By Gary Bogue
Tuesday, August 21st, 2007 at 5:25 am in Animal Activists.
Animal Liberation Front disables 8 tournament fishing boats
This morning I received the following missive from the “North American Animal Liberation Press Office”:
“On the night of August 5, the ALF commenced Operation White Marlin. The White Marlin Open is the biggest sport fishing tournament in the world. Killers from all over the world competed to slaughter the lives of our brothers and sisters.
“Ex-military members of the Animal Liberation Front donned scuba gear and tactical equipment and took to the sea. 8 boats were permanently disengaged and disabled with their props welded and holes cut in the hulls allowing them to fill with water.
“Unfortunately there were 400 boats involved in the slaughter. 8 will never be used again.
“By Wednesday night the marina was heavily patrolled by coast guard and security and they attempted to divert boats to other marinas. Little did they know the ALF was in the water beneath them tracking the boats with their middle fingers extended.
“ … the tournament continued but with fewer boats. Below is the slaughter’s names, boats and docking areas. We urge activists to take appropriate measures.
“Till Every Life Is Respected. — ALF”
I am, of course, NOT including the list of fishermen’s names, boat names and docking area information that was included with the above information. I just thought you might like to see that there are some pretty scary people out there, doing nasty things in the name of animal welfare.
There are a lot of good things being done for wild and domestic animals these days by national groups such as The Humane Society of the United States, the ASPCA, etc. … and by local groups in my area such as Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation, the Berkeley East Bay Humane Society, Community Concern For Cats, the Lindsay Wildlife Museum, and a wealth of other good organizations and good people.
Unfortunately, every time a bunch of scary people who call themselves the Animal Liberation Front tosses rocks through someone’s front window, burns a car or a building, or pokes holes in the bottom of a boat with people aboard, it cancels out the fine work by all those good people and organizations I just mention.
One day they’re going to kill somebody in the name of saving animals. How scary is that?