ALF/ELF Claim Responsibility for Pennyslvania Mink Farm Fire

Animal Liberation Front and Earth Liberation Front activists claimed responsibility this week for a Nov. 26 fire at a mink farm in Eerie, Pennsylvania.

The fire destroyed a barn at the mink farm. An anonymous e-mail issued by the group threatned that if the owner of the farm doesn’t abandon the mink business, “the rest of the mink ranch WILL be demolished.”

Farm owner Forrest Mindek issued a response through Fur Comission USA saying,

It’s bad enough that they try to destroy our livelihood, but they put the lives of our animals, our family and the firefighters at risk

The e-mail also claimed responsibility for the release of foxes from an Eerie fox ranch in June; the release of mink from a fur farm in New York in September; the destruction of two genetically modified plant demsontration sites in Pennsylvania; an Aug. 11 fire at the Northeast Research Station in the Allegheny National Forest that did $700,000 in damage; and the March 2002 destruction of a construction crane in Eerie that did an estimated $500,000 in damage.

Well, if these activists wanted the attention of law enforcement, I suspect they just got it.


Environmental, animal groups claim responsibility for mink farm fire. Dan Nephin, The Associated Press, December 3, 2002.

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