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Leaked security alert #11: Fur farmers follow suspicious car in Idaho

The 11th 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.

Synopsis of this alert

This is a rather detailed account of another “suspicious” car seen scouting a Franklin, Idaho mink farm. Franklin is located on the Idaho-Utah border, and is home to at least six mink farms. This alert alleges the occupants used stolen (or borrowed) plates on the car, which was followed into Utah.

This also reminds farmers of the Fur Commission’s pathetic $5,000 reward for tipsters providing information that results in a conviction.

“Fur Commission USA
Security Alert – Idaho, N. Utah
October 12, 2012

A [car make, model, and license redacted], has been seen scouting several farms today in the Franklin ID area. Occupants are, so far, described as a [description redacted], and a [description redacted], with a long-lens camera. The license plate number is reportedly registered to a [car make and model redacted], so the drivers are making concerted and illegal efforts to mask their identities. A rancher followed the vehicle into Logan UT.  

Also, three nights ago at around 2:00 AM, two vehicles fled when discovered on the back perimeter of a Franklin ID farm. 

Please contact your local law enforcement agents, informing them of the events taking place, and politely request extra patrols. Make sure to take extra precautions on your property over the coming days. If you see the above vehicle, or any other suspicious vehicles near your facility, call law enforcement immediately.

Remember, Fur Commission USA offers a reward of up to $5,000 for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of an individual attempting a release on a U.S. mink farm.

Distributed by,
Michael Whelan
Fur Commission USA