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Oct 11

Two-time ALF target selling birds to the University of Florida

Status update on Double  T Farms, an Iowa breeder of birds for animal research labs.

Posted: Thu, 11 Oct 2012
Animal Liberation Frontline

Ted Golka of Double T Farms

In rural western Iowa, Ted Golka operates Double T Farms, which breeds birds for vivisection labs (and other purposes). Hundreds of pigeons were liberated in two separate raids at this farm in 2001 and 2002. Both actions were claimed by the Animal Liberation Front.

This week it was confirmed Double T Farms is still in business, and supplying the University of Florida.

Very little follow up is done on ALF targets – whether or not they return to “business as usual”, and to what extent (if any) the actions disrupted or stopped the targeted operation. This is especially true of more rural ALF targets, such as fur farms, where the status of such operations is harder to confirm.

This week, those involved in the campaign against the University of Florida obtained information that 8 pigeons from Ted Golka and Double T Farms were delivered to UF’s Animal Care Services.

The website for Double T Farms makes no mention of any animals being sold to research labs.

Double T Farms also breeds geese, swans, and ducks.