It may surprise you to know that the terrorist Animal Liberation Front has a magazine. Produced by the team of anonymous violence promoters who put together the DirectAction.info web site, Bite Back is a 16-page glossy quarterly, complete with messages of support and tales of conquest for animal rights criminals everywhere.
The Center for Consumer Freedom has obtained a copy of the latest Bite Back. Some of it — editorials from convicted ALF arsonist Rodney Coronado and UK ALF ringleader Robin Webb — was not the least bit surprising. But then we turned to page 8 and found an interview with PETA president Ingrid Newkirk.
“You can’t have all politeness and patience, all potlucks and epistles,” Newkirk tells Bite Back readers. “Some people will never budge unless [they are] pushed to budge.” Newkirk was never one to mince words, but those words now openly align PETA with its terrorist cousin. “A burning building doesn’t help melt people’s hearts,” she says, “but times change and tactics, I’m sure, have to change with them.”
Elsewhere in Bite Back, Robin Webb (who was recently an invited guest at Virginia Tech) calls the ALF “compassionate commandos” and instructs readers that “any legislation that protects” animal-use industries “may justifiably be ignored.”
In Coronado’s opinion piece, he confesses (as he has in recent speeches) to his part in at least seven arsons. He begins, “Eleven years ago I stood in the nation’s largest fur research laboratory at Oregon State University. I wasn’t there to lock [myself] down and I certainly wasn’t there to deliver a petition. My warriors and I were there to burn the place down.”