[New Zealand Herald]
A militant animal rights network is celebrating the fire that
destroyed Tegel's poultry processing plant in Christchurch, and says
it would like to see similar plants face the same fate.
The Fire Service says the comments by the secretive Animal Liberation
Front (ALF) are dangerous and could have deadly consequences.
While "overjoyed", the ALF said it had nothing to do with Thursday's
early morning blaze at the factory in Hornby - one of three major
plants operated by the country's largest poultry producer.
The cause of the fire is still to be determined. It was the largest
blaze in Christchurch in more than a year, requiring all of the city's
"While we do not wish any harm to animals or humans, we would like to
see the same destruction at Tegel's two North Island plants," an ALF
spokesman using the name Daryll Cartwright said in a statement to the
"We are delighted that no more chickens will meet their deaths at the
Hornby plant in the immediate future.