Arguments Against Animal Liberation Front

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Animal Liberation Front (ALF) Members of ALF are known for conducting illegal activities against industries that profit from animal exploitation. Some of these actions take the form of liberating live animals from fur companies, mink farms, slaughterhouses and animal research centers. Similar to ELF in many ways, there are no membership lists and no leaders. They do not consider themselves to be terrorists because they claim to have never hurt a single human or animal since they took action in 1976. In fact, they say using the word terrorist to describe their activities trivializes real terrorism and distorts the true nature of what they do. They claim that members are compassionate people who put their individual freedom on the line for animals who cannot fight for it themselves. Because their activity…show more content…
Their goal was to create a clandestine revolutionary party for the overthrow of the U.S. government. Led by Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, the Weathermen issued a "Declaration of War" against the United States in 1970. The group believed that "revolutionary violence" was necessary to combat what they perceived as a "war" against African-Americans, and military actions in Vietnam and the invasion of Cambodia. The group was responsible for over 30 bombings, including the United States Capitol, the Pentagon, the State Department building, and several police stations in New York City and San Francisco. One police officer had been killed in the San Francisco bombing. The Weathermen issued a communiqué that said the bombing of the Capitol building on March 1, 1971, was in protest of the U.S. invasion of Laos; the Pentagon was bombed on May 19, 1972, in reprisal for the bombing of Hanoi; and the Department of State building was bombed on January 29, 1975, in response to the escalation in

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