SATURDAY 4 NOVEMBER
Against the exploitation, detention, and torture of animals.
On the occasion of the call for an international week of anti-specistm actions, we have decided to undertake multiform actions aimed at highlighting the issue of the total liberation of animals and earth in the context of the anarchist struggle.
The relationship between humans and other animals is characterized by the objectification of the latter by the former. By putting ourselves at the center of “creation,” we begin to perceive the natural world as well as the non-human animals within it as a source of profit-oriented exploitation. In the context of this anthropocentric perspective, all self-sufficiency disappears, since everything non-human exists to serve the fake-and-no-needs of man.
The issue is dominated by a mechanistic perception where non-human animals are born lacking any sense, denying their existence as autonomous beings and subjects of life with perceptiveness and delight. At the same time, the creed, the distinction based on the species, negates any possibility of their interaction with their environment, such as their ability to experience pain and joy by turning them into objects.
Modern forms of exploitation of non-human animals are numerous. They are perceived as machines for producing meat, milk, eggs, fur, leather and as objects of entertainment and experimentation. Babies are detached directly from their mother. In the cages of productive units the hygiene conditions are miserable, infections rates are high, resulting in the disease of the incapacitated beings, which leads to their killing. Everything that reduces profit in the production process is exterminated.
The largest and most frequent production involves a continuous effort of genetic intervention in them as well as the artificial fertilization of the females, which is a systematic rape.
The animals we fail to domesticate are locked up in zoos and other structures for the sake of an all-terrestrial spectacle, or used as research tools, with the assistance of the state, thereby confirming human sovereignty within the context of civilization. Universities, war industry, pharmaceutical companies and private laboratories are a self-powered industrial complex which uses animal testing with a view to gain and maintain order in the context of mass society.
Collective action is a prerequisite for knocking out power relations, which are not limited to people. As is necessary for the confrontation with all forms of repression, the same is true of the animal issue; the latter is an integral part of the anarchist struggle.
In this context, we advocate a permanent conflict with all the death industries and the state that supports them.
International anti-crisis calls, like this on October 30-November 5, are the rebellions of rebellion that bring us closer to freedom.
BOYCOTT TO THE PRODUCTS OF DEATH
SABOTAGE THE STRUCTURES OF DETENTION AND TORTURE
AWARENESS ABOUT THE CAGED ANIMALS
NO STEPS BEHIND FOR THE TOTAL LIBERATION
Anarchist Initiative for the Complete Release of Animals & Earth