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Leaked security alert #4: “Convicted felon” urging attacks on farms

The 4th in a series of leaked Fur Commission “security alerts” Animal Liberation Frontline is 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.

This security memo: A synopsis

This is the first of several security alerts I’ve had the good fortune of being the subject of.

From “ag-gag” laws to the Animal Enterprise Terrorist Act, it’s no secret animal abusers are contemptuous of the First Amendment. This security alert urges fur farmers to protest my 2012 talk at Utah Valley University by sending letters to school and government officials.

Also no secret: animal abusers are contemptuous of using facts to advance their arguments – Had I “explicity” (sic) told the audience to attack mink farms, as the alert states, I’m fairly certain I would be in prison right now.

Fur farmers were particularly offended by this talk because it took place in Utah County, home to what is probably more mink farms than any other county in the US.

Note: This was also the same talk where a suspicious note was left behind by a possible FBI informant, warning me: “You are being watched by the FBI.” (See “Possible FBI Informant Leaves Behind a Note).

“Fur Commission USA
Action Alert – Utah
April 13, 2012

As you are probably aware, convicted felon and long-time adversary of the mink producers Peter Young, spoke at Utah Valley University (UVU) last week. In his speech he explicity told audience members to attack mink farms in the area. 

I have sent a letter (attached here) to the President of the University, the University Board of Trustees, the state legislators that represent the district where UVU is located, Utah Senators Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee, and Congressman Jason Chaffetz.

If you feel so inclined, I urge you to also contact University representatives and/or your legislators regarding the event. Here are some points you may want to cover:

  •     Peter Young is a convicted felon who has targeted the mink industry for years.
  •     Peter Young explicitly told members of the audience to commit crimes against area mink farmers.
  •     Utah has the largest number of mink ranches in the country, and contributes tens of millions of dollars to the state economy.
  •     The fur industry supports thousands of jobs in the state.
  •     Utah Valley University is a taxpayer funded institution, and by sponsoring an event where criminal actions were encouraged, is implicitly endorsing such actions.

Also attached is the contact information for various parties that can affect University policy.


Michael Whelan
Fur Commission USA”