Tierbefreiungen in Dänemark, Brasilien, England, Kanada, Tschechien, Spanien, Italien, Frankreich, Uruguay, der Ukraine und den USA


In den vergangenen drei Monaten haben Aktivist*innen der Animal Liberation Front ALF weltweit über 10.000 nichtmenschliche Tiere aus den Gefängnissen der Tierausbeutungsindustrie befreit; darunter Nerze, Hunde, Hasen, Meerschweinchen, Bullen, Kühe, Luchse, Delfine, Goldfische, Fasane, Rebhühner, Gänse, Hühner, Tauben und andere Vögel.


25 Aktionen werden nachfolgend beispielhaft und chronologisch gelistet und in Stichpunkten beschrieben. Im Anschluss werden einige Bekenner*innenschreiben in englischer Sprache gelistet, in denen die Aktivist*innen näher auf ihre Beweggründe eingehen. 


25. Oktober 2013, Dänemark:

In Løgstør werden über 1.000 Nerze aus einer Pelzfarm befreit.


18. Oktober 2013, Brasilien:

In São Roque werden 178 Hunde und 7 Hasen aus einem Tierlabor befreit.


08. October 2013, England:

In Kent werden über 400 Fasane, Gänse und Rebhühner befreit.


06. October 2013, USA:

In Grand Meadow, Minnesota werden hunderte Nerze befreit.


05. October 2013, USA:

In New Holstein, Wisconsin werden 2.000 Nerze befreit.


02. October 2013, Kanada:

In Abbotsford werden mindestens 800 Nerze von der ALF befreit.


29. September 2013, England:

In Südengland befreit die ALF 5 Hühner aus einer Legebatterie.


29. September 2013, USA:

In Van Wert, Ohio befreit die ALF etwa 300 Nerze und zerstört alle Zuchtkarten der Pelzfarm.


26. September 2013, USA:

In Ebensburg, Pennsylvania befreit die ALF hunderte Nerze und zerstört alle Zuchtkarten der Pelzfarm.


17. September 2013, Tschechien:

Tierbefreiungsaktivist*innen befreien 17 Hühner in Solidarität mit allen gefangenen Aktivist*innen.


14. September 2013, Spanien:

In Tordesillas werden 20 Bullen befreit die für den Stierkampf missbraucht werden sollten.


05. September 2013, Italien:

In Alzate di Momo, Novara, werden 407 Meerschweinchen von der ALF aus einem Tierlabor befreit.


04. September 2013, England:

150 Legehennen werden aus einer Farm in Südengland befreit.


30. August 2013, USA:

In Keota, Iowa werden mindestens 100 Nerze befreit.


26. August 2013, Kanada:

In Simcoe, Ontario werden über 750 Nerze und 50 Füchse aus der Royal Oak Fur Farm von ALF-Aktivist*innen befreit.


26. August 2013, USA:

In North Branch, MI werden 15 Kühe von der ALF befreit. Zudem werden Türschlösser verklebt und Käfige zerstört.


18. August 2013, Frankreich:

In Paris werden zwei Goldfische von der ALF befreit.


15. August 2013, USA:

Aus dem Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife game bird exhibition pens (Corvallis) werden dutzende Vögel von der ALF befreit und Käfige zerstört.


14. August 2013, USA:

Aus der East Fork Mink Ranch in Morris, Illinois  werden über 2.000 Nerze befreit und die Lastwagen zerstört.


28. Juli 2013, USA:

In Burley, Idaho werden 2.400 Nerze befreit.


28. Juli 2013, England:

In Solidarität mit dem Tierrechtsgefangenen George House werden 117 Hühner aus einer Farm in Südengland befreit.


27. Juli 2013, Uruguay:

Aus dem Atlantida Zoo in Canelones, Uruguay werden dutzende Vögel, Meerschweinchen, Hasen und andere Tiere befreit.


27. Juli 2013, USA:

In Plains, Montana werden 60 Rotluchse von ALF-Aktivist*innen aus einer Pelzfarm befreit.


22. Juli 2013, USA:

Aus der Ash Grove Pheasant Farm in Riverside, Californien werden dutzende Fasane von der ALF befreit und die Käfige zerstört.


