The Demonstration began at 10:30 am with the sound of sirens from the six megaphones being used followed by chants and speak-outs about CSA’s cruel business practices and continued involvement in the transportation of animals to vivisection labs. This carried on for about an hour before the police showed up on the scene due to noise complaints. They claimed that there have been numerous calls from tenants in the building as well as businesses surrounding the China Southern Airline’s office and demanded that the activists turn off the megaphones. After around 30 minutes of negotiations between the police and activists no resolution was found and the police assured the activists that if the megaphones were not turned off, that they would start handing out citations. The activists decided to turn off the megaphones for the day, but were not deterred and carried on with the protest for over an hour.
China Southern Airlines is the last remaining commercial airliner actively transporting animals from China to animal testing labs around the world. They have been a target in Los Angeles for the past 7 months and have been contacted by thousands of compassionate people around the world to stop shipping animals, yet they still continue to transport 1,200 animals to their deaths every month. With numbers like these we cannot ignore the urgency to act. Enough is enough.
Come out to our next protest against China Southern Airlines March 12th, 2014 at 10:30am at 6300 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90048. The clock is ticking for the animals awaiting CSA’s next shipment. Let’s make sure we give them a fighting chance.
For the Animals,
The Bunny Alliance and Empty Cages Los Angeles
The Bunny Alliance spent this past weekend at the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference. Considered one of the most significant environmental law conferences, PIELC attracts thousands of attendees–including lawyers, activists, law students, and others who are concerned about the fate of the planet and its inhabitants–from around the world.
We had a table set up throughout the conference that was busy with people who were interested in learning more about The Bunny Alliance, our campaign against Delta Air Lines, and what they can do to get involved in working towards animal liberation as a cross-movement effort. We were excited to be sharing our table with our friends at Resistance Ecology, an innovative grassroots group that is working to challenge the single-issue framework that dominates much of the animal rights movement and supporting the efforts of groups like The Bunny Alliance that are actively working to build a grassroots movement that unites animal rights activists with other social justice activists to make us all more powerful. We encourage you all to follow the work of Resistance Ecology, attend their conference in Portland at the end of June (The Bunny Alliance will be speaking!), and watch for an upcoming announcement about an exciting joint project between Resistance Ecology and The Bunny Alliance.
In addition to having a table, one of The Bunny Alliance’s organizers, with the support of the National Lawyers Guild’s Animal Rights Activism Committee, put together a panel entitled “Radical Lawyering: Beyond Bringing and Defending Cases” that discussed how to build effective relationships between lawyers and grassroots activists to keep movements and campaigns strong. Lauren Regan of the Civil Liberties Defense Center, which has so far represented over 900 activists and hosted legal trainings (Know Your Rights, Legal Observing, etc.) for thousands of people, talked about her experiences representing activists and offered advice to others in how to do so. Taylor Radig, a former undercover investigator who was recently falsely charged with animal cruelty under an ag-gag like law, told her story of working with a lawyer as she conducted an investigation about what happens to the calves born into the dairy industry. And Tyler Lang, a Bunny Alliance organizer and former political prisoner, discussed his experiences with the legal system as an activist and what activists look for in legal support. The panelists spoke to a full room, and at the conclusion of the panel, some of the audience members told the panelists that they had been inspired to start on a path of doing important legal work for activists.
Taylor’s investigation, which she showed during the panel:
Thank you to all the wonderful activists we met over the weekend for the work you are doing to defend the planet and fight for liberation.
On February 9, around 20 activists held a demonstration at the Delta Air Lines terminal at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Wielding megaphones, placards, and leaflets, the activists educated the public about animal testing and Delta’s role in this cruel industry.
Delta Air Lines is in a strategic partnership with Air France-KLM, one of the last remaining airliners that continues to ship primates to animal testing laboratories. This partnership is considered one of the deepest in the industry and the agreements cover coordinated transatlantic operations in terms of ticket pricing, schedules, capacity, and revenue. With a relationship that runs this deep, Delta has an ethical obligation to put pressure on Air France-KLM to stop shipping animals to labs, which is exactly why they are a top priority of The Bunny Alliance.
The protest at the LAX lasted two hours, with hundreds of leaflets being distributed to Delta’s customers. Many of the customers were horrified by the fact that Delta involves itself in the transportation of animals to animal testing labs.
This protest was done is solidarity with the Blackmail 3, who are facing prison as part of an ongoing attempt by the UK authorities to stop people campaigning against animal testing. Please learn more about the Blackmail 3 case at www.blackmail3.org.
Join us at our next protest against Delta Air Lines on March 16th, 2014, at 5 PM at the LAX airport!
The Bunny Alliance
On February 25th The Bunny Alliance and Empty Cages Los Angeles collaborated on a joint demonstration against China Southern Airlines to demand that they end their involvement in the transportation of primates to animal research facilities.
