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Animal rights activists claim responsibility for California cattle ranch arson

By Katie Wiggin CBS News January 11, 2012 Animal rights activists have claimed responsibility for a fire that engulfed 14 tractors and damaged several trailer rigs parked at California’s biggest beef processor. No people or animals were reported hurt during the blaze, which began before dawn on Sunday at the Harris Ranch feedlot, in Coalinga, …

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14 cattle trucks burned in arson at Harris Ranch

Henry K. Lee Wednesday, January 11, 2012 San Francisco ChronicleAnimal-rights activists are taking responsibility for an arson fire that destroyed 14 cattle trucks at the sprawling Harris Ranch in the San Joaquin Valley off Interstate 5. The fire broke out at the feed lot truck-storage facility at the ranch about 3:45 a.m. Sunday, said Fresno …

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Harris Ranch Fire: Animal Rights Activists Say They Did It

Jan 10, 2012 By Ashley Ritchie KMPH Fox Channel 26 The fire broke out around 4 a.m. Sunday at the Harris Ranch feed lot. In the end, 14 big rigs were melted to the ground. Self-proclaimed arsonists say they set fire to the largest cattle lot on the West Coast. They sent an anonymous letter …

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Animal Rights Activists Claims Responsibility for Harris Ranch Fire

By KSEE News January 10, 2012The fire broke out early Sunday morning. 14 tractors and several trailers were destroyed, some completely melted to the ground. The Fresno County Sheriff’s Department called it arson. KSEE24 News received an anonymous e-mail claiming responsibility for it. It reads, “Despite guards, a constant worker presence and razor wire fence, …

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Animal rights activists take credit for blaze at cattle ranch

January 10, 2012 Los Angeles TimesAnimal rights activists are taking credit for setting fire to a fleet of cattle trucks at a Central Valley ranch that is the state’s largest processor of beef.A statement from the purported arsonists said the fire, which destroyed or damaged 14 tractors and several trailers at Harris Ranch, was aimed …

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Suspected arson destroys 14 semis at California’s largest beef feeder, processor and marketer

Associated Press January 9, 2012COALINGA, Calif. — Investigators say arson is suspected in a blaze that destroyed 14 big-rig tractors and several trailers at California’s Harris Farms cattle operation, the state’s largest cattle feeder, beef processor and beef marketer. Fresno County sheriff’s investigators say the trucks in a storage yard were burning when firefighters and deputies …

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Founder of Recently-Raided Iowa Fur Farm Dies

January 3, 2012 Animal Liberation Frontline by Peter Young Palmer Erickson lived to see something that was long overdue:  in his final days, anonymous liberators opened cages and released 1,500 mink from his fur farm. Erickson died of esophageal cancer this week, shortly after this action. Since at least the 1950s, Palmer Erickson and his …

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AETA 4 Case Dismissed

For Immediate Release By Will Potter A U.S. District Court has thrown out the indictment of four animal rights activists who were charged with violating the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, because the government did not clearly explain what, exactly, the protesters did. When Joseph Buddenberg, Maryam Khajavi, Nathan Pope and Adriana Stumpo were arrested in …

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