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Leaked Security Alert 8: Meeting puts Mink Farmers on Alert

Leaked security alert #8: Meeting puts Oregon mink farmers on alert
By Peter on Dec 02, 2013 09:00 pm

The 8th 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 "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

Fur farmers are put on alert after “animal rights extremists” are expected to attend a public hearing in Astoria, Oregon.

"FCUSA Security Alert
Astoria, Oregon
November 29, 2011

Public Hearing on Mink Farm Permit this Thursday

The Portland Animal Defense League solicited enough comments to the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) to trigger a public hearing on the proposal to issue a Confined Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) permit to the Stunkard Fur Farm in Astoria.

The hearing will be in the meeting room of the Judge Guy Boyington Building located at 857 Commercial Street, Astoria, OR, 97103 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM on December 1, 2011.

Though we have been assured that the ODA will only be considering comments on the management of manure, litter, and process waste water, the event will surely attract a substantial number of animal rights extremists, so farmers in NW Oregon should be alert to any suspicious activity in their area.

Please record license numbers of unknown vehicles and descriptions of persons near your farm, and report them to Fur Commission USA and the Clatsop County Sheriffs Dept.  Check your security precautions and inform your neighbors to be aware of any unusual activity.

Michael Whelan
Fur Commission USA

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