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The following is an excerpt from This is the A.L.F., Issue #2, a booklet which was provided anonymously to NZAVS.
The history of anti-vivisection in New Zealand has shown the conventional legal channels, eg Petitions to Parliament, have been blocked. It is easily understandable that some anti-vivisectionists, frustrated with attempting to work through the system, should express their hatred of the vivisection industry by carrying out actions under the ALF name. It is to be expected that as more people discover that the system is as fraudulent as vivisection itself that these actions will escalate.
Although there is no central co-ordinating group, an ALF Supporters Group, providing support for ALF prisoners, can be contacted:
or for news of actions refer to the Animal Liberation Frontline Information Service
Is NZAVS part of the ALF?
No. NZAVS works to educate the public about the dangers of animal based research. Having seen so many legal channels blocked to anti-vivisectionists, NZAVS understands the feelings of some in the movement who have decided that it is necessary to resort to illegal direct actions to stop vivisection. NZAVS supports those who choose this route towards abolition. Direct actions that liberate laboratory animals or cause economic damage to vivisectors often gain more publicity and educate the public more than the most spectacular legal protest marches or rallies that are, with very few exceptions, ignored by the mass media. Things as they are, in this unsatisfactory situation where petitions to the government are meaningless, and legal channels non-existent for anti-vivisectionists, activism is likely to continue, even increase.
NZAVS notes that publicity for abolitionist campaigns seems to only eventuate after ALF actions have been publicised. Many of our campaigns, such as the unrolling of the 100 metres of Animal Research Takes Lives - Humans and Animals Both Suffer, that have not coincided with publicised ALF actions have been ignored by the mass media - who derive revenue from advertising the products of vivisection.
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