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Animal Liberation Front (ALF) terrorists strike again

By Gary Bogue
Wednesday, September 24th, 2008 at 6:50 am in Animal Activists, Animal Liberation Front, Animal Liberation Movement.

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I just received the following press release from Press Officer Jerry Vlasak, MD, the Animal Liberation Press Office , 6320 Canoga Ave., #1500, Woodland Hills, CA 91367:

For Immediate Release September 23, 2008:
“In an anonymous communique received by the North American Animal Liberation Press Office, the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) claims to have set ablaze another UCLA van as part of their campaign to force the university to stop torturing and killing non-human primates in their laboratories.

“This is the second UCLA van to be burned recently; three other vans were stolen according to previous communiques in the past three months.

“The Los Angeles-area action comes on the heels of a Florida raid by the ALF that released caged monkeys destined for vivisection labs.

“The communique reads, in part:
“‘New classes, expensive books, oh, and burning vans. That’s right we are back to work. An incindiary (sic) device was left under a van in Acton, CA in the first hours of Thursday, Sept. 18th. Let’s hope it worked as well as the one in Irvine. Let’s also hope that the UCLA regents make some good choices so that we don’t have to keep doing this. We don’t want to have to go further but be assured that we will if need be. — ALF”’

I’m also against using non-human primates in medical research … BUT … I’m not going out and burning any vehicles about it. Burning the vans and the houses of animal experimenters and risking the killing of humans in the name of saving animals is the WRONG way to go about it.

And while we’re on the subject, how is it that these home-grown terrorists are allowed to get away with having their own Press Officer and Press Office? /Gary

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5 Responses to “Animal Liberation Front (ALF) terrorists strike again”

  1. Clayton Dewberry Says:

    Gary – why would you give a voice to these homegrown terrorists? I no manner should a group that maims, murders, destroys personal and public property be given free publicity. This is exactly what they want.

    Unless, that is, you support these eco terrorists. I went to UC Davis – seen what these Jack Asses can do given the opportunity (animal research). Seen how they target innocent families at home (duck liver) and while I don’t condone mistreatment of animals. I REALLY don’t condone eco terrorists. Stop giving any type of voice to them.

  2. Gary Bogue Says:

    Clayton: I take great offense to your remark, “Unless, that is, you support these eco terrorists.” I do not support them. I have been raging against eco terrorism since the mid-1980s when the Sea Shepherd Society was ramming the ships of whalers with their own ship. I don’t want to give voice to the ALF, but neither do I want them to be able to go around burning down buildings and targeting innocent families in their homes without protest. If you are against these terrorist actions … then you shouldn’t remain silent about them. If you don’t protest what they do, then you’re just letting them get away with it.

  3. J Keller Says:

    Clayton – Are you serious? Gary states very clearly in the article that he has zero tolerance for violence. What he is trying to do it bring attention to the fact that these terrorists continue to act violently. It is ridiculous to accuse Gary of supporting them. People need to be aware of what the terrorists are doing, enough public outcry and we can get the authorities to take this problem seriously.

  4. PMW Says:

    I think that it’s important that Gary, as a passionate voice for animals – both domestic and wild – openly exposes these people and condemns their actions and philosophy. If Gary was silent on this many might interpret his silence as tacit approval. Gary’s taking the more courageous stand — denouncing these people and naming them as terrorists.

  5. John Says:

    If ALF doesn’t break into private property, how else are they supposed to rescue the animals that are being tortured, against their will, inside the facilities?

    I don’t support eco-terrorism, but is there really an alternative in a situation like this? Are you suggesting that people let living beings suffer so they don’t break into private property?

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