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Minks Liberation, United States, April 06.

Posted in Animal Liberation Front by Glô! on the June 26th, 2006

“To All Those Who Refuse to Give In

Anonymous Communique | 29/04/06.

In the early morning hours of April 29th, our small band of do-gooders made our way through muddy fields and wet forests to descend upon Latzig Mink Ranch in Howard Lake, MN.It has been ten years since the A.L.F. last visited this farm, and it has been too long since there has been a liberation.
Only the breeding animals were on the farm. After cutting several holes and opening gate in the surrounding fence, we entered the main breeding shed. All of the breeding information was removed and destroyed. Every cage was opened, releasing hundreds of mink into the surrounding countryside.

Imprisoned in fur factories, these solitary creatures are forced to endure the intensive confinement of only a few square feet of cage, compared to the miles of territory these animals would enjoy in the wild - their natural state.

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Starving monkey rescued from Circus

Posted in Blood Sports / Entertainment by Glô! on the June 26th, 2006

Starving Monkey Rescued from Circus

A Female monkey was being cared for by primate experts last night after she was rescued from a circus where she was being kept in squalid conditions without food. The monkey was discovered by a mechanic who was servicing a vehicle for a circus at Stradbally, Co Laois.
He opened the back door of the vehicle and saw a monkey in a filthy cage, without water and living in darkness. He contacted gardaí who later telephoned the
Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty on Animals (ISPCA). The monkey was taken to the south-east of the country where she was given medical attention and fed. It’s believed she may haven’t eaten for a week.

ISPCA inspectors said last night that the monkey was in a good condition, in spite of her lack of care. Gardaí are trying to establish who was responsible for the neglect of the animal.

Source: Irish Examiner.com.

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Vegas Circus

Posted in Blood Sports / Entertainment by Glô! on the June 26th, 2006

Two elephants roaming among rubbish

Source: Sunday Mirror, 28th May 2006.

Two performing circus elephants were left to rummage for food on a desolate concrete wasteland, close to Belfast’s Harland and Wolff shipyard where Ireland’s Circus Vegas was pitching its tent.
The travelling circus is believed to be under investigation over its treatment of 2 female elephants. Indeed, on the 26/05 USPCA officers visited the circus VEGAS site after a member of the public reported distressed Asian elephants wandering in the wasteland in search of food.
Earlier in the week, the elephants narrowly escaped death on their journey from Belfast to Dublin when their lorry’s tyres blew out as they traveled north on the M50.
But Circus Vegas, owned by the Courtney family and based in Mullingar, County Westmeath, dismissed the incident as being “very minor”.
USPCA boss Stephen Philpott called for an end to the use of all animals in circuses in Ireland. He said ” All wild animals have evolved a wide range of instinctive behaviours, many of which cannot be expressed in a circus environment and the methods used to repress natural behaviour and force them to act in an unnatural fashion are dubious and stressful”. He added that the animal welfare organisation has called for a ban on the use of big animals to be written into an updated animal welfare bill.
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Another victim of the Greyhound Racing.

Posted in Blood Sports / Entertainment by Glô! on the June 20th, 2006

Dumped after a Lifetime of Exploitation.

Another case of Rights Violations where a greyhound was dumped after being exploited by the Greyhound racing lobby.

On April 14 2006, a two-year-old greyhound bitch was found in Tramore, in the Priest Road area after both her ears had been cut off .
She was in extreme pain, malnourished and showed signs of dehydration by the time the ISPCA managed to rescue her.

This is not the first time it has happened as several other greyhounds have been found in Dungarvan with their ears cut off too, and left for dead.

Andrew Quinn, welfare officer with the ISPCA, believes that these dogs were all dogs used by the greyhound racing lobby who got mutilated when failing to perform for their “owners” and trainers and left to bleed to death or starve.
“Racing greyhounds are tagged inside their ears and I believe


the reason their ears were cut off was to hide their identity and the identity of their owners when they were abandoned,” said Andrew Quinn.
He added that there now seemed to be a trend among some racing greyhound owners to perform this mutilation.

The greyhound named Aoife is currently being cared for by the ISPCA.

More info: Waterford News & Star.

