In July, the Russian Animal Liberation Front Support Group posted on the Internet an English-language outline of the group’s activities in Russia since its first activities in 2000.
The Russian ALF apparently started out with pretty low expectations, bragging, for example, that,
The summer of 2002 was marked by the destruction of 70 advert posters . . .
A few years later they had progressed to stealing frogs,
On 21 April 2004 RALF activists managed to get into the laboratory of the institute named after Anokhin, Russian Medical Academy. They freed 119 frogs and their eggs.
Thank goodness they saved the eggs!
The RALF (their acronym, not mine, but quite apropos) then moved up the food chain to rats and rabbits,
On 8 May 2004, 110 rats and 5 rabbits disappeared from the laboratory of Moscow State University Biological Department. These animals were used in experiments against alcoholism and drugs. Rats were fed drugs and alcohol, and rabbits had electrodes inserted in their heads.
Ah, the globalization of animal rights cluelessness in action.
History of the Russian Animal Liberation Front…so far. Russian Animal Liberation Front Support Group, July 2, 2004.
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