Extremist attacks on animal agriculture are on the rise, according to a Meatingplace.com article published this morning. Acts of sabotage, vandalism and arson against the industry by radical groups such as the Animal Liberation Front climbed to 640 in 2008, up from 467 in 2007, an increase of more than 35 percent. This is according to information from the Animal Agriculture Alliance.
“The message is loud and clear that the agenda of these groups is
focused solely on advancing a vegan agenda through destruction and
intimidation,” Alliance President Kay Johnson Smith said in a statement. “The fact that extremists are willing to massively increase their attacks on the food chain during a serious economic downturn should cause major alarm for all companies and organizations responsible for feeding people.”