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The last fox farm on the Finnish island, �land, was attacked by The Wild
Fox Brigade. Over 2000 foxes died with henna. The biggest henna raid in
the world! Picture is from a local newspaper, showing the farmers
holding up a colored fox.
12 Long Island, NY -- Letter of Intimidation.
10 Garrett County, Maryland: A group called 'The Institute
for Public Safety' sent a mass mailing of postcards to landowners
in the county, suggesting that 40 percent of bear hunters are alcoholics,
drug addicts or mentally unstable. The chairman of the group admitted
they made up the statistic, and that they planned to mail more cards to
landowners of the other county in the hunt area. Several animal rights
groups have sued to stop Maryland's bear hunt.
10 Philadelphia, PA: A major highway connecting the city to its
western suburbs was shut down for several hours during rush hour as police
and FBI bomb squads dealt with a metal box, with the letters ELF painted
on the front, that was attached to an electricity transmission tower.
8 Yoxall, Staffordshire, England: Police suspect animal rights
activists for desecrating and removing most of the remains from the grave
of an 82 year old woman, whose family breeds guinea pigs for medical research.
The Hall family, who run the breeding farm, local villagers, and others
with connections to them have been under attack by animal rights activists
for four years. They have been suffered hate mail, malicious phone calls,
hoax bombs, a pedophile smear campaign and arson attacks. Local businesses
have been forced to stop dealing with the family, cars and homes have
been vandalized, and villagers terrorized by night visits from activists.
Police are investigating, and state that at least two people were involved
in the desecration.
3 Grand Rapids, MI: The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey
circus train was vandalized by animal rights activists. Parking booths
and a glass door were damaged, and graffiti painted on the train. Police,
working with the FBI, are withholding the name of the animal rights group
which is taking credit for the vandalism.
3 Melbourne, Australia: Activists from Animal Liberation Victoria
crashed the RSPCA's formal ball, and threw red paint over RSPCA's
national president, Hugh Wirth while shouting 'The RSPCA has blood
on its hands.'. One protestor got up on stage and spoke against
the RSPCA's business with Pace Farms, Australia's largest
egg producer. He was removed by security guards, and the other protestors
were escorted out. Dr. Wirth will be pressing assault charges.
20 Penrith, Hale, Altrincham, UK: Residents in these areas have
received bogus letters, some purporting to come from 'a concerned
mother' stating that a named individual was a pedophile, and 'assaulted
her daughter.' In Hale and Altrincham about 180 letters have been
mailed over three weeks. In Penrith, the person named has also had extensive
damage to his car. The letters are part of a campaign by animal rights
activists targeting employees of companies linked to biomedical research.
12 London, England: The (London) Times obtained a five page 'hit
list', dated July 2004, that was circulated among animal rights
extremists against the use of animals in biomedical research. More than
150 named individuals, including 21 children, are targeted for violent
attacks, harassment, and intimidation. The list includes home addresses
and phone numbers of 87 employees of Huntington Life Sciences and companies
connected to it, 47 employees' wives, and 21 children. The document
gives concrete suggestions for many kinds of attacks, and further gives
advice on avoiding detection for extremists seeking more violent forms
of protest against the people listed. The document states 'Whatever
you do, just do it and show them no mercy…make these perverts suffer…You
can be as extreme as you like…the possibilities are endless…'
9 Runcorn, England: Poison-pen letters pushed through doors and
posted in public, naming neighbors as pedophiles and giving graphic details
of a fictional sex act, have been found in the district. The false claims
urge the recipient to confront the individual named and 'let him
know you know,' and are being made against individuals known to
be targeted by SHAC.
8 Prestbury, Macclesfield, Alderley Edge, England: Nineteen company
directors of Emerson Developments Holdings Ltd. have been victims of poison
pen letters and attacks of criminal vandalism to their homes and cars.
Last week letters were sent to neighbors of one director, calling him
a pedophile. The directors have received threatening letters. An Internet
posting, purportedly from ALF, said, "We want Emerson to kick out
Yamanouchi. We will not let up until our aim is achieved…We know
where you are but you won't know when we are coming back; we do not let
go ever.' Emerson has been targeted because it leases property to
Yamanouchi Pharmaceuticals, a customer of Huntington Life Sciences.
