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The Animal Liberation Front

    Why do some people break the law?

    The Animal Liberation Front (ALF) is a name, which tends to be used by activists who carry out illegal, but totally non-violent acts on behalf of animals. The ALF is not really an organisation, it is a name which the press use and which the public can identify with.

     

    What type of actions do ALF activists do?

    ALF activists regularly break into factory farms, laboratories and other places where animals are being cruelly treated and take away as many animals as they can manage. This can range from one animal to several hundred. Good homes for the animals are always arranged in advance.
    By taking animals away from such places, the ALF have saved many lives and have also been able to take photographs and documents which legal campaigning groups use on their leaflets in order to show the public what goes on 'behind closed doors'.

     

    Why do some ALF activists damage buildings?

    The idea behind damaging buildings is that it costs companies, which make a profit out of animal suffering a lot of money. Incendiary devices may be used to start fires in order to damage buildings or vehicles. This is only done when the activists concerned are sure that there is no risk of injury to anyone, including animals.

It is not the intention of this section to encourage or condone illegal acts. The press prints a lot of inaccurate stories about the ALF, which suggests that they are violent. It is up to you to make your own informed opinion as to whether concern about animals justifies breaking the law.


Liberated beagles
Beagles liberated with the help of Barry from Interfauna near Cambridge.

Liberated beagles
These beagles were taken from a laboratory owned by Boots as part of a campaign that ended with Boots selling their labs.

Liberated beagle
Animal Liberation is a worldwide movement & is growing rapidly. These beagles were liberated from a vivisection breeder by Swedish activists.

Liberated ferret
This is "Mouse" who was liberated from Surrey University's Manor Farm

Liberated rabbit
This rabbit is just one of many liberated from Regal Rabbits in Surrey. This company bred rabbits for vivisection, it has now closed down.

Liberated cat
Father Xmas raiding Nuneham Courteney cat breeding colony.

Liberated beagle
Another beagle liberated with Barry's help.

Rocky the dolphin
Barry was arrested whilst attempting to liberate Rocky back into the open sea. Rocky with the help of the Mail on Sunday has since been released into open seas.

Dolphinarium

The pool on the right was where Rocky was imprisoned for almost 20 years, for most of this period he was on his own. Dolphins are very sociable animals, who live in tight knit family groups.

Brown rabbit

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