On October 7, 1993 a van was torched and another van was vandalized at the City Meat Company in Claremont, California. The slogan "MEAT IS MURDER" was found at the crime scene.
On January 27, 1994 the San Diego Meat Company was attacked during the late evening and two of its refrigerator delivery trucks were set afire with a flammable liquid. In the early morning of January 31, the same individual(s) are believed to have set fire to the San Diego Meat Company building. The building and its contents suffered $75,000 damage. Investigators again found the slogan "MEAT IS MURDER" and the acronym "f.a.r.m" spray painted on the company's building.
A man claiming to represent the Farm Animal Revenge Militia has taken credit for these arsons. If you have information which may lead to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) involved in these crimes, please contact the San Diego Police or the ATF at the San Diego Metro Arson Strike Team, 916-236-6815.
On November 27, 1993, nine incendiary devices were planted in four major Chicago stores. The devices caused fires in the Saks Fifth Avenue on Michigan Avenue, and in the State Street stores of Marshall Field's and Pirie Scott. Another device was also discovered in the Neiman Marcus store on Michigan Avenue. Cat hair in this electrical device prevented it from activating.
In a faxed message, the organization known as the Animal Liberation Front took credit for the arsons, stating:
Animal Liberation Front is recognized by the Department of Justice as a terrorist organization which operates in the United States, Canada and England. If you have information which may lead to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) involved in these crimes, please call the Chicago Police Bomb Squad at 312-747-1590.
On July 11, 1995 Alta Genetics in Calgary, Alberta, Canada received a mail bomb which exploded causing extensive damage to the facility and minor injuries to employees. Alta Genetics is involved in cattle and sheep genetics work in the United States and Canada. On July 13, 1995 the Mackenzie Institute, a conservative think tank, also received a similar explosive devise. In each instance the packages were delivered by Canada Post and the investigators feel that these criminal acts originated from the Vancouver, British Columbia area.
Members of the U.S. Department of Justice recognized terrorist organizations Earth First! and Animal Liberation Front are suspects in these cases, and the Vancouver Police Department and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are investigating the cases in cooperation with international agencies. Anyone with knowledge of the person(s) responsible for these attacks is requested to contact the R.C.M.P. National Security Investigations Section at 604-264-2180.
Around 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, 1994, an individual or individuals set fire and destroyed a John Deere 690 log loader belonging to the Littlejohn Logging Company of Olympia, Washington. This individual(s) is believed to have returned to the sight around 2:45 p.m. on Sunday, August 1, 1994 and set fires which destroyed a fuel truck and a Caterpillar log skidder. Fire was also set to a D-6 Caterpillar dozer. Total damage of the arsons is estimated at $350,000.
The gas cans used to set fire to the equipment and foot tracks were found at the scene of the crime. In a taped conversation the Department of Justice recognized terrorist organization, Earth First! claimed responsibility for the act of eco-sabotage. The Washington Contract Loggers Association is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons involved in this crime. Anyone with knowledge of the individual(s) responsible for this sabotage is requested to contact the Thurston County Sheriffs Department at 360-786-5530.
On the night of April 14, 1995 the James River Paper Plant in Camas, Washington suffered $250,000 damage when an individual or individuals tripped the mill's power to its steam boilers and dumped lignin in the plants sewer recovery system. The boilers were within 10-15 minutes of exploding when plant's maintenance workers discovered the sabatoge. Had the boilers exploded, a number of plant employees would have possibly been killed or seriously injured.
Anyone with knowledge of the person or persons responsible for this sabotage is requested to contact the Camas Police Department at 360-834-8402.
Between February 12th and 13th, 1995 an individual or individuals poured sand used specifically for the purpose of sand blasting into the oil filler tube of a D-6 Caterpillar dozer belonging to the Thomson Timber Company of Olympia, Washington. The dozer was parked on vacant land adjacent to an elementary school where the dozer's service was being donated to clear brush for a new playground. The sabotage resulted in over $15,000 damage to the equipment.
The Washington Contract Loggers Association is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons involved in this crime. Anyone with knowledge of the indidual(s) responsible for this sabotage is requested to contact the Olympia Police Department at 360-753-8300.