Animal Liberation Front

The Animal Liberation Front (ALF) is an underground group of animal rights activists comprised of small, autonomous cells throughout the world, primarily in North America and England. Since its creation in 1976, the ALF has become one of the most active radical animal rights group and is now considered a domestic terrorist organization by both the FBI and Scotland Yard.

The ALF was founded in England by animal rights activist Ronnie Lee. Frustrated with traditional forms of protest, Lee created the ALF with the intent to end animal exploitation by inflicting economic hardship on the businesses and persons involved in animal industries, usually through the damage and destruction of property. The ALF guidelines, which include “taking precautions against harming any animal, human and non-human,” instruct members to liberate animals, inflict economic damage, and reveal atrocities against animals. The group uses a range of tactics: civil ...

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