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State Fair butter cow doused in red paint; animal rights group takes credit

Animal rights group spokesman: ‘We certainly applaud their efforts’ Des Moines Register August 12, 2013 The Iowa State Fair’s beloved butter cow sculpture looks as good as new after vandals covered the icon in red paint early Sunday. The cow, a fair tradition since 1911, cleaned up well after the dousing. Vandals from the group …

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[UPDATE: Taco Asylum Responds] Animal Liberation Front Vandalizes Taco Asylum Restaurant

By Nick Schou OC Weekly Original Post: Aug. 7, 7:30 p.m.: The Animal Liberation Front (ALF), a radical animal rights group, has taken credit for an act of vandalism against Costa Mesa’s Taco Asylum restaurant. The vandalism allegedly took place on the night of July 28 and involved the popular high-end, locally-sourced taco restaurant’s front …

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Victory: After ALF visit, farmers say they are out of the pheasant business

Peter Young Animal Liberation Frontline Last week, the Animal Liberation Front took credit for releasing dozens of pheasants from the Ash Grove Pheasant Farm in Riverside California. Now the owners have announced they are out of the pheasant-breeding business altogether. Co-owner Theresa Fitzgerald told the media this week that she will keep any recaptured birds …

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Mink farm sabotage spawns warning; Abusers Worried

By JOHN O’CONNELL Capital Press BURLEY, Idaho — Following a recent attack on a Burley mink farm, in which at least 3,800 animals were set free, the head of Fur Commission USA is warning members such crimes tend to occur in bunches, and they should be extra vigilant. The intruders, who remain at large, cut …

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RIVERSIDE: FBI investigating pheasant theft as ecoterrorism

John Asbury Riverside Press-Enterprise The FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force is investigating the vandalism of a Riverside pheasant farm after an extremist animal rights group took responsibility for stealing the birds. Members of the Animal Liberation Front, known as ALF, said they used wire cutters the night of July 22 to enter the property of …

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Company to start slaughtering horses next week, despite arson and lawsuit

By John Upton A New Mexico slaughterhouse plans to begin killing horses for meat on Monday — despite a looming lawsuit and an apparent arson attack. Refrigeration units at the Valley Meat Co. in Roswell., N.M., lit up in flames on Tuesday. Firefighters extinguished the blaze, but not before five compressors were damaged beyond repair. The …

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Mink Farm near Burley Raided by “Animal Liberators”

Boise Times-News By Mychel Matthews – BURLEY • A mink farm southeast of town was hit last weekend by a group of self-avowed “animal liberators.” On Sunday evening, 4,800 mink were released from the Moyle mink farm at 575 E. 120 S., said Cassia County Sheriff Jay Heward. An estimated 90 percent of the …

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Liberator (Comic) Issue #2 Available!

A comic inspired by the real men and women who actually carry out clandestine actions in order to liberate animals from abuse, confinement and exploitation. Order here: See our review of Liberator Issue #1

NY Times: Can We See Our Hypocrisy to Animals?

A NEW documentary, “The Act of Killing,” explores the human capacity for mass murder. It addresses the Indonesian fratricide of the mid-1960s, in which a million people may have been killed. The slaughter was monstrous, but it was also mystifying — which is the way it often is. I’ve interviewed war criminals in a half-dozen …

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Smash HLS: Post-PETA Gorilla Tactics

By Kyle Swenson Thursday, Jul 25 2013 On a scalding Saturday afternoon, nearly a dozen Miami Beach Police cars are jammed up on the lawns of a shady residential street near Mount Sinai Hospital. Cops lean against their cruisers as a mangy group of about 20 protesters spills out onto the overgrown lawn before a …

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FBI, police, deputies look into claims by animal-rights activists By Teri Figueroa July 23, 2013 SAN DIEGO — The FBI and local authorities confirmed Monday they are investigating vandalism that self-styled animal-rights “anarchists” claimed to have done last week at San Diego’s only fur shop, as well as at the homes of the store’s owners. …

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Number of animal experiments in Britain jumps 8% to 4.1million despite Coalition pledge to reduce them

Animal rights groups describe the figure, highest since 1982, as ‘shocking’ By Fiona Macrae The number of animal experiments carried out in the UK topped four million last year with a sharp increase in the number of monkeys used in laboratories. Home Office statistics show that 4.11million experiments were carried out in university, charity and …

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An Overview of Bombing and Arson Attacks by Environmental and Animal Rights Extremists in the United States, 1995- 2010

Final Report to the Resilient Systems Division, Science and Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland SecurityMay 2013. Click the link below to read the PDF document. BombingAndArsonAttacksByEnvironmentalAndAnimalRightsExtremists_May2013

Animal rights group threatens to ‘destroy’ local fur farms

By Katie McKellar Deseret News A radical animal rights group has put Utah Valley on notice. Animal Liberation Front is known for violence and sabotage, setting fires to businesses, harassing owners until businesses close and setting hundreds of thousands of fur animals free from farms over the past two decades. Now, the group has published …

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Little known about environmental, animal-rights extremists despite attacks

Fierce Homeland Security By Henry Kenyon Little research has been done on environmental and animal-rights extremists even though they have been responsible for hundreds of arsons and bombings in the United States, says a new report from the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism. The report concludes that not much …

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