Category: News Articles

Animal rights group claims responsibility for vandalism at Lapeer County meat facility

MLive (Michigan) By Gary Ridley | gridley@mlive.com August 28, 2013 NORTH BRANCH, MI — Law enforcement officials believe “radical” animal activists are responsible for vandalism at a North Branch-area meat production facility. Lapeer County Sheriff Lt. Gary Parks said detectives from his office are investigating an incident that occurred early Monday, Aug. 26, at McNees …

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Animal rights group vandalizes Michigan slaughterhouse

Brett Wessler Drover’s Cattle Network 08/28/2013 An animal rights group allegedly claimed responsibility for vandalizing a Michigan slaughterhouse and one of its vehicles and freeing cows from the facility Monday morning. The Animal Liberation Front (ALF) released an email following the incident at McNee’s Meats. Members of the group spray-painted “Meat is Murder” on the …

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Fox, mink sprung from fur farm (800 liberated from Simcoe Ontario Fur Farm)

By Monte Sonnenberg Simcoe Reformer August 27, 2013 SIMCOE – Animal rights activists have taken credit for the mass release of fox and mink at a fur farm east of Simcoe this week. Nearly 500 animals in all were released sometime early Monday morning at the Bollert Fur Farm on Highway 3 west of Renton. The culprits …

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Records: Suspect in eco-arson case to plead guilty

By JEFF BARNARD, Associated Press GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A woman who surrendered after a decade as a fugitive in the nation’s largest eco-terrorism case is expected to enter guilty pleas on Oct. 10, court records show. Rebecca Rubin, 39, was accused in a federal indictment of being a member of cells of the Earth …

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Bear-Trap Saboteur in New Mexico Prevents Capture of Wild Bear

New Mexico Wildlife News August 12, 2013 ALBUQUERQUE – A dangerous bear that broke into a house and bit the homeowner remains on the loose today in the Sandia Heights neighborhood east of Albuquerque, partly because someone sabotaged a Department of Game and Fish trap intended to catch the bear. The Department has video of …

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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 – mmatthews@magicvalley.com 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: http://liberatorcomic.wordpress.com/buy-liberator/ 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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