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Fur Industry Hunts for Suspicious Car in Massive Fur Farm Campaign
by animal liberation press office
Tuesday Oct 15th, 2013 8:18 PM
Fur Industry Hunts for Suspicious Car in Massive Fur Farm Campaign
New Fur Commission Bulletin Declares Hunt for Suspicious Vehicle

Peter Young
AnimalLiberationFrontline
October 13, 2013

In a bulletin issued yesterday, the Fur Commission USA claims to have identified a vehicle of interest in the recent wave of mink releases. I have redacted all identifying information from the bulletin, which is posted below. The bulletin does not identify why the car is considered to be of interest, but does give the license plate number, make and model of the car, and the genders of its occupants. The car was last seen in Glasgow Montana, and “may be headed west.”

After Frontline post, Fur Commission increases reward.

Also of note, within hours of an article on this site which pointed out that the Fur Commission’s reward for captured fur farm raiders has dropped 95% since 2008, they came back and announced that the reward has been raised.

Fur industry getting desperate

As a symptom of just how scared the industry is over the surge in animal liberations, the Fur Commission attempted to post their reward offer on anarchist and Indymedia sites; presumably to bait an audience they believe might have information about the releases. Again, a feeble gesture given ALF protocol (and that of all wise criminals) that no one not directly involved in an action should know about the action.

The bulletin

“Fur Commission USA
FCUSA Security Alert – Reward increased, more…

October 11, 2013

Fur Commission USA has increased the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible in the recent farm raids. We are now offering, with generous support from American Legend and NAFA, an award of up to $50,000. A hotline is in place at [redacted] and is monitored hourly.

New information that we have obtained permission to release, has identified the “[redacted] of interest” as a [redacted], with a back window sticker that says “[redacted]“. The license plate is [redacted]. It was last seen in Glasgow MT yesterday and may be heading west. Border agents have been alerted, as have US and CAN law enforcement officers. The suspects are [redacted]. If anyone sees this vehicle call your local Sheriff’s or Constable’s office and the FBI/RCMP immediately.

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



[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, non-human animals. A copy of the Final Nail, a listing of known fur farms in North America, is available on the Press Office website at http://www.animalliberationpressoffice.org]

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