Animal Liberation Front Sabotages San Diego Fur Store, Homes
FBI investigates coordinated attack on San Diego’s only fur store and the home of its owners.
This week the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) took credit for a sabotage action against Furs by Graf, in San Diego. The front of the store was redecorated with spray-painted messages including “Killer” and “Murderer,” and glass-etching fluid was used to damage windows.
The same night, the homes of owner Kimberley Graf and her parents were also targeted.
The owner stated to the media the fur store has been vandalized about a dozen times over the years but this is the first time her home was targeted.
The Animal Liberation Front took credit this week in an anonymous communique. The communique reads, in full:
“In the early morning hours of July 16, 2013, anarchists in San Diego took action on behalf of the millions of fur-bearing animals who are trapped, enslaved, and killed to sustain the global fur industry
We first visited Furs By Graf at 7670 Claremont Mesa Boulevard in the Claremont neighborhood. Every single piece of plate glass on this hideous enterprise was soaked in glass etching solution. The exterior of the store was covered in red spray painted slogans. Bottles of foul smelling butyric acid were sprayed into the interior, leaving this place of commerce smelling like death; identical to the odor present on every fur farm. We hope this is a costly clean up, and serves to drive away all patronage.
We then hiked to owner Ludi Graf’s home, at 9589 Upland Street in Spring Valley. His home was given the same treatment. We paint stripped his luxury winnebago parked in the driveway. Slogans were painted in blood red on his garage and the winnebago. The windows of the winnebago were etched. The remainder of the etching solution was applied to the windows of his home. Concrete destroying muriatic acid was poured on his driveway.
It was another short hike to manager Kimberley Graf’s home at 3674 Birdie Drive in La Mesa. Her luxury pickup truck was painted red and soaked in paint stripper. All windshields and windows on the truck were smeared with etching solution. We covered her house and driveway in spray paint. Muriatic acid was dumped on the porch.
These actions were taken to vocalize the cries of the millions of wild beings yearning for freedom. This is in vain unless it inspires others to liberate and sabotage. Every fur farm prisoner deserves a jail break.
In solidarity with our comrades fighting in Vancouver,
Animal Liberation Front”