Animal rights extremists have taken credit for Sunday’s attack on the largest feed yard in California where arsonists destroyed 14 trucks used to transport cattle. In an anonymous communiqué, the Animal Liberation Front indicated that – containers of accelerant were placed beneath a row of 14 trucks. The group boasted, – we were extremely pleased to see that all 14 trucks “were a total loss” with some being “completely melted to the ground”. The message ended with a call for other would-be terrorists to commit additional acts of violence against agriculture producers. The Animal Agriculture Alliance called the act – a despicable terrorist action. The Alliance says – it is unacceptable for any group to praise this direct assault on American agriculture. In a statement, John Harris, CEO of Harris Ranch, said – we must live in a society that is safe for all and no one can tolerate violence such as this. ALF and similar terrorist groups pose a real threat and I am confident that the many law enforcement agencies working on this case will bring them to justice soon. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Bill Donald said – this is not only an attack on a family-owned and operated business; this is a domestic terrorist attack on our nation’s providers of food and fiber. These criminals are threatening lives and causing substantial economic harm. The ALF is listed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as a domestic terrorist organization.
NAFB News Service