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“The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men.” – Leonardo Da Vinci “
The way we treat animals is measure of us as human beings. Without animals there will be no humanity. In a world devoid of animal and plant life, human life will cost less than nothing.” – Somebody we wholeheartedly support …
Thus on the 9th of May (Victory Day in ex-USSR) we approached local solid waste landfill. Our target was company tasked with capture and disposal of stray animals, cages with captured stray dogs, crematory and company office. It is worth mentioning that company office sported a sign that read “Veterinary”. Animal care service in the middle of garbage heap – civilizational paradox. It would seem that animal care services should work for the benefit of animals, not municipal authorities.
However, we failed in our plan to damage or destroy the whole infrastructure: ruckus raised by the imprisoned dogs alarmed us to the presence of night-time shift that operated the facility during dark hours. Several minutes later a pack of local strays appeared. Turned out they essentially served as extra custodians, guarding imprisoned dogs from escape and whole site from sabotage. It is ironic how mankind activity reproduces the “victim-prison guard” model in animal world: strays living at the site earn their living by guarding other sentenced to death dogs. Just like collaborating Jews who chose to uphold law and order in Nazi death camps.
So we agreed upon bombing crematory and proceeded with planting a gas bomb inside the oven. We did this under the lights of passing-by garbage trucks and in full view of local workers. 20 minutes later the bomb went off with a characteristic “boobooh”. This was our cleansing rite for souls of cremated dogs.
We are not experienced in blowing up crematories, nor do we have any big expectations in regard to the outcome of this attack. A terrible law aimed against stray animals is passed on the eve of the World Football Cup that will take place in Ukraine this year. We speak of the animals who didn’t choose to live in the city streets, who ended up there by human will and civilization logic of development. Well, the masques of humane animal care and “westerness” are dropped now: municipal services are expected to hunt and kill our four-legged brothers and sisters. This is a bloody cleaning in anticipation of guests from “civilized West”. And it is the same shit that has been carried out in Russia already: several years ago, for “Eurovision”.
Russian and Ukranian animal rights activists are organizing vigils and try to raise public awareness on the issue, while crematories of these modern-age death camps work 24/7. This action is our meager input in common case. Small and inconsequential in the big picture, yet filled with sincere outrage and determination. Animals are forced to live in the world of humans. In a world where many humans would choose not to live: a world where statistics, expected income and revenue reign supreme over the value of life.
It is hard not to notice: cruelty towards those who stand “below” in the hierarchy of species gives birth to the cruelty and coldness towards other human beings. And vice versa: if we are taught that it is okay to live with prison system for humans (with all its macabre attributes and features of suppression and coercion), then how much easier it is for us to agree upon an existence of death camps for “lesser” animals? Fused into the disgusting back loop scheme these dual relations suck from us all that is left of humanity and dignified attitude.
This attack was carried out in a flaming spirit of solidarity with anti-prison struggle conducted by other FAI cells world-wide, especially with members of Imprisoned Cell of Members of CCF (Greece). Your willpower and readiness to fight inspire us. Olga! Inability to directly help you turns us into wild beasts: stalking local wilderness we search for and seek to destroy all the injustice we can. Strength and good will to Eat and Billy, imprisoned members of Indonesian FAI, and their comrades on the run. Same for Silvia, Costa and Billy,as well as Marco Camenisch – dignified anticivilazionists. Luca and other italian anarchists, who ended up under state repression for their NO TAV struggle! Tortuga from $hilian state! Take heart! The struggle continues! Hang in there!
Two sequoias, ALF, Informal Anarchist Federation/ International Revolutionary Front
P.S. In response to the recent communique, published by the “Olga” cell of FAI. Friends! To the list of Finmeccanica’s sins we can add two more: this concern is in the process of brokering a deal with russian authorities, aiming to sell wheeled lightly armored vehicles and wheeled tanks – equipement ill-suited to WW2-style warfare, but ideal for fighting insurgents (in Chechnya, Dagestan, Ingushetia and elsewhere throughout the country) and crushing civil uprisings like the ones that have recently lit the streets of russian cities.