Activists’ arson crosses line into terror

Friday, January 20, 2012 Editorial Capital Press (The West’s Ag Website) The Associated Press and several other media outlets last week reported that 14 big-rig tractors and several trailers at California’s Harris Farms Fresno County cattle operation were destroyed by fire. Firefighters responding to the early-morning blaze at a feedlot storage area found the 14 …

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Cause of Colorado Horse Lab Fire Ruled “Undetermined”

Damages at Colorado State University Equine Research lab estimated at $12 million, cause is “undetermined”. By Peter Young Animal Liberation Frontline January 20, 2012 As reported on Animal Liberation Frontline over the summer , a mysterious fire broke out overnight on July 26th at one of the country’s premier horse genetics labs in Colorado, completely …

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Groups compare recent activist activity to agro-terrorism attacks

Thursday, January 19, 2012 BY JEFFREY HOFFELT, LIVESTOCK EDITOR Agri-ViewWords turned into action Jan. 8 as an estimated 14 trucks and cattle-transporting trailers were intentionally set on fire at the largest feed yard in California. An animal rights extremist group quickly took credit for the arson attack in the San Joaquin Valley.Though the cause of …

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The Story of the 17 Rabbits Liberated from Portland Meat Collective

By Peter Young Animal Liberation Frontline January 15, 2012 In a strange development, a rabbit rescue is forced to return 17 rabbits liberated from a Portland butchery school. PDX Meat Collective butchers reclaim “stolen” rabbits Overnight on January 8th, news broke on the ” Portland Meat Collective” website that somewhere between 18 and 23 rabbits …

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Where’s the legal line drawn in animal-rights activism?

Sacramento Bee By Michael Doyle Friday, Jan. 13, 2012WASHINGTON — A federal courthouse in Boston and a ranch in California’s San Joaquin Valley present competing faces of the animal rights movement. One side is peaceful. The other, decidedly, is not. Both can feel the weight of the law and the sting of being called a …

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California Activists Torch Cattle Trucks

January 11, 2012 Agriculture Proud “Containers of accelerant were placed beneath a row of 14 trucks with four digital timers used to light four of the containers and kerosene soaked rope carrying the fire to the other 10,” the e-mail said. “We were extremely pleased to see all 14 trucks ‘were a total loss,’ ” …

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Animal rights activists take credit for arson at beef ranch

By Michelle Macaluso Published January 11, 2012 FoxNews.com Animal rights activists are taking credit for setting fire to and destroying 14 cattle trucks at California’s largest beef producing, feeding and marketing ranches. The North American Animal Liberation press office posted an anonymous letter on its website from activists claiming full responsibility for the arson. “We …

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Animal rights activists take credit for Fresno farm fires

By Jim Guy Fresno Bee January 11, 2011 Animal rights activists are behind the burning of cattle trucks at Harris Farms in western Fresno County early Sunday, according to a statement released by a clearinghouse for activists.The statement purports to describe how the fire, which heavily damaged 14 tractors and several cattle-hauling trailers, was set …

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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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14 Cattle Trucks Burned by Activists at Harris Ranch in Coalinga, CA

For Immediate Release January 9, 2012 14 Cattle Trucks Burned by Activists at Harris Ranch in Coalinga, California Received anonymously: at about 3:40 am on sunday, january 8th, 14 cattle trucks caught fire at the harris feeding company in coalinga, ca. containers of accelerant were placed beneath a row of 14 trucks with 4 digital …

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