Tuesday, September 06, 2011


There are those out there who think that the whole animal rights and animal liberation thing is a bunch of nothing.  If you are one of them, then I say you are full of shit, pardon the expression.  The story and video of a group of chimpanzees who have been locked up (and inside) for thirty years is so sickening, heartbreaking and angering that I am including it here even though it has shown up on numerous other sites and blogs around the net.  If this doesn't cause even the coldest of you who think that animal liberation folks are either wacky do gooders, a bunch of terrorists, or simply misguided anti-human extremists to shudder and re-think your position then I have to dismiss you as lost.  If you can't see how animal liberation is a part of the struggle for ALL OF OUR LIBERATION, FREEDOM, AND JUSTICE, then, as we used to say, you are part of the problem.

The following is from Elephant Journal.

Note: if you are reading this at the Scission Group or on a MAC you probably won't get the videos etc. included here.  I'd suggest then you just click  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAYWEwB6Meo
and go from there.


All beings yearn for freedom.

After a lifetime of captivity indoors…freedom. Reminds me of this.
Woman Narrator
They see for the first time in their lives, the sun. After decades in an experiment laboratory, this is the first step of the chimpanzees in to freedom.
Man Narrator
They hugged each other, like they would say they were finally free. And then they laughed. One imagines being locked up for 30 years in an elevator, then to open the door with friends and say “I don’t believe it.” They have only seen people wearing protective clothing; they have never had regular contact. They never learned to climb, because they were brought to the laboratory as babies. Now they can finally get out.
Woman Narrator
Most of the former 38 monkeys have spent the entire lives behind bars. Since 2002, they are now in an Austrian village, slowing being prepared a life in freedom. This moment was for both animal and people equally unique.
Man Narrator
I saw a chimpanzee, who was starring completely fascinated at a butterfly. He knew it, from back when he was a small chimpanzee in the jungle, and now he can see them again.
Woman Narrator
And the monkeys that were born in the laboratory are discovering everything for the first time. The air, the grass, the freedom.

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