to fallen comrades
recent years the Animal Liberation movement has lost some
of it's bravest and most extraordinary fighters. Click on
the buttons below to read tributes about Gari, Neil and Keivan.
Each is sadly missed by all who knew them ... but like Jill
... they will never be forgotten and they will always have
a central place in the history of our movement. Rest in peace
friends you died too young.
Day and week of action
2008 there was no co-ordinated week of action, but people
around the UK and around the World took their own actions
and made their own rememberances. Many of Jill's friends have
become particularly active in the campaign against greyhound
racing and the success of this campaign is dedicated with
love to Jill. You can find out more about this vigourous campaign
by visiting www.greyhoundaction.org.uk.
Jill's Day and week of
February 1st through to February 9th
Does anyone know who these recidevists are? click the image
to find out
year we called for a week of action starting from Jills anniversary,
Thursday Feb 1st, through to Feb 9th which is the anniversary of
Mike Hill, a hunt
sab who was killed by the hunt in 1991.
What makes the Animal Liberation movement special is that it is
not run by leaders, in fact it isn't run by anyone. Nor are we fighting
for our own selfish desires ... we fight for the animals who are
unable to fight for themselves ... those who are oppressed, tortured,
raped and murdered in their billions across the planet.
This means that the Animal Liberation movement is made up of compassionate
individuals who choose to come together or work alone to make the
dream of a better and more caring world come true. Sometimes this
work goes quickly and sometimes it goes slowly ... but it never
stops and it never will until our goal is achieved.
is the sort of dream that Jill lived, one of comradeship, activism,
compassion and shared dreams. In keeping with this feeling, the
theme of the week this year was a simple one take action
for yourself - action in its broadest sense - for example doing
a stall, a hunt sab, a school talk, a days work at at an animal
rescue centre, anything that made a positive difference what
could be simpler and more effective than that?
course this means that this years activities may not have been as
visible as other years but some of the more high profile ones are
(click on one to see more)
Demonstrators outside the Houses
Public stalls and screenings
of Jill's Film | Pick'n'Mix
Demos at local Police HQs and parliament | Dover
Demo 3rd Feb
stalls and screenings of Jill's film
click on the picture to see the
Jill's home town of Coventry, they organised regular
street stalls in the run up to Jill's day to raise
awareness and to promote a free public screening of
Jill's Film on 3rd of February. If you look at the
top of this page you will see Nancy (Jill's mum) on
a rememberance stall for Jill in Coventry towncentre.
Nancy Phipps (Jill's mum) and friend holding
a memorial stall in
Coventry town centre ... click on the picture
to see a larger version
the actual anniversary morning, a small group of people
visited Jill's memorial at the place where she was
killed (just by the roadside near the gates of Baginton
airport). The atmosphere was very nice and people
planted lots of flowers and lit candles and incense
sticks in respect for Jill.
On the 3rd as a culmination to the events in Coventry,
a special screening of Jill's film was held at the
Howitzer club along with music and free vegan food
(click on the flyer above for more details). Attendance
was good with many old friends and members of the
public turning up and it ended up in the sort of party
that Jill herself loved so much ... a fitting way
to remember her and celebrate her life.
were also well attended screenings of Jill's Film in other
towns and cities:
Jan 31st at the Sumac centre
Wednesday 7th February at St Georges Community Hall Redditch
25th February at The Basement Manchester
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Pick n Mix
demos at local Police HQs:
click on the picture to see the full
flyer and press release for the demos
round off the week of action Coventry Animal Alliance
held highly successful and amusing demos outside Warwickshire
Police HQ on the 9th February and on the 10th outside
Worcestershire Police HQ.
February the 9th marked the 16th anniversary of
am 18 year old lad who was killed by a huntsman whilst
trying to stop a hare hunt in Cheshire.
The aim was to highlight the way that the Police have
chosen to ignore the ban on hunting that came in several
years ago and hopefully to embarrass them into doing
something. The demos were based on the idea that Police
now "Pick'n'Mix" which laws they care about
and which ones they bother to enforce ... a luxury
that the rest of us certainly don't have!
Click on the leaflet
above to see the full size version
(which you can even print out if you like)
and photos from the demos:
1) Worcestershire and Warwickshire Police HQ
Do you recognise any
of these people?
If so please contact the Police immediately!
went brillliantly- even the cops enjoyed it. the local
neighbours were totally on our side and brought us
tea and coffee. I presented the coppers with a poster
of "Op pick'n'mix" to stick on the Chief
Constables wall. quite a few local press came. tomorrow
we are going to the Worcester demo. Iam hoping that
other groups will follow suit. We had a laugh and
it had a really good feel good factor to it."
quote above is from the Warwickshire demo where the
Police took it in fairly good humour. In contrast
when protestors did the demo outside the Worcestershire
Police HQ there was a severe humour failure on the
part of the Police. They imposed a section 14 notice
on the demo restricting it's scope and length and
seemed mainly to be worried about whether the banners
were touching their wall or not.
Maybe this over reaction was because they were embarrassed
to have their prejudices exposed in such a clear way
... no one likes getting caught out being bad do they!
The Police get into the atmosphere
by dressing as pantomime clowns.
Demonstrators outside the Houses
the police HQ demos went so well (and were such good
fun :-) it was decided to take the "Pick'n'Mix"
idea straight to Parliament to try and get a bit of
publicity for an issue that has disappeared from the
news agenda and to embarass the government directly
by exposing it's lack of real action against hunting.
on 19th February a colourful crew of protestors dressed
as Huntsmen, robbers, drug dealers and other criminals
descended on the Houses of Parliament for a lively
and successful demo that gained plenty of support
on the ground and coverage on many news channels including
here to see the flyer for this event
(feel free to download and print it out if you like)
to see the press release for this event
are we bothered about hunting?
If you have forgotten what is wrong
click on the picture above for a reminder.
demos went very well, got plenty of press coverage and where
actually fun ... we are appealing to people to do their
own versions in their own areas ... the week of action may
have ended, but the struggle continues. We can help with
advice, posters and leaflets.
We will never stop until we win!
more info: contact John Curtin, spokesperson for Coventry
Animal Alliance on 07771 953465 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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As part of the week of action ... there was a national demo
on Feb 3rd in Dover, where live exports of calves have resumed
within the last year.
If anyone has a report of this event (or others) please
email them to us ... this website is for everyone who shares
Jill's Dream and does something to make it a reality ...
so don't be shy!
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Why not show Jill's Film yourself?
Maybe you would like to show a copy as part of the
Week of Action?
excellent and inspirational film really packs
an emotional punch. The film lasts about 30
minutes and includes footage of Jill, the Coventry
live export campaign, Jill`s funeral, interviews
with Jill`s family and footage showing the horrific
reality of animal cruelty.
to find out more about Jill's Film and how to get
December 2006 ... the EU has finally brought in a ban on the Veal
several years of unneccessary delay, the European wide ban on Veal
Crates has finally come into force. Unfortunately things are not
so simple ... the law still allows what we would consider cruel
and inhumane practises to take place ... however considering the
strength of the animal farming industry in Europe and the influence
they wield ... we must still consider this a major victory for our
For more info on this story click
on this link to Compassion In World Farming
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