On October 14, 2011, Italian activists occupied the roof of the beagle delivery unit at Green Hill (Marshall BioResources), Europe’s largest farm breeding dogs for vivisection. Currently in the UK, the farm’s sister company – B&K Universal – are attempting to gain permission to construct a facility holding 2,000 beagles for laboratories. On April 28, animal liberationists launched a bold raid which, despite losses noted below, was a clear victory and set a new precendent Italian activism and, along with the amazing Chinese activists who have stopped trucks carryinmg hundreds of dogs to the slaughouse, let us hope the global animal liberation movement is turning a corner away from pacifism — technically, passivist non-resistance and collaborationism — toward militant direct action and animal liberation by any means necessary.
The Green Hill beagle liberation has made major waves in the Italian mainstream media; see:
Cops arrest 12 activists, 7 still held, servants of the state and ultimate slaves to capital, cops return 7 of 30 liberated dogs to their tormentors in white suits; all animals freed from the budgeons of the phamaceutical-industrial complex noted to have strong smell of urine and one puppy bore the scar of an incision running the length of his abdomen (see the Examiner story).
“Anonymous” threatens retaliation for arrests and return of some dogs to their executioners, sending this message to a fur company and to the Italian state: “Attack of the site SD Fur: Anonymous has made an attack against those who derive profit from the blood and the suffering of animals. We intend to support with our means of speciesism and the victims of human cruelty. We want to raise awareness about the daily barbarism that are committed in the name of profit and bloody fashion, these animals are blinded and deafened before their death. These are innocent victims, and we will send a clear message to perpetrators. This is just the beginning.”
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ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN:
1) Phone number and email of Brescia cop station where the GH7 are being detaineed:
+39 030 37441
Call to demand the release of the GH7 and the dogs that were recaptured; via email, send this message: Per favore Liberate gli attivisti arrestati a Green Hill (“Please free the activists arrested at Green Hill”)
2) Sign a petition demanding the release of human and nonhuman prisoners held at/by Green Hill Labs and the Italian state.
4) Continue to monitor important events and news, such as at:
THE DOGS WERE NO ONE’S TO “OWN” IN THE FIRST PLACE, LET ALONE TO MAIN, POISON, TORTURE, AND MURDER; HUNDREDS PERHAPS THOUSANDS OF ITALIAN FAMILIES ARE NO DOUBT OFFERING LOVING CARE AND HOMES FOR THESE VICTIMS OF CAPITALISM AND PSEUDO-SCIENCE. THIS IS THE 21ST CENTURY, VIVISECTION IS ROOTED IN AN OUITMODED 17TH CENTURY PARADIGM. SMASH THE GLOBAL VIVISECTION-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX!
MORAL AND SCIENTIFIC PROGRESS ARE INSEPERABLE FROM ANIMAL LIBERATION!