The Animal Liberation Front claim that on December 11 activists placed incendiary devices under three trucks at Ferry Meat Market in Vancouver, British Columbia, though apparently only one of the incendiary devices actually detonated.
In a communique republished by the North American Animal Liberation Front Press Office, the ALF activists said that,
Ferry Meat Market …was chosen because of its involvement with the barbaric meat trade that claims billions of lives yearly. All businesses large or small which participate in animal abusing industries will continue to be targeted as part of the ALF’s ongoing campaign to tend the slaughter of animals for profit. Let it be known to those with blood on their hands that we are watching.
In case anyone missed the point in that, David Barbarash — who insists he is only a spokesman for the ALF — said in the Press Office release that, “Meat companies and packing plants are frequent targets of animal liberation activists because of the inherent cruelty of raising an animal for slaughter. From the rearing of cows, pigs and chickens, to their confinement, to their ultimate slaughter all involve cruelty, pain, suffering and ultimately, death.”
A.L.F. claim fire attack on meat trucks. Press release, North American Animal Liberation Front Press Office, December 13, 2000.