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from a dog vivisection breeder. Marshall Farms - New Rose NY. Dec 5, 2001
Marshall Farms is one of the largest dog and ferret breeders in America, and
according to the communique, was targeted due to its connection with HLS.
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30 Beagles, 10 Ferrets Rescued from Marshall Farms
Lab breeder subject of numerous USDA violations
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 06, 2001
On the evening of Dec. 5 the underground Animal Liberation
Front (ALF) raided Marshall Farms in upstate New York, rescuing 30 dogs
and 10 ferrets. The ALF released a Communique early this morning taking
responsibility for the action stating they had outsmarted "constant security
patrols ... scaled the electrified fence" and had broken through one of the 50 animal shed doors to effectuate the rescue operation.
Marshall Farms is a breeder of beagles and ferrets for animal research
laboratories across the U.S., most notably Huntingdon Life Sciences, which
has been a major focus of animal rights activists for the past several years.
Although Marshall Farms has been cited for numerous gross violations of USDA
and animal welfare standards, these were likely not factors in the ALF
activists' decision to raid this facility. The ALF is an abolitionist
organization which believes that animals should not be bred and sold to
research for a life of pain and suffering, regardless of the care and
standards kept by the breeders.
The full text of the Marshall Farm action Communique follows:
On the evening of December 5, we visited Marshall Farms in
upstate NY, liberating 30 beagle puppies and 10 ferrets. After
outsmarting constant security patrols, we scaled the electrified
fence, breaking through the door of one of the approximately 50 sheds of animals. Inside, we found hundreds of beagle puppies waiting to be shipped to vivisection labs, transferred from one small cage to another, destined to be killed. Before the next security patrol, we packed up 30 puppies and 10 ferrets and stole away into the night with them, taking them away from their hellish life, and giving them a life filled with freedom and joy.
As a breeder for Huntingdon Life Sciences, Marshall Farms would have ensured that these animals had a tortured, painful life suffering in labs. Beagles are routinely poisoned to death and abused at the hands of callous workers at HLS.
Workers have been caught punching beagle puppies in the face,
shaking them and throwing them against walls, and dissecting
living animals for "research data" that even technicians admit is
faulty. These 40 animals will never have to endure such brutal
Let this action serve as a warning to all who aid Huntingdon Life
Sciences in killing 500 innocent victims every day that you
cannot hide from justice.