The 7th in a series of leaked Fur Commission "security alerts" Animal Liberation
Frontline will be posting this 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
A synopsis of this alert
In 2011, the Fur Commission believed HSUS was seeking to obtain employment on a
Wisconsin fur farm. The alarm indicated by this alert would seem to be a tacit
admission that any employees would witness incriminating activity and
"Fur Commission USA
SECURITY ALERT – WISCONSIN
December 19, 2011
Undercover Activist Threat
Fur Commission USA recently received a notice informing us that Marianne Krist,
an attorney for the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has made
inquiries to the Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources regarding fur farm
regulations in the state. She has a history of infiltrating and attacking
animal agriculture in Wisconsin. In 2009 she entered a dog breeding facility
under the guise of a local inspection, then wrote a scathing and misleading
report on the conditions of the facility and the treatment of the animals.
We have reason to believe that animal rights operatives will attempt to gain
access to a fur farm through either employment, or under the guise of an
official inspector. Farm managers should thoroughly screen all new hires –
contacting each reference listed on applications. If approached by an apparent
gov’t agent, DO NOT let them on the farm without first confirming their identity
and the purpose of their visit with state or local authorities. A genuine
official will not dispute this course of action. Do not let any cameras or
video equipment on the farm under any circumstances, as activists will obtain
and carefully edit images to disparage your operations.
Although we have heard only of this inquiry made in Wisconsin, it is entirely
possible that the HSUS is making similar requests in other states. If you
hear of any contacts being made in your area, please inform FCUSA as soon as
Please do not post this information to your website or social media such as
Facebook, but we encourage you to forward this to other industry support
businesses or organizations.
Check your security, and alert your employees and neighbors to be aware of any
suspicious persons or vehicles in the area. Report any unusual
activity to law enforcement and Fur Commission USA
Fur Commission USA