Friday, August 29, 2003


The Animal Liberation Front, a domestic terrorist group, released 10,000 minks from a fur farm in southern Snohomish County, WA. The minks subsequently attacked other farms in the area, causing considerable damage. At least 25 exotic birds, along with chickens, ducks, and geese were killed and eaten.
Animal activists argue that while the farm animals' deaths are unfortunate, it proves minks raised in captivity can survive in the wild.

"The amount of suffering that has been prevented by releasing them from cramped cages and freeing them from an extremely cruel death more than justifies a temporary disruption to the ecosystem," said veterinarian Andrew Knight, director of research at the Seattle-based Northwest Animal Rights Network.
The Fur Commission USA is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the criminal perpetrators. The FBI is investigating.

[Followup] Thorough analysis of the actions of the ALF indicates how really nonsensical they are. They are committing major crimes to achieve goals of complete animal freedom and extreme vegetarianism which are irrational and unattainable. Animals will never have rights as defined by the constitution and meat will always be considered food. The ALF attempts to achieve the unachievable while risking long prison sentences and significant restitution verdicts. Maybe a few years in 6' X 9' cells with seething idealism as a roommate will add reason and clarity to their thinking. Or, maybe not.

My take is that these folks have entirely too much time on their hands. Sitting around and plotting how to destroy society is not the best use of their time. I concur with Puggs' take over at Random Nuclear Strikes. He has a personal no nonsense message for the ALF. Follow the link.

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