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URGENT: CALL TO JOIN THE INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST THE REPRESSION OF THE ANIMAL RIGHTS MOVEMENT THIS SATURDAY 23 JULY

July 21, 2011

The animal rights movement in Spain is facing one of its most difficult periods and this SATURDAY 23 JULY we need your help to show the media and society the strength of GLOBAL SUPPORT. Two of the largest organisations in Spain, Equanimal and Animal Equality, are being targeted by the state in retaliation for their powerful undercover investigations that have woken up the Spanish public to the shocking reality of farms, slaughterhouses, bullfights, laboratories and other areas where animals are routinely abused and killed.

Twelve activists – the heads and spokespersons of the above groups – have been arrested and charged with a list of offences from the mass release of minks to arson in bullrings, which the activists deny having any part in. Nevertheless they could be facing years in prison. The police and judge in the case are now facing legal proceedings from the groups in response to a number of incidents signalling that this case is a set-up and a farce.

More info on the legal proceedings against the police and judge: here

 

In the face of this clear repression against animal advocates for peaceful campaigning and non-violent direct action, we need WORLDWIDE SOLIDARITY to show the press and the public that we will not be silenced and will continue to speak out against and expose the animal exploitation industries, and that we should not be arrested or charged for crimes we have not committed.

The Spanish press picked up on our last global day of protests, and we wish to gain even more media exposure from the protests THIS SATURDAY 23 JULY.

For the sake of the future of the animal rights movement in Spain, and to demonstrate that worldwide, animal advocates will not tolerate repression in any country, PLEASE JOIN THE PROTESTS.

Below you will find a list of the groups who have so far announced they are holding a protest:

The following is a list of all the protests which will be held on Friday 22, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 July

Show your solidarity with the AR activists in Spain!

AUSTRALIA:
Melbourne, Saturday 23 July
Click on the event
:
http://on.fb.me/p7JHbP

CANADA:
Toronto, Thursday 21 July 
Benefit dinner:
  http://on.fb.me/qp182s

Toronto, Friday 22 July 
Click on the event:
http://on.fb.me/p4wzXE

CHILE:
Santiago and Rancagua, Saturday 23 July
Click on the event:
http://on.fb.me/n915Yc

CZECH REPUBLIC:
Prague, Friday 22 July
Click on the event:
http://on.fb.me/ogaSq4

FINLAND:
Turku, Saturday 23 July
Click on the event:
http://on.fb.me/qIwpQZ

FRANCE:
Nimes, Saturday 23 July
Click on the event:
http://on.fb.me/ph6zdk 

MEXICO:
Mexico city, Sunday 24 July
Click on the event (soon):
12:00h  Angel de la Indipendencia

Guadalajara, Saturday 23 July
Click on the event:
http://on.fb.me/oLFcWS 

VENEZUELA:
Caracas, Friday 22 July
Click on the event:
http://on.fb.me/nDxWX7

PORTUGAL:
Lisboa, Saturday 23 July
Click on the event:
 http://on.fb.me/pPpIUB

SPAIN:
Alicante, Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid, Santiago, Sevilla, Málaga, Valencia, Vigo, Zaragoza, Saturday 23 July
Click on the events:
 http://on.fb.me/r3E4tz

USA:
Asheville, 23 July
Click on the event:
http://on.fb.me/q9pdWw

Portland, Oregon, Saturday 23 July
Click on the event:
 http://on.fb.me/n6WCd1

If you wish to organise your own protest, you will find all the information you need, including posters, leaflets and stickers to download, HERE.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. WE NEED YOU NOW MORE THAN EVER.

English video on the background to the case: http://vimeo.com/26318630

WEB (temporary): TheSpanish12.wordpress.com

FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/UnitedAgainstRepression

CONTACT: info@unitedagainstrepression.org

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