5: East Peckham, England: Animal Rights activists vowed to launch
ten 'terror attacks' a night across Britain. An ALF spokesman
at a 'training camp' for AR activists to learn 'direct
action' said 'Ten attacks a night would be an absolute minimum…
Think of the number of butcher shops: at least a couple of windows are
already being broken every night and then you have people spraying graffiti
on cars to those targeting employees of Huntingdon Life Sciences.'
There have been reports of at least six serious incidents in the last
ten days, including attacks on cars and other property of people connection
with GlaxoSmithKline, HLS, and a farm raising guinea pigs for research.
Click to enlarge above photos from a Wellington, New Zealand Battery farm raid
where hens were liberated. On the Morning of September 2nd 2004 the a cell of
the Animal Liberation Front gained entry into Golden Gate Poultry farm in
Wellington, New Zealand, to witness conditions and liberate chickens.
Austin, TX: Tejas Securities, a US marker maker, has stopped trading shares
in Life Science Research, the company that owns Huntington Life Sciences
after directors, executives, analysts, and traders were bombarded with
Charlotte, NC: Activists vandalized a fleet of utility trucks owned by
Utiliquest. All the trucks were marked with 'ELF' and all
had their tires slit.
Dorset, England: The 'Lobster Liberation Front' claims responsibility
for two attacks on a Dorset lobsterman. Activists seriously damaged his
boat, set his catch loose, and splashed red paint over his house. Weeks
earlier the same boat, boathouse, and lobster pots were vandalized. An
anonymous e-mail on an Animal Rights website threatened 'war against
the industry' and 'real damage must begin' if lobster
fishing continues. Welsh police are investigating similar attacks in Wales.
Chetsey, Surrey, England: Following a firebomb attack by ALF activists,
RMC group, the world's biggest concrete company, pulled out of building
a biomedical research laboratory at Oxford University. The arson caused
£150,000 worth of damage as incendiary bombs destroyed the control
center, three trucks, and a crane. It took firefighters three hours to
control the blaze. A message on the ALF website said: "This attack
is a warning to RMC that collaboration in animal torture at Oxford or
anywhere else will not be tolerated, and a further warning to all involved
in building the Oxford laboratory to expect similar ruthless treatment."
RMC group said the violence was 'putting lives at risk.' RMC
was sub-contracted to Montpellier, the lead construction contractor that
pulled out of the project on July 19, following animal rights actions
against its directors and shareholders.
Gloucestershire, England: Montpellier construction group has pulled out
of a contract to build a biomedical research laboratory at Oxford University.
Walter Lily, its subsidiary, is abandoning the project due to a campaign
by animal rights activists, which included hoax letters to shareholders
urging them to sell their shares or face actions from animal rights activists.
Directors have had paint poured on their cars, threatening late-night
phone calls, and graffiti painted on their houses. A local businessman,
working for another firm in the same group as Walter Lily, received an
anonymous, threatening letter, in which activists promised to forge criminal
records and post them to hundreds of his neighbours. It said the records
would allege "a string of sexual offences committed by yourself throughout
your adult life".
Provo, UT: The letters 'ALF' were found in seven locations
at Brigham Young University's agriculture center, near a recycling
building where firefighters put out a suspicious fire. Fire damaged a
corner of the building, and two small tractors, and is estimated to be
at least $30,000. No animals were in the building. This was the third
incident at BYU attributed to ALF in the last six weeks. Someone broke
into a barn and released animals, and later equipment researchers were
using to test the breeding habits of fish was removed from an aquarium.
Bournemouth, England: ALF activists vandalized equipment of construction
company RMC - targeted because the company supplied concrete for a new
research lab being built at Oxford University. Tractors, bulldozers, and
a crane were severely damaged in the raid.
London, England: Investors in the construction group Montpellier are being
attacked because it is the main contractor for a primate research center
at Oxford University. Montpillier directors' vehicles have been
vandalized, and the staff at a company supplying a small amount of concrete
have been targeted with letter bomb hoaxes and late-night phone calls.
Investors in Montpellier received letters representing 'Stop the
Oxford Torture Lab' asking them to sell their holdings, saying that
if they didn't sell within a month their details will be published on
the Internet. The letter said 'This will prompt activity by the
animal rights movement to persuade these shareholders to sell.'
Montpellier share value has fallen by one-fifth.
