Still Violent, Still Extreme

Animal rights extremists continue their campaign of terror, not chastened a bit by September 11. The Animal Liberation Front (ALF) has taken responsibility for a firebombing in Indiana that “destroyed a truck at a poultry plant on May 3,” the Associated Press reports — part of an ongoing effort to destroy the meat industry and make it impossible for consumers to choose meat as a dining option.

The tactic is nothing new. ALF used incendiary devices to set fire to two meat trucks in New York in 2001, and ALF and its sister group the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) have claimed responsibility for vandalism at banks, arsons and firebombings at meat companies, the destruction of homes in several states, and the burning of a feed mill in Wisconsin, among many other acts.

Violence has become part and parcel of the animal rights movement, with the support of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). PETA has given over $70,000 to animal rights criminals and terrorists, including a $1,500 contribution to ELF to “support their program activities.”

PETA gets a significant portion of its funds from mainstream donors like the Park Foundation ($200,000 between 1997 and 1999) and the Glaser Family Foundation ($179,488 between 1999 and 2001). Do these donors know what they’re paying for?

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