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On the 24th of December 2013 at 4 pm a truck transporting a number of large stuffed farm animals and a soundsystem emitting their voices will depart from a suburb area in the city of Grosseto to make a 2 hours long journey through the main downtown and residential districts. This vehicle, which we rented from a local businessman, is usually utilized to move live animals from place to place, often towards their final destination: the slaughterhouse.
The town of Grosseto has not got its own abbattoir facility but will very soon as the local authorities together with some private investors planned and began to build a modern one which we expect to become amongst the busiest in our region. As activists for Animal Liberation we know too well how such places represent more than anything else ( and for over 200 years now ) the attitude of detachment and the cruelty with which it is exercised, the practicing of the diseased anthropocentric ideology that appears to govern human civilization in its every aspects and relation , in particular and as far as the technological, systematical, institutional manner of exploiting and killing the animals by the food industry is concerned.
These animals being born by the millions every year only to become dead meat for human consumption are denied any space to exist even in our imagery, their very individuality erased by the conditions they are forced to live, their cries ignored by the omnivore masses. That’s why on the 24th of December our group will remind to the local population their direct responsibility as consumers for the continuation of the animal holocaust, more precisely it will be the animal voices to attract their attention otherwise directed to other matters given the period of the year we are in.
That against the Animals is a true war and the victims need our help so to make these voices heard. The journey of the truck shall terminate in a street in town named Via della Pace ( Peace Road ) which got selected for the evocative name it bears. Activists shall be available afterwards to discuss the wider issues of speciesism with the any concerned media and/or individuals at a conference which will be held in a venue local to that area.
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