Animal Liberation Snitches: Update

Nothing is more harmful to the animal liberation movement than snitching. By assisting the government in their hunt for liberators, the snitch condemns the animals to lives of suffering and death. The snitch pledges allegiance to law enforcement and the status quo to protect him or herself, condemning their comrades to prison in order to save their own skin.

To snitch is to commit violence against countless animals and their human allies. The snitch attempts to destroy the animal liberation community out of their own selfish cowardice.

Snitches can never re-integrate, and can never be forgiven for their betrayal. The animal liberation movement will forever keep tabs on snitches and remind them: You are the lowest form of life and you have joined the ranks of the animal abusers. Expect to be treated as such.

Here are the latest updates and locations on known snitches who have harmed the struggle for animal liberation: (Also see the “Snitches” page here )

Frank Ambrose on right, with his attorney

Frank Brian Ambrose
13732 Santa Rosa Ct
Manassas, VA 20112-3819

Frank Ambrose is arguably one of the most high profile snitches in earth and animal liberation movement history. Super-snitch Frank Ambrose betrayed his then husband Marius Mason, closing the investigation into a series of unsolved ALF and ELF actions in Michigan and Indiana.

Marius was sentenced to 22 years in federal prison. Ambrose was sentenced to nine years for his cooperation. Frank continued to cooperate with prosecutors, provided “substantial assistance,” and his nine year sentence was reduced to 5 years and 10 months.

The prosecutor at the time called his assistance “nothing short of remarkable.”

Frank’s father, Frank Sr. owns Modern Hardwood Floor Service in Manassas, VA.

Joshua Ellerman
Age: 44
4717 S 3040 W
Taylorsville, UT 84129-2507

“I knew I could get some time if I got caught, but I didn’t know it could be for the rest of my life,” Douglas Joshua Ellerman said before U.S. District Judge Thomas Greene.Attorneys for three animal-rights activists charged with bombing the Fur Breeder’s Cooperative in Sandy have said their clients are only in court because Ellerman, 21, was desperate to implicate others to avoid a 35-year minimum prison sentence.

Josh Ellerman said that he, Gautschy, Bishop and Alexander Slack — who committed suicide — broke into the co-op on March 11, 1997.

Clinton Colby Ellerman
Age: 46
2988 S 9100 W
Magna, UT 84044-1019

Colby Ellerman confessed to building the five bombs and pleaded guilty to charges of making a pipe bomb, malicious destruction with a bomb and using a bomb in an act of violence. But he said he didn’t think they would actually be used.

Suzanne N. Savoie, Green Scare snitch
Age: 45
17607 Elliot Creek Rd
Jacksonville, OR 97530-9447

Lacey A Phillabaum, Green Scare snitch
Age: 48
5156 W Olive Ave # 111
Glendale, AZ 85302-4205

Stanislas Meyerhoff, Green Scare Snitch
Age: 45
8450 E Valley View Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85250-6751



David Agranoff
Age: 49
4659 Voltaire St
San Diego, CA 92107-1762

Liam Mulholland
Age: 41
9249 Gleannloch Dr
Indianapolis, IN 46256-2228

Liam was involved in environmental activism and animal rights in the late 1990s and 2002–2004 in Indiana. He entered a plea agreement to carrying out an ELF arson in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 2003 and cooperated fully with the federal government. He claimed involvement in several more ELF and ALF actions that took place between 2002–2003, and provided the feds with details of the actions, the names of the other activists with whom he supposedly carried out these actions, as well as where and how they traveled, where and when they planned and discussed their actions, what they purchased for the actions, how they disposed of the purchased items, and how they carried out each action.

In 2008, Liam was accused of having cooperated with the FBI, re-emerging on the activist scene in 2007–2008 and attempting to reignite old friendships and networks after knowingly engaging in secret discussions with the FBI. Liam publicly denied these claims, but his plea agreement and Government Sentencing Memorandum show that, despite his claims, he has in fact been cooperating. On May 5, 2014, he was sentenced to 1 day in jail, time served, and 2 years’ supervised probation.

Current Information: In the past decade, Mulholland obtained his law degree, married, and has been employed in Indiana.