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Update: English video on the release of the 3 activists being held in prison in Spain

July 21, 2011

INTERNATIONAL DAYS AGAINST REPRESSION. Saturday 23 July.

July 20, 2011

The animal rights movement in Spain is experiencing one of its toughest moments, twelve people are on bail due to their work defending animals and three of them have spent more than 20 days in prison. This is all part of a process to criminalise the movement, that’s why now is an important moment to make clear that our activism is necessary and legitimate.


Protests on Saturday 23 July

On Saturday 23 July we are organising an International day of protest against the repression in Spain.

If you want to take part in this day of action please take into account the following:

1) Please organise your protest to start at 12 am

2) Please organise your protest somewhere in your city that is very well-known

2) Dress in black and use the materials you will find linked below from the campaign

3) Cover your mouth with the following sticker (link below)

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TO ALL ORGANISATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS: WE NEED YOUR HELP NOW MORE THAN EVER.

July 19, 2011

If you represent an organisation or association, below you’ll find a list of all the things that you can do to support the twelve activists who now or in the past have worked for the organisations Equanimal and Igualdad Animal, and who are now being unjustly charged with offences in a case that clearly attacks the defence of animal rights.

It is fundamental to bear in mind that this case is not, by any means, something that only affects those activists who have been charged, or the organisations that they work for. In contrast, it is a process which represents a grave threat to the whole animal rights movement.

Firstly, this case intends to criminalise an entire form of activism, which includes any type of non-violent civil disobedience or direct action, the carrying out of undercover investigations, open rescues of animals, and so on.

And secondly, because it de-legitimises animal rights defenders and presents us to society as criminals, violent people, extremists, or worse. It is an attack, therefore, on the freedom of speech and protests by our movement, whose consequences could be very grave indeed, even more so when the base of the accusations is absurd.

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INTERNATIONAL DAYS AGAINST REPRESSION. Saturday 23 July

July 19, 2011

The animal rights movement in Spain is experiencing one of its toughest moments, twelve people are on bail due to their work defending animals and three of them have spent more than 20 days in prison. This is all part of a process to criminalize the movement, that’s why now is a moment to make clear that our activism is necessary and legitimate.

Protests on Saturday the 23rd.

On Saturday the 23 of July we are organizing an International day of protest against repression in Spain.

 If you want to take part in this day of action please take into account the following ideas.

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Olaia, Eneko and Eladio released!

July 14, 2011

On the 13 July, the appeal presented at the Provincial Court was accepted.
The three animal rights activists, Olaia, Eneko and Eladio, therefore have
been released.

On the morning of 22 June, 2011, law enforcement and state security entered the homes of 12 activists in different parts of Spanish territory (Madrid, Asturias, Euskadi and Galicia). Many of the detained activists have positions
of responsibility in the organizations Equanimal and Animal Equality. Others have actively collaborated in the past in such organisations defending animals.

We want to thank everyone who has been campaigning and supporting in one way or another, these activists who remained unjustly deprived of their freedom.

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Persecution of animal activists in Spain (English version)

July 12, 2011

This English documentary answers some of the questions surrounding the case of the activists currently being accused of crimes in Spain, such as: Who are the activists? What are they being accused of? Why are they being targeted? What animal rights work are their organisations involved in? Please share widely.

Help keep up the moral of Olaia, Eladio and Eneko! Write to them! | Mantengamos la moral de Olaia, Eneko y Eladio alta

July 11, 2011

English:

When you find yourself in prison, the support you receive from the outside is fundamental, it helps to keep your spirits up and not feel the loneliness caused by being deprived of your freedom and far from your loved ones. Other activists who have had to spend various amounts of time in this situation underline the importance of the letters they receive and the value of words from people on the outside. It is these shows of support that give them strength and that allow the warmth of our solidarity to penetrate the stone walls that keep them jailed.

One of the things that the activists currently in prison have asked for is photos. Write to Eneko Perez, Eladio Ferreira and Olaia Freiria and print out images of support from the campaign and send them.

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