West Jordan, UT: ELF claimed responsibility for an arson fire that consumed
the Stock Building Supply lumberyard, with damages estimated at 1.5 million
dollars. The three-alarm fire was one of the biggest they ever fought,
said the town's firefighters, and it burned dangerously close to
businesses in a nearby strip mall. The letters ELF were spray-pained on
the main building and a truck at the scene. An ELF-signed fax sent to
a local radio station mentioned four future targets, including an SUV
dealership and another lumber company. Two years ago the ELF calling-card
was found at an vandalized construction site in the town.
Rockville, MD: Police believe three arson fires, involving a pick-up truck,
SUV, and a Mexican restaurant are connected. The area around the restaurant
was also vandalized. Damage is estimated at $48,000.
Prairie City, OR: Activists damaged five pieces of logging equipment use
in a timber salvage operation. Metal shavings were poured into the engines,
fuel and hydraulic systems. Repairs will take weeks, cost $100,000 and
cause expensive production delays at lumber mills. FBI has joined the
investigation, which bears the hallmarks of eco-terrorism.
Oakland PA: Animal activists protesting the use of foie gras toppled an
obelisk and smashed a statue of the Venus de Milo that were in front of
an Oakland restaurant after the owners refused to take foie gras off the
Long Island, NY: The ALF claims to have broken into Forest Laboratories
to steal data, documents and blueprints relating to a new facility, as
part of their actions for World Week for Animals in Laboratories. Photos
said to be samples from the theft were posted online at BiteBack magazine.
There has been no confirmation of the break-in and theft in the news media.
USA: SHAC America, as part of their involvement in World Week for Animals
in Laboratories, has posted reports from "anonymous activists"
on their website describing harassing visits to various targeted company
offices and at employees' homes. Descriptions of the visits and taunting
messages were posted online , but have not been reported in the news media.
Snohomish, WA: Two new homes were destroyed and another heavily damaged
in an arson attack. At second construction site workers found plastic
bottles filled with flammable liquid and a threatening note. An attempted
arson was found at a third site, where a fire had started and apparently
gone out. Officials said the note, which mentioned ELF, apparently came
from an eco-terrorist group and the incendiary devices were similar to
ones used by the ELF. Total damage was over a million dollars.
Monrovia, CA: Animal rights activists spray-painted the historic Upton
Sinclair house with slogans of "Puppy killers," "Murderers,"
" ALF," and "you can't hide." Protesters dressed in
black, some with skull masks, chanted animal rights slogans over a bullhorn,
targeting the homeowner, an executive with Sumitomo Corporation which
has ties to HLS. The chants were personal - "(You) are a sick pervert
that enjoys animal abuse" and "…we know where you sleep
at night." Earlier they had protested at a local Petco, and at another
Sumitomo employee's home. A recording at the Animal Defense League office
announces many protests this week, which animal rights activists call
the "World Week for Animals in Laboratories." Some protests
are scheduled at homes of various executives - one called "UCLA monkey
killer,"- and at Sumitomo's offices.
Elk Creek, Vancouver, CA: Eco-terrorists threatened the lives of loggers
by spiking hundreds of trees. Workers found more than 100 spikes in logs
going through saw mills there. Demonstrators had stage a major effort
in October to try to stop logging in the area.
Spain: Animal extremists bored holes in the wall of a mink farm barn allowing
6,500 mink to escape. Eight hundred are still loose, and five hundred
were found dead. Graffiti saying "For a life at liberty" signed
ALF, was scrawled on a barn wall.
Click photos to
enlarge. April 10 liberation from the W.B. Saul High School of
Agricultural Sciences in Philadelphia. Liberated - four beagle puppies,
two chinchillas, one ferret, 26 gerbils, three hamsters, nine rats, and
Roxborough, PA: Four beagle puppies and numerous rodents were stolen from
the Walter Biddle High School of Agriculture Sciences. The thieves, suspected
to be animal rights activists, left a message spray painted on the walls
of the new kennel reading "Go experiment on yourselves. We're free
- The Animals." The school doesn't conduct animal experiments, and
the animals were used to teach animal care and husbandry. Addendum: Animal
rights activists have have claimed responsibility for the theft. The claim
was made, in a long note posted on an anarchist/activist website, as part
of the animal rights "World Week for Animals in Laboratories,"
and accused the school of many abuses. Activists state all the animals
will be placed in "loving homes."
