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Leaked security alert #14: Two activists arrested with “burglary tools”

The 14th 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.

This security alert: A synopsis

This is the bulletin sent to fur farmers after the arrest of Kevin Olliff and Tyler Lang, when they were pulled over in rural Illinois. The two were charged with “Possession of Burglary Tools” after a (non-consensual) police search allegedly turned up items such as muriatic acid and cammo clothing.

While the two were not arrested on or near any fur farm, the Fur Commission apparently finds their arrest significant because of a mink release that occurred elsewhere in Illinois either that night or the night before.

“Fur Commission USA
Security Alert – Arrests made in IL
September 3, 2013

Two California-based animal rights extremists were arrested in rural Roanoke Illinois on August 14, the same night of the mink farm attack in Morris IL.

Kevin Olliff and Taylor Lang were pulled over on a traffic violation late on the night of the 14th, and after a search, bolt-cutters, wire-cutters, ski masks, cammo clothing and muriatic acid were found in the vehicle. Mr. Olliff served 18 months in prison in 2009 on felony animal rights charges (stalking).

Presently they are being charged with “Possession of Burglary Tools”  but bail has been set significantly higher than warranted for this crime, leading us to believe there are more serious charges pending. A preliminary hearing is set for September 9.

Fur Commission will keep the farm community up-to-date as more information becomes available.

Distributed by,
Michael Whelan
Fur Commission USA