Home of Wisconsin Fur
Auction Executive Flooded by the ALF
VP at North American Fur
Auctions has his house sabotaged.
By Peter Young
Animal Liberation Frontline
Aug 31, 2013
This week, the Animal
Liberation Front took credit for "completely flooding" the home of
an executive at North American Fur Auctions. According to the
communique received by
Vice President for "wild fur" Brian MacMillan had a running garden
hose inserted in his window Sunday morning. The extent of the damage
is not known.
NAFA: A significant
North American Fur Auctions
(NAFA) operates the largest fur auction house in North American,
located in Toronto. It also operates a major fur grading and
processing facility in Stoughton, Wisconsin; processing the majority
of pelts from US fur farms. The operation is in an unassuming
building along railroad tracks in an industrial park, giving no
indication of its significance to the US fur industry.
In addition to animals from
fur farms, North American Fur Auctions sells millions of "wild fur"
pelts, i.e. animals trapped in the wild. In 2011, it sold 5.3
million mink alone. Other wild-caught animal pelts they sell include
beaver, bobcat, lynx, coyote, and many more. The target of this
latest ALF action was the head of the trapped animal division.
Last year, the re-launched
Coalition Against Fur Farms posted a
list of other key employees at the company.
Foreshadowing: NAFA speaks out on the ALF last month
American Fur Auction’s processing facility in Stoughton,
The company recently found
itself the subject of a newspaper article in Wisconsin, after the
ALF released the latest edition of The Final Nail, which included
the address for the NAFA plant in Stoughton. When asked about the
threat to its business posed by the ALF, a NAFA spokesperson said:
"[Animal Liberation Front
actions are] something that you have to be vigilant about… The
Animal Liberation Front are extremists. Their whole purpose in
life is to destroy the industry. They encourage criminal acts.
They encourage people to break into farms."
At that time, the company had
never been targeted by the ALF. They have now.
The full Animal Liberation
Front communique reads, in full:
"Around 7:00am on August 26,
a cell of the Animal Liberation Front entered the back yard of Brian
L. MacMillan, 1245 Mockingbird Lane in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. Brian
is the Vice President of Wild Fur Operations at North American Fur
Auctions, the largest fur auction house in North America. Brian is a
terrorist who deals in the skins of wild animals tortured and killed
in steel-jaw leghold traps. The counter-terrorists of the Animal
Liberation Front broke his double paned window, and inserted his own
garden hose; completely flooding his home.
Most people would be amazed
at the sight of a bobcat, a creature so majestic and free. Brian’s
empty heart sees only profit.
There is no doubt Brian and
NAFA will attempt to portray themselves as victims. They have the
audacity to call us terrorists, when every penny they have made is
at the torture and subjugation of what is wild and free. All who
contribute to industries of earth and animal destruction shall take
note. There is a higher law.
Animal Liberation Front"
[Press Office note: Imprisoned in cages for life, or mercilessly
trapped with painful leghold traps in the wild, fur-bearing animals
killed to make unnecessary fashion statements are forced to endure
intensive confinement, compared to the miles of territory these
still-wild animals would enjoy in their natural state. The natural
instincts of these captive animals are completely frustrated;
self-mutilation, sickness, infection, poor sanitation and the sheer
stress of confinement lead animals in captivity to premature death.
When they survive, animals of sufficient size are killed by anal
electrocution or gassing, then skinned. In addition to liberating
the wild animals destined for a certain, painful and agonizing
death, another goal of liberationists is to cause economic damage to
fur retailers and farms; dozens of stores and fur farming operations
have seen economic ruin since "Operation Bite Back" began by the
Animal Liberation Front in the 1990s.
The Animal Liberation Front utilizes economic sabotage in addition
to the direct liberation of animals from conditions of abuse and
imprisonment to halt needless animal suffering. By making it more
expensive to trade in the lives of innocent, sentient beings, the
ALF maintain the atrocities against our brothers and sisters are
likely to occur in smaller numbers; their goal is to abolish the
exploitation, imprisonment, torture and killing of innocent,