30 June 2014
Over the weekend, a mobile slaughter unit operated by Shoe's Mobile Slaughter
and Processing (14515 Coon Hollow Rd, Sublimity, OR) was decommissioned by
having a gallon of bleach poured into its fuel tank. When the liquid bleach
comes into contact with the diesel in the tank it will create a chemical
reaction that will cause rapid corrosion to the unit's fuel system--forcing it
to seize up. For the time being this slaughter unit will be unable to be used to
spill the blood of another animal.
This method of sabotage was chosen because it is silent, effective, and easily
reproducible. Symbolic protest and consumer boycotts in and of themselves are
not sufficient in addressing the immediate violence that is being carried out
against non-human animals every second of everyday. Direct intervention is
necessary to free imprisoned non-humans and to destroy the machines that
facilitate their exploitation.
This action is dedicated to the memory of Clément Méric, a vegan and
anti-fascist who was beaten to death by neo-nazis in Paris a little over a year
ago. Just as we struggle against those who abuse and exploit non-human animals;
we also take an uncompromising stance against the far-right's attempts to not
only infiltrate the animal liberation and environmental movements, but also
against their attempts to assert themselves in society in general. Let Clément's
tragic death be a reminder of the necessity for the movement to maintain a
strong anti-fascist ethic and to oppose the fascist scum at every turn.
'Mourn the dead, fight like hell for the living.'