Many friends and fellow activists have fallen in the struggle for Earth and Animal Liberation. We think it is important to
remember these people who lost their lives while struggling for change. This is by no means an exhaustive list.
To my friends and supporters to help them make sense of all these events that have happened so quickly:
Certain human cultures have been waging war against the Earth for millennia. I chose to fight on the side of bears, mountain lions, skunks, bats, saguaros, cliff rose and all things wild. I am just the most recent casualty in that war. But tonight I have made a jail break -- I am returning home, to the Earth, to the place of my origins.
Bill Rodgers, 12/21/05 (the winter solstice)
William Sweet , British anti-bloodsports activist shot dead (January 1976) during an altercation with a man shooting birds.
Fernando Pereira , Greenpeace activist killed in New Zealand (July 1985) when the French secret service blew up the ship the Rainbow Warrior.
Bartolomeu Morais da Silva (aka "Brasilia") a Brazilian farmer who led the struggle against illegal logging, land fraud and destructive large-scale infrastructure projects was found murdered from shot gun wounds and his legs broken in July 2002.
Mike Hill , British hunt saboteur deliberately run over by a hunter in February 1991.
Tom Worby , British hunt saboteur deliberately run over by a hunter in April 1993.
Jill Phipps , British activist deliberately run over whilst trying to stop live animal exports in February 1995.
Karel Van Noppen , a Belgium vet who was assassinated in 1993 by hitmen after he exposed mafia connections in the meat industry.
David "Gypsy" Chain , American eco-activist crushed to death in September 1998 when a tree was felled on top of him by an irate logger in California's Headwoods Forest.
Beth O'Brien , an American eco-activist died in April 2002 after falling from a tree she was sitting in and protecting at the Eagel Creek timber sale and camp.
Robert "Naya" Bryan , an American eco-activist who died October 2002 after falling from a tree he occupied in Santa Cruz.
Barry Horne, British Animal Lib prisoner starved to death in November 2001 as a result of a hunger strike protesting the Government's mass slaughter of farm animals during a Foot & Mouth outbreak.