Leaked Security Alert #1: Aspiring Fur Farmer Outed, More

Animal Liberation Frontline
By Peter Young
Nov 25, 2013

The first in a series of leaked Fur Commission “security alerts” Animal Liberation Frontline will be posting over the next month.

Background: Animal Liberation Frontline has obtained dozens of internal fur industry “security alerts.” These bulletins are sent to fur farmers via email and fax every time there is a “security” related issue affecting US fur farms. The subject matter can range from trespassers being chased from farms, to unpublicized details of ALF raids, to farmers sharing license plate numbers of “suspicious vehicles.”

These are intended to be read by fur farmers only, and were not intended to be read by the general public. I will be posting approximately 30 bulletins over the next month. Read a full background on this series here.

newminkfarmerA synopsis of this alert

The first bulletin in this series covers what is apparently an aspiring fur farmer looking to purchase breeding stock. Her inquiries with Utah mink farmers made them uneasy, and prompted this alert. If this woman successfully opened a mink farm, its address is not yet known.

The second portion covers a suspicious vehicle seen near a Hyrum, Utah mink farm.

“Fur Commission USA
Security Alert – Utah
May 8, 2012

A young woman from Mt. Pleasant UT named Amy Lamb has called several mink ranches asking to buy breeding stock. The number she is calling from is 435-851-3538 and is registered in Manti, UT. After speaking with her and doing some research, I believe she is legitimate, though naive about our industry. She is 21 years old and the daughter of Art and Molly Lamb of Mt. Pleasant. She has experience in raising sheep and cattle, and has been involved in the Mt. Pleasant Rodeo.

If you receive a call from her, please ask that she get in touch with Fur Commission for more information on mink farming.  I have asked her to please stop calling ranches.

At approximately 11:30 PM on April 23rd, a [car description redacted] with [license plate redacted] was seen outside a mink ranch near Hyrum UT. If you see this vehicle near your property please call your local law enforcement agency and Fur Commission USA.

Distributed by,
Michael Whelan
Fur Commission USA


[Press Office note: Imprisoned in cages for life, or mercilessly trapped with painful leghold traps in the wild,  fur-bearing animals killed to make unnecessary fashion statements are forced to endure intensive confinement, compared to the miles of territory these still-wild animals would enjoy in their natural state. The natural instincts of these captive animals are completely frustrated; self-mutilation, sickness, infection, poor sanitation and the sheer stress of confinement lead animals in captivity to premature death. When they survive, animals of sufficient size are killed by anal electrocution or gassing, then skinned. In addition to liberating the wild animals destined for a certain, painful and agonizing death, another goal of liberationists is to cause economic damage to fur retailers and farms; dozens of stores and fur farming operations have seen economic ruin since “Operation Bite Back” began by the Animal Liberation Front in the 1990s.

The Animal Liberation Front and other anonymous activists utilize economic sabotage in addition to the direct liberation of animals from conditions of abuse and imprisonment to halt needless animal suffering. By making it more expensive to trade in the lives of innocent, sentient beings, they maintain the atrocities against our brothers and sisters are likely to occur in smaller numbers; their goal is to abolish the exploitation, imprisonment, torture and killing of innocent, non-human animals. A copy of the Final Nail, a listing of known fur farms in North America, is available from the Press Office website at www.animalliberationpressoffice.org]