An international collective of DIY punks is releasing a remotely recorded digital single to draw attention to a puppy farm in the UK that supplies beagles to laboratories for horrific animal experiments and has been the subject of an ongoing campaign by activists to shut it down.
The song is based on the classic Angelic Upstarts anthem Solidarity, with the words re-worked to focus on the plight of beagles at the MBR Acres puppy farm, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.
It features contributions from Napalm Death, Vice Squad, Doom, Oi Polloi, Hard Skin, Shöck, Disaffect, Active Slaughter, Armoured Flu Unit, Rites of Hadda, anarchistwood, Sedition, Lab Rats, Nō!, Bratakus and Brain Anguish.
A spokesperson for Punk Aid, who remained anonymous “because we want this to be about the animals, not individuals” said: “Through the power of online communication, bands and people from across the international DIY punk community have worked together to bring attention to the fate of the MBR Beagles and all animals being experimented upon across the globe. Our primary aim is to use the reach of the bands involved to spread an important message about the beagles. We also want to show our solidarity with the activists fighting against this hell hole!
Our greatest wish for the New Year would be for 2023 to be the year that animal experimentation was consigned to the dustbin of history.”
They went on to say: “This has been a truly collaborative effort with many people involved in its writing, recording, and production. For more than eighteen months activists have been campaigning to close MBR Acres in Cambridgeshire, this is our way of showing solidarity with those activists and the dogs!””