Why I participated in 269, on marked flesh and no regrets.


I am belatedly posting this piece as at the time of the event police and CID threats made my speech a liability, that hasn’t changed, the only thing that is any different to  previously is now I’m past caring for threats or promises.

Recently I was branded in the uk in solidarity with animals placed in the horrendous industry of slaughter for human consumption. I do not regret my decision, and even if this mark does not fade for the rest of my life I never will. There are many reasons I felt compelled to participate in this action some obvious, some not so much, but my primary reason is straightforward.

In the dairy industry cows are raised to be constantly in a state of pregnancy, when they are not pregnant they have just given birth. At that point the mother is given one single day with their child, one single day before their young are taken away from them. This is horrific, an experience no child  or mother regardless of species should ever have to endure, let alone constantly throughout their entire lives. The situations for the calves are equally bad, if they are male they will be exported overseas to be turned into veal. If you are unaware what that entails please look into it, every drop of milk sold in the UK contributes to this process. Female calves are destined to endure the same process as their mother until they eventually drop, they are then simply discarded.

To raise awareness of this the 269 event was started, in over 40 cities around the world activists volunteered to either be branded with a hot iron, or marked with a tattoo, the number of a single calf, marked for death before they were even born, with no escape from their horrendous fate. I myself was marked with a hot iron, and was later arrested, several others have recieved threats, and do you know what? I’m not ashamed, in fact I’ve never been prouder to bear this mark. A living testament to horrors that one day our species will look back on and say never again.

Steubenville, on rape and victim blaming.


Ok folks before I even really start this post I  warn ya, it will get heated.

Recently I was reading posts on the #Steubenville twitter tag, as I was reading I could feel the bile rising in the back of my throat at what I saw. But compared to the bile that was currently in front of my eyes onscreen that was nothing.

Here’s a tip for all you fuckers out there blaming this poor girl for what happened to her, if a. a girl has been drinking enough to impair her thoughts in any way. (Which incidentally she hadn’t she was SPIKED) B. Said girl is unconcious C. she has not granted permission to play. D you have to physically CARRY her out. E you photograph her in compromising positions. F THE GIRL IS A MINOR . G ANY OR ALL OF THE ABOVE ARE TRUE OR THE PERSON EVER IN ANY WAY GIVES AN INDICATION THAT THEY ARE UNWILLING (I’m just gonna stop there despite the fact I have a whole alphabet of reasons why this is fucked up and wrong) then when you lay a fucking finger on thisd person it is what they call RAPE , and rapists go to prison.

Is this equation too complicated? I’ll simplify, too young? she drunky?you put pills in her drinky? you no touchie, if you do you go to prison, no more football. Rapists do not get sympathy, nor do they deserve it. They go to prison, as they should, hell in my opinion they should be accompanied by everybody who tried to cover this shit up. Anyway I’m gonna stop writing now before I get really mad.