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The Animal Liberation Front
Why do some people break the law?
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.
Beagles liberated with the
help of Barry from Interfauna near Cambridge.
These beagles were taken from a laboratory owned by Boots as part of a campaign
that ended with Boots selling their labs.
Animal Liberation is a worldwide movement & is growing rapidly. These
beagles were liberated from a vivisection breeder by Swedish activists.
"Mouse" who was liberated from Surrey University's Manor Farm
rabbit is just one of many liberated from Regal Rabbits in Surrey. This company
bred rabbits for vivisection, it has now closed down.
raiding Nuneham Courteney cat breeding colony.
Another beagle liberated with Barry's help.
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.
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.