Hi guys,

Many of my friends and former work colleagues will know about this already, but for those of you that don’t, my partner Mandi and I have a new website that we have been working on for the past couple of months, called .

In line with the aims of the Action Against Animal Abuse (4A) groups, we promote, through the visual media of T-shirts and hoodies, the rights and welfare (and against the exploitation) of animals, vulnerable innocent people and Planet Earth, together with a great selection of humorous, music related, and personalized designs.

We feature creations by many artists/designers, including 4A,  the incredible BustersNuts,  the alternative SpiderTees,  the utterly charming Happy and Smiley,  TeeFronts, and many more.

Please check out our collections pages. There is sure to be a T-shirt or hoodie for you or maybe as a gift for a friend! 

Then and Now : Barbarella’s Birmingham

Barbarella’s night club was my second home in 1977-78, and I saw many great bands there. I wish I’d kept a record of which ones. It’s a bit hazy now, but definitely The Clash, Radio Stars, Wayne County & The Electric Chairs, and many other punk bands. I missed the Sex Pistols, AC/DC, Blondie and Dire Straits as I was living in Yorkshire at the time, for a year.

Great nights at Barbarella’s. Getting home at 3am via the late night chip shop and up for work 4 hours later. Those were the days.

The updated 4A Policy

The completely revised and updated 4A Policy – essentially what we do not allow in the 4A groups – can be found on the 4A website at .

The 4A Policy is the first point of reference for our attitude and method of dealing with racists, spammers, scammers, miss-posters, trolls and other troublemakers.

At 4A we are committed to the ‘Family of Friends‘ concept, and we work hard to keep our groups free of the above.

We also believe that true animal lovers are not just dog lovers, or just lovers of specific breeds of dogs, cats, etc. – but are concerned with other very important animal abuse issues, such as bear bile farming, vivisection, the seal slaughter, the evil foie gras industry, the extremely evil ‘sport’ of trophy hunting, the fur trade, factory farming, and many more. Unfortunately the list of different types of abuse towards our fellow creatures is extensive. I haven’t even yet mentioned bull-fighting, dog-fighting, the vast slaughter of dolphins, sharks and whales, badger baiting and culls…

There is a 4A group for most animal abuse issues. Please join them and show your support.

Many thanks – Dave.