Reblogged from 1EARTH UNITED blog
5 Awesome Hacks Anonymous Conducted for Animal Rights
The loosely based hacking group Anonymous is breaking headlines nearly everyday for their latest operations to uncover tyranny, corrupt governments and expose the wrongdoing going on around the world. Even though the hackers are standing up to billion dollar corporations and corrupt governments, they haven’t stopped there, and have done numerous operations for the ones who don’t have voices, animals! That’s right, the online collective has done a number on companies, corporations, organizations and even governments who have harmed or put animals in harms way.
To fight the evil abuse directed towards animals, Anonymous hackers have setup several operations which target helping animals. These operations are generally run under a certain hashtag, and on dedicated days of the week, the hackers will go rampant attacking these evil organizations abusing animals at will. From there, the hackers will generally stick to the hashtag and continue to target and attack companies, releasing all their data via Twitter as well as sending massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. DDoS attacks are when attackers send a massive amount of faulty traffic to a webserver in hopes of overwhelming the server and knocking it offline. These attacks are generally very effective for Anonymous when wiping evil organizations across the Internet.
1. Operation Beast #OpBeast – Stop Bestiality
Operation Beast is one of the collectives most popular operations targeting animal abuse, and more specifically bestiality. Anonymous has specified that they are targeting countries where bestiality remains legal, which includes Brazil, Cambodia, Finland, Mexico, Romania, Thailand, and 12 states within the US.
Operation Beast was formed on April 21st, the day Denmark officially ban bestiality country-wide.
2. Operation FunKill #OpFunKill – Stop Hunting
Another pro-animal rights operations is operation fun kill, targeting those who hunt for fun. These types of hunting include trophy hunting, dog smuggling, animal testing, whaling, shark and dolphin fishing, as well as abuse against animal-rights including the destruction of habitats, inhumane slaughter houses, dog fighting, bull fighting, and the trade of ivory, rhino horn, exotic animals and fur clothing.
The reason? Corporations are literally destroying animals habitats for money. Not only are they killing the fabric of nature but they are literally annihilating it, wiping down forests, testing toxic products on animals, and literally fishing the ocean dry.
Trophy Hunting has gone extremely far and there have been dozens of accounts of pure animal murder, even including the hunting of the beautiful Cecil the Lion!
3. Operation Whales #OpWhales – Stop Whale and Dolphin hunting
The group widely criticizes Iceland and Japan for their relentless whale and dolphin hunting, calling for it to be named illegal as well as stop the hunting entirely. Iceland has been hunting whales for years, disregarding not only the International Whaling Commission but the fact that the oceans are drying up.
Whales are endangered in Iceland, yet the country continues to carelessly slaughter thousands of innocent and endangered whales living in their natural habitat, the ocean!
4. Operation SeaWorld #OpSeaWorld #OpKillingBay – Destroy SeaWorld
Going hand in hand with Op Whales is Operation SeaWorld, an operation that solely targets SeaWorld. The group has time and time again proved that SeaWorld, the waterpark, stores their whales in captivity and continues to mercilessly abuse them. Shortly after Blackfish was released, a film trying to expose SeaWorld’s wrongdoing, Anonymous took matters into their own hands, birthing Operation SeaWorld.
According to Anonymous, SeaWorld has committed a catalog of crimes including kidnapping Orca whales, murdering Orca whales, funding Taiji dolphin trade, funding dolphin slaughter for sushi, lying to trainers about safety, lying to customers, admitting to stealing baby penguins, drugging Orca’s including pregnant ones with anesthetic, drilling into Orcas teeth with no anesthetic and spending less than 1% on rescue and rehabilitation.
However, somehow the scum at SeaWorld continue to operate their whale jail with zero consequences. SeaWorld is slowly growing into one of the world’s most hated companies, hell even good ol’ country singer Willie Nelson has a serious distaste for Seaworld.
5. Operation Save Swedish Wolves #SaveSweWolves #StopSweWolfhunt
A relatively new operation is Save Swedish Wolves, an operation targeted at saving Swedish Wolves from the mass hunting and near extinction they are currently facing.
Anonymous has come together with other hackers to aid the Swedish wolf population, which stood at an estimated 250 in January 2015. What’s shocking is though Swedish wolves are quickly going extinct, the Swedish government actually signs court documents, allowing for the endangered species to be legally hunted.
This has caused outcry for the helpless community of Swedish wolves going extinct, one of the main reasons the operation was started in the first place.
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