The protest started at 10:30 am outside CSA’s office in Los Angeles with the sound of sirens blaring from 5 different megaphones. The security at the CSA office quickly locked the front entry way due to concerns of the activists entering lobby of the building. This act forced tenants of the building to have to walk down the street to another entry where no activists were present proving to be a inconvenience for all parties but of course the demonstrators. The activists carried on with the demonstration for an hour and a half, chanting, “ Stop the suffering, Stop the pain, China Southern Airlines is to blame” and speaking passionately about the atrocities that go on inside of animal testing laboratories around the globe. With CSA being the last remaining commercial airline still willing to ship animals from China, it is suspected that they are shipping upwards of 1,200 animals a month!
If China Southern Airlines were not involved in the shipment of primates, exporting primates out of China would be no easy task. For this reason, The Bunny Alliance and Empty Cages Los Angeles have decided to collaborate on the task of confronting CSA about their continued involvement in the primate trade. Until the shipments come to a stop, the protests will continue. Join us at our next event on March 5th at 10:30 am in front the CSA office at 6300 Whilshire Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90048.
In constant struggle,
The Bunny Alliance and Empty Cages Los Angeles!
To get involved in the global network to end the transportation of animals to laboratories go to: www.Gatewaytohell.net
The official schedule for the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference 2014 is now public, and we are happy to announce that PIELC will be the first conference at which The Bunny Alliance will be represented. We will have a table and one of our main organizers will be speaking on a panel.
Our decision to be involved in this year’s PIELC was not one that we made lightly. We are very disturbed by the inclusion of anti-trans speakers, including Lierre Keith, Rachel Ivy, and DGR, and we adamantly assert that anti-trans rhetoric and acts must be confronted and not accepted, both in our radical activism communities and everywhere else. Furthermore, any speaker who is known to have brought State agents into radical spaces must not be invited back for the safety of the community, and we denounce Keith’s and DGR’s speciesist platform and trivialization of anarchist and working class struggles.
Ultimately we decided to participate in PIELC because we do not want to allow particular divisive individuals or groups to have the power to actually divide a movement that should have strength based in solidarity, with each other and in defense of the earth and its inhabitants. We are proud to stand with those who work for the liberation of human and non-human animals and the earth, and this includes standing up against oppression and threats of all forms. We hope that PIELC will be a turning point, and that the message that will rise out of the controversy will be that our movements are dedicated to being trans-inclusive and will fight to create safe spaces, and that individuals and groups who promote otherwise are not welcome.
We look forward to participating in PIELC in the spirit of joining forces to protect our community from division and to build movement power through struggle and cooperation. The environment and all of Earth’s inhabitants are being eradicated through global capitalism, and we must stand with the organizations and the activists who are on the ground and behind the scenes working to put a stop to ecocide.
In constant struggle,
The Bunny Alliance
On Christmas Day, 2013, The Bunny Alliance embarked on our winter Gateway to Hell tour across the United States to hold Delta Air Lines accountable for its involvement in the transportation of animals to animal testing facilities around the globe. As the North American representative and a strategic partner of Air France, Delta holds keys to this gateway to hell for the hundreds of animals that are flown into the United States every week to be experimented on in labs across the nation.
As the first major push in our campaign against Delta Air Lines, we traveled to major cities to bring this information to the public’s eye and to work to unify the animal liberation movement. On our cross-country trip, we made stops in Salt Lake City, Denver, St. Louis, Chicago, Cincinnati, New York City, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Portland, with a total of 21 demonstrations over the course of the tour. We held demonstrations at Delta’s hub airports, cargo offices, corporate offices, and executives’ homes, with surprise stops at the home of an Air France Vice President, a lobby invasion at the Air France corporate headquarters in New York, and surprise demonstrations at the homes of ABX Air executives.
The campaign against Delta Air Lines and Air France is ongoing, and will not cease until Air France puts a permanent ban on the transport of all animals to vivisection labs.
