On May 4th a two alarm fire
destroyed a veal processing plant near Tampa, Florida. Police believe
members of the Animal Liberation Front were responsible for the fire,
which did $500,000 in damage.
A.L.F. had been
spray-painted on the side of the plant.
A communiquÃ© from a group identifying
itself as the Florida ALF claimed responsibility for the attack saying,
…the action was done on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of calves
every year in the American veal industry who are kept in isolation, denied
freedom of movement and fed a deliberately unhealthy diet for the entirety
of their short lives until they are slaughtered at a hell like Florida
The communiquÃ© also claimed
the Florida ALF was responsible for an October 1997 arson at Palm Coast Veal
Corp. in Lauderhill, FL.
Florida A.L.F. Florida A.L.F. CommuniquÃ© May 4, 1998.
Americans for Medical Progress ALF suspected in veal plant and USDA
arson; ALF press officer surfaces.