Letter from Debbie Vincent. On May 17th, 2014, Debbie was sentenced to 6 years in prison for campaigning against Huntingdon Life Sciences, Europe’s largest animal testing
laboratory. For about a week from this posting you can still send letters to Debbie Vincent, AJ81DE, E1-13, HMP Send, UK. You can also post comments and we can forward them. It is important to support prisoners after their release as readjustment and decompression can be just as hard if not worse than imprisonment and the mental scars of repression do not disappear overnight.
Originally published by Hambach Forrest
Dear Defenders of Nature
Your actions against the destroyers of Hambach Forest are an inspiration. I know it has been a hard struggle over the cold winter. I send you love, respect and solidarity from within the walls of prison. Though they incarcerate my body, my heart, mind and soul will always be free.
Being in prison has not dampened my resolve to continue to challenge injustices, wrong-doings, wanton destruction of all life and all forms of oppression.
I am proud to know wonderful, good people, who are out there trying to make a difference.
What is scary in this world is oppression and injustice, when people hurt people, animals and nature. What is beautiful in this world is resistance, when good people say enough is enough and act. Oppression and injustice are everywhere, but so is resistance. Because some people know that if you fight you may loose, but if you do not fight, you have already lost.
Activism is the immune system for society’s ills. Helping to fight the diseases of capitalism: greed, violence, oppression and indifference. We are all part of nature and we must continue to act against the destructive madness, in however small a way, to try to create a better world for all.
I only have 3 weeks left in prison. On the 13th of April, I will be sent to a probation hostel, where I will be for 1-6 months. Along with draconian license conditions to stop me from campaigning until 2020. I will continue to challenge what I can and resist.
All the friendship, love, support and solidarity I have received over the past 3 years of my incarceration from compassionate, free-thinking individuals from around the world has been awesome and humbling, and very much appreciated – thank you!
Thank You to all those from ABC Rhineland and Clima Camp for their solidarity and support postcard @ www.war-starts-here-camp.org.
Sending you all hope and strength, as well as sunshine to brighten your days and smiles to warm your hearts.
You all stay safe.
Lots of love, rage, respect, total liberation, hope and strength and purple vegan hugs of solidarity!
xxx Debbie xxx