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Leaked security bulletin #18: Two cars seen scouting Oregon fur farm

The 18th in a series of leaked Fur Commission “security alerts” Animal Liberation Frontline is 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.


A synopsis of this alert

On July 28th, the Animal Liberation Front kicked off “fur farm raiding season” by releasing between 2,400 and 5,000 mink from the Moyle mink farm in Burley, Idaho. 10 days later, the Fur Commission sent out this alert about two suspicious cars seen outside a Sublimity, Oregon mink farm.

One interesting note about this alert: The only known fur farm in or near Sublimity is the Gardner Fur Farm (3701 Drift Creek Rd SE), which is reported to raise fox, not mink. Therefore this alert may be referring to a mink farm that is not yet discovered.

“Fur Commission USA
Security Alert – Oregon
August 7, 2013

Tuesday afternoon two vehicles were seen scouting a mink farm outside Sublimity Oregon. One vehicle was a [vehicle description redacted] with [redacted] license plates [plate # redacted]. The second vehicle was a [description redacted]. The two vehicles were parked together down the road from the farm, then moved to the farm driveway. After about 5 minutes, the suspects were approached, and fled.

In light of the recent mink farm attack in Idaho, any suspicious behavior near your farm needs to be reported to police and Fur Commission USA. If either of these vehicles is spotted near your farm, make it clear to the occupants that you are aware of their presence, and call FCUSA.

Distributed by,
Michael Whelan
Fur Commission USA