Day: September 2, 2021

269 Libération Animale: “animal liberation is a war and we attend to win it…”

Article by 269 Libération Animale


★ Telling this story means being indebted to our comrades.
Indebted to the animals we met in these places, a striking meeting causing a cry of anger in hour hearts.
Indebted to the non-human individuals we live with in our shelters, Indebted to all those forced workers whose very lives have become a commodity, those convicts who have paid and pay every day the price of our world.

We recognise our huge debt to them.

Because we are not the people concerned – the oppressed who suffer from the speciesist domination against which we rise up as accomplices – our words will always be too weak, almost vulgar, and certainly not up to the level of what the oppressed are living, nor of their infinite resistance; they will always be too weak to describe the beauty and strength of those moments when the oppressed and their accomplices have linked up to succeed in attacking the death machine and escaping from it.

We drop this text like a bomb.
We issue an injunction to action hoping to spread a powerful desire for direct action.
A text with a bomb-like effect, as beautiful as a firework.
For our enemies, words are as dangerous as gunpowder.

We have been in the thick of this action for a few weeks now.
After a long and difficult night, while we were sitting in the back in the straw with the calves, we finally crossed the border at dawn and could take off our hoods.

We all thought one thing: we will have to tell the story of that night. This is our duty.
A duty for those who are with us in the van and especially for those we let behind us.
A duty and a will to cause sparks ready to burst into flames.
Because animal liberation is a war and we attend to win it…
Because our tears are real and we feel so much pain in our hearts, but we are prepared to fight for it, to follow our words with actions.

★ Blowing on the fire to spread it.
However, we must admit that defending this point of view and calling for direct actions – that we would like to be massive and offensive -, is not easy facing the bourgeois pacifism and the harmlessness of veganism.
When this desire still exists among some of us, its political content is often polished and watered down, reduced to an aesthetic thing shared on social media.

But every direct action against the system of domination is an incendiary.
Now, we have to blow on the fire to make it spread…
Above all, this liberation proves that even in these times, it is still possible to act and to contribute to the construction of a revolutionary antispeciesist movement, getting rid of all reformism of all universalist and paternalistic aspirations – a movement and a fight belonging to the class struggle.

Reformists believe, or pretend to believe, that this society can be changed by rational and moral appeals to the dominant ones or by political means thanks to a legally elected government.
It is an illusion or a swindle.

There is no example in the history of emancipation movements where victories were won without real changes and revolutionary actions.
There will be no human or animal liberation as long as we do not have a systemic approach to domination.
We cannot claim victory when a few slaughterhouses are shut down for non-compliance with regulations.
Let’s get out of harmlessness and take concrete actions.

* All photos: 269 Libération Animale

And I mean…Those in power are insatiable. They will do anything – lie, cheat, steal, kill – to increase their power.
The system rewards this accumulation of power. It requires it.
The system itself is insatiable. It requires growth. It requires the ever-increasing exploitation of resources, including human and animal resources.

We often ask ourselves why this system does not stop trading animals like goods, enslaving them, torturing them and finally murdering them brutally.
Not even then, when strong undercover Videos expose the criminals.

It will not stop because it is the strong thing to do, else it would never have survivated.
The system will not stop so long as there is anything left for it to exploit.
It cannot.

As Ward Churchill says: “Grotesquely exploitative behavior is not something to be figured out.
It is something to be stopped.
The question is: what are we going to do about it?
After a lot of years in the animal rights movement we have learn a very important lesson: you cannot argue with abusers.
You will always lose!
In fact you’ve lost as soon as you begin (or more precisely as soon you respond to their provokations).
Because they cheat.
They lie.
They control the framing conditions for any “debate” and if you deviate from their script, they hurt you until you step back in line.
Therefore: The only way out of this system of exploitation is to smash it.
Not to engage resistance to opression, is to serve the interests of the opressor”.
Animals cannot do it.
What is the difference between human and animal slavery?
That one thing was abolished but not the other because we’ve always had it that way? and because the animals cannot do it themselves?
With 50-60% less slavery in the US, much would have been gained in 1850.
That’s why we can’t seriously say “I don’t ask for more” and pay tribute to the slave owners on the way.

Not to engage resistance to opression, is to serve the interests of the opressor.

My best regards to all, Venus

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WAV Comment – we communicate all the time with Erika, a founder of AAU. Hopefully, we think she knows we respect and admire all the work and rescues which are undertaken by the AAU crew.

So here are a few videos of some latest rescues, as well as one where you can join the street treatment team as they go about their fantastic work. Love and respect to all at AAU.

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Dear Mark,

Earlier this month India celebrated Rakhi, honoring the bond between brothers and sisters, whether blood family, or chosen family.

Nanhi, featured in the little video here, has a “chosen family” too. Her neighbor feeds her, loves her, and makes sure if she is ill, she will get the help she needs. Because Nanhi gets plenty of petting, she was relaxed during the treatments she needed in Animal Aid after a painful ear wound. When animals are calm and secure, they also heal much faster.

For all for loving care you have made possible to those far from you in Animal Aid, thank you.

At first, Micky was afraid to be touched. Then everything changed!

Little Micky’s wound on his backside was large and extremely painful. Still energetic and optimistic, this precious boy seemed to have no idea that he was in grave danger and would have died without urgent rescue. His mother’s love would be a vital comfort to him, so of course we rescued them together, and his Mom’s face, within moments, seemed to express relief that they were now in safe, healing hands.

Watch now, as Micky’s fear turned into love.

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You’ll see how much good medical care can be administered while sparing an animal the stress of entering the hospital, avoiding contact with infectious diseases and staying close to their friends and families. This video might also be especially interesting for those who don’t live in Udaipur to get a glimpse of the neighborhoods we work in.So hop on in and join us for a fascinating few minutes of loving care.

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Sammy needed urgent help for his eye, and Animal Aid needed Sammy!

Few injuries are more horrible to imagine than a ruptured eye. The injury was likely caused by a passing vehicle hitting his head from behind. Exhausted from the pain, he put up no resistance to being rescued.

His eye could not be saved and needed to be surgically removed. Sammy woke from the procedure seeming to be immediately relieved, but only then did we realize, Sammy was blind in the other eye.

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