Occupy Greenhill Anti-Vivisection Conference

Brescia, Italy, Friday September 7, 2012

STEVE BEST, LEADER DEL MOVIMENTO ANTISPECISTA, A BRESCIA

I was highly honored to give this talk on Friday, September 7, at the Hall of the Labour Buozzi of Brescia, in northern Italy. This talk, entitled “Fighting the Global Vivisection-Industrial Complex Through Militant Direct Action,” was organized by the Occupy Green Hill Movement, which led the amazing daylight open rescue of hundreds of puppies targeted for vivisection and certain death at the Green Hill compound, just a short drive from Brescia.

Greenhill Compound, CLOSED! Photo by Steve Best

This was the first conference since the bold beagle liberations, and I expect Italy to catch fire and become a flashpoint of animal liberation in the coming years. was organized by The conference was introduced with an update on the current situation of Green Hill, the current trial process, and a brief overview of how the struggle movements evolved and culminated in stunning success that typically only militant direct action can bring. I then followed with this sharp critique of the global vivisection industrial complex and a call to escalate direct action liberations throughout Italy.