Updated With New Video- Terrorists Attack Harris Ranch in California- Destroy Fleet of Trucks- No Injuries to People or CattleThu, 12 Jan 2012 11:30:49 CST
Update- we have a new video that KMPH TV in central California has posted that includes a Skype conversation with a gentleman from the North American Animal Liberation Press Office- saying they are just the messenger for some individual activists who he thinks have not really committed any crime. Click on the play arrow in this top video screen for this update- under the video is the previous story we posted on Wednesday about this act of terrorism on one of the leading beef cattle feedlot operations on the west coast.
Click here for our previous story that include the first video from KMPH which is an excellent overview of the attack.
This past Sunday- fire destroyed 14 trucks at the Harris Ranch in California- and a animal rights terroist organization has stopped just short of claiming responsibility.
According to a news report from KMPH TV in California- "New developments in the investigation of Sunday's Harris Ranch fire. The North American Animal Liberation Press Office sent out an email, and it has very specific details about the fire.
The email states, "Containers of accelerant were placed beneath a row of 14 trucks with 4 digital timers used to light 4 of the containers and kerosene soaked rope carrying the fire to the other 10."
It goes on to say, "We weren't sure how well this was going to work, so we waited until there was news reports before writing this."
The email says they were extremely pleased to see all 14 trucks were destroyed and melted to the ground."
Here's the full text of the email released by this group- the North American Animal Liberation Press Office-
For Immediate Release
January 9, 2012
at about 3:40 am on sunday, january 8th, 14 cattle trucks caught fire at the harris feeding company in coalinga, ca. containers of accelerant were placed beneath a row of 14 trucks with 4 digital timers used to light 4 of the containers and kerosene-soaked rope carrying the fire to the other 10 (a tactic adapted from Home Alone 2 ). we weren't sure how well this was going to work, so we waited until there was news reports before writing this. we were extremely pleased to see that all 14 trucks "were a total loss" with some being "completely melted to the ground."
we're not going to use this space to expound upon the horrors and injustices of factory farming. there is more than enough armchair-activists and those of passive politics who are more than willing to do that (anything to keep from getting their hands dirty). we, the unsilent minority (the 1%, if you will), choose a more direct form of action.
we're not delusional enough to believe that this action will shut down the harris feeding company, let alone have any effect on factory farming as a whole. but we maintain that this type of action still has worth, if not solely for the participant's peace of mind, then to show that despite guards, a constant worker presence, and razorwire fence, the enemy is still vulnerable.
finally, to all those who fantasize and romanticize about direct action yet remain on the fence: there is a lot of stuff that needs to be destroyed and we can't count on spontaneous combustion and careless welders to do all the work.
until next time...
And here is the You Tube video released with this email from the terrorists:
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