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Title: ANIMAL LIBERATION FRONT


1
  • ANIMAL LIBERATION FRONT
  • MARIELA LARA
  • DIANA CORNEJO

2
HISTORY
  • Animal Liberation Front are animal liberation
    activists who engage in direct action on behalf
    animals. Animal activists would remove animals
    from facilities and sabotaged facilities in
    protest against animal testing, fur farming and
    other animal based industries.
  • Animal Liberation Front began in the 19th
    Century, and was re- created in 1965.
  • ALFs roots can be traced back to the 19th
    century England, a group of the activists called
    the Bands of Mercy, which was set up in 1824 to
    thwart fox hunters.
  • The Bands of Mercy changed their names to the
    Hunt Saboteurs Association. Hunt Saboteurs
    association would blow horns to send the hounds
    the wrong direction, set off smoke bombs, and
    members laid down between the hunters and fox.

3
HISTORY CONTD.
  • Animal Rights is the movement to protect
    non-human animals from being used or regarded as
    property by humans.
  • Alf attack laboratories to liberate animals used
    for clothing, food, testing and for sports.
  • The ALF defines itself as non-violent, defining
    violence as acts of physical aggression directed
    at human and non-human animals.

4
IMPORTANT PEOPLE
  • Robin Webb runs the Animal Liberation Press in
    UK.
  • Webb states that the ALF aims are to
  • "To liberate animals from suffering or potential
    suffering and place them in good permanent homes
    or, where appropriate, release them into their
    natural environment."
  • "To damage or destroy property and equipment
    associated with animal abuse, by taking that
    property out of the arena of animal abuse so it
    can no longer cause harm, and inflicting economic
    loss on the abusers with the intention of driving
    them out of business."
  • 3. "To take all reasonable precautions not to
    endanger life of any kind."

5
Important People Contd.
  • Jerry Vlasak is an animal rights activists and
    press officer for the animal press office. He is
    also a member of the Physicians committee for
    responsible medicine.
  • Ronnie Lee was a member of the Hunt Sabotagers
    Association in the 1970s. He formed an offshoot
    called Band of Mercy.
  • Cliff Goodman was also an activists in 1972,
    Goodman would attack hunters vehicles.
  • Both would attack pharmaceutical laboratories,
    seal hunting boats, and would set fires.
  • Lee and Goodman were both arrested for taking
    part in a raid on Oxford animal Laboratory
    colonies. They were both sentenced to three years
    in prison, but only served two.

6
TERRORIST EVENTS
  • On November 10, 1973, ALF set fire to a building
    in Milton Keynes, as part of a strategy to make
    insurance prohibitive for what they saw as
    exploitative industries, and thus began a
    campaign of arson that continues to this day.
  • Alf activists broke into laboratories used by the
    psychology department from the University of
    Iowa. ALF took 88 mice and 313 rats. They
    destroyed documents and computers by pouring acid
    on them. Members caused damage worth up to
    450,000.
  • ALF stole over 100 research animals and ransacked
    labs at University of Minnesota. Alf caused 2
    million dollars worth of damages and disruption
    of many research projects.

7
UNITED STATES REACTIONS
  • January 2005, ALF was named as a terrorist threat
    in the United States by Homeland Security.
  • Officials from the FBI and ATF stated that
    Violent animal rights extremists and
    eco-terrorists now pose one of the most serious
    terrorism threats to the nation.

8
BRITCHES
  • Britches a Stump tail Macaque monkey was born at
    the University of California at the research
    center in Riverside, California. Right after
    birth he was taken away from his mother, and his
    eyelids were sewn together. The stitches left him
    blind. Britches was deprived from any comfort and
    was kept in a cage with only one padded cylinder
    to cling to.
  • The University of California conducted this
    experiment as part of a maternal and sensory
    deprivation experiment
  • In 1985, ALF released britches from the
    university after having a raid.

9
INJURED ANIMALS
  • These are some pictures of animals that were
    injured by laboratories.

10
EARTH LIBERATION FRONT
  • ELF is another animal activist terrorist group.
  • ELF is the collective name for anonymous and
    autonomous individuals or groups that according
    to the new ELF press office, use Economic
    sabotage and guerilla warfare to stop the
    exploitation and destruction of the national
    environment
  • ELFs guidelines require individuals or groups on
    its behalf take all necessary precautions
    against harming any animal human and
    non-human.
  • Elf was founded in the United Kingdom and has
    been active in the United States, Canada, and
    Greece.
  • March 2001, ELF was classified as the top
    domestic terror threat in the U.S. by the FBI.
  • Elf has committed more than 1,200 acts of
    vandalism and arson in the U.S. causing more than
    2 million in damage.

11
REFERENCES
  • American Liberation Front. Retrieved February 1,
    2007. Web Site. http//animalliberationfront.com/i
    ndex.html
  • Kaiser, Jocelyn (04/16/1999). Activists Ransack
    Minnesota Labs. Science, vol. 284, issue 5413.
  • McGraw, Hill (2006). In Violence and Terrorism.
    Thousand Oaks Sage Publications Inc.
  • Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved
    February 1, 2007. Web Site. http//en.wikipedia.or
    g/wiki/Animal_Liberation_Front_note-britchescj
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