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Leaked security alert #5: Warning about "Ghosts in Our Machine" filmmaker


The 5th in a series of leaked Fur Commission "security alerts" to be posted 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 "suspicious vehicles."

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 here.

A synopsis of this alert



The acclaimed documentary "The Ghosts in Our Machine" debuted this month. And in 2012, the Fur Commission sent out this bulletin warning fur farmers not to speak to its filmmaker, Liz Marshall, who at the time was seeking interviews for the film.

"Fur Commission USA
Security Alert
January 13, 2012

Documentary filmmaker seeking farm footage

Liz Marshall, a pro animal rights activist and filmmaker, may be approaching fur farmers asking them to participate in the production of her film "The Ghosts in Our Machine". Regardless of what she or her crew might say, the film is a hit-piece on animal agriculture.

Do not be deceived by false claims that she "wants you to tell your story" or that you can "tell the public the truth about your business". Flattery and claiming to "make you a star" are tactics often used by these people to gain inside access.

If approached, politely decline to be interviewed and do not allow them to enter your property. If they are filming you, quietly walk away and call Fur Commission and your local sheriff's office. Do not allow a confrontation to be filmed.

For more information on the movie, and photos of the crew members go to: http://www.theghostsinourmachine.com/

Distributed by,
Michael Whelan
Fur Commission USA
541-595-8568




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