MEMORIES OF FREEDOM

memories of fredom

 “Holy Mother Earth, the trees and all of nature, are witnesses of your thoughts and our deeds.”

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Introduction: Take No Prisoners ………………………………………………………………………………………  5

2. The Radical Environmental Movement In America ………………………………………………………..  9

3. The Animal Rights Movement In America ……………………………………………………………………..  11

4. “The Is The  alf!”: Youth Take Charge …………………………………………………………………………….  13

5. Fur Farming In America ……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 18

6. Operation Bite Back ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 21

Into The 90’s With The Western Wildlife Unit/Going for the throat: Oregon State University’s Experimental Fur Farm 21 • Biting The Hand That Feeds You: Northwest Furbreeders Cooperative 25 • The Night Of Stars Falling: Washington State University 28 • Down On The Farm: Malecky Mink Ranch 34 • The Michigan Mink Militia: Michigan State University 37

7. The Hunt For The Warriors Of The  alf …………………………………………………………………………..  42

8. The Last Bite: Animal Damaged Control …………………………………………………………………………  47

9. Operation Bite Back: Epilogue …………………………………………………………………………………………  54

10. The Capture Of Rod Coronado ………………………………………………………………………………………  56

11. Until The Last Fur Farm Burns To The Ground… …………………………………………………………. 61

12. Brave Hearts Forward! ………………………………………………………………………………………………………64

13. Letter From Rod Coronado …………………………………………………………………………………………….  69

14. The Story of Coyote Nation ……………………………………………………………………………………………  73

 This ‘zine is dedicated to those still in the cages,                                                                               the ones we couldn’t rescue,                                                                                                                  our animal brothers and sisters left behind.

1. TAKE NO PRISONERS

 Sitting around the campfire one night, some of us warriors of the Animal Liberation Front decided it was time we say a few words about our deeds as continually we are labeled by those outside of our circle as everything except what we are: Terrorists, Extremists, Fanatics, Doctors, Lawyers?, “Animal Rights Activists”. Sure there have been cells who might fit some of those descriptions, but not us. Since few people ever see our communiques except the corporate-controlled media, few would understand that our concerns go way beyond animal abuse. In our view from the shore, we see animal abuse as just one symptom of a much larger disease. That disease, which also brings us racism, sexism, militarism, environmental destruction, alcoholism, drug abuse, domestic violence, male domination and a downright bad attitude toward our fellow creation, just to name a few. What has caused us to be plagued with these diseases when the world we are given could be such a beautiful place? That’s not for us to discuss. We’re warriors, not philosophers. Whatever it is, we see that disease slowly creeping into our various struggles and it makes us want to cry. Rumors, back-biting, inflated egos, trying to get laid, trying to raise funds by appearing “respectable”, we’ve all seen it and it’s causing our movement to self destruct, just as they begin to become truly the catalyst for real change. Now we’re far from perfect ourselves; we have made our mistakes, hurt each other, but from where we stand we are far from giving up. We don’t want to see others make the same mistakes we have made, hence this ‘zine. This is a story. The story of a handful of people who cared enough to risk their lives and freedom for what they believe. For Earth and for the release of the prisoners of the war on nature. It hasn’t been without its costs. Though we are all here tonight, one of us is sitting in an  11 by  7 foot cell in Federal Prison for the next four years.

Continue reading here is a link to the rest of the book: http://www.animalliberationfront.com/ALFront/memories%20of%20freedom.pdf

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