12/27/13 – Salt Lake City, UT: Demos at Salt Lake City International Airport and Delta Cargo Office
12/29/13 – Denver, CO: Demos at Denver International Airport and Delta Cargo Office, Workshop at Nooch Vegan Market
12/31/13 – St. Louis, MO: Demos at Delta Cargo Office at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and the home of vivisector Bo Kennedy
1/1/14 – Chicago, IL: Demo at Delta Cargo Office at O’Hare International Airport
1/2/14 – Chicago, IL: Demo at China Southern Airlines Cargo office
1/3/14 – Cincinnati, OH: Demo at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
1/4/14 – OH: Demos at the homes of ABX Air Executives
1/5/14 – New York City, NY: Demo at the home of a Vice President of Air France, Workshop at The Base hosted by the New York City Anarchist Black Cross
1/6/14 – New York City, NY: Demos at New York Stock Exchange and Air France U.S. Headquarters
1/7/14 – Atlanta, GA: Demos at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and the homes of Delta CEO Richard Anderson and Executive Vice President Glen Hauenstein
1/8/14 – Atlanta, GA: Demo at Delta Air Lines Corporate Headquarters
1/11/14 – Los Angeles, CA: Demo at Los Angeles International Airport
1/18/14 – Portland, OR: Demo at Portland International Airport
1/26/14 – Seattle, WA: Demo at Sea-Tac International Airport
We would like to thank the following groups and organizations for their support on this tour:
Alliance for Medical Progress
Animal Advocacy Museum
Because We Must
Chicago Coalition For Animal Rights
Empty Cages Los Angeles
Gateway to Hell
Georgia Animal Rights
Hunt Saboteurs NW
Nooch Vegan Market
NYC Anarchist Black Cross
Our Hen House
Portland Animal Liberation
The Talon Conspiracy
Words As Weapons
Join The Bunny Alliance and Empty Cages Los Angeles Tuesday, February 25th for a protest against China Southern Airlines (CSA) one of the last remaining commercial airliners actively transporting animals to vivisection labs.
CSA regularly transports monkeys from Guangzhou (China), to Chicago (USA), and Paris (France), where the animals are distributed to laboratories across the USA and Europe. As the only transporter of primates from China, it’s suspected that CSA are transporting up to 1,200 animals a month but it could be even more given their cargo capacity!
Activists have made their calls, emails and sent polite letters urging CSA to stop shipping animals to labs. CSA have only ignored their voices. The animals need activists in the streets to make the message clear: there is NO excuse for animal abuse!
WHEN: Tuesday, February, 25th 2014
WHERE: 6300 Whilshire Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90048
TIME: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
CONTACT NUMBER: 310-753-8612
No animals = No vivisection! Many animals, such as nonhuman primates, are bred in farms or captured from the wild on remote islands. For many laboratories, most of whom cannot breed their own primates, their only way to obtain the animals they desire is to import them from countries such as China, Mauritius and Vietnam. By pressuring airline companies with the negative exposure that comes with the vivisection industry, this vital link can be removed and the monkeys cannot be obtained at all. Since there are so few airlines left who are willing to fly laboratory animals, this can sometimes also mean the closure of breeding farms if they cannot profit from selling animals.
To join the global network visit: www.gatewaytohell.net
A cargo plane from ABX Air is leaving Anchorage Alaska TODAY to pick up a shipment of around 1,000 primates from Phenom Pehn, Cambodia to bring back to the United States to be distributed to vivisection labs.
Call the Inlet Tower Hotel
and ask for room # 1506 – Jim Gallagher
The Pilot is is flying this shipment is named Jim (James) Gallagher.
RIGHT NOW he is staying at the Inlet Hotel in Anchorage Alaska trying to rest before this long flight. Let’s give him a wake up call!
If Jim doesn’t answer your call please keep trying and let the receptionist at the front desk know that they are hosting a monkey killer in their hotel.
Alternatively, you can call Scott Glasser at his home in Ohio.
Scott is the Senior Vice President of Sales and responsible for securing the contacts ABX has with breeding facilities.
Scott Glasser: 1-513-494-0506
If you can’t reach him at home, call Gail Paetzel, the person under Glasser, at work.
Gail Paetzel: 937-725-8866
The Bunny Alliance stands in solidarity with the Blackmail 3 in their fight for the animals and against the state repression of activists.
Huntingdon Life Sciences is hell for animals. The dogs, rats, primates, rabbits and others who are trapped within the walls of the lab are poisoned, cut open, beat, and killed—at a rate of 500 animals a day. The torture of these animals in the name of science is both heartbreaking and enraging, and the Blackmail 3 and other activists who work to save the animals are their greatest hope and deserve our support.
We encourage all activists to be in solidarity with the Blackmail 3, both on behalf of the animals and in recognition of the need for a united movement. We are all facing state repression, and we must take care of each other and show HLS, the State, and all corporations that profit off of the blood of animals that we become stronger in struggle. Their attempts to silence us fuel our commitment to resistance, and their horrific exploitation of animals strengthens our resolve to never give up on the fight for animal liberation.
The Bunny Alliance
The Pollination Project, a great foundation that gives seed grants to projects that change the world, recently awarded The Bunny Alliance with a grant in support of our campaign against Delta Air Lines’ involvement with the vivisection industry! Thank you so much to The Pollination Project for helping to make our work on behalf of animals possible.
*Today our grant from The Pollination Project was featured in The Huffington Post, so please share the article to help spread the word about the work we are doing and the generosity of The Pollination Project.*