Communiqué from ALF activists
Date: April 22, 2005
Institution targeted: Louisiana State University
In celebration of World Week for Animals in Laboratories the Animal Liberation Front is claiming responsibility for the liberation of 21 mice from Louisiana State University in the early hours of April 22nd, 2005.
Breaking through a vent in a side door, animals on the seventh floor of the LSU Biology Department building– 21 mice — were removed, examined and treated by a sympathetic veterinarian, and placed in loving homes. No animals were released into the wild. All 21 were placed in comfortable, loving homes.
LSU’s Animal Cruelty Facility lab was also vandalized in addition to giving 21 mice new lives free from torture, solitude and suffering. Aquariums were smashed, windows broken and paint stripper poured on outer walls. Spraypaint was used for slogans and further vandalism of the labs, and the locks were glued on doors to any rooms that housed no animals.
Our deepest sadness is reserved for the animals on the 7th Floor kept from our arms, those we were unable to save, including hundreds of mice, dozens of rats, birds, rabbits, and turtles. The cold solitude of the cage and the deafening silence of sterile, windowless laboratory rooms on the top floor of a building, with no chance to interact in the outside world or with one another is torture enough. Add to that the despicable cruelty of those human beings who’ve shown no compassion for the screams from animals in their never-ending, painful experiments and you can see where our sadness, and our anger, comes from.
We acted as operatives not only of compassion, but good science. Animal research is not only cruel but hazardous — as data derived from the animal models is not applicable to humans and therefore dangerous.
Our aim in inflicting as much economic damage as possible is to drive up the cost of animal experimentation until this sadistic psuedo-science is no longer economically feasible. Our aim in liberating animals should be obvious. Giving them a new life free of the hell that is the LSU ACF.
For 21 mice, we’ve done that. To vivisectors everywhere, you know your profession is one of cruelty and unnecessary suffering.
Stop now or be stopped.
Always for the animals, A.L.F.