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Japanese Whaling

Posted in General news by Glô! on the June 14th, 2006

Exploiting Whales
to Death.

Japan is predicted to win the majority of votes at this week’s International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting, spelling disaster for the whales.

Since a global ban on whaling in 1985, after whales species became increasingly threatened, Japan has continued to murder whales through a loophole in the global agreement that permits killing in name of “scientific research”.
And while legitimate scientists agree that there’s no need to kill whales in order to study them, the killing of whales for “science” by Japan is really a commercial hunt in disguise.

Japanese whalers chase whales to exhaustion, harpoon them with explosive tips and then drag them onto their ships. These exploiters will then sell the flesh of the murdered whales to restaurants, supermarkets, fast-food chains and school cafeterias.

In the past year, Japan has been


lobbying extensively for the resuming of whaling and is increasing the murders of whales in an international marine mammal sanctuary.

Japan has secured pro-whaling votes by offering foreign aid to smaller impoverished nations of the IWC in exchange for their support. And if the ban on commercial whaling is lifted, these sentient beings could be pushed to the brink of extinction once again.

More info: Greenpeace.

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ALF Russia

Posted in Animal Liberation Front by Glô! on the June 6th, 2006

500 Rats Liberated
From a Breeding Farm.

Article and picture from Bite Back magazine.
May 29, 2006 - Russia

“May 27, 2006, Russia. We came at night to the territory of ‘Rappolovo’ lab animals breeding farm near St. Petersburg, belonged to Russian Academy of Medical Science. There were animals in few barracks assigned for experiments. We broke a lock on one barrack where rats were and came in. In several rooms there were shelves with trays full of rats. We were taking down trays, opening them and moving rats to bags and big wooden box. We Had not much time, so we could liberate approximately 500 rats. We left spray paint inscriptions on the walls inside saying ‘Vivisectors are terrorists!’, ‘They are not for experiments!’, ‘A.L.F.’ etc.One of the lines of liberated rats was bred by company Charles River United Kingdom, which later started to make money selling them to breeding farms and labs all around the world. ‘Rappolovo’ sells animals for cruel experiments to scientific organizations in Russia and CIS countries. Big part of animals from ‘Rappolovo’ goes to St. Petersburg Zoo to feed predators; a journal which was taken during the raid shows this.
In spite of a number of rats in bags none of the animals suffered. All of them are now at a nice place, where their lives are protected from cruel people.
We are sorry that we couldn’t save all animals from ‘Rappolovo’ breeding farm. This raid we devote to all animal rights activists who are in prison now.

Animal Liberation Front.”

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Rabbits liberated, Sweden, May 2006.

Posted in Animal Liberation Front by Glô! on the June 6th, 2006

9 Rabbits Liberated
From Meat Farm, Sweden.

Anonymous Communique | 29/05/06.

“On the night to 29/5, 9 rabbits were liberated from Per Mattssons meat farm in Berga, Knivsta, north of Stockholm.
It was 2 years ago the farm was emptied of 62 rabbits by the ALF. Those nine individuals can now live their life with love and freedom.
But at the same time as we celebrate their freedom we are sad over those we had to leave behind.
We hope that they also get a

chance to live a life without bars in the future.”
DBF
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Hen Rescue, 05 June 2006

Posted in Animal Liberation Front by Glô! on the June 6th, 2006

35 Hens Liberated From Battery farm, USA

Anonymous Communique | 05/06/06.

“This past weekend 35 hens were liberated from a large battery cage egg facility in Delaware. In the middle of the night we simply entered the unlocked facility (after scouting several locations), removed one to two hens from many different cages so as to give those who remained a tiny bit of extra space, and once all of the hens were set to go we were off into the night.
As we moved across the grass outside they were eerily quiet, taking in the fresh night air for the first time in their lives.
Each of these is a sentinent being who up to this point has lived a life of pain and suffering, and now each has freedom and peace for the rest of its days.

To all of the old activists whose bandanas are dusty, and to all of the young ones who don’t yet know how much is possible - get off of MySpace and get out on the farms, labs, and everywhere else where beings live in constant pain. You are their only chance.
Animal Liberation: don’t call it a comeback, we’ve been here for years.
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