Wave of Sabotage Reported at Iowa Factory Farms
offers $7,500 reward for information in sabotage at multiple farms
of the Voiceless
February 27, 2011
reported a rash of sabotage actions against pig and turkey farms across
northeastern Iowa. Damage is described as 'considerable'. Neither the Animal
Liberation Front nor other clandestine animal liberation group has yet
The actions are described as occurring at
'multiple' farms in three counties. Three pig factory farms were vandalized
in Chickasaw and Fayette Counties. One turkey factory farm in Bremer County
was also targeted. One of the sabotaged farms was 5 miles northwest of New
Hampton, site of the largest Animal Liberation Front mink liberation in U.S.
The sabotage included damaged office equipment and broken
windows. Police have not ruled out the actions could be merely apolitical
vandalism. However if there was no danger of animal's being harmed in the
action, factory farms would be a likely A.L.F. target and these attacks
would fit the model of an Animal Liberation Front action.
advising farms to be vigilant in monitoring their farms, and call police if
they notice suspicious vehicles.
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