original info release:
Throughout much of the United States animals have about as many rights as a piece of furniture. There are more laws protecting your car then there are for animals. They are considered nothing more than “property” and do not deserve any rights. People who abuse them usually get little to no punishment for the suffering they cause. It’s time for that to change. JUSTICIA PRO BESTIA (Justice for Animals) is a collection of artists who believe that animals deserve their own rights and much more. All the proceeds from the sale of this digital compilation will be donated to The Animal Legal Defense Fund Since 1979 they have been fighting for animal rights, domestic and wild, by working to improve and expand laws protecting animals and to help make penalties against animal abusers much tougher...
Here is an interview about the compilation from some veg-heads at idieyoudie (which also includes a link to an amazing das ich peta2 ad (auf Deutsch)- whose vegetarianism previously unbeknownst to me just made them so much cooler... ).
It's nice to see industrial artists coming together for animals again. The ALDF and I have our differences (I mainly oppose their animal abuser registry intiatives on multiple grounds. If you want to know why, ask in the comments,) but they do a lot of great work. As much as the anti-authoritarian in me opposes prisons, the animal rescuer in me knows first hand how the treatment of animals as property means that the law is always involved. The ALDF helps it to move in the animals' favor.
I still have a copy of Animal Liberation (1990) on vinyl from the good old days when doing a fundraiser for PETA meant funding undercover laboratory infiltration rather than today's sexist ad campaigns. I would have chosen Mercy for Animals or a prisoner legal defense fund as the benefactor personally, but ALDF will do just fine. I bought my copy today (digital download only). All proceeds go to a good cause, so now is a good time to buy some intellectual property even if you usually don't. Bandcamp link was broken, so you'll have to go with amazon.