The Animal Liberation Front (ALF), a radical animal rights group, has taken
credit for an act of vandalism against Costa Mesa's Taco Asylum restaurant. The
vandalism allegedly took place on the night of July 28, 2013
ed note: Orange County
(California) Taco Joint Sabotaged
ALF took credit for the vandalism on a website called Bite Back Magazine and
the group's message about the incident was also posted on the page of a
sympathetic Facebook group titled
"Empty Cages Worldwide."
The message suggests that ALF took particular exception to Taco Asylum's
connection with a San Diego area rabbit ranch named Hidden Haven Farms, which
provides meat to the restaurant.
Here's ALF's message in full:
"Inspired by the recent actions in Portland and San Diego we decided to take
action against Taco Asylum in Costa Mesa, CA. Taco Asylum serves rabbits, ducks,
cows, and pigs in their dishes under the guise of 'free range', 'sustainable',
and 'local' meat.
On the night of Sunday, July 28th we slipped into The Camp (a so called
'sustainable/green' shopping center) under the cover of darkness and glued the
locks at Taco Asylum, located at 2937 S. Bristol St, B102 Costa Mesa, CA. We
also spray painted the doors, patio, and entrance with red paint to represent
the blood of the countless rabbits, ducks, pigs, chickens, and cows that they
murder every year, leaving behind a message that read simply 'FREE THE ANIMALS'
across their deck.
There is nothing 'sustainable' or 'green' in the business of animal agriculture,
no matter how small and local the operation, and there is nothing compassionate
or cruelty free about the murder of innocent animals. The rabbits that they
serve come from Hidden Haven Farms, located at 18540 West Boundary Truck Trail
Jamul, CA near San Diego. Maybe our unknown comrades in San can take this into
account. This action was simple and took no more than a few minutes to complete.
Actions like these and those that are on the rise in North America can be taken
by anyone with a little bit of planning and a few minutes of your night. This
action was taken in solidarity with all animal liberation and anarchist
prisoners around the world.