The Animal Rights Alliance was formed in late-summer 2005 because we recognized the need for an animal rights group working on a grassroots level in Stockholm. Many of the initiators to the group have a past in the group Stockholm Animal Rights Activists, which was one of the largest local animal rights groups in the mid-90s. Many of us have even been active in Animal Rights Sweden’s local groups and organizational board, but have now decided to act locally in a new group that believes in total animal liberation instead.
We encourage everyone who shares our goal to join the group, regardless of age or experience. The Animal Rights Alliance is run by active members and it is these members who also decide which issues we focus on. All members are volunteers and all donations go directly to helping animals.
There are many different ways to be active in the Animal Rights Alliance. Not everyone partakes in demonstrations. Some prefer to organize informational booths in town, hold fundraisers, paint placards and banners, or prepare food for our meetings. The point is that everyone can find ways to participate in the group that suits them. And don’t believe that your help doesn’t make a difference, because it certainly does.
We organize, and participate in, demonstrations and leafleting campaigns in Stockholm, but even arrange transportation to demonstrations in other parts of the country to support current campaigns.
The philosophy of the Animal Rights Alliance is very simple. We think that animals should be free from oppression. As you read this, thousands of animals are being killed in slaughterhouses, on fur farms and in the name of science. All of this occurs behind locked doors, hidden from sight of the public, because the animal profiteers know that when people find out what is being done to the animals, they will raise their voice and resist.
The Animal Rights Alliance is an above-ground animal rights group but we also support groups like the Swedish Animal Liberation Front (DBF) who break into laboratories, poultry-farms, and fur farms and directly liberate animals from torture.