Violence From the Animal Liberation Front*
22, special agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
(ATF) and the FBI arrested Walter Bond in Denver and charged him with conducting
the April 30 arson that destroyed a Glendale, Colo., business, the Sheepskin
Factory, which sold a variety of sheepskin products. According to an affidavit
completed by a special agent assigned to the Denver ATF field office, Bond
used the nom de guerre, "ALF Lone Wolf" and boasted to a confidential
informant that he not only torched the Sheepskin Factory but also was responsible
for a June 5 fire at a leather factory in Salt Lake City and a July 3 fire
at a restaurant in Sandy, Utah.
The Bond case serves as a reminder that activists with organizations such
as the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) are still very active - indeed, there
have been several firebombing attacks by such activists in the United States
this year, not only at businesses but also at the homes of animal researchers.
And there have been scores of animal rights-related attacks in other countries,
with Mexico being among the most active. The Bond case also provides an
opportunity to examine the manner in which the animal liberation movement
conducts its leaderless resistance campaign, to draw lessons from the case
and to assess the trajectory of the animal rights movement....
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article originally appeared on STRATFOR, which is a global intelligence
and security agency.