20. Juli 2013, Ukraine:

Aus dem Yevpatoria Delfinarium werden zwei Delfine von ALF-Aktivist*innen befreit.



Nachfolgend einige Beknner*innenschreiben zu den Aktionen in englischer Sprache:


25. october 2013, Denmark:

Approximately 1,000 mink were released from cages at a fur farm in the town of Løgstør early on October 25. Local police suspect animal activists of being responsible.


18. october 2013, Brasil:

An anti-vivisection protest outside the Instituto Royal in the city of São Roque began with a few dozen people on Thursday, October 17 and during the night grew to at least 100 people. At 2:00 early Friday morning, activists stormed the complex and went straight for the kennels. 178 dogs and seven rabbits were rescued. In addition, doors, windows and computers were destroyed, and files were taken.


08. october 2013, England:

On October 7-8 at the Chevening Estate in Kent the roof covering pens was forced open, allowing close to 400 partridges, pheasants and grouse to fly away. A Kent Police spokesman told news media, "We are not ruling out the possibility of it having been carried out by animal rights activists."


06. october 2013, USA:

Several hundred mink were released from cages at the Myhre Mink Ranch (75562 State Highway 16) in Grand Meadow, Minnesota during the night of October 6.


05. october 2013, USA:

2,000 mink were released from cages at Bonlander Furs in New Holstein, Wisconsin during the early morning hours of October 5, according to local news reports.


02. october 2013, Canada:

During the early hours of Wednesday, October 2, the Animal Liberation Front raided a mink farm near Lefeuvre and Downes Road in Abbotsford, about an hour from Vancouver. The entire perimeter fence at the back of the farm was cut before over 800 cages were opened to allow the mink a chance to escape to freedom. The surrounding ecosystem was ideal mink habitat, marshlands and dense forest where the animals made a swift escape.
Contrary to popular belief, the Canadian mink industry is anything but humane. The cages the mink were locked in were full of feces and mostly rusted shut. Mink living in cages together had fought and plenty of the animals were covered in severe wounds. Some cages had dead animals, clearly left for weeks.
A myth put out by the mink industry claims that they cannot survive in the wild, once released but that was proved as just myth when a BC Wildlife Biologist stated that no one could tell him that they would not survive in the wild. This was a direct quote from a Vancouver Sun Article, published just after the release.
We stand in solidarity with the brave few who have taken direct action to free mink across the United States and Canada this year. Let this continue. Pelting season is still weeks away and the time to empty cages is now. The farm house we raided was only 50 feet from the barns. Do not let the closeness of the farm house deter you from liberating animals. They need it now more than ever.
To those who say the animal liberation movement is dead, think again. How can animal liberation be dead if the Animal Liberation Front is forever?
You cannot kill an idea, and we will not be ruled by fear.
Until every cage is empty,
The Animal Liberation Front


29. september 2013, England:

5 chickens were saved from a factory farm at the end of September. ALF.


29. september 2013, USA:

150-300 mink released from cages and dozens of breeding cards destroyed at
the massive mink farm owned by Lion Farms, 2707 Hoaglin Road in Van Wert,
Ohio. This facility confines tens of thousands of animals, making it one of the largest mink farms in the United States. Time constraints prevented us from doing more. Mink are wild animals native to North America. The fur industry's lies are transparent. Mink are fiercely territorial carnivores and will have no problem hunting and surviving in the wild. Any wildlife biologist knows this.

'The souls of the tortured dead cry out for justice. The cry of the living is for freedom. We can create that justice. We can deliver that freedom. The animals have no one but us. We will not fail them'



26. september 2013, USA:

Last night, the Animal Liberation Front opened hundreds of cages at the Rykola mink farm located at 557 Colver Road in Ebensburg, Pennsylvania.
We lost count of the number of wild animals freed into their natural environment, due to the animals being housed in atrocious conditions, four to tiny cob-webbed cages. Words can not describe the filth and blinding stench of this farm.

As expected, the animals wasted no time escaping from their barren prisons into the natural world.

In addition to opening cages, we destroyed hundreds of breeding cards, many with notations of price, which ran from $1,000 up to $10,000 per

We want to reiterate, as several recent ALF communiques have, the ease of animal liberation. We possess no specialized skill set or expensive
tools. A sense of determination and a desire for justice go a long way.

