

"On the night of February 28th, in an act of love, 50 ringnecked pheasants were liberated from the Estacada Game Farm in Beavercreek, Oregon. These birds would have otherwise been sold to sport hunting outfitters and killed for entertainment. The pheasants thrashed through the air in all directions as they made their way to freedom in the surrounding fields and meadows.

This action is dedicated to the memory of Cl�ment M�ric, an anti-fascist vegan who was murdered by neo-nazi skinheads in Paris, France in 2013. We will never forget, we will never forgive.

-ALF

Note: We request that the North American Animal Liberation Press Office not speak to the media on behalf of this action or associate themselves with this action publicly in any way."



February 29, 2016 - KEVIN JOHNSON SENTENCED

Kevin Johnson #47353-424
MCC Chicago
Metropolitan Correctional Center
71 West Van Buren Street
Chicago, IL 60605
USA

Tyler Lang
Tyler has been released on bond.

Kevin Johnson (Kevin Olliff) and Tyler Lang are animal rights activists who were arrested in August 2013 in rural Illinois on state charges of "possession of burglary tools." In November, after three months in jail, Tyler was released after accepting a plea deal and sentence of time served. In January 2014, Kevin was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison.

In July 2014, Kevin and Tyler were indicted on federal charges. In February 2016, Kevin was sentenced to three years in federal prison.

Visit their support website for updates.

"As I sit here with so much time to think and talk, it is now more clear to me that what matters in life is the time one has to do. So appreciate the time you have. Get out into the streets. Better yet, get out into the countryside. Do what you know in your heart is right. You won't regret it."
- from Kevin's first statement from prison

Support website: http://supportkevinandtyler.com



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