The third in a series of leaked Fur Commission "security alerts" Animal
Liberation Frontline will be posting over the next month.
Background: Animal Liberation Frontline has obtained dozens of internal fur
industry "security alerts." These bulletins are sent to fur farmers via email
and fax every time there is a "security" related issue affecting US fur farms.
The subject matter can range from trespassers being chased from farms, to
unpublicized details of ALF raids, to farmers sharing license plate numbers of
These are intended to be read by fur farmers only, and were not intended to be
read by the general public. I will be posting approximately 30 bulletins over
the next month.
Read a full background on this series
Security alert #3
This third bulletin was sent to fur farmers to warn them of a planned "fur farm
tour" by a local animal rights group. It alludes heavily to the threat of
protesters carrying out a daylight raid (as happened at a mink farm in
Snohomish, WA in 1999).
Fur Commission USA
Security Alert - State of Washington
May 14, 2012
Animal rights protestors have planned a "Fur Farm Tour" in Washington for the
afternoon of Sunday May 20. They are scheduled to meet at 2:00 PM at the Park &
Ride on 8th Ave. in downtown Seattle, then take a charter bus to local farms. It
is unknown how many protesters will attend.
Please make sure your security system is visible and operational. Inform your
immediate neighbors that this may occur. Fur Commission will be monitoring the
situation, and will try and alert you ahead of time if they are headed to your
farm. If protesters show up at your facility:
Call your local police or sheriff's department immediately,
Have fencing and clear signage delineating private property.
Do not engage them in debate or conversation.
Video tape everything.
Protesters will attempt to create a confrontation. Do not take the bait. They
are well versed in the law, and will do their best to incite you to violate
their civil rights in order to file a lawsuit. Do not engage them in any way.
Also be aware that they will likely scout a facility a day or two before their
arrival. If signs are removed replace them as soon as possible. Report any
suspicious activity, including descriptions and/or license plates, to law
enforcement and Fur Commission USA.
If you have any additional questions or concerns, please call Fur Commission at
Fur Commission USA