Lake Oswego, OR: Animal activists vandalized the office building of Sumitomo
Corporation, which is affiliated with Huntingdon Life Science (HLS. Red
paint was splashed around the building, and graffiti stated " SUMITOMO
DUMP HLS." In an anonymous online claim activists warned, "Paint
today. Tomorrow- who knows? Hells coming to rip off the doors of your
privileged heaven." Sumitomo has been the target of numerous attacks
Charlotte, NC: Eco-terrorists are suspected in more than a dozen arsons
that have destroyed or heavily damaged expensive homes under construction
in suburban neighborhoods. Authorities are asking the public for help
in tracking down the arsonists and builders are being encouraged to hire
security firms to protect homes under construction.
Kitzbuhel, Austria: A protester set fire to a woman's mink coat while
she was wearing it. Police suspect lighter fluid was used to ignite the
fur. Patrons in a bar realized the back of the coat was burning, and extinguished
the fire before the woman was injured. The coat was destroyed in the attack,
and the culprit has not been caught.
Bloomington, IN: Nine SUVs were vandalized in one twenty-four hour period.
Their windshields were ruined by acid that permanently etched the glass
causing thousands of dollars worth of damages.. The police suspect ELF
York, England: Paul LeBoutillier was sentenced to five years for making
harassing phone calls to Huntingdon Life Sciences shareholders and to
HLS affiliate Covance Company employees.
Staffordshire, England: Staff and managers of Wolverhampton & Dudley
Breweries and Green King, two pub companies, have been threatened and
harassed by animal rights activists, because the Hall family, owners of
Darley Oaks Farm, which breeds guinea pigs for research, frequents these
pubs. In response to the threats, as well as thousands of e-mails, and
1300 phone calls, the managers have asked the Hall family to stop using
their pubs, to protect both their own safety and that of the pubs' staff
and other customers. Steven Oliver, managing director of W $ BD's Union
Pub Company said "The threat was of such a serious nature that we
felt we had to act." Copies of the letters to the Halls were sent
to the activist group, Save the Newchurch Guinea Pigs, whose website targets
companies supplying or used by the Hall family. Other pubs in England
have been targeted by animal rights activists because the pubs were believed
to support hunting.
Scotland: A group calling itself "Badgers Unknown" posted the
names, homes addresses, and phone numbers of over one hundred UK celebrities
on a website under the heading "Celebrity Bloodsports Scum",
urging activists to carry out firebomb attacks. The Countryside Alliance,
a group supporting hunting and fishing, whose officers were included in
the list, was able to get the website removed from one Internet service
provider, only to have it reappear elsewhere.
17, 2004 North Lima, OH: Vandals broke windows in a construction
trailer, sprayed a fire extinguisher and scratched the initials "ELF"
on the side of a piece of construction equipment at the construction site
of a new showroom for a fireworks company.
13 United Kingdom: Animal rights activists are targeting mothers
and mothers-in-law of judges who have banned the activists from harassing
companies linked to biomedical research. Home addresses and phone numbers
have been posted on a website, as well as home details of the directors
of a company linked to HLS. The website states "They are not immortal.
They don't live in fireproof homes."
8 Milford Sound Fjord, New Zealand: An unknown saboteur connected
a hose to a boat's diesel tank, pouring fuel into the water at a World
Heritage fjord site. The site is home to a rare species of penguin and
a major tourist attraction. Officials said that the 3,400 gallon fuel
spill was intentional and "eco-terrorism and economic sabotage."
7 Charlottesville, VA: ELF claimed responsibility of an attack
on the construction site of a new shopping center. Two trucks and a piece
of heavy machinery were torched, and glass and gauges were broken in all
the trucks and bulldozers on the site. The owner says it will cost $220,000
to replace the ruined track hoe and doesn't know if the burned trucks
can be repaired. A banner left on the site read "Your construction
= long term destruction - ELF"
22 Fayettville, AR: Five Hummers were vandalized. The letters
ELF were spray-painted on the vehicles, tires were slashed and windows
13 Richmond, VA: Three men claiming to belong to ELF pled guilty
to federal charges of "conspiracy to destroy by fire." Adam
Blackwell, John Wade, and Aaron Linas vandalized construction equipment,
MacDonalds and Burger King restaurants, and tried to destroy a crane.
They etched anti-SUV slogans on 25 vehicles at a Ford dealership. They
face sentences of up to five years, and must pay restitution of over $200,000.