We, the activists from the grassroots animal liberation group „Tierbefreiung Hamburg“ from Hamburg, Germany, would like to express our deepest solidarity with the “UK 3/SOCPA 7”-defendants. For us, it has always been important to support fellow activists that suffer from state repression in form of raising money, making demos at embassies and consulates, writing letters to prisoners or raising awareness for cases of repression.
We strongly reject the fact that activists, who spoke up against the violence on countless animals in the labs of Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS), who organized protests to stop the unjustifiable suffering of sentient beings, have to justify themselves in court and face several years of imprisonment. It is important that we as the animal rights/animal liberation movement and other progressive movements show our solidarity with the activists, who could have been us. Repression affects not only the involved activists and their surroundings in a strong personal and emotional way, it also affects our movement on a broader level. For those reasons, we have to support criminalized activists and to raise awareness about these cases. weiter lesen