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Leaked security alert #3: Fear of daylight raid during “fur farm tour”

The third in a series of leaked Fur Commission “security alerts” Animal Liberation Frontline will be posting over the next 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.

Security alert #3

This third bulletin was sent to fur farmers to warn them of a planned “fur farm tour” by the Seattle Animal Defense League. It alludes heavily to the threat of protesters carrying out a daylight raid (as happened at a mink farm in Snohomish, WA in 1999).

Fur Commission USA
Security Alert – State of Washington
May 14, 2012

Animal rights protestors have planned a “Fur Farm Tour” in Washington for the afternoon of Sunday May 20. They are scheduled to meet at 2:00 PM at the Park & Ride on 8th Ave. in downtown Seattle, then take a charter bus to local farms. It is unknown how many protesters will attend.

Please make sure your security system is visible and operational. Inform your immediate neighbors that this may occur. Fur Commission will be monitoring the situation, and will try and alert you ahead of time if they are headed to your farm. If protesters show up at your facility:

  •     Call your local police or sheriff’s department immediately,
  •     Have fencing and clear signage delineating private property.
  •     Do not engage them in debate or conversation.
  •     Video tape everything.

Protesters will attempt to create a confrontation. Do not take the bait. They are well versed in the law, and will do their best to incite you to violate their civil rights in order to file a lawsuit. Do not engage them in any way.

Also be aware that they will likely scout a facility a day or two before their arrival. If signs are removed replace them as soon as possible. Report any suspicious activity, including descriptions and/or license plates, to law enforcement and Fur Commission USA.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please call Fur Commission at 541-595-868

Distributed by,
Michael Whelan
Fur Commission USA