Whether leaf-letting on London streets or breaking into a vivisection lab under the cloak of night, Keith Mann has thrived throughout his 20-plus year career as an animal activist. As an underground Animal Liberation Front (ALF) operative, active from the early ’90s, he’s sabotaged fox hunts, liberated nearly 700 mice from an animal testing lab, and served serious time. As an aboveground activist, Mann advocates on mainstream media such as the BBC, appears in films such as Behind The Mask, and shares his message through a variety of other media, including in his new book, From Dusk ’Til Dawn: An Insider’s View of the Growth of the Animal Liberation Movement. This Tuesday, tune in to hear Mann’s perspectives on activism, incarceration, and how he’s stayed afloat despite society’s undertow.
“Prison is nothing to fear. If we fear the consequences of our actions then we do a disservice to the animals. Like with most things in life the fear is worse than the reality and if we were all able to overcome that fear of prison, of sacrificing our liberty for the greater cause they would be unable to stop us achieving animal liberation. Sadly we have to put ourselves through some discomfort in order to make a difference.”
— Keith Mann in Abolitionist Online
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