Pelting season is just weeks away. Look up The Final Nail and find a farm near you. Let the final stage of Operation Bite Back commence. We can
destroy this industry that has destroyed so many.


17. september 2013, Czech Republic:

17 chickens have been liberated in Czech Republic. They were freed from a factory farm shortly before they would be killed and cut into pieces. They have a new home, where they can live until they die naturally. Because they are so strong genetically degenerated, some of them died shortly after they were freed... at least they could breath a bit of fresh air, hide themselfs from the others and run in the grass.

Big support to all vegan prisoners and all activists, who don't make compromises.


14. september 2013, Spain:

According to local news reports, 20 bulls were released from pens on the outskirts of the town of Tordesillas late on September 14. Sadly, the bulls were recaptured and were likely killed during the town's infamous "Toro de la Vega" fiesta and bullfight on September 17.


05. september 2013, Italy:

With this communique we claim responsibility for the liberation of 407 guinea pigs from the 'Bettinardi' breeding farm, located in via Cascinini in the town of Alzate di Momo, province of Novara, that happened the 5th of September 2013. (...) Animal Liberation Front.


04. september 2013, England:

150 caged hens liberated from an intensive farming unit in the south of england, in solidarity with all involved in fighting the badger cull, until all are free


30. august 2013, USA:

At least 100 mink were freed from cages at a fur farm in Keota, Iowa early on August 30. According to a police spokesperson (as reported on Animal Liberation Frontline), "It looked like someone had opened the lids on the cages and let them run out."


26. august 2013, Canada:

In the early morning of August 26, 2013, the ALF raided Royal Oak Fur Farm in Simcoe, Ontario. We approached the fur farm and laid down in the tall grass so we could watch the guard's building for any sign of movement. Once we were satisfied it was empty, we cut the bands that attach the chainlink fence to the poles and then tore a large area of fence down at the back of the farm and opened the front gate. We estimate we released about 750 mink and 50 fox. The fox almost seemed to understand what was happening because once they realized they were free, they wasted no time leaving their cages and escaping through the holes we made in the fence. After the fur farmers house lights flicked on, we quickly started pulling off breeding cards and tossing them around the empty cages, and then made our retreat through the corn fields with a noisy group of mink experiencing their first taste of freedom. We won't stop until this, and all fur farms are empty. - ALF


26. august 2013, USA:

In the early morning of August 26th two ALF members traveled three hours to a small town called North Branch, MI to vandalize and liberate a family slaughterhouse called 'Mcnee's Meats' -years prior the beef they sold was even tested positive for E. Coli. One member glued the ignition to the transport truck and the lock to the front door as well as sprayed painted 'Meat is Murder' on the front of the building. The other member freed fifteen enslaved cows from being slaughtered, broke the lighting fixtures, and smashed holding cages for chickens (cows being the only animals present).


18. august 2013, France:

Two goldfishes were kept in a dirty bowl in an art school in Paris.
The bowl with the fishes was used as a piece of decoration in a student play. The student performers left the bowl in a common space of the school between the plays. Goldfishes are cousins with carps and grow just as big. They are supposed to live around 25 years when they have space and oxygen, and yet they probably are the most tortured 'pet', because they are strong and able to survive sometimes a few years in terrible conditions. As it was an easy thing to 'steal' the bowl and find a great place to live for the fishes, it became a duty for us to do the job. They are now both living in a big garden pond with other goldfishes and will never endure dirty water and lack of space again. We will do that again every time we have the possibility to. We encourage you to do the same and also to try to steal and free living sea animals from markets (lobsters, crabs etc) It is also a necessity to inform people about goldfishes, they do have memory, they do feel pain and they absolutely need a lot of space and other fishes to live with.



Deux poissons rouges étaient maintenus dans un bocal d'eau sale dans une école d'art parisienne.
Le bocal était utilisé comme un élément de décor dans une pièce de théâtre étudiante. Le reste du temps il était dans un espace commun de l'école. Les poissons rouges sont des cousins des carpes, et deviennent aussi grands. Ils sont censés vivre autour de 25 ans quand ils ont l'espace et l'oxygène nécessaire, et pourtant ils sont probablement l'animal "de compagnie" le plus torturé, parce qu'ils sont résistants et capables de survivre parfois plusieurs années dans d'horribles conditions. Comme il était facile de "voler" le bocal et de trouver un bon endroit pour vivre à ces poissons, c'est devenu notre devoir de nous en charger. Il vivent maintenant dans un grand bassin de jardin avec d'autres poissons rouges. À chaque occasion que nous aurons, nous referons la même chose. Nous vous encourageons à faire de même, et aussi à envisager de "voler" et libérer les animaux marins vivants sur les marchés (homards, crabes etc). C'est aussi indispensable d'informer les gens à propos des poissons rouges, ils ont une mémoire, ils ressentent la douleur, ils ont un besoin absolu d'espace, et d'autres poissons avec lesquels vivre.



15. august 2013, USA:

On the night of August 15th the masked liberators of the Animal Liberation Front carried out the rescue of wild pheasants and quail from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife game bird exhibition pens at the EE Wilson wildlife area (north of Corvallis). Wire cutting tools were used to completely cut open 2 of the game bird pens and partially cut open 2 others giving 3 ringnecked pheasants, 1 white pheasant, and 1 mountain quail a chance to escape into the surrounding wildlife area. If it wasn't for a car pulling into a lot next the pens, forcing us to make a premature departure, the rest of the dozen or so birds would have been given a chance at freedom as well. This action is no victory for those left behind.

The EE Wilson wildlife area was once home to an ODFW breeding program that bred pheasants mainly to be released to repopulate state hunting grounds. The ODFW discontinued this program in the late 1990's, however they still keep a small number of birds on this site as a tourist attraction. It is sad and pathetic that these wild birds would have to spend their entire lives in a cage for any reason, let alone for something as trivial and frivolous as being put on display for the public. There are over 100 registered captive wildlife facilities in the state of Oregon that imprison pheasants, quail, mink, elk and other wild animals. These facilities generally contain little to no security, require little to no specialized skill set to raid, and hold animals which in many cases can be directly liberated into the wild. All it takes is a little determination and a $15 pair of bolt cutters to make animal liberation a reality.

In solidarity with anarchist prisoners Marie Mason and Eric Mcdavid. For the silent ones and all those on the run.

For freedom and dignity,
Animal Liberation Front


14. august 2013, USA:

According to a local newspaper, 2000 mink were released from cages at the East Fork Mink Ranch (1875 Nelson Road) in Morris, Illinois early on August 14. In addition, paint stripper was poured on two trucks, and "Liberation is love" was painted on a barn.


28. july 2013, USA:

On the evening of July 28, 2013, friends of wildlife entered the Burley, Idaho, mink farm of Fur Commission USA Board Member Cindy Moyle, compromised the perimeter fencing, and set up roving surveillance of the on-site night watchman. We then liberated the entirety of her breeding stock into the wild, emptying over twenty-five percent of this wildlife prison. Illuminated in the moonlight, 2400 of these wild creatures climbed out of the cages where they had passed their entire lives in isolated darkness, to feel the grass under their feet for the first time. Their initial timidity quickly became a
cacophony of gleeful squealing, playing, cavorting, and swimming in the creek that runs directly behind the Moyle property. They will live out their new lives along the Snake River watershed. Cindy Moyle is a current Board Member, and former Treasurer, of the Fur Commission USA. After the recent leadership shuffling in FCUSA, we felt that the Moyle Mink Ranch would be perfect to test out the efficacy of FCUSA's new emphasis on farm security.The Moyles are a mink dynasty in Idaho, operating up to eight farms, their own in-house feed operation, and a tannery. Those doubtful of our resourcefulness and guile have in the past called the Moyle farms impenetrable. Indeed, this is the first time that anyone has attempted action against one of them.

Having now had the pleasure of testing them ourselves, we wholeheartedly approve of the new FCUSA security guidelines. We are happy to see FCUSA members increasing their overhead on security - it means they are only that much closer to bankruptcy when we raid their farms. In the case of the Moyles, the breeding records we destroyed represent over thirty years of painstaking genetic selection. There will be no recovering these genetic lines.

Aside from their operations harming helpless animals, the Moyles have also been federally investigated for exploiting undocumented workers and trafficking endangered species. Mike Moyle, ex-mink farmer and the current Idaho House Majority Leader, has used his political position to block Idaho neighborhoods from being able to declare his family's foul and fly- infested prisons to be public nuisances.

The fur industry will no doubt propagate falsehoods regarding this act of kindness. They will claim that we are terrorists. We say that if peacefully opening cages is an act of terrorism, then the word has no meaning. It is appropriately applied to the mass imprisonment and killing of wild animals. They will claim that these mink are domesticated animals and will starve. Documentation on the success of farm-bred mink in the wild is extensive, so we will add only our experience watching these naturally aquatic animals, who had spent their entire lives in cages, head instinctively for water and begin to swim and hunt. They will claim that conditions on mink farms are humane. We ask why, then, they try only to hide those farms from the public, pushing for legislation to criminalize the taking of photographs. The mink that we freed from the Moyles lived in intensive confinement in their own waste. Their suffering was plain to the eye, and their yearning for freedom plain to the soul. They will say that our raid may inspire copycat actions. We say that it undoubtedly will. It is a glorious thing that we live in a world where individuals regularly demonstrate the ultimate act of compassion - risking their freedom for the freedom of others.

They will say that we will not stop short of the complete and total end of the killing of animals for their fur. On this point we are in total agreement.

We act with love in our hearts.


28. july 2013, England:

116 chickens liberated from a intensive farm in the south of england, this raid is dedicated to our imprisoned comrade george house.

until all are free


27. july 2013, Uruguay:

On Saturday, July 27 the Atlantida zoo (Canelones/Uruguay) was taken by surprise when we entered and opened several cages that contained a wide variety of animal slaves. Unfortunately, not all the animals could regain their freedom, but several birds, guinea pigs, rabbits and other animals were rescued and relocated elsewhere. There were those who by pure instinct flew away towards the horizon. Several messages were left in the empty prison, such as: 'opening a cage, freeing an animal, that's love' For a life in freedom, away from the domestication that we try to force on them, for love and respect of other animals, for opportunities to try new actions and for all those animals who are enslaved behind bars. We will not stop, until all the cages are empty.

Animal Liberation, much more than words.


27. july 2013, USA:

In the early morning hours of July 27, the Animal Liberation Front visited the
property of Shelli Frazier at 6934 Highway 200 in the town of Plains, Montana,
completely surrounded by the beautiful Lolo National Forest. Frazier applied in 2006 for a permit to imprison bobcats on her property in a fur farm that she hoped would eventually grow to sixty cats. Despite already making a living breeding horses, she perhaps felt that this could be a lucrative side business. We arrived at her unpublished address determined to correct her mistake, and watch her investments run free into the wilderness. (...) Animal Liberation Front


22. july 2013, USA:

On the night of July 22, the masked rescuers of the Animal Liberation Front entered the Ash Grove Pheasant Farm at 10540 Victoria Avenue in Riverside, California. As the farmer slept just feet away, the fencing was torn open with wire cutters. Four of the six pens on the property were breached, giving these beautiful beings a chance at freedom. Wildlife farms are everywhere. Their victims can be immediately released, with no rehoming necessary. This life saving action took no specialized skill, less than twenty-four hours of planning, and fifty dollars. With basic tools and determination, anyone is capable of destroying the barrier that stands between an animal and their freedoms. Stop fraternizing about it. Stop fantasizing about it. Stop frightening yourself out of it. You know you want to - just do it. Wild non-humyns await their release from prisons in your neighborhoods.

'For only a fool would cling to this world as it is,'



20. july 2013, Ukraine:

2 dolphins were set free from Yevpatoria dolphinarium as a result of special operation with diving equipment. During the night of the full moon on 20/07/2013 we covered 2 km under water and breached security perimeter: we cut the nets and entered dolphin containment pools. In the next hour we cut large part of perimeter barrier. Dolphins encouraged our efforts with clicks and whistling. Their support filled us with joy and excitement.
This has been an unforgettable meeting and encouraging experience for us. Our job done, we left the area of operation.
By the way, the prison was equipped with night-vision cameras, but their red eyes were turned on the catwalks and audience seats.
Nobody expected our approach from below. As soon as dolphins got wind of freedom and open water, they escaped